Knit sweater for Middie Blythe

This knitting pattern is for a top-to-bottom sweatershirt of Middie Blythe size. It is a great base pattern that you can modify for your own uses once you know how to make it.

 If you have problems with doing some stitches you can visit the great site with videos that helped me teach myself how to knit.

Excuse the state of undress…

Getting started

Difficulty level Medium
Knitting techniques you should know knit, purl. Increasing by KRL and KLL. Cast on, cast off. Moss knitting or ribbing. Abbreviations explained.
Needles
2.5 mm
Yarn Drops Alpaca yarn
Other Four stitch markers

Perfect under smocks!

Perfect under smocks!

Start

Cast on 18 stitches.

Row 1-2 Knit two rows of moss knitting or 1×1 ribbing.
Row 3 Knit 4 stitches, add stitch marker, knit 2 stitches, add stitch marker, knit 6 stitches, add stitch marker, knit 2 stitches, add stitch marker, knit 4 stitches. 18 stitches on needle.

Imagine the sections of 4 stitches, 2 stitch, 6 stitches, 2 stitch, 4 stitches on the needle as back, sleeve, front, sleeve and back – in that order. From now on the sections are mentioned as the parts of the garment even if it is still in one piece on the needle.

Row 4 Purl all stitches, slide over the stitch markers as you go.
Row 5 Knit all stitches. When you arrive to a stitch marker, make a KLL increase, slide over the marker ring, and then do a KRL increase direct after the marker ring, continue in this fashion until you have finished the row. 26 stitches on the needle.

Repeat the rows 4 and 5 until you have a total of 58 stitches on the needle, grouped in 9, 12, 16, 12 and 9 stitches between the stitch markers.

Row 6 Purl all the stitches.

Reset the counter.

Row 1 Knit to the first stitch marker. Slide over the stitch marker. Knit to the second stitch mark. This is now called the base row. Turn the work, now you knit between the two stitch markers to work on the sleeve section of the garment.

Sleeve

Row 2 Purl the twelve sleeve stitches and turn.
Row 3 Knit the twelve stitches and turn.
Row 4 Purl the twelve stitches and turn.
Row 5 Knit the twelve stitches and turn.
Row 6 Purl the twelve stitches and turn.
Row 7 Knit the twelve stitches and turn.
Row 8 Purl the twelve stitches and turn.
Row 9 Knit the twelve stitches and turn.
Row 10 Purl the twelve stitches and turn.
Row 11 Knit the twelve stitches and turn.
Row 12 Purl the twelve stitches and turn.
Row 13 Knit the twelve stitches and turn.
Row 14 Knit 1 row of moss knitting or 1×1 ribbing and turn.
Row 15 Cast off this edge in same style as row 14.

Remove the two stitch markers between this sleeve part and reset the counter.

Bodice

Row 1 Base row again: Rejoin the yarn to the first stitch on the left needle. Knit the 16 bodice stitches until you have reached the stitch marker. Slide over the marker. Knit the second sleeve section of 12 stitches. 

Second Sleeve

Repeat the instructions as for the first sleeve.

Bodice

Row 1 Final part of the base row: Rejoin the yarn to the first stitch on the left needle, Knit until end.
Row 2 Purl all the stitches on the needle so the three remaining sections forms into one single row. Be sure so that the stitches are nice looking.
Row 3 Knit all stitches.
Row 4 Purl all stitches.
Row 5 Knit all stitches.
Row 6 Purl all stitches.
Row 7 Knit all stitches.
Row 8 Purl all stitches.
Row 9 Knit all stitches.
Rows 10-11 Knit 2 rows of moss knitting or 1×1 ribbing.
Row 12 Cast off in same style as rows 10-11.

Finishing

Secure the loose yarn ends and seam the under sleeve seams. Sew on snap buttons on the back edges. If you want, you can also block the garment for neater finish.

Copyright

You can sell the garments you made using this knitting pattern as it is very basic. Feel free to link to this page. Do not share the pattern as your own elsewhere.

Thanks

My thanks goes to Paula K for her awesome help with the knitting lingo for an earlier iteration of this text.


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