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closeup image of the texture of a pullover handknit baby sweater

shop sample: "Anker's Sweater" baby sweater

textured yoke pullover handknit baby sweater

Anker's Sweater by PetiteKnit is the baby/child size in the Anker series of patterns from this designer. This pullover handknit baby sweater is worked seamlessly from the top down. The yoke is worked in sections of rib with circular increases, followed by classic raglan increases below the ribbed section of the yoke. This is a classic worsted-weight sweater that is suitable even for a first sweater.

Our sample was knit by Jill using Malabrigo Rios, a versatile, kettle-dyed, 100% superwash merino that is available in a wide range colors, from neutrals to deeply saturated tones, and knits up with great stitch definition. Jill had enough leftovers to knit up a matching baby hat! Check out our fresh restock of Malabrigo Rios in a rainbow of colors!


Finished Size: Available sizes: 0-3 months thru 10-12 years, finished bust circumference 20, 20.75, 22.75, 24.75, 26.5, 27.5, 27.5, 29.25, 30.75, 31.5, 31.5, 33, 35.5, 36.25"; shown in 6-9 months with 22.75" finished bust
Pattern: Anker's Sweater by PetiteKnit  is available for purchase on Ravelry

400-1000 yards worsted weight yarn, shown in 2 skeins Malabrigo Rios color 704 Ivory

Gauge: 20 stitches and 28 rows over 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
Needles: 16-32" circular US 6 (4.0mm)


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  • Jill..::Do you have problems with the Malabrigo Rios expanding after wet blocked? Lovely yarn to knit and feels wonderful but when my sister gently pulled it out of sink after soaking 30 min it hung down almost to her k my res. She put it on the mats and patted it into shape she wanted but it was still oversized. Someone told her it was because it was super wash yarn. Does all super wash yarn have this tendency? Thanks for your input.
    Knot Another Hat replied:
    Hi Jan – garments made with 100% superwash wools (particularly merino because so smooth) can have a tendency to stretch out, particularly if knit at the looser end of their recommended gauge range. We find that if knit at the tight end of the range (e.g. 5 st/in), garment stretch can be kept to a minimum, although you should plan on some growth. It’s helpful to be careful when soaking/blocking to not stretch out a garment by pulling it/letting it dangle when soaked and heavy. Keep it balled up to press water out and then roll in towels to blot as much water out as possible. Then shape to desired measurement to dry flat. Some knitters will pop in a not-hot dryer briefly when very nearly dry and that can help it come back to shape. Hope this helps!

    Jan Anderson

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