Reba Spencer’s Baby Sweater Pattern

I made this in 2014 and decided to revisit this golden oldie. Still not on Ravelry database and it has only appeared twice, if I googled it correctly in a blog. Once by me and then by were she mentioned that they are making this at their church. Did ask her some info, but did not hear back from here.

Here is a link to the pattern.…

There is no “copyright” mentioned anywhere on the pattern and by all accounts its a very old pattern. So i think im okay by sharing my pattern with all

This will be trial and error as I am going to make it again. As per UK needle gauge – old 10 is 3.25mm and old 8 is 4mm. So, I am going to try and make this for a 6 month old and i think with 4mm from the start.

The wool I have chosen is Blue Label Classic Pullskein Double knit. Colour not to bright I hope

Gauge: 20 stitches and 28 rows = 10 cm
Weight DK / 8 ply (11 wpi)
How much? 1 skein = 100 grams
Colorway: 143 Dye lot 50225

Mirage 4ply – Colour Beige and i knitted with 2 strands to equal 8 ply.

So, let the fun begin..

Now someone said to me that I should not put row for row account of what I do – its not professional as it should be from row a to row j – knit. Well, I hate that as then I have to get my pen and paper and write down those missing row numbers and mark the off as I go along. As this is my notes, I can write it as I want too. Enough said, back to pattern. I see the border is 3 sts each I normally like 5 sts but as this is a no-button sweater, lets go with the 3sts for each border.

Casting on 54 sts
Rows 1         knit
Row 2 :        knit
Row 3 :         k3 *p2tog, yo* repeat to last 5 sts, p2tog, k3 (53 stitches)
Row 4 :         knit
Row 5:          knit
Row 6 :        (first increase row) k3 *k1, kfb* to last 4 sts, k4 (76 stitches)
Row 7–10 :  knit
Row 11 :        k3 * k2tog, yo* to last 3 sts, yo, k3
Row 12–13 : knit
Row 14 :        (second increase row) k3 *kfb, k1* to last 5 sts, kfb, k4 ( 111 stitches)
Row 15–18 : knit
Row 19 :         k3 * k2tog, yo* to last 4 sts, yo, k4
Row 20-21 : knit
Row 22 :       (third increase row) k3 *kfb, k1* to last 4 sts, k4 ( 163 stitches)
Row 23–25 :  knit

And this is where the pattern ends for the yoke but as I am making it bigger, I will be adding in some more rows

Row 26 :        k3 * k2tog, yo* to last 3 sts, yo, k3
Row 27-8 :   knit
Row 29 :       (fourth increase row) knit 10, KFB, [k6, KFB] until last 12 sts, k12 ( 184 stitches)
Row 30–33 : knit

Dividing of stitches
Row 34 :       knit 31 sts for front; Knit and place 34 sts for sleeve onto spare needle or thread  yarn thru; Knit 54 sts for back; Knit and place 34 sts for sleeve onto spare  needle or thread yarn thru; Knit 31 sts for front

Row 35 :         knit
Row 36-66:  stocking stitch remembering the 3 border stitches on either side in garter stitch
Row 67-73:   knit
Row 74 :         cast off *k2tog, put stitch back onto left needle* repeat across the row.

Divide the 34 sts onto the dpns (i picked up 1 stitch here at the end of the row otherwise you will have a big gap to sew closed)
Round 1            purl so that the garter stitch effect is obtained
Round 2-32     knit .
Round 33          (p2, p2tog) x4, p1, (p2,p2tog) x4, p1
Round 34-41   work 1-1 rib
Round 42         cast off *p2tog, put stitch back onto left needle* repeat across the row.

Weave in ends and draw ribbon through beading row at neck edge.

If you find any errors, plse let me know as its only I that have made this so far.

Enjoy and happy knitting.


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