Baby Simple Stripe Sweater

Perfect for adding an extra layer to keep baby cosy and warm, the Baby Simple Stripe Sweater is a lovely simple knit. Suitable for boys and girls and with sizes from birth to 18 months, it will end up being used all Winter long.


Yarn:  DK Weight: 210 metres/230 yards to 430 metres/470 yards

Shown in: Debbie Bliss Rialto DK (100% wool: 105 metres/115 yards/ 50g) Shade Scarlet 12 (MC) 2, 2, 2, 2 Ecru 02 (CC) 1, 1, 1, 2

Needles: 4mm or Size needed to obtain tension.

Notions: Tapestry Needle

Also Needed: 4mm Press studs 2, 2, 3, 3


Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large) to fit 0-3 (3-6, 6-12, 12-18) months

To fit


16 18 20 22 in
41 46 51 56 cm


22 Stitches x 28 rows = 4″/10cm in stocking stitch




18 20 22 24 in
46 51 56 61 cm
Sweater Length 10 11 12 13 in
25 28 31 33 cm


5 6 7 8 in
12 15 18 21 cm

Special Abbrieviations = stocking stitch (K1 row, P1 row, etc.)

Rib =1X1 rib stitch (every row K1,P1,K1,P1 etc. to end of row)

= turn

Special Notes

Jumper is knit flat in pieces and then seamed together, with a press stud shoulder opening, to allow it to go over babies head.




With 4.00 mm needles and MC cast on 44[50,56,62] sts.

Work Rib for 6[8,10,12] rows.

Stripe Pattern
Work 4 rows of in CC followed by 4 rows of in MC.

Beginning with CC work colour pattern in until work measures
5.5[6,6.5,7] inches/14[15,17,18]cm.

Sleeve Shaping

Row 1: Cast off 2 sts,k to end of row. 42[48,54,60] sts)

Row 2: Cast off 2 sts,p to end of row. 40[46,52,58] sts)**

Continue in colour pattern as set until work measures 10[11,12,13] inches/25[28,30,33] cm.

Shape Shoulders

Row 1: Cast off 6[7,8,9] sts at beg of next 2 rows. (32[36,40,46] sts)
Row 2: Cast off 7[8,9,10] sts at beg of next 2 rows. (18[20,22,24] sts)

Cast off remaining stitches


Work exactly as for back from * to **.

Continue in colour pattern until work measures 7[8,9,10] inches ie

Work Front Neck

Row 1: K17[20,22,25] cast off 6 [6,8,8] sts, k17[20,22,25].

Row 2: P17[20,22,25] T. Continue working on these sts only.

Row 3: K2tog, k15[18,20,23], T.

Row 4: P14[17,19,22,p2tog], T.

Row 5: K2tog, k13[16,18,21], T.

Row 6: P12[15,17,20] p2tog, T.

Row 7: K2tog, k11[14,16,19], T. (13[15,17,20] sts)

Row 8: P, T.

Continue with no further shaping, ending with a right side row, until work measures 10[11,12,13] inches/25[28,30,33] cm.

Row 1: Cast off 6[7,8,9] purlways, p6[8,9,11].

Row 2: K

Cast off purlways.

With wrong side facing rejoin yarn to rem. 17[20,22,25] sts

Row 1: P17[20,22,25].

Row 2: K15[18,20,23], k2tog.

Row 3: P2tog, p14[17,19,22].

Row 4: K13[16,18,21], k2tog.

Row 5: P2tog, p12[15,17,20].

Row 6: K11[14,16,19], k2tog. (12[15,17,20] sts)

Row 7: P

Continue with no further shaping ending with a wrong side row to 10[11,12,13] ins/25[28,30,33] cm.

Row 1: Cast off 6[7,8,9], k6[8,9,11].

Row 2: P

Cast off remaining stitches.


Sleeves (make 2)

With 4.00mm needles and MC cast on 28[32,36,40]sts.

Work Rib for 6[6,8,8] rows.

Begining with CC continue in colour pattern for increase rows.

Sleeve Increases

Row 1: KFB, k to last st, KFB.

Row 2: P

Repeat rows 1 & 2 until you have 50[56,60,66]sts.
Continue in with no further shaping until work measures 5[6,7,8] inches/13[15,18,20] cm.

Cast off


Join right shoulder seams together.

With right sides facing and MC, pick up and knit 18[20,22,24] along back of neck, 16[20,22,24] sts down right front,6[6,8,8] sts along front cast off sts and  16[20,22,24] sts up left neck side ending at the open shoulder seam.

Work Rib for 5[7,7,9] rows

Cast off


Sew press studs along open shoulder seam and ends of neck ribbing so that they close the neck and left shoulder seam.

Join remaining seams, sew in ends and block.

Like most designers, Christine began knitting as a child and loved making clothes for her trolls and Sindy doll.  Becoming a mother to her three boys in the early eighties, Christine found the knitting patterns rather dull and old fashioned. So she found herself designing intricate intarsia jumpers of Super Ted and Button Moon for them.
In 2009 when her youngest son set off to Australia, Christine set about designing patterns to sell. She missed him so much and had decided that her pattern sales would go towards visits to see him.

Nothing excites Christine more than being emailed a photo of a project made from one of her patterns and it looking exactly the same as her design.

To keep up-to-date with Christine and see more of her fantastic designs pop along to the Mad Monkey Knits website.