Sunday, 24 August 2014

Marianna's Famous Top-Down ~ with Sleeves


 



 
 

Thousands of knitters have enjoyed making my now famous
'All-in-One Baby Top'.
I see them everywhere on the net.
 
Each one is a little different ~ depending on the yarn used, additional fancy stitches or edgings, and the buttons and trimmings ~ and each and every one of them looks so cute!
It has been my most popular pattern ever.
 
I have been asked many times for a version with sleeves. I know several people have adapted the pattern - but somehow I just didn't think they looked so cute with sleeves. I have tried over and over to make a pattern I was happy with - and at last my perseverance paid off!
 
I love the way this looks.     Yipee.........      Hope you all like it too?
 
Can't wait to see the first one made from my new instructions.
 
 
 
Marianna’s Top-Down with Long Sleeves                        0 – 3 months

 

Yarn    any DK  (tension 22sts over 4”/10cm)       

Needles  – 4mm throughout

Requires 3 small buttons

Worked from the neck downwards


Tips:


·         yfwd – yarn forward seems to be a very UK term – you may know this as yo (yarn over) or yrn (yarn round needle). This makes the buttonholes and also the little eyelet holes on the yoke and at the lower edge

·         m1 (make 1) on row 31 – I do this by knitting into the front & back of a stitch – some knitters pick up the bar of yarn from the previous row – either way will be OK
 
·         if you are making this for a girl you may prefer to make the buttonholes at the end of the row

 

 

Cast on 57sts
Rows 1 & 2              Knit
Row 3                     K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Rows 4 & 5              Knit
Row 6                     K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 7                     Knit
Row 8                     K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 9                     K8, *(yfwd, k1, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts,k4                75sts
Row 10                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 11                   Knit
Row 12                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 13                   K8, *(yfwd, k3, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts, k4               93sts
Row 14                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 15                   K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Rows 16                  K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 17                   K8, *(yfwd, k5, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts, k4              111sts
Rows 18, 19, 20       As rows 10, 11, 12   
Row 21                   K8, *(yfwd, k7, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts, k4              129sts
Rows 22, 23, 24       As rows 10, 11, 12   
Row 25                   K8, *(yfwd, k9, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts, k4              147sts
Row 26                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 27                   K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 28                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 29              K23, cast off 2sts, k25, cast off 2sts, k40, cast off 2sts, k25, cast off 2sts, k22
Row 30                    K4, purl 19sts (the front) - slip next 26sts onto a stitch holder for a sleeve -  purl 41sts (the back) -  slip next 26sts onto a stitch holder for a sleeve  -  purl 19sts, k4 (the front)           87sts                                      
 
Continue on these 87sts - (you will complete the sleeves later)
Row 31                   K4, k2, m1, *(k3, m1), repeat from * to last k6sts, k6
Row 32                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                        113sts
Row 33                   Knit
Row 34                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat last 2 rows 11 times more
Row 57                   K4, * k1, s1, k1, psso, yfrd, rep from * to last 7sts, k1, s1, k1, psso, k4
Row 58                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 59                   Knit
Row 60                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Knit 5 rows
Cast off loosely                 

Long Sleeves ~ Both Alike
 
Put 26sts, left on a stitch holder for a sleeve, back on to a knitting needle. Rejoin yarn.
With wrong side facing –
 
Row 1           Cast on 2sts, purl to end, cast on 2sts                                    30sts
Row 2           S1, knit to end
Row 3              S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat last two rows until 4” (10cm) have been worked from armhole, ending after completing a wrong side row
With right side facing –
Next row       K1, *s1, k1, psso, yfwd, k1, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2tog
Next Row      S1, purl to last st, k1
Next Row         S1, knit to end
Next Row         S1, purl to last 2sts, p2tog
Knit 5 rows
Cast off
 
Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve and underarm seams
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons

Variation ~ with ribbed borders   


instead of knitting 5 rows at the neck and lower edges of the body & sleeve - rib them instead
 
 
Marianna’s Top-Down with Short Sleeves                        0 – 3 months
 

 


Yarn    any DK  (tension 22sts over 4”/10cm)       

Needles  – 4mm throughout

Requires 3 small buttons

Worked from the neck downwards


Tips:


·         yfwd – yarn forward seems to be a very UK term – you may know this as yo (yarn over) or yrn (yarn round needle). This makes the buttonholes and also the little eyelet holes on the yoke and at the lower edge

·         m1 (make 1) on row 31 – I do this by knitting into the front & back of a stitch – some knitters pick up the bar of yarn from the previous row – either way will be OK
 
·         if you are making this for a girl you may prefer to make the buttonholes at the end of the row


Cast on 57sts
Rows 1 & 2              Knit
Row 3                     K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Rows 4 & 5              Knit
Row 6                     K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 7                     Knit
Row 8                     K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 9                     K8, *(yfwd, k1, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts,k4                75sts
Row 10                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 11                   Knit
Row 12                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 13                   K8, *(yfwd, k3, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts, k4               93sts

Row 14                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 15                   K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Rows 16                  K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 17                   K8, *(yfwd, k5, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts, k4              111sts
Rows 18, 19, 20       As rows 10, 11, 12   

Row 21                   K8, *(yfwd, k7, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts, k4               129sts
Rows 22, 23, 24       As rows 10, 11, 12   

Row 25                   K8, *(yfwd, k9, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts, k4               147sts
Row 26                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 27                   K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row

Row 28                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 29              K23, cast off 2sts, k25, cast off 2sts, k40, cast off 2sts, k25, cast off 2sts, k22


Row 30                    K4, purl 19sts (the front) - slip next 26sts onto a stitch holder for a sleeve -  purl 41sts (the back) -  slip next 26sts onto a stitch holder for a sleeve  -  purl 19sts, k4 (the front)           87sts                                      

 

Continue on these 87sts - (you will complete the sleeves later)
Row 31                   K4, k2, m1, *(k3, m1), repeat from * to last k6sts, k6
Row 32                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                        113sts
Row 33                   Knit
Row 34                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat last 2 rows 13 times more
Knit 5 rows
Cast off loosely                          
 
Short Sleeves ~ Both Alike
 
Put 26sts, left on a stitch holder for a sleeve, back on to a knitting needle. Rejoin yarn.
With wrong side facing –
Row 1           Cast on 2sts, purl to end, cast on 2sts                                    30sts
Row 2           S1, knit to end
Row 3           S1, purl to last st, k1
Knit 5 rows
Cast off
Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve and underarm seams
 
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons
 
 

Marianna’s Top-Down with Long Sleeves           6 months

 
 
Yarn    any DK  (tension 22sts over 4”/10cm)       

Needles  – 4mm throughout

Requires 3 small buttons
Worked from the neck downwards               
Cast on 69sts
 
Rows 1 & 2              Knit
Row 3                     K2, yfwd, k2 tog, (makes a buttonhole) knit to end of row
Rows 4 & 5              Knit
Row 6                     K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 7                     Knit
Row 8                     K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 9                     K9, *(yfwd, k1, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 5sts,k5                  91sts
Row 10                   K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 11                   Knit
Row 12                   K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 13                   K9, *(yfwd, k3, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 5sts, k5               113sts
Rows 14                  K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 15                   K2, yfwd, k2 tog, (makes a buttonhole) knit to end of row
Row 16                   K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 17                   K9, *(yfwd, k5, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 5sts, k5               135sts
Rows 18, 19, 20       As rows 10, 11, 12   

Row 21                   K9, *(yfwd, k7, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 5sts, k5               157sts
Rows 22, 23, 24       As rows 10, 11, 12   

Row 25                   K9, *(yfwd, k9, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 5sts, k5               179sts
Row 26                   K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 27                   K2, yfwd, k2 tog, (makes a buttonhole) knit to end of row
Rows 28, 29, 30       As rows 10, 11, 12   
Row 31         K27, cast off 2sts, k32, cast off 2sts, k50, cast off 2sts, k32, cast off 2sts, k26
Row 32         K5, purl 22sts (the front) - slip next 33sts onto a stitch holder for a sleeve - purl 51sts (the back) -  slip next 33sts onto a stitch holder for a sleeve  -  purl 22sts, k5 (the front)           105sts      
 
Continue on these 105sts - (you will complete the sleeves later)
 Row 33                   Row 33                   K6, *(k3, m1), repeat from * to last 9sts, k9                (135sts)
Row 34                   K5, purl to last 5sts, k5                                                       
Row 35                   Knit
Row 36                   K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Repeat last 2 rows 14 times more
Row 65                   K5, * k1, s1, k1, psso, yfrd, rep from * to last 7sts, k7
Row 66                   K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 67                   Knit
Row 68                   K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Knit 5 rows
Cast off loosely                 

Long Sleeves ~ Both Alike
 
Put 33sts, left on a stitch holder for a sleeve, back on to a knitting needle. Rejoin yarn.
With wrong side facing –
Row 1           Cast on 2sts, purl to end, cast on 2sts                                    (37sts)
Row 2           S1, knit to end
Row 3              S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat last2 rows twice more
Row 8              S1, k2tog, knit to last 3sts, k2tog, k1                                      (35sts)
Row 9              S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 10            S1, knit to end of row
Row 11            S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat last2 rows twice more
 
Repeat the last 8 rows 3 times more                                                                         (29sts)
 
Next row       K1, *s1, k1, psso, yfwd, k1, repeat from * to last st, k1
Next Row      S1, purl to last st, k1
Next Row         S1, knit to end
Next Row         S1, purl to last st, k1
Knit 5 rows
Cast off
 
Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve and underarm seams
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons
 
 
 
 
You will find instructions for the original sleeveless version here ~
 
 

 

You will find instructions for the matching hat here ~  




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This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced or republished
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‘This work is registered with the UK Copyright Service.’




92 comments :

  1. Well done you clever thing you, it looks great Marianna thank you for another great pattern, love the little ribbed hat too. :)

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    1. Thank you Linda. So many people have asked me for a version with sleeves - and I have tried over and over. Sometimes it takes ages to 'get it right' !
      I think these are being knitted for charities all round the world. Makes me feel happy.

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  2. Olá, muito lindo e delicado, obrigada por dividir.
    Abraços

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    1. Ana Maria: Voce tem construido este vistidinho?

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    2. My first baby sweater. Hope it turns out as nice as the photo. Thanks for the free pattern��.

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  3. No wonder it is popular because it is so cute!!! Definitely I need to make one soon... Thanks for the instructions, Marianna :-)

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  4. Thanks Marianna. This certainly has become everybody's favorite & I love how versatile it is. We can do so many different stitches in it & it always comes out beautiful. I have added sleeves to the original pattern by picking up stitches around the armholes, but, this is much nicer!! You are so clever!

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  5. Do you have the pattern for 6, 12, and toddler size with long sleeves? All I saw was the 0-3 months. Unless I am missing something. Just love your pattern. I have made the toddler size sweater without the sleeves and I loved it. But wanted to do the toddler size with sleeves. Thanks so much.

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    1. Hi Marianna. What a beautiful little sweater! I am also interested in making this sweater in a larger size. Do you have the pattern in 6, 9 and 12 months? Thank you so much!

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    2. I would like to knit this in 12 month and toddler size. Do you have a pattern for these 2 sizes? I have an 8 month old grandson with a 20 inch head. Nothing I make is big enough. I need toddler size at least. Thank you for getting back to me.

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    3. I would like to knit this in 12 month and toddler size. Do you have a pattern for these 2 sizes? I have an 8 month old grandson with a 20 inch head. Nothing I make is big enough. I need toddler size at least. Thank you for getting back to me.

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  6. Hi Marianna. What a beautiful little sweater! I am also interested in making this sweater in a larger size. Do you have the pattern in 6, 9 and 12 months? Thank you so much!

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    1. 6 months size now added :)

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    2. Marianna,
      Your work is lovely, and I would like to make one for Fall/Winter weather for my Granddaughter, what changes would I have to make for a 12 mos sweater with sleeves?

      Please reply to. Sherryleigh52@yahoo.com (email)

      Thanks so much,
      Sherry

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  7. Very cute. Can't wait to try it.

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  8. Love this top. Have you done it in premature size please?

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  9. Love this pattern, thank you for sharing

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  10. Hi Marianna! I just love your pattern, thank you! I am on row 31 of the 0-3 month size and I've hit a snag though. It is the increase row and no matter many times I rip it out and do it again, I can not get up to 113 stitches. As that row is written, it only increases 20 more stitches = 107. Would you mind checking it, please, Marianna? Thanks! :)

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    1. I fixed it to suit myself like this:
      ( k5,m1, [k3,m1]x11, k4, m1,k3,m1, k4, [m1,k3]x11, m1,k5 ) = 113 sts

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    2. This is how I fixed it:

      Row 31 K5, kfb *(K2, kfb) repeat from * to last 6 stitches, K6

      kfb = knit front back

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    3. I can't begin to thank you for sorting this error out! Works brilliantly 😊xx

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    4. I can't begin to thank you for sorting this error out! Works brilliantly 😊xx

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    5. Was the written pattern in the post changed to fix this? Or should I follow what she wrote?

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  11. I am having the same count problem on row 31:(

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    1. I fixed it, Karen ... see above. :)

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  12. Hello! I love this pattern, thank you for sharing. This is my first project & I'm struggling too, but on row 29? I would be so grateful if anyone could help.
    Row 25 I have 147 stitches, also 147 stitches for rows 26, 27 & 28. Row 29 I get to the last part, knit 22 but I have 26 stitches left? I'm starting row 29 with 147 & Im dropping 8 stitches from the row but this means I should of started with 143 stitches. I'm have 4 stitches extra?? I really hope this makes sense as I'm so confused I could cry! I've ripped out over & looked at the pattern so many times! Thank you.

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    2. Oh oh, just read where you started off with 139 instead of 147 sts. I think maybe you need to back up to the last increase row before the row where you have 147 sts, and redo it ... making sure that you remember to do ALL of the yarn overs. Or go back to where you had the right stitch count, and then make sure you do ALL of the yarn overs in the next increase rows. It looks like you've missed a few yarn overs, that's all. :)

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    3. Thank you for taking the time to help, I really appreciate that! Will take a look in the morning when my eyes are rested more! My mum suggested I try a baby garment as I'm still learning, even gave me some wool! I just got so carried away (becoming addicted) that I'm making mistakes then getting frustrated! I'm sure I'll improve with time just need to slow down & stop being so eager to get to the end!
      Natasha

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    4. Natasha, you go as fast as you want to .. but try to remember that it's supposed to be fun. So what, if you goof up? Rip it out and try again ... and again ... and again, if you have to ... no big deal. You'll get it eventually. You can still have fun while ripping out .. isn't it fun watching those stitches pop off the needle? lol. I wouldn't suggest you try to knit a kingsize blanket or anything huge. Just keep trying little things .. hats, sweaters, whatever .. things that don't take too long to rip out and redo. Tell mum that some baby garments are a pain in the butt, too. lol. This pattern is relatively simple to start out with, Natasha ... we just really have to pay attention to those yarn overs. Besides, I think you learn more by making mistakes than you would if you never made any. I used to get so frustrated if I made a mistake or couldn't figure something out. Then I said to myself, "self, smarten up and relax .. it's only knitting. They won't hang me if I goof up." ;)
      Carole

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    5. Natasha, sorry but I deleted my post above with the 'help.' I goofed in the instructions. Here are the correct ones:
      Hi N! Not sure how you ended up with 4 extra sts, girl ... you must be very talented just like me! Ah ha haaaa. If you started off with the correct number of sts 147, and cast off 8, you should be ok. I think I'd double check my casting off.
      To begin, you k23.
      Then you knit 2 more and cast off 1 of them.
      Knit 1 more and cast off 1 more, right?
      Then you k25.
      Then knit 2 more and cast off 1 of them.
      Then knit 1 more and cast off 1 more. Right?
      Do your casting off that way and it should work out.
      Hope that's a help, N. :)

      Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to get past a certain point in a pattern. Been there, done that a gazillion times. lol

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  13. I meant to say should I start with 139 stitches not 143 stitches!! Sorry I'm really struggling with this! :)

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  14. I had the same problem with Row 31. I asked for help on the Ravelry Forum, the advise I was given is, instead of making 1 by knitting into the front and back of a stitch you need to M1 by knitting into the loop between two stitches, they also said that the M1 before the last 6 is a mistake so not to do it but I found I had to, but maybe I forgot one somewhere else in the row. http://www.lionbrand.com/faq/77.html

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    1. I did the same thing ... by lifting the bar between stitches from back to front, then knitting into the front, to increase. The kfb just wasn't working right. :)

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  15. If you do not know how to do this go on the Lionbrand page

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  16. Just finish making tge long sleeve sweater and matching hat in gray with soft pink buttons. Looks fantastic! I'm a beginner and I found this pattern easy to follow. Plan on knitting more in different colors. Thanks Marianne!

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  18. How would I make this for a 1 year old?
    Thanks x

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  19. This sweater is so cute. I'm up to picking up the 33 stitches to make the long sleeves and I have a question. Do you rejoin the yarn by casting on 2 stitches to the right needle and then purl the 33 stitches and then cast on 2 more or do you rejoin the yarn and then cast on 2 stitches to the left needle and purl a total of 37 stitches ( the 2 stitches added on each end and the original 33? Thanks for any help.

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  20. I have made this in the sleeveless version. I would also like instructions for this version with sleeves for a 9 - 12 month old
    Thanks
    Paula

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  21. Would you be able to provide the 12 mos. size with long sleeves? I love this pattern and I'm sure I'll make it many times if I can get the larger sized pattern. Thank you for sharing your time and talent.

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  22. Hello,
    I am new to knitting and was wondering if this pattern is worked using circular needles?
    Thank you for any help offered!
    Birda

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  23. Hi, I have reached row 29 and have hit a snag. I have read your previous blogs but it has not solved my dilemma. At Row 29 there should be 147 stitches on the needle. I then do the knitting and casting off, but if you add all those st together that makes 143 so there are still 4 stitches unaccounted for. I have done it twice but it still doesn't work. Please can you help me with my problem. Thanks.

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  24. Hi. I've been waiting for you to get back to me about Row 29 which I still can't get past.On the 29th Dec you gave someone an explanation but it still doesn't work out. If you add the knit stitches and the decrease stitches it comes to 143 stitches not 147, therefore I have 4 stitches left. I tried just knitting them but then the row 30 doesn't work. I want to finish it but have missed the deadline for giving it to my friend who has just a baby.

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    1. I am a beginner, but the way I solved Row 29 (I had the same problem as you), was to K23, cast off 2, k25, cast off 2, k41, cast off 2, k25, cast off 2, k23.
      See if that helps. At least it gets you right for Row 30.

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  25. Thank you Colleen. I will give it a go and let you know how I get on. :-)

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  26. Thank you Colleen. I will give it a go and let you know how I get on. :-)

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  27. on row 31 the error was not solved the comment you gave Karen Hoffman was not right. I still have a problem getting to 113 stiches there is not enough stitches left to continue on (m1,k3)x11 again

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  28. Dear Marianne
    I´m very interested in this pattern (with or without slevees). Unfortunally, I cannot fully understand the instructions in english, since I'm from latinoamerica. Could you please send me an Spanish version of it (of course only if you count with it)?. I would be very greatfully.

    Thanks a lot

    Sofia

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  29. The knitting instructions are incorrect in the 6mth pattern. The sleeves are way too long. Has anyone else noticed this.

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    1. Yes, I have the same problem and I can't get it sussed.

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    2. I had the same problem but corrected it by not doing the 8 rows 3 times. Instead I only did them twice and knitted the 2tog on the last knit row. I found that the total finished length of the sleeve to the underarm is then approx 7 - 71/2 inches which is more then sufficient length for a 6 month old.
      I absolutely love this pattern and have done a few of them and yes, I would love to see this pattern in larger sizes. Thank you

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  30. What is yfrd? Is it a typo (supposed to be yfwd) or does it mean something else?

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  31. I love this pattern but wonder if you might consider publishing it in toddler sizes like you did the sleeveless version. I made the sleeveless one for my granddaughter and her mom loved so much that she asked if I could do one with long sleeves. Thanks for all your great patterns.

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  32. With regards to Row 29 on the 0-3m size: I queried this as was ending up with 4sts unaccounted for, a couple of ladies responded on Ravelry forum and it now makes complete sense:

    Basically you need to “reset” between each set of instructions. So K23. Now cast off 2 stitches, as if you were doing it at the start of a row - do NOT use any of the stitches you already knit.

    In this process of casting off you will actually need to knit three stitches, and the last of the three does NOT count as the first one of the next set. Now knit another 25 (when the next row talks about 26 stitches for the sleeve, it is these 25 plus the one left over after you cast off 2 just before). Now cast off another two (which involves knitting three again) then knit 40 (which gives you the 41 for the next row). And so on.

    Four sets of casting off in the row = your four unaccounted-for stitches.

    I wanted to share this, so others could continue with the pattern with ease :)

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  33. Also just wanted to comment on Row 31, as I see a few people have been having problems with that one also. I ended up with the correct 113sts after doing this row and I used the knitting term M1 (make 1) instead of kfb (knit into front and back of st). I found knitting into front and back of st creates 2 stitches and making 1, creates the extra 1 st you need. To see how to do both, you tube have good tutorials. Hope this helps with anyone having problems :)

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  34. Hi.. I loved this pattern and wanted to try Marianna’s Top-Down with Long Sleeves . However I am stuck at row 9. Not able to figure out how do we get 75 sts from 57 after row 8. I am falling short of 4 sts. I see many of you have gone beyond 9th row. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Row 9: K8, *(yfwd, k1, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts,k4 75sts
    As per my understanding (yfwd, k1, yfwd, k4) will result in 9 sts for every 7 sts, Let me know if I am worng.
    Thanks,

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  35. Hi Sushma. You are wrong. lol. Take a pair of needles and a spare ball of yarn and cast on 57 stitches. Now, knit just row 9 on those sts.
    Row 9: k8, *(yfwd,k1, yfwd,k4)* across, until you reach the last 4 sts. Knit 4. You'll have 75 sts. :)

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  36. Aloha,I am going to make the long sleeved version for a little baby who lives in Hawaii, and is visiting the mainland during Christmas. Will convert it to the short sleeved version once she comes back to Hawaii. I do not seem to be able to find yardage needed. Can you please tell me how much yarn I will need for the 6 mo. long sleeved version? Many thanks!!!!! Stephanie

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  37. I would love to make this for my 4 year old granddaughter. Do you have it in larger sizes??
    Thank you!
    Nancy

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  38. Marianna I loved the pattern and I am making the blue sweater. I am unable to understand this. Can you please tell me how do I do this = s1, psso,

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    1. Hi Zephyr,

      s1, psso =
      slip the next stitch from the left needle back to your right needle, without knitting it.
      Knit the next stitch on the left needle as usual.
      Then go back to the slipped stitch sitting on your right needle and pass it back, over the knitted stitch.
      By passing this slipped stitch over the knitted stitch, you have decreased one stitch.
      Got it? :)

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  39. Hi Marianna, I'm interested in trying this pattern.. just one question.. is the pattern done on circular needles
    Marilyn

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  40. You haven't mentioned the quantity of wool you need for each cardigan.

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  41. please help with row 31 from Top-Down with long sleeves 6 months. When I do this the numbers of stitches is wrong

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    1. You could rip out your work back to row 29, repeat rows 29, 30 and 31. Pay close attention to what you're doing while casting off, slipping off and then to the m1's. There's nothing wrong with the pattern .. you've just done something not quite right in those 3 rows. I'm sure you'll work it out. :)

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    3. Hi to all having difficulties with row 31.
      I am knitting my first of many the 0-3mth version of this cardigan for my twin grandchildren expected in October and this is how I carried out row 31.

      Knit 4, Knit 2 and make a stitch by also knitting into the back of the 2nd stitch. = 7 stitches
      Knit 3 and make a stitch by also knitting into the back of the 3rd stitch 25 times. = 100 stitches
      Knit 6. = 6 stitches
      Total = 113 stitches

      Hope this helps

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    4. I'm having the same issues with row 33 of the six month size. After doing the increases as written, I have 127 stitches, not 135. Not sure what I'm doing wrong.

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  42. tengo problemas con el significado de las abreviaturas. soy nueva en esto, pero quiero hacer cosas si alguien me explica los significados. mi correo es roelipes@hotmail.com pero para responder me marca mi otro correo de gmail, tambien es mio, aunque lo uso menos

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  43. This is very nice information. because our child safty is very important is very important to us hence you may like baby care Strollers canopy/hood from www.lovee.com/
    They have many varieties like mountain buggy nano canopy

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  44. Do I have a chance to have this pattern in Spanish ? I read English but the abbrevIations I don't understand. Thank you

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  45. My email : brendy.herrera@gmail.com

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  46. I am a VERY beginning knitter. My question is about your guage: it says "tension 22sts over 4"/10cm". I have accomplished 22sts (with size 5 needles). Should your row count also be 22rows over 4 inches?

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  47. Hi i loved your patterns ...i am requesting you plz plz can you give me such top to down pattern for 5 to 7 yrs plz

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  48. I have knit this in many forms for babies and I would love to have it sized up for 2,3and 4 yr olds as it is so useful and adaptable

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  49. i love this pattern.
    Made quite a few for nieces and nephews and just finished one for my daughter
    Is there anyway we could add a hood on to this please? x

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  50. Just finished this. Thanks for the great pattern! I used very fine baby yarn and it came out as a newborn size...exactly what I had hoped :) I also knitted the sleeves on 3 needles to avoid seems.

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  51. I, like others would like to see this pattern in larger sizes for children 24plus months.
    Anita Santiago

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  52. Many thanks for sharing this so nice pattern. I'm going to work it this evening.

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  53. Like others, please, I'd like - if possible - to see this pattern in larger sizes. Many thanks!

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  54. I love this pattern and have knitted the smallest size for a friends baby. She now wants a 3_6 month size and I can't find the actual measurements for this or the 6 month one.wonder if you can help please.

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  55. I love this pattern and have knitted the smallest size for a friends baby. She now wants a 3_6 month size and I can't find the actual measurements for this or the 6 month one.wonder if you can help please.

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  57. Row 57 has the term "yfrd" what does this mean? Tried google, but could not find anything. I am thinking it must be a yarn over. Please help.

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  58. I love your patterns. Have knitted three and beginning another. I knit for charity and get a real sense of pride when I give one of these dainty sweaters and hats that I have knitted from your patterns. Thank you for your inspirations with your patterns.

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  59. I would like to make a top down long sleeved sweater for newborn but with ribbed neck and cuffs, how do I make the buttonholes and ribbing


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  60. Hi Marianna,

    I am eager to start knitting this lovely pattern for my new granddaughter. I can't seem to find how much yarn it will take for the sizes unless I have missed it :)

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  61. These come out lovely in many different types of DK yarn. Thank you for the clear and easy patterns you have shared. They have been well received in Tennessee, USA!!

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