How to Knit a Baby Boy Half sweater with Popcorn PatternKnitting baby clothes
is a special joy for many knitters
. There's nothing like seeing a little one dressed in something you've made with love. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to knit a baby boy half sweater
with a fun popcorn stitch pattern
Materials You'll Need
- 2 skeins of baby yarn in your desired color
- Size 6 knitting needles
- Tapestry needle
Step 1: Cast On
Cast on 50 stitches using the long-tail cast on method.
Step 2: Knit the Ribbing
Knit 2, purl 2 for 10 rows to create the ribbing at the bottom of the sweater
Step 3: Start the Popcorn Stitch Pattern
Row 1: Knit 2, *make a popcorn stitch by knitting 5 stitches into the next stitch, then remove the left needle and insert it into the first of the 5 stitches you just made. Slip this stitch over the other four and onto the right needle. Knit 1.* Repeat from * to * until the last 2 stitches, knit 2.Row 2: Purl all stitches.Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you reach your desired length for the sweater body. For a baby boy half sweater, we recommend knitting until the piece measures approximately 8 inches from the cast on edge.
Step 4: Shape the Neck
Row 1: Knit 2, knit 2 together, knit to the last 4 stitches, knit 2 together, knit 2.Row 2: Purl all stitches.Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have 18 stitches remaining on your needles.
Step 5: Knit the Collar
Knit 2, purl 2 for 10 rows to create the collar. Bind off all stitches.
Using your tapestry needle, weave in any loose ends. Sew on any buttons or embellishments as desired.Knitting a baby boy half sweater with popcorn pattern
is a fun and rewarding project. The texture of the popcorn stitches creates a playful and interesting design, perfect for a little one. We hope this tutorial has been helpful and inspiring.Happy knitting!