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Sweater Techniques Series : Gramps baby cardigan

Knitting a baby sweater is the perfect way to learn all the sweater techniques that would be necessary to knit an adult sweater, in a fraction of the time, and with a hopelessly adorable result! Our recently published Gramps cardigan is a perfect example, for while it is a relatively simple design, its simplicity requires a good number of intermediate knitting techniques.

Follow along as you knit your Gramps, and you will learn about:
  • how to read a knitting pattern schematic
  • how to do a provisional cast on
  • how a top-down raglan is shaped
  • pattern reading
  • picking up stitches along an edge and in the middle of the fabric
  • short row shaping
  • buttonholes
  • weaving in ends

The tutorial split into 6 blog posts – start with #1 and work your way through!

Learning to knit a sweater is very rewarding, and you’ll get to do it quickly and relatively painlessly if you follow along and knit the Gramps with me! ~ Emily

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. Debra permalink
    January 17, 2013 11:02 am

    I wanted to say thank you for this beautiful tutorial along with the handsome baby boy, smile.

  2. Jean Knower permalink
    February 2, 2013 5:18 am

    Sweater techniques parts 1-5 how can I get them? This is my first time on this website and am loving it. I know I will learn alot! Thank you so much!

  3. January 17, 2014 12:14 pm

    When will tutorials be ready?

  4. Cindy permalink
    February 9, 2014 7:25 am

    I love the Gramps sweater, but am having trouble with knitting the wrapped stitches in the collar. In following your tutorial, I get a rather noticeable stretch of yarn across two stitches on the wrong side which will be the visible side of the collar. I am an experienced knitter, but perhaps I am dong something wrong Any help will be appreciated. Thank you! Cindy.

    • February 11, 2014 8:32 pm

      Hi Cindy

      Without actually seeing your knitting it’s a bit tricky to tell. It might have to do with how you are wrapping your stitches, it would be worth a try to knit the wrapped stitch together with the stitch it wraps through the back loop.

      • Cindy permalink
        February 13, 2014 7:18 am

        Thanks for the reply Alexa. I could have done something funky, but I have worked with short rows before with no problem. I also noticed this little stretch of yarn on the collar when I zoomed in on some of the Ravelry photos for Gramps. Maybe I’m being too picky!
        Anyway… I’m working on the theory that this is something that shows up on the WS when you knit the wrapped stitches. I’ve ripped out the short rows and am doing the turn and wraps on the WS this time instead of the RS, as the pattern indicates since the little stretch should now be on the collar side which is not visible.
        We’ll see!

      • February 18, 2014 7:02 am

        Good Luck with it!

  5. JoNell permalink
    March 22, 2014 9:07 am

    Is it possible to use a simple make 1 on the yoke increases instead of the k1r and k1l? Will this change the appearance and fit of the sweater?

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