This sweater was knit for Isaiah~
Pattern is the Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman. (Ravelry Link)
Made from Miss Babs Yowza in Black Walnut.
Yowza is my favorite, favorite yarn right now.
Gauge on a size 8 was 4.5 st/in. and 6.5 rows/in.
I used a provisional cast on in the beginning so I could add length to the sleeves. Cast on 160 stitches.
For the decreases I used a sl2tog knit wise, k1, psso.
For the increases I used a Kfb.
Once the body of the sweater was finished, I put the live cuff (sleeve) stitches on a piece of yarn to hold them and seamed the shoulders.
Seaming done using the sewing technique shown here at Pam's Knitting & Spinning Blog~
I then placed the live sleeve stitches onto don and knit the additional length in the round.I extended the sleeve length by 1.5 inches, decreasing evenly at the bottom of the sleeve, (from 34 sleeve stitches to 28, approx. 1 dec. every other row) then knit a k1p1 ribbed cuff for another 2 inches. This cuff can be rolled back when Isiah is smaller. Total sleeve length is 8 inches from armpit to cuff edge.
Chest measures 18 inches, which is a standard 18 month according to this chart:
http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/babysize.html (this is how I calculated the final sleeve length)
I finished the edges off with an attached icord.
Buttons are from my gram’s button tin.