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
or you can do it this way ~ K4, k1, kfb, *(k2, kfb), repeat from * to last 6sts, 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
or you can do it this way ~ K4, k1, kfb, *(k2, kfb), repeat from * to last 6sts, 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)

or you can do it this way ~ K6, *(k2, kfb), repeat from * to last 9sts, k9

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 ~  





Copyright © 2015 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved
This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced or republished
on another webpage or website.
‘This work is registered with the UK Copyright Service.’




59 comments:

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

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    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.

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

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ana Maria: Voce tem construido este vistidinho?

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  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!

    ReplyDelete
  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.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    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!

      Delete
    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.

      Delete
  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!

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love this pattern, thank you for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  10. 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!

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

    ReplyDelete
  12. 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.

    ReplyDelete
  13. 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

    ReplyDelete

  14. 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.

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  17. 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

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

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

      Delete
    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

      Delete
  19. 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.

    ReplyDelete
  20. 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 :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. 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 :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. 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,

    ReplyDelete
  23. 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. :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. 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

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

    ReplyDelete
  26. 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,

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    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? :)

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  29. 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

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

    ReplyDelete
  31. 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?

    ReplyDelete
  32. 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

    ReplyDelete
  33. 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

    ReplyDelete
  34. 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

    ReplyDelete
  35. 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.

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  39. 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.

    ReplyDelete
  40. 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.

    ReplyDelete
  41. 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.

    ReplyDelete
  42. 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.

    ReplyDelete
  43. 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


    ReplyDelete
  44. 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 :)

    ReplyDelete
  45. 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!!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Unknown: S1 means > slip one. psso means > pass slipped stitch over. :)

    ReplyDelete
  47. Loved making this little sweater. Have made two so far.

    ReplyDelete
  48. I enjoy your patterns so much. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete