Baxter Peak


Baxter Peak is worked in the round from the bottom up. Colorwork adorns the bottom of the sleeves and sweater body. Work either the 16” (40 cm) or 24” (60) circular for the body. When working the yoke, you may want to change to an even longer circular if the stitches do not fit comfortably on your needles.

After the sleeves and body are complete, the pieces are joined to work the yoke. Raglan decreases shape the yoke, then short rows are worked to raise the back neck. A colorwork pattern with integrated decreases is worked, and then a ribbed crewneck with a tubular bind off completes the sweater. Due to the bottom up construction, the neck is finished with a tubular bind off. You may elect to work the sleeve cuffs and hem as tubular cast ons if you prefer.

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Kate Gagnon Osborn
Kelbourne Woolens Camper: gray heather 058 (MC), 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4) skeins, teal heather 432 (CC), 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skein(s).
28 sts and 32 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in stranded colorwork on larger needles, after blocking.
1 set US 1 (2.25 mm) DPNs.
1 – 16” (40 cm) or 24” (60 cm) US 1 (2.25 mm) circular.
1 set US 3 (3.25 mm) DPNs.
1 – 16” (40 cm) or 24” (60 cm) US 3 (3.25 mm) circular.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size accordingly if necessary.
Darning needle, stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn.
19.5 (20.5, 21.75, 24, 26.25, 28.5, 29.75)” [49.5 (52.5, 55, 61, 67, 72.5, 75.5) cm] body circumference, to fit appx. 6 mos (12 mos, 1–2, 3–4, 5–6, 7–8, 9–10) years. Sweater is designed to be worn with 2–3” [5–7.5 cm] of positive ease. Please see schematic for more detailed finished measurements.
Stranded colorwork from charts, short row shaping, kitchener stitch.

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  • For a tutorial on working colorwork from charts, visit our tips and tricks here.
  • For a tutorial on short row shaping using the wrap and turn method, visit our tips and tricks here.
  • For a tutorial on kitchener stitch, visit our tips and tricks here.

Images: Linette Kielinski / Team Kielinski⁠⁠⁠⁠
Model: Charlotte Osborn