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Norah Gaughan


A mini version of Athos (from Norah Gaughan vol 2), Baby Athos is a simple pullover with a dropped stitch medallion at the front neck and buttoned shoulder.

Shown in size Newborn (3 mos)



Directions are for infant’s size Newborn (3 mos).  Changes for sizes Small (6 mos) and Medium (9 mos) are in parentheses.


Finished Measurements

Chest – 19(21-23)”

Length – 9(10-11)”



3(4-5) Balls Berroco Love It (50 grs), #3216 Flaxen

Straight knitting needles, sizes 7 (4.50 mm) and 8 (5.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

16” Length circular knitting needle, size 6 (4.00 mm)

Crochet hook, size 4.50 mm (G)

Two 1/2” buttons



18 sts = 4”;  24 rows = 4” in St st on larger straight needles




With smaller straight needles, cast on 44(48-52) sts.  Knit 4 rows.  Change to larger straight needles and work even in St st until piece measures 4 1/2(5-5 1/2)” from beg, end on WS.  Mark beg and end of last row for beg of armholes.  Work even until armholes measure 4 1/2(5-5 1/2)”, end on WS.  Bind off.



Work same as back until armholes measure 1/2(1-1 1/2)”, end on WS.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (RS):  K20(22-24), join another ball of yarn and bind off center 4 sts, k to end.  Working both sides at once with separate balls of yarn, bind off 2 sts at each neck edge twice, then dec 1 st at each neck edge EVERY row twice, end on WS – 14(16-18) sts each side.  Work 2 rows even.  Inc 1 st at each neck edge on each of the next 2 RS rows – 16(18-20) sts each side.  Mark each side of neck edge.  Work even until armholes measure 4½(5-5½)”, end on WS.  Bind off both sides.



With smaller straight needles, cast on 28(28-30) sts.  Knit 4 rows.  Change to larger straight needles and work in St st, inc 1 st each side every 1/2” 6(7-10) times – 40(44-50) sts.  Work even until sleeve measures 5 1/2(6 1/2-7 1/2)” from beg, end on WS.  Bind off.



Medalion:  With RS facing, using circular needle, beg at left front neck edge, pick up and k34 sts around neck edge between markers.

Row 1 (WS):  Knit.

Row 2 (RS):  * K1, yo, rep from * around, end k1.

Row 3:  Purl, dropping all yo’s.

Row 4:  * K2 tog, rep from * around – 17 sts.

Row 5:  * P1, (yo) twice, rep from * around, end p1.

Row 6:  Knit, dropping all yo’s.

Row 7:  (Sl 1, p2 tog, psso), 5 times, sl 1, p1, psso – 6 sts.

Row 8:  (K3 tog) twice, sl 1st st over 2nd st.  Fasten off.  Sew right shoulder seam.

Neckband:  With RS facing, using smaller straight needles, beg at outer edge of left front shoulder, pick up and k17(19-21) sts across left front shoulder, 35 sts around front neck and medallion edge, then 30(32-34) sts across back neck and shoulder edge – 82(86-90) sts.  Knit 1 row.  Bind off.

Buttonloops:  With RS facing, using crochet hook, join yarn with a sl st in first bound-off st of neckband on left shoulder.  Work 1 sc in each of the first 4(5-6) sts, ch 5, skip 2 sts, sc in next 5 sts, ch 5, sc in each st to beg of neck.  Fasten off.  Lap left front shoulder over left back shoulder and sew on buttons under buttonloops.  Button shoulder.  Sew on sleeves between markers, sewing through double thickness of left shoulder. Sew side and sleeve seams.