Monday, 16 December 2013

All-in-One Baby Tops (6 months) and (9 - 12 months)

Back in February, not long after I started this blog, I posted the pattern for an all-in-one newborn baby top.
It has been really popular - always in my top ten popular posts - and lots of people have asked for a bigger size.
 
So here they are ......
 
All-In-One Baby Top (9 - 12 months)
 
 
All-in-One Baby Top (6months)
 


Each sleeveless top uses less than a 100g of DK yarn ~
The stripey one used 78g of Yarnfair Stripes DK - 75% acrylic, 25% wool
The turquoise one used 60g of acrylic yarn
The peach 6month size used 56g

 
 
All-in-One Baby Top      For a 9 - 12 months baby


The instructions are for a baby of around 9 - 12 months of age (20" chest)
The actual width is 22". The length is 11" (though this would be easy to alter)

Yarn    any DK  (tension 22sts over 10cm/4”)         


Needles  – 4mm throughout

Requires 3 small buttons

Worked from the neck downwards               

Cast on 78sts

Rows 1 & 2                  Knit
Row 3                          K2, yfwd, k2 tog, 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                          K10, *(yfwd, k2, yfwd, k5) rep from * to last 5sts,k5               96sts
Row 10                        K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 11                        Knit
Row 12                        K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 13                        K10, *(yfwd, k4, yfwd, k5) rep from * to last 5sts, k5             114sts
Rows 14, 15, 16          As rows 10, 11, 12
Row 17                        K10, *(yfwd, k6, yfwd, k5) rep from * to last 5sts, k5             132sts


Rows 18                      K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
                                                  
Row 19                        K2, yfwd, k2 tog, knit to end of row
Row 20:                       K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 21                        K10, *(yfwd, k8, yfwd, k5) rep from * to last 5sts, k5            150sts
Rows 22, 23, 24          As rows 10, 11, 12        
Row 25                        K10, *(yfwd, k10, yfwd, k5) rep from * to last 5sts, k5          168sts
Rows 26, 27, 28          As rows 10, 11, 12        
Rows 29,30,31,32,33,34         Knit
Row 35                        K2, yfwd, k2 tog, k24, cast off 29sts, k53, cast off 29sts, k27    110sts

Row 36                        K5, purl to last 5sts, k5 (28sts for front, 54sts for back, 28sts for front)
Row 37                        K5,  *(k2, m1) rep from * to last 7sts,, k7                               159sts
Row 38                        K5, purl to last 5sts, k5                                                           
Row 39                        Knit
Row 40                        K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Repeat last 2 rows until work measures 26cm (10 1/4 ”) in length
Knit 5 rows
Cast off loosely

Darn away ends                     
Sew on buttons

 

 
 


 
All-in-One Baby Top      For a 6 months baby




 
Width:             18”    (46cm)

 
Length:            10”       (25.5cm)

 

Yarn    any DK  (tension 22sts over 4”/10cm)      - requires 56g
Needles  – 4mm throughout

 
Requires 3 small buttons

 
Tips:

 
·         Cast off loosely on row 30 for the cap sleeves – if you find this difficult – use a larger needle

 
·         m1 (make 1) on row 33 – 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

 
·         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

 
·         For a nice variation rib the first and last 5 rows.


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   

Rows 25, 26               Knit
Row 27           K2, yfwd, k2 tog, (makes a buttonhole) knit to end of row
Row 28           Knit
Row 29           Knit
Row 30           K26, cast off 28sts, k48, cast off 28sts, k25
Row 31           Knit (26sts from front, 49sts from back. 26sts from front) 101sts

Row 32           K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 33           K5, (k3, m1) to last 6st, k6                                             131sts
Row 34           K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 35           Knit     
Row 36           K5, purl to last 5sts, k5                                               
Repeat last 2 rows
until work measures 23cm ( 9” ) in length

Knit 5 rows
Cast off loosely
                      
Darn away ends                     
Sew on buttons
        


 
 
 
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Would you like to make a matching hat?  
 
 
 

The link for the original newborn size is ~

http://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/all-in-one-knitted-baby-tops-very-quick.html

 
 

 


 

59 comments :

  1. What a gorgeous little cardi. Must put this on my to do list. Very sweet. Thanks for the pattern. xoxox

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  2. That's a cute little baby top. :)

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  3. That is definitely on my "to do" list. Thanks for posting the pattern.

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  4. it's so cute and sweet have pinned it Marianna thank you for making a larger size in your pattern, I have a huge baby stash to bust so will be making this for sure. :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing this delightful baby make, it is such a lovely unisex pattern x

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  6. Marianne you have made my Christmas, I love this cardigan so much and now will be able to do bigger! thank you xxx

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    1. I miss your blog Jacqueline. You may have stopped blogging for now but I hope you haven't stopped knitting... !

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    2. I promise to blog more next year! - thank you so much for a wonderful blog this year its been great seeing all your wonderful things - just to wish you a merry Christmas and happy new year - love and hugs jaqui xxx

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  7. Thanks for this pattern, I have loved making the smaller size. Now to try my hand at a bigger one. Thanks. Pat

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  8. Over a long sleeve t-shirt ... awwwww, how sweet it is!

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  9. LOVE this pattern and just made the newborn size. Any chance you will have a 3 to 6 month pattern any time soon?

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  10. what size does new born knit up please

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  11. can i make it for a 5 yrs girl, how can modify the sts number

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    1. Hello reeda
      Here is a link for Age 1-3 and Age 4-6

      http://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/mariannas-all-in-one-sleeveless-tops.html

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  12. I've never knitted anything of substance before, but started this and the neck is rolling to the front. What did I do wrong? So far, except for that, it's going good. I'm excited as long as I can figure out what I did wrong. Thanks for the free pattern!

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    1. Hello Adria
      Hope this pattern worked out well for you. I don't have a problem with the neck rolling. Perhaps try using a bigger size needle?

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  13. I have made three of these and love the pattern. Wish you had a toddler size. Thanks for the pattern.

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    1. Good news - 2 new sizes now available ! Age 1-3 and Age 4-6.

      http://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/mariannas-all-in-one-sleeveless-tops.html

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  14. Thank you SO MUCH!!! SO generous!!

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  15. Hi Mariana!....wow...this is so cute,lovely...I have started to learn knitting and I guess this one will be a good beginning for baby stuffs , thanks for sharing....and have a wonderful weekend.

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  16. Can I do the ribbed one in bigger size and how do I get pattern for bigger size?

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  17. can this be made for a baby boy?

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  18. Hi absolutely love this pattern. Is there a link for 3-6 months and 6-12 months plz. My friend is obsessed and wants every size as her baby grows lol thank you so much xx

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    1. I have added new sizes joanne.
      And a matching hat at ~ http://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/matching-hat-for-all-in-one-baby-top.html

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  19. Thank you for posting such gorgeous cardis for little ones, I love them all cannot decide which one to make first, thank you very much regards Karen

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  20. Pleeeeease make it in adult sizes .... I want one xxx

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    1. LOL ........ I will do this when I find time - others have asked too!
      I am flattered that you like my design. Best wishes. M

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    2. Hello Marianna, I dont suppose you have managed to find time to make an adult pattern of this have you? It is just perfect and I've got a few friends who have asked me for adults too! Thank you, Keryn kerynmcnicol@sky.com

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  21. Hi Marianna..love the pattern..but what does m1 stands for..thanks

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    1. Hi Anna. m1 means make one - I do this by knitting into the front and then the back of the same stitch. (Other knitters make 1 in other ways too, it really does not matter which method you use - I just find it easy this way). Hope that helps. M

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  22. per favore la traduzione in italiano grazie mille l bandirali lucia

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  23. Hi I'm knitting the size 9 - 12 months of this cardigan for a little lady who arrived into the world yesterday. I'm just confused by this line in the pattern
    Row 36 K5, purl to last 5sts, k5 (28sts for front, 54sts for back, 28sts for front)
    I'd appreciate any advice or help with this.

    Thank you,

    Deirdre

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  26. Love the all-in-one top. Now on my second done. Do you have a pattern for matching booties as sell as the hat?
    JennyD

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  27. For some reason row 9 yields 93 or more stitches when the pattern states that there should be only 91. I have tried this 5 times and I keep getting the same results, too many stitches. I have made sure that I did not do too many yfwd's or accidentally picked up any additional stitches, but I get the same results, too many stitches. Anyone know what I am doing wrong? thanks in advance for any help.

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  28. for row 9 I am short 3 sts. to complete the yfwdk5 sequence before the last k5 sts. Can you help? I really love your patterns and can't wait to make this. Thank you Sue Wilcox

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    1. Same here...I am doing the 6 month size and I only have 85 sts and I'm supposed to have 91 :(

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  29. Hello,
    lovely sweater. I am knitting the 6 month size. Stuck in Row 9...again. I already ripped this out once. I have 85 stitches instead of the required 91. Please help!!! Thank you!!!

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  30. I knitted this top for size 4 toddler in pink and it came out really really cute. Quite easy.

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  31. Can these little tops be worn the opposite way round to what they are shown, I think they would look just as nice, or should they have to be shaped differently please? Thanks

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  32. For the 0-3 mos., I'm stuck on Row 29.Up to that row we are suppose to have 129 stitches, that's fine. But when I count Row 29 before doing it, there will only be 127 stitches to do. I do not see anywhere that there was a decrease before that. Has anyone had this problem? Any help will be most appreciated as my little sweater sits in anticipation of being finished :-) Thanks so much in advance.

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  33. Lovely pattern is there a new born size?

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  34. Do you have the
    Marianna's Famous Top-Down ~ with Sleeves in Toddler sizes?

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  35. Really disappointed I cannot get the 9-12 month old pattern to work, have done row 9 a few times and come up 4 stitches short each time. I am an experienced knitter :(

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    1. Exactly the same for me and others I see!

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  36. Hi Marianna, am pretty much tempted to make this one... however, can you just help me with one thing.. what does 'stitch from front' and 'stitch from back' mean? this is in row 31.

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  37. Hi Marianna, i just loved this pattern and i am making it for my niece. I am following size 6-9 months. Similar to other people i also got stuck in row 9 where I was also short of 4 stitches. However i moved on with the pattern in my own way but i dont understand row 36. Can you kindly explain what does [K5, purl to last 5sts, k5 (28sts for front, 54sts for back, 28sts for front)] mean? I mean i dont understand what does for 28sts for front, 54sts for backm 28sts for front mean? Please please explain. What i understand is i have to knit 5 then purl all the stitche leaving last 5sts which will be knit again. But what about the details in brackets? Also if you have time can you pls recheck and row 9 and all other rows where we have to bring the yarn forward as it does not come to the stitch count which is mentioned here. Your response will be highly appreciated. And keep helping us with ur nice patterns :)

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  38. Hi Marianna, thank you so much for the pattern. I got to row row 37 on the 9-12 month size and started having trouble with thee stitch count. I started with the correct number of stitches (110) but after following row 37, I end up with only 142 st. not 159. I did it 3 times and even figured it out on paper and it still comes out as 142, unless I'm not doing it right. It's K2, make 1 in the NEXT stitch, or could it be K1 and make 1 in the 2nd K?

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  39. Thanks for offering your pattern for this for free. Would you please design a diaper cover to match?! -using same DK yarn & 4mm needles..
    Leona. leonavanderwatt@hotmail.com

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  40. Thanks for offering your pattern for this for free. Would you please design a diaper cover to match?! -using same DK yarn & 4mm needles..
    Leona. leonavanderwatt@hotmail.com

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  41. Thank you so very much for this knitting pattern, Marianna - it's such a beautiful adaptable little item.

    Besides knitting for my own grandchildren, I also knit for nephews/nieces who are expecting babies and a Charity Shop that I work in. I've knitted it up as a Matinee Jacket, a Cardigan AND an Angel Top in various sizes.

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  42. Thank you so much for sharing your patterns. They are so lovely.

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  43. I made this one. I love it, everyone loves it! Great pattern. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  44. I made this one. I love it, everyone loves it! Great pattern. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  45. Just read Audie k remarks I couldn't figure where I went wrong either. Ended up with 142 sts thank you for your input!! Claire m

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  46. Great pattern, but as others have mentioned, the count in Row 33 is incorrect for Size 6 months also. Instead of (knit 3, make 1, it should be (knit 2, make 1).

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