Sunday, 5 January 2014

Bella Baby Jacket

I try to alternate knitting & crochet projects ~ it's more interesting, and I think it helps to reduce the strain on my fingers, hands & shoulders.
 
Here is my first knitting of 2014 - a pretty little baby jacket for a newborn baby.
 

 
 

Bella  Baby Jacket

 
DK yarn

4mm needles

3 small buttons

 
JACKET

 
Begin with the Sleeves (work 2)

 
Cast on 25sts

 
Work 6 rows in garter stitch   (knit every row)


Work 26 rows in stocking stitch, increasing 1 stitch at each end of 3rd,  7th and 11th rows   (31sts)

 
The sleeve should now measure about 5” – you can add more rows if required

 
Next Row:  Cast off 3sts, work to last 3sts, cast off 3sts   (25sts)

 
Leave these 25 stitches on a spare needle

 

Work the Main Part

 
Cast on 95sts

 
Work 6 rows in garter stitch

 
Work in pattern as follows ~

 
1st Row:  Knit to end

 
2nd Row:  K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

 
3rd Row:  K10, yfwd, sl1, k2tog, psso, yfwd, *k5, yfwd, sl1, k2tog, psso, yfwd; rep from * to last 10sts, k10

 
4th Row:  K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

 
Repeat these 4 rows 7 times more

 
Then work the 1st & 2nd rows once

 
Keeping the first & last 5sts of every row as knit stitches throughout, continue as follows ~

 
Next Row: Work 22sts, cast off 6sts, work 38sts, cast off 6sts, work to end

 
Next Row:  Knit 22sts from the right front, 25sts from the first sleeve, 39sts from the back, 25sts from the second sleeve and 22sts from left front    (133 stitches)

 
Work the Yoke

 
1st Row:  Knit 66sts, k2tog, knit to end of row   (132sts)

 
2nd Row:  Knit

 
3rd Row:  K1, k2tog, yfwd, k2 (for buttonhole), *(k2, k2tog), repeat from * to last 7sts, k7   (102sts)

 
Knit 3 rows

 
7th Row:  K5, *(k2tog, k7), repeat from * to last 7sts, k2tog, k5     (91sts)

 
Knit 3 rows

 
11th Row:  K8, *(k2tog, k7), repeat from * to last 2sts, k2                         (82sts)

 
Knit 3 rows

 
15th Row:  K1, k2tog, yfwd, k2 (for buttonhole), k3, *(k2tog, k6), repeat from * to last 2sts, k2    (73sts)

 
Knit 3 rows

 
19th Row:  K7, *(k2tog, k6), repeat from * to last 2sts, k2                            (65sts)

 
Knit 3 rows

 
23rd  Row:  K7, *(k2tog, k6), repeat from * to last 2sts, k2                          (58sts)

 
Knit 3 rows

 
27th Row:  K1, k2tog, yfwd, k2 (for buttonhole), knit to end of row

 
Knit 2 rows

 
Cast off loosely

 

To Finish

 
Join sleeve and underarm seams

 
Darn away ends

 
Sew on buttons
 
 

 
 
 
 
You will find the matching Baby Hat at ~

http://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/bella-baby-hat.html

You will find the instructions for a premature baby jacket at ~

http://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/little-bella-baby-jacket.html




 
 
 

17 comments:

  1. What a cute little jacket, Marianna! Just safed the pattern, thanks a lot :-). I also like to alternate between knitting and crochet. Crochet is my passion but I also love knitting a lot, so it's nice to have some WIPs in both ways!
    Happy Sunday greetings
    Nata

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  2. Thank you so much Marianne, there are a lot asking for long sleeve patterns now so this will be ideal and your easy to follow patterns are just perfect - printed off and ready on the to do pile xx

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  3. This little baby jacket is pretty too. Thanks for sharing your pattern. :)

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  4. That is gorgeous. I have added it to my Ravelry queue.

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  5. So pretty, thanks for sharing Marianna another to do. :)

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  6. Lovely little jacket. I'll be trying this one soon - when I finish off a few crochet projects. Thanks for the pattern. xox

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  7. Beautiful little jacket. Can't wait to try this one. With a little granddaughter coming any day now it will be just perfect for the spring. Thanks for the pattern.

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  8. I'm knitting the Bella baby jacket and I'm at the part where I have to cast off stitches in the middle of the row (twice), and I don't know how to continue knitting without adding another ball of yarn. Can you explain how to do this? Thanks,
    Mary Ellen

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    1. Kathleen April 16

      when you finish the body before you cast for the underarm, how long should it measure?

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  9. Very cute indeed. Want to start one immediately.

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  10. Thank you Marianna, another cute coat for my local SCBU

    Lynn

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  11. Thanks for chearing this cute pattern!
    Make a nice day :)

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  12. Gorgeous little number I made it on Saturday thank you for sharing your patterns they are fabulous x

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  13. Gorgeous little number I made it on Saturday thank you for sharing your patterns they are fabulous x

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  14. Gorgeous little number I made it on Saturday thank you for sharing your patterns they are fabulous x

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  15. this sweater is very cute. Do you have instructions for 3, and 6 month sizes? Thank you

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  16. Bonjour ton avoir les explications en fran├žais merci d'avance

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