Sunday, 22 June 2014

Boy or Girl Top Down Baby Jacket



top down baby jacket ~ for boys or girls




Newborn  DK Baby Jacket    Top down for boys and girls

 

Width:             16”    (41cm)

Length:            8”       (20.5cm)

Sleeve seam:   5 ”    (13cm)

 

 DK yarn  ~ 50g

4.5 mm needles

Tension/ Gauge:  22sts = 4” (10cm)

inc in next st = increase in next st by knitting into the front and then the back of the same stitch
 

Cast on 67sts.

 

Row 1              S1, *k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2

 

Row 2              S1, *p1, k1, rep from * to end

 

Row 3              S1, k1, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole) *p1,k1, rep from * to last st, k1

 

Row 4              S1, *p1, k1, rep from * to end

 

Row 5              S1, *k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2

 

Row 6              S1, *p1, k1, rep from * to end

 

Row 7              S1, k8, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k10

 

Row 8              S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

Row 9              S1, k8, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k10

 

Row 10            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

Row 11            S1, k8, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k10

 

Row 12            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

Row 13            S1, k8, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k10

 

Row 14            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

Row 15            S1, k8, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k10

 

Row 16            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

Row 17            S1, k8, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k10

 

Row 18            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

Row 19            S1, k8, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k10

 

Row 20            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

Row 21              S1, k8, inc in next st, k16, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k16, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k16, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k16, inc in next st, k10 

 

Row 22            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

Row 23            S1, k8, inc in next st, k18, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k18, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k18, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k18, inc in next st, k10 

 

Row 24            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

Row 25            S1, k8, inc in next st, k20, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k20, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k20, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k20, inc in next st, k10 

 

Row 26            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

Divide Row:     S1, k21, slip next 31sts onto a spare needle, k41, slip next 31sts onto a spare needle, k22

 

Next Row:        S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5        (85sts)

 

Next Row:        S1, knit to end

 

Repeat last two rows until work measures 4“ (10cm) from the divide row, ending after a purl row.

 

Next Row         S1, *k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2

 

Next Row         S1, *p1, k1, rep from * to end

 

Repeat the last 2 rows twice more

 

Cast off

 

Sleeves

 

Using 4.5mm needles and with wrong side facing, rejoin yarn to 31sts of first sleeve

 

 Row 1              K1, purl to last st, k1

 

Row 2              Knit into front & back of first st,  knit to last st,  knit into front & back of last st

 

Row 3              S1, purl to last st, k1

 

Row 4               S1, knit to end of row

 

Row 5              S1, purl to last st, k1

 

Row 6              S1, k2tog, knit to last 3sts, k2tog, k1              (31sts)

 

Row 7              S1, purl to last st, k1

 

Row 8              S1, knit to end of row

 
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 the last 6 rows three times more                              (25sts)

 

Next Row         S1, *k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2

 

Next Row         S1, *p1, k1, rep from * to end

 

Repeat the last 2 rows twice more

 

Cast off

 

Make the second sleeve in the same way

Sew up sleeve seams. Gather together underarms

Darn away ends

Sew on a button




To make a Short Sleeved Version ~


 


Short Sleeves

Using 4.5mm needles and with wrong side facing, rejoin yarn to 31sts of first sleeve

Rib 6 rows, or garter stitch 6 rows.


Cast off

Make the second sleeve in the same way
 

 

 
 
 
If you would like to make this baby jacket in aran weight yarn ~ you will find the instructions at ~
 
 
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If you prefer a buttoned up baby cardigan - here is a version with 4 buttons......
 
Newborn  DK Baby Jacket    Top down for boys and girls – with 4 buttons
 



 

Made with 4mm needles ~ to fit a newborn baby

Width:             16”    (41cm)

 
Length:            8”       (20.5cm)

 
Sleeve seam:    4 ½ ”  (11.5cm)

 
 


 
Made with 4.5mm needles  ~ to fit a 3month baby

 
Width:             17”    (43cm)


 
Length:            8”       (20.5cm)

 
Sleeve seam:   5  (13cm)
 
 
 


 
 
Cast on 67sts
 
Row 1              S1, *k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2
 
Row 2              S1, *p1, k1, rep from * to end
 
Row 3              S1, k1, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole) *p1,k1, rep from * to last st, k1
 
Row 4              S1, *p1, k1, rep from * to end
 
Row 5              S1, *k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2
 
Row 6              S1, *p1, k1, rep from * to end
 
Row 7              S1, k3, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k2, inc
                           in next st, k14, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st,
                           k4, inc in next st, k5
 
Row 8              S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 9              S1, k3, inc in next st, k5, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k5, inc in next st, k5
 
Row 10            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 11            S1, k3, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k5
 
Row 12            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 13            S1, k3, inc in next st, k7, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k7, inc in next st, k5
 
Row 14            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 15            S1, k12, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k14
 
Row 16            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 17            S1, k12, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k14
 
Row 18            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 19            S1, k12, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k14
 
Row 20            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 21            S1, k1, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), k9, inc in next st, k16, inc in next st, k9,
                          inc in next st, k16, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k16, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k16, inc in next st, k14
 
Row 22            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 23            S1, k12, inc in next st, k18, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k18, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k18, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k18, inc in next st, k14
 
Row 24            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 25            S1, k12, inc in next st, k20, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k20, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k20, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k20, inc in next st, k14
 
Row 26            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 27            S1, knit to end
 
Row 28            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Divide Row:     S1, k25, slip next 31sts onto a spare needle, k41, slip next 31sts onto a spare needle, k26
 
Row 30            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5        (93sts)
 
Row 31            S1, knit to end
 
Row 32            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5       
 
Repeat last two rows 3 times more
 
Row 39            S1, k1, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end
 
Row 40            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts,
 
Row 41            S1, knit to end
 
Row 42            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5       
 
Repeat last two rows 6 times more
 
Row 55            S1, *k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2
 
Row 56            S1, *p1, k1, rep from * to end
 
Row 57            S1, k1, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole) *p1,k1, rep from * to last st, k1
 
Row 58            S1, *p1, k1, rep from * to end
 
Cast off in rib
 
 
 
Sleeves
 
With wrong side facing, rejoin yarn to 31sts of first sleeve
 
 Row 1              K1, purl to last st, k1
 
Row 2              Knit into front & back of first st,  knit to last st,  knit into front & back of last st
 
Row 3              S1, purl to last st, k1
 
Row 4               S1, knit to end of row
 
Row 5              S1, purl to last st, k1
 
Row 6              S1, k2tog, knit to last 3sts, k2tog, k1              (31sts)
 
Row 7              S1, purl to last st, k1
 
Row 8              S1, knit to end of row
 
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 the last 6 rows three times more                              (25sts)
 
Next Row         S1, *k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2
 
Next Row         S1, *p1, k1, rep from * to end
 
Repeat the last 2 rows twice more
 
Cast off
 
Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve seams. Gather together underarms
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons
 
Short Sleeves
With wrong side facing, rejoin yarn to 31sts of first sleeve
Rib 6 rows, or garter stitch 6 rows.
Cast off
 
Make the second sleeve in the same way
 


46 comments:

  1. This is perfect Marianna, I must try it out, thank you once again for a lovely pattern. :)

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  2. Such a cute cardi! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

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  3. Love all your patterns, can't wait for the next one. Just going to start the Mitts, Hat and Bootees set.x

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  4. So cute! Recommendations to adjust for a 6 month size?

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  5. This is such a great pattern! Thanks for sharing...

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  6. This pattern is great. So easy to follow and quick to knit.. Just wondering if you have it in age 6-12 months?

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  7. Did I dream it or did you create a pattern for this in 18 month size?

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  8. Newborn DK Baby Jacket Top down for boys and girls ... idownjacket.blogspot.com

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  9. Cute pattern and not hard at all - except it would be very helpful to have a stitch count on increase rows!!

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  10. Lovely pattern But I wish the file could be downloaded. It would be easier to work with a pdf screen view.

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  11. Could you please give us the pattern for a 6mo-9mo version with long sleeves? Thanks so much. Love all your patterns!

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  13. This pattern looks great for my year10 students to try, however the S1 at the beginning of the row looks messy when thèy do it. Any ideas?

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  14. Bring the yarn forward and slip the first stitch purlwise.
    Take the yarn back and continue knitting normally.
    At the end of each row, knit the last stitch through the back loop. :)

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  15. thank you for sharing such lovely patterns. I have made 2 cardi's already.

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  16. thank you for sharing such lovely patterns. I have made 2 cardi's already.

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  17. Thanks for sharing this beautiful pattern. My bub is 1 year. Can you please help me how to make this pattern bigger for a one year old. Thanks

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  18. Thanks for sharing. I made it. It turns out so lovely

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  19. PLEASE PLEASE can you help me to adapt this for an 18 month old......I am a very poor knitter but desperately want to knit something like this for my grandchild; Thanks

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  20. Awesome design of baby jacket you have. I really like this too much. Wholesale Clothing UK

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  21. This is just what I was looking for. My friend just found out she is having a boy !!!! Do you happen to have a hat a bootie pattern to go with ?

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  22. This is just what I was looking for. My friend just found out she is having a boy !!!! Do you happen to have a hat a bootie pattern to go with ?

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  23. This is a lovely cardigan but the numbers don't add up - a stitch count would really help. On row 7 we have instructions for 59 stitches but we have cast on 67. I made the cardigan but it came out too small (14 inches) and I had to make a gusset under the arms to ease putting on. Sorry to grump, when someone is kind enough to share, but it is frustrating to waste time trying to work out what was intended.

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    1. I hope you worked it out...notice your comment was written last Oct! But thought I'd write this anyway as I've just made it (twice!) and it's such a lovely shape, this might be helpful for other people...I wrote in the number of stitches on my pattern as I went. Instructions on row 7 do add up to 67...I think you might have missed the word NEXT on each increase stitch...your 59 + those 8 stitches on which you work the increases makes 67. At the end of row 7 you'll have 75 st; end of row 9 - 83 st; end of row 11 - 91 st; end of row 13 - 99 st; end of row 15 - 107 st; end of row 17 - 115 st; end of row 19 - 123 st;end of row 21 - 131 st; end of row 23 - 139 st; end of row 25 - 147.

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  24. Do you have any similar patterns for a bigger sizes, say a 12 month, 18 month or 2T. Thank you.

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  25. Thank you so much for this absolutely adorable pattern :')
    Can the sleeves be made on double pointed needles?

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  26. how about upsizing this one...

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  28. MARIANNA, I made my first one of these little sweaters and just love it. Like so many others in the above comments I would love to have it available in larger sizes. Have you updated the sizes available? I haven't found them yet if you have. If you haven't, I would love to talk to you about sizing this pattern out further. Can you contact me in some way...I am on facebook and would likely catch a PM there if you message me. I am also on Ravelry and can be contacted there. I think grannyscraps on ravelry will reach me, too.

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  29. Should the first few rows be the garter stitch? Mine looks like the seed stitch or something?

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  30. Hi Marianna. I haven't knit for 20 years and now that I'm a grandma 7 times over I figure its time I start knitting again. I'm trying to do the shortsleeved cardigan but am having trouble just starting it off. It's not looking like the garter stitch; I must be missing something. Mine comes out looking like seed stitch or something. Oh yea is S1 slip 1? Thank you

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  31. The pictures look great, however the stitch count isn't correct. If you start out with 67 stitches and do row 7 of the 4 button version, after all the increases you have 67 stitches worked and 10 unworked. Were we supposed to start out with 57, which would give you 67 at the end of row 7 after 10 increases?

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  32. This is so cute, wish it came in a bigger size.

    Fiona.

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  33. Hello, has anyone worked out how to make this cardigan bigger, I guess it would be an increase in casting in stitches and sleeve stitches ( sorry I'm a new to knitting and this is my first project). Thanks.

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  34. With the pattern for 4 button cardi, when it says use 4.5mm needles for sleeves.. is that just for the 3 month size or for the newborn as well?

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  35. I was so pleased with the 1-button cardi in pale green, I've also made it in white...then I recommended it to a friend who also downloaded it and has made it (both daughters are expecting!) Just found the 4-button version on here and I now intend to make that in the 17" size...I'd love it in even bigger sizes if you get around to designing it!!!! Such a lovely shape. Many, many thanks - a super little pattern that I shall make again and again.

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  36. Would love to try this but there's no pdf, how can I download this please.

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  37. I want to try make this but I need help, I'm a beginner .☺

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  38. Lovely cardigan. I am going to try it in bigger size

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  39. I just love this. Please, larger sizes, please. 18 mths is hard 2 find in many patterns but Id really use 18 mths, & 2 to 4 yo. Ohhh Please.

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  40. Hi mri I knitted without sleeves top down sweater. Very easy written easy to read. I am very happy I knitted for my granddaughter. But I am looking full sleeves but now my granddaughter is over one year old

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  41. I am looking for a size 3 to 6 months in this pattern. Does anyone have this and could send it to me.

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  42. How can I print this pattern please.

    Barb

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