Sunday, 27 April 2014

Denim Blue Baby Cardigan Jacket - Boy or Girl

Yesterday I posted the pattern instructions for a cute little jacket for a Teddy or Doll. The design is certainly really cute in a tiny size -
but the more I looked at it - the more I realized that it would look great in bigger sizes too.
 
So today I wrote the instructions for premature, newborn and 3month baby sizes.
 
Top-down baby jacket for a boy or girl
 
This jacket is made top-down in Aran weight yarn. 18sts = 4” (10cm)
It's quick to make ~ and perfect for either a boy or girl.
 
Denim Blue Aran Baby Jacket          Premature Baby
 
Width:             14” (35.5cm)
Length:            7 ½ ” (19cm)
Sleeve seam:   4” (10cm)
 
Tension/ Guage:  18sts = 4” (10cm)
 
Using  4mm needles cast on 48 stitches
 
1st Row:  S1, knit to end
Repeat 1st row twice more
4th Row:  S1, knit to last 4sts, k2tog, yrn (makes a buttonhole), k2
 
5th Row:  S1, k6, inc in next 2sts, k7, inc in next 2sts, k11, inc in next 2sts, k7,  inc in next 2sts, k8
 
6th Row:  S1, knit to end
 
Change to 5mm needles
 
7th Row:  S1, k6, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k7, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k11, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k7, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k8
 
8th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
9th Row:  S1, k6, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k7, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k11, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k7, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k8
 
10th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
11th Row:  S1, k6, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k7, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k11, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k7, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k8
 
12th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
13th Row:  S1, k6, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k7, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k11, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k7, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k8
 
14th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
15th Row:  S1, k6, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k7, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k11, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k7, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k8
 
16th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
17th Row:  S1, k6, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k7, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k11, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k7, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k8
 
18th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
19th Row:  S1, k6, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k7, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k11, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k7, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k8
 
20th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4 (112 sts)
 
Divide Row:  S1, k16, slip next 24sts onto a spare needle, k30, slip next 24sts onto a spare needle, k17
 
Next Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4            (64sts)
Next Row:  S1, knit to end
Repeat last two rows until work measures 3 ½ “ (9cm) from the divide row, ending after a knit row.
Knit 4 more rows
Cast off loosely
 
Sleeves
Using 5mm needles and with wrong side facing, rejoin yarn to 24sts of first sleeve
1st Row:    K1, purl to last st, k1
2nd Row:   S1, knit to end of row
3rd Row:   S1, purl to last st, k1
4th Row:   S1, k2tog, knit to last 3sts, k2tog, k1          (22sts)
5th Row:   S1, purl to last st, k1
6th Row:   S1, knit to end of row
7th Row:   S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat the last 4 rows twice more                            (18sts)
16th Row:   S1, knit to end of row
17th Row:   S1, purl to last st, k1
 Change to 4mm needles
Knit 5 rows
Cast off
 
Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve seams. Gather together underarms
Darn away ends
Sew on a button          J
 
 
Denim Blue Aran Baby Jacket          Newborn Baby
 
Width:             16” (40.5cm)
Length:            8”   (20cm)
Sleeve seam:   4” (10cm)
 
Tension/ Guage:  18sts = 4” (10cm)
 
Using 4mm needles cast on 60 stitches
 
1st Row:  S1, knit to end
Repeat 1st row twice more
4th Row:  S1, knit to last 4sts, k2tog, yrn (makes a buttonhole), k2
 
5th Row:  S1, k8, inc in next 2sts, k9, inc in next 2sts, k15, inc in next 2sts, k9,  inc in next 2sts, k10
 
6th Row:  S1, knit to end
 
Change to 5mm needles
 
7th Row:  S1, k8, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k15, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k10
 
8th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
9th Row:  S1, k8, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k15, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k10
 
10th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
11th Row:  S1, k8, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k15, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k10
 
12th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
13th Row:  S1, k8, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k15, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k10
 
14th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
15th Row:  S1, k8, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k15, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k10
 
16th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
17th Row:  S1, k8, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k15, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k10
 
18th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
19th Row:  S1, k8, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k15, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k10
 
20th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4             (124sts)
 
Divide Row:  S1, k18, slip next 26sts onto a spare needle, k34, slip next 26sts onto a spare needle, k19
 
Next Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4            (72sts)
Next Row:  S1, knit to end
 
Repeat last two rows until work measures 4“ (10cm) from the divide row, ending after a knit row.
Knit 4 more rows
Cast off loosely
 
Sleeves
Using 5mm needles and with wrong side facing, rejoin yarn to 26sts of first sleeve
1st Row:    K1, purl to last st, k1
2nd Row:   S1, knit to end of row
3rd Row:   S1, purl to last st, k1
4th Row:   S1, k2tog, knit to last 3sts, k2tog, k1          (24sts)
5th Row:   S1, purl to last st, k1
6th Row:   S1, knit to end of row
7th Row:   S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat the last 4 rows twice more                            (20sts)
16th Row:   S1, knit to end of row
17th Row:   S1, purl to last st, k1
 Change to 4mm needles
Knit 5 rows
Cast off
 
Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve seams. Gather together underarms
Darn away ends
Sew on a button          J


Blue Aran Baby Jacket          3-6 months  Baby

 

Width:             18” (46cm)

Length:            10 ” (25cm)

Sleeve seam:   5 ” (12.5cm)

 

Tension/ Guage:  18sts = 4” (10cm)

 

Using 4mm needles cast on 74 stitches

 

1st Row:  S1, knit to end

 

Repeat 1st row twice more

 

4th Row:  S1, knit to last 4sts, k2tog, yrn (makes a buttonhole), k2

 

Repeat 1st row twice more

 

Change to 5mm needles

 

7th Row:  S1, k9, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k17, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k11

 

8th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

 

9th Row:  S1, k9, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k17, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k11

 

10th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

 

11th Row:  S1, k9, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k17, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k11

 

12th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

 

13th Row:  S1, k9, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k17, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k11

 

14th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

 

15th Row:  S1, k9, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k17, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k11

 

16th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

 

17th Row:  S1, k9, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k17, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k11

 

18th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

 

19th Row:  S1, k9, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k17, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k11

 

20th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

 

21st Row:  S1, k9, inc in next st, k16, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k16, inc in next st, k17, inc in next st, k16, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k16, inc in next st, k11

 

22nd Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4            

 

23rd Row:  S1, k9, inc in next st, k18, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k18, inc in next st, k17, inc in next st, k18, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k18, inc in next st, k11

 

24th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

 

 

Divide Row:  S1, k21, slip next 31sts onto a spare needle, k40, slip next 31sts onto a spare needle, k22

 

Next Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4            (84sts)

Next Row:  S1, knit to end

Repeat last two rows until work measures 4 ½ “ (11.5cm) from the divide row, ending after a knit row.

Knit 6 more rows

Cast off loosely

 

Sleeves

Using 5mm needles and with wrong side facing, rejoin yarn to 31sts of first sleeve

1st Row:    K1, purl to last st, k1

2nd Row:   S1, knit to end of row

3rd Row:   S1, purl to last st, k1

4th Row:   S1, k2tog, knit to last 3sts, k2tog, k1                      (29sts)

5th Row:   S1, purl to last st, k1

6th Row:   S1, knit to end of row

7th Row:   S1, purl to last st, k1

Repeat the last 4 rows three times more                              (23sts)

Next Row:   S1, knit to end of row

Next Row:   S1, purl to last st, k1

 Change to 4mm needles

Knit 7 rows

Cast off

 

Make the second sleeve in the same way

Sew up sleeve seams. Gather together underarms

Darn away ends

Sew on a button



Perfect Boy or Girl Aran Baby Jacket                      9 months  Baby
 
 


 


Width:             19” (48cm)

Length:            11”   (28cm)

Sleeve seam:   6” (15.5cm)

 

 

Tension/ Guage:  18sts = 4” (10cm)

 

Using 4mm needles cast on 74 stitches

 

1st Row:  S1, knit to end

 

Repeat 1st row twice more

 

4th Row:  S1, knit to last 4sts, k2tog, yrn (makes a buttonhole), k2

 

Repeat 1st row twice more

 

Change to 5mm needles

 

7th Row:  S1, k9, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k17, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k11

 

8th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

 

9th Row:  S1, k9, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k17, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k11

 

10th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

 

11th Row:  S1, k9, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k17, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k11

 

12th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

 

13th Row:  S1, k9, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k17, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k11

 

14th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

 

15th Row:  S1, k9, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k17, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k11

 

16th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

 

17th Row:  S1, k9, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k17, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k11

 

18th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

 

19th Row:  S1, k9, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k17, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k11

 

20th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

 

21st Row:  S1, k9, inc in next st, k16, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k16, inc in next st, k17, inc in next st, k16, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k16, inc in next st, k11

 

22nd Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4            

 

23rd Row:  S1, k9, inc in next st, k18, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k18, inc in next st, k17, inc in next st, k18, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k18, inc in next st, k11

 

24th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

 

25th Row:  S1, k9, inc in next st, k20, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k20, inc in next st, k17, inc in next st, k18, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k20, inc in next st, k11

 

26th Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

 

 

Divide Row:  S1, k22, slip next 33sts onto a spare needle, k42, slip next 33sts onto a spare needle, k23

 

Next Row:  S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4            (88sts)

Next Row:  S1, knit to end

 

Repeat last two rows until work measures 5 ½ “ (14cm) from the divide row, ending after a knit row.

Knit 6 more rows

Cast off loosely

 

Sleeves

Using 5mm needles,  

Rejoin yarn to 33sts of first sleeve

1st Row:   S1, knit to end of row

2nd Row:   S1, purl to last st, k1

Repeat the last 2 rows twice more

 

7th Row:   S1, k2tog, knit to last 3sts, k2tog, k1                      (31sts)

8th Row:   S1, purl to last st, k1

9th Row:   S1, knit to end of row

10th Row:   S1, purl to last st, k1

Repeat the last 4 rows four times more                                (23sts)

 

Next Row:   S1, knit to end of row

Next Row:   S1, purl to last st, k1

 

Knit 7 rows

Cast off

 

Make the second sleeve in the same way

Sew up sleeve seams. Gather together underarms

Darn away ends

Sew on a button
 


 
 

 

 
 
If you would like to make this baby jacket in DK weight yarn ~ you will find the instructions at ~
 
 


If you would like to make this baby jacket in chunky weight yarn ~ you will find the instructions at ~ 
 


 
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Matching Hat
 
Aran Weight Yarn (10ply) Baby Hat
Tension/ Gauge:  18sts = 4” (10cm)
Size:               0 - 3 months

Width:           6½ “(16.5cm)   13” (33cm) all around 
 
Height:          6½ “(16.5cm)
 
 
Requirements
 
Aran Weight (10ply) yarn
5mm needles
 
 
Pattern
 
Using 4mm needles cast on 57sts
Knit 6 rows
Change to 5mm needles
7th Row:        S1, knit to end
8th Row:        S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat the last 2 rows until work measures 4½” (11.5cm) from the cast on edge

Shape the top ~
1st  Row:  (K6, K2tog) repeat to last st, k1                     
2nd, 4th,6th,8th,10th  Rows:     S1, purl to last st, k1
3rd  Row:  (K5, K2tog) repeat to last st, k1                   
5th  Row:  (K4, K2tog) repeat to last st, k1                 
7th  Row:  (K3, K2tog) repeat to last st, k1                   
9th  Row:  (K2, K2tog) repeat to last st, k1                    
11th  Row (K1, K2tog) repeat to last st, k1                    
12th  Row ( K2tog) repeat to last st, k1                          
Cut yarn (leaving a long ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.
Sew up the seam.  Darn away ends.
 
Size:               6 -9 months

Width:           7“(18cm)   14” (36cm) all around 
 
Height:          7 “(18cm)
 
 
Requirements
 
Aran Weight (10ply) yarn
5mm needles
 
 
Pattern
 
Using 4mm needles cast on 65sts
Knit 6 rows
Change to 5mm needles
7th Row:        S1, knit to end
8th Row:        S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat the last 2 rows until work measures 5” (13cm) from the cast on edge

Shape the top ~
1st  Row:  (K6, K2tog) repeat to last st, k1                     57sts
2nd, 4th,6th,8th,10th  Rows:     S1, purl to last st, k1
3rd  Row:  (K5, K2tog) repeat to last st, k1                   49sts
5th  Row:  (K4, K2tog) repeat to last st, k1                   41sts
7th  Row:  (K3, K2tog) repeat to last st, k1                   33sts
9th  Row:  (K2, K2tog) repeat to last st, k1                    25sts
11th  Row (K1, K2tog) repeat to last st, k1                    17sts
12th  Row ( K2tog) repeat to last st, k1                          9sts
Cut yarn (leaving a long ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.
Sew up the seam.  Darn away ends.
 
 
Size:               12 - 18 months

Width:           8“ (20cm)   16” (40.5cm) all around 
 
Height:          7½ “ (19cm)
 
 
Requirements
 
Aran Weight (10ply) yarn
5mm needles
 
 
Pattern
 
Using 4mm needles cast on 73sts
Knit 6 rows
Change to 5mm needles
7th Row:        S1, knit to end
8th Row:        S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat the last 2 rows until work measures 5½” (14cm) from the cast on edge

Shape the top ~
1st  Row:  (K6, K2tog) repeat to last st, k1                     
2nd, 4th,6th,8th,10th  Rows:     S1, purl to last st, k1
3rd  Row:  (K5, K2tog) repeat to last st, k1                  
5th  Row:  (K4, K2tog) repeat to last st, k1                  
7th  Row:  (K3, K2tog) repeat to last st, k1                  
9th  Row:  (K2, K2tog) repeat to last st, k1                   
11th  Row (K1, K2tog) repeat to last st, k1                   
12th  Row ( K2tog) repeat to last st, k1                          
Cut yarn (leaving a long ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.
Sew up the seam.  Darn away ends.