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Monday, May 28, 2012

Leaf Panel Baby Jacket

The lovely thing about knitting for babies/toddlers is that it doesn’t take very long to finish – such tiny things that knit up quickly.
Easy Seed stitch, leaf panel and collar embelishes this addorable, easy to knit baby jacket.

SIZES  6-9 (9-12, 12-18, 18-24) months
Finished measuremens . 20'' (22, 24, 25.5)''

2 x 100grms Baby Soft Cotton or Double Knit Type Yarn

1 pair needles size 3.75mm (US 5)
1 pair needles size 4mm (US 6) or size to obtain gauge
4 Buttons

GAUGE: 22sts and 28 rows = 4inches in Stockinette stitch on larger needles.

YO - yarn over (1 stitch increased)
SSK - (slip slip knit) slip the first stitch as if to knit, slip the second stitch as if to knit, then slide the left-hand needle into the front part of both stitches and knit them together.
SSP - (slip slip purl)  as with ssk,slip the 2 stitches on at a time as if to knit to the right needle. Purl them together through the back loops.
M1 - ( make one)  An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left-hand needle. Work this new stitch through the back loop.

Seed stitch -

Row 1  (RS) *K1, P1, rep from * to end
Row 2 Knit the purl stitch and purl the knit stitch as they face you.
Repeat row 2.

Leaf Panel (panel of 10sts)
Row 1 (RS) k4, yo, k1, ssk,k3
Row 2 p2, ssp, p1, yo, p5
Row 3 k6, yo, k1, ssk, k1
Row 4 ssp, p1, yo, p7
Row 5 k3, k2tog, k1, yo, k4
Row 6 p5, yo, p1, p2tog, p2
Row 7 k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k6
Row 8 p7, yo, p1, p2tog
Repeat row 1-8 for leaf pattern

With larger needles, cast on 54 (60, 66, 72) sts. 
(RS) Begin Seed St; work even until work  measures 1" from beg, end WS row.
 Change to St st; work even until back meas 6.5'' (7, 7.7, 8)'' from beg, end WS row.

Shape Armholes: (RS) 
Cast off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows — 46 (52, 58, 64) sts rem.
 Work even until armholes measures 4.5'' (5, 5.5, 6)'' from armhole shaping, end WS row. 
Cast off all stitches loosely.

With larger needles, cast on 26 (28, 30, 32) sts. 
(RS) Begin Seed St; work even until work meas 1" from beg, end WS row.
 Establish Leaf Panel:
 (RS) Work 15 (17, 19, 21) sts in St st, work 10 sts in Leaf Panel, work 1 st in St st. Continue as 
established for 23 more rows, end WS Row 8 of Leaf Panel.
 Change to St st; (RS) work even until work meas 6.5''  (7, 7.5 , 8)" from beg, end WS row. 
Shape Armhole: (RS) cast off 4 sts, work to end — 22 (24, 26, 28) sts rem. 
Work even until armhole meas 2.5'' (2, 1.5, 2)" from armhole shaping, end RS row.
 Shape Neck: (WS) cast off 6 (6, 7, 7) sts, work to end —16 (18, 19, 21) sts rem
 (RS) Dec 1 st at neck edge this row  then every alternate row 1 time —14 (16, 17, 19) sts rem.
 Work even until armhole measures 4.5'' (5, 5.5, 6)" from armhole shaping, end WS row. 
(RS) Cast off all sts. 

Work as for Left Front until work meas 1" from beg, end on WS row. 
Establish Leaf Panel: (RS) Work 1 st in St st, 10 sts in Leaf Panel, 15 (17, 19, 21) sts in St st.
 Continue as established for 23 more rows, end on WS Row 8 of Leaf Panel.
 Change to St st; (RS) work even until work meas 6.5'' (7, 7.5 , 8)" from beg, end RS row.
 Shape Armhole: (WS) Cast off 4 sts, work to end — 22 (24, 26, 28) sts rem.
 Work even until armhole measures 2.5'' (2, 2, 2)" from armhole shaping, end WS row. 
Shape Neck: 
(RS) Cast off 6 (6, 7, 7) sts, work to end —16 (18, 19, 21) sts rem.
 (WS) Work 1 row even. 
(RS) Dec 1 st at neck edge this row, then every alternate row 1 time —14 (16, 17, 19) sts rem.
 Continue as for Left Front.

With larger needles, Cast on 34 (34, 36, 38) sts. 
(RS) Begin Seed St; work even until work measures 1" from beg, end WS row.
 Change to St st and Shape Sleeve: (RS) Inc 1 st each side this row ,
 then every 6th row 5 (0, 0, 0) times, then every 4th row 2 (10, 11, 13) times — 50 (56, 60, 66) sts.
 Work even until sleeve measures 7.5'' (7.75 , 8.5 , 9.5 )" from beg, end WS row.
 (RS) Cast off all sts. 

Sew shoulder seams. Set in Sleeves. Sew side seams. 
Buttonband: With smaller needles,  cast on 6 sts and work in Seed stitch until the band reaches the top of the leaf pattern.
Place the first button hole as so:  k1, p1, yo, p2tog, k1, p1,
continue in seed stitch placing  three more button holes evenly spaced.
When band is level with the neck shaping ending with a wrong side row, cast off in seed stitch. 
Button Band : With smaller needle cast on 6 sts and work in seed stitch until band is level with neck shaping ending on a right side row, cast off in seed stitch.
Sew bands in place.

with smaller needle begin just after the button hole band  pick up and knit in seed stitch 20sts evenly, continue in seed stitch and pick up 24 (42,60,66) sts from the back, then 20 sts evenly to just before the button band.  64 (82, 100,106) sts.
Work evenly in seed stitch for  2.5'' (3,3, 3.5)''
Cast off. 
Sew on buttons.

While it is my pleasure to be able to share these patterns with you free of charge, I ask you to spare a thought for the Syrian refugee children. LILY- Love In the Language of Yarn is a non profit organisation I founded in the memory of Lily my grand daughter, we provide blankets and warm clothing to orphans and Syrian refugee children. If you could make a small donation to help towards transportation of these items it would be greatfully appreciated. Thankyou.

                                              Happy Knitting!

adapted from design by Cecily Glowik.