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Body Warmer for premature/low birth weight babies

Small Baby Body Warmer

This pattern for a Body Warmer for premature/low birth weight babies is for use on neonatal units, and has been adapted to Machine knitting for us by Mary... Thank you Mary.

NOTE: Any unauthorized use, reproduction or sale of the knitting patterns is strictly prohibited. You may use this website and the knitting patterns for limited non-commercial, educational and personal use only. If you need clarification, email the team: stoke@bbc.co.uk

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Finished garment weighs approx 15grm (1/2oz)Using 4ply yarn, Cast on 84 sts.Knit 4 circular rowsRow counter 000. Work 11 rows in 1x1 ribTransfer stitches to main bedStocking stitch Tension 7Knit to RC 35 - inserting a small Fair Isle, slip stitch or fine lace pattern of choice.Row 35 - Working on 17 sts at right - put rest into HP.Decrease 1stitch at front edge on next and alternate rows x 4.Knit to RC 63. Take shoulder stitches off on waste yarn.Reset RC to 35 and repeat on 17sts at left, reversing decreases at front edge.

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Re-set RC to 35 and on rem 50 sts cast off 4 sts at beginning of next two rowsKnit to R.C. 63.Take off, on Waste Yarn, 17sts at each side for shoulderCast off remaining 16sts stitches for back neckJoin shoulder seams

Button band

7 sts 1x1 rib K.3 rows (make buttonhole - K.12 rows) x3Knit approx. 125 rowsAttach band and buttons.

Notes

Specially for babies with lines in their arms.

For use on neonatal units, adapted to Machine knitting for us by Mary.

last updated: 25/08/08
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