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Baby Gown
Baby Gown

Gown for baby born asleep

This pattern was kindly supplied to us by Kath B. She says "This is an easy pattern knit on a single bed machine. No ribber required. White or pastel shades are best. If you use lemon, it's best in very pale or cream"

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Little Gown for use mainly on the Delivery wards

Finished gown fits baby from approx 30 weeks gestation

This pattern is Machine Knit only

Front and back are knit all in one.

4 ply yarn

Approx finished weight 35grm (11/4 ozs) Tension 7 (Brother Machine)

As long as your chosen wool drapes well tensions do not matter. Use tension to suit the wool. This sample is knit in stocking stitch. You may wish to use slip stitch or tuck stitch for the skirt. If using Lace for the skirt please do not make it to open, unless you wish to line it , using 1 ply yarn and the same amount of stitches. For tuck stitch double the amount of rows you knit i.e knit 120 rows for skirt, then after eyelet holes change to stocking stitch.

Cast on 100 stitchesWork a few rows w/yKnit 6 rows main yarnMake a picot (transfer every to adjacent needle to end of row)Knit 6 rows Pick up sts. From 1st row of main yarn to make a hemKnit 60 rows (If you wish to use tuck stitch do 120 rows)Next Row Make eyelets (transfer every 4th st . to adjacent needle to end of row)Knit 10 rows

Divide for Bodice

Put 25 sts. at beg. of next 2 rows onto w/yContinue on the 50 sts. for the front.Change 0

Cast off 2 sts. at beg. of next 2 rowsCast off 1st each end on alt.rows until 30sts remain.Cast off on w/y

Back R/S

With wrong side facing you take 25 sts. off w/y onto needlesCast off 1st. armhole edge every alt row until 15 sts. remainCast off on w/y.The armhole depth is 20 rows.

Back L/S

Join m/y to armhole edge, work as R/S.


(Both alike) knitted downwardsCast on 10 sts w/yKnit a few rowsContinue in m/y knit 2 rows.Increase 1st. at each end of every alt.row until 28stsKnit 24 rows without shapingNext row put every alt st. onto adjacent needleKnit 6 rows.Make a hemCast off.


W/S facing you. Pick up sts. off w/y R/back , sleeve, front, sleeve L/back (80 sts)Knit 3 RowsEyelet Row transfer every 4th st. to its adjacent needle to the end of the rowKnit 3 rowsCast off.

last updated: 25/08/08
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