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Cardigan for premature babies

This pattern for a premature baby's cardigan was very kindly submitted by Doris Lord from Haslington Machine Knitting Club. If you want to have a go, simply follow Doris's instructions.

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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Main Tension Knitmaster 7 Brother 8

Mock Rib Knitmaster tension 3 Brother tension 4

Back

Using Waste Yarn Cast on 43 stitches Knit a few rows

Knit 1 row nylon cord

Tension 3 (4) Using main yarn Knit 12 rows. Change to tension 8 knit 1 row (fold row)

Tension 3 (4) Knit 12 rows. Pick up hem.

Change to main tension

Row Counter 000

Using Stocking stitch Knit to row counter 24. Mark each end * Knit to row counter 40.

Run off as follows:

12sts 19sts 12stsWaste Yarn Cast Off  Waste Yarn 

Fronts

Cast on 21 stitches. Work as for back to * Row Counter mark armhole end only.

Decrease 1 stitch on every alternate row until 12 stitches remain. Knit to row counter 40

Run off on waste yarn. Make second front as above reversing all shapings.

Sleeves

Cast on 27 stitches make mock ribs as above. Row Counter 000.

Increase 1st each end every 4th row until there are 39 sts on needles. Knit to row counter 30.

Run off onto waste yarn. Put shoulder stitches held on waste yarn , back onto the machine (one right side facing one wrong side facing) Knit one row tension 10 Latch off or cast off loosely. Join sleeves between markers.

Put on band of your choice making two button holes either RH or LH side.

last updated: 25/08/08
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