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Premature baby set

Premature Baby Set (HKP)

Submitted by Cynthia
NOTES: This is a Baby Set to fit 4-5lb Baby. The finished jacket measures approx 13" around chest.

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4 ply yarn, size 10 needles (3.25)

Finished Jacket weight 30gms (3/4oz)

Finished Set weight 35gms (11/4oz)


Cast on 93 sts. Knit 5 rows.

Proceed in pattern as follows:

1st row K5 (yarn round needle P1 P3tog P1 yon K1) to last 4 Sts K 4

2nd row K4 purl to last 4 Sts K4

3rd row Knit

4th row as 2nd

Repeat last 4 rows until work measures 11.5 cm (4.5ins) ending after a wrong side row

Knit 2 rows

Divide for armholes as follows making a buttonhole on first row

K2 yarn forward K2 tog K19 Cast off 4sts K39 including st on needle Cast off 4sts

Knit to end

Continue in stocking stitch with garter stitch border(every row knit) on first set of Sts as follows

1st row K4 purl to end

2nd row K1 Slip1 K1 pass slip stitch over knit to end

Repeat last 2 rows until15sts remain finishing at neck edge.

Next row K4 Sts and slip on to a safety pin Cast off next 2sts and work to end Dec 1st at neck edge on next 3 rows, at the same time decrease at armhole edge as before, continue until 2sts remain Purl 2 tog

Rejoin yarn to back Sts purl to end

Next row K1 slip1 K1 pass slip stitch over, Knit to last 3sts, K2tog K1

Next row Purl, repeat last 2 rows until 17sts remain, leave on stitch holder for neckband

Rejoin yarn to remain in stitches, purl to last 4 Sts, K4

Next row K to last 3sts, K2 tog K1

Continue as first side reversing all shaping and making buttonhole on 8th row


Cast on 26 Sts and Knit 5 rows

Continue in stocking stitch increasing 1 stitch at each end of fifth row, and 1sts at each end of the two following 6th rows, 32sts, continue to 9.5cm (3.75ins)

Cast off 2sts at the beginning on next 2 rows

Next row K1 Slip1 K1 psso, knit to last 3 Sts, K2 tog, K1

Next row purl

Continue as above 2 rows to 4sts, and leave on safety pin for neckband


Slip first 4 Sts on needle, pick up and knit 10sts from right front neck, 4sts from top of sleeve, 17sts from back, 4sts from top of sleeve, 10sts from left front neck, and 4sts from safety pin, 53sts

Knit 5 rows making buttonhole on 2nd row, cast off

Sew up armhole, sleeve seams, sew on 3 buttons


Cast on 63sts Knit 3 rows and continue in pattern as follows:

1st row K1* K1 yarn round needle P1. P3 tog P1 yarn over needle* repeat from* to last 3 Sts K3

2nd row Purl

3rd row Knit

4th row Purl

Repeat last 4 rows 4 times more, and 1st and 2nd row once more

Shape crown

1st row K6* Slip 1 K2 tog pass slip stitch over, K5 repeat from* to last stitch K1

2nd row Purl

3rd row K5* Slip 1 K2 tog pass slip stitch over,K3 repeat from* to last two stitches K2

4th row Purl

5th row K4* Slip 1 K2 tog pass slip stitch over, K1 repeat from* to last four stitches

6th row Purl

7th row K3* Slip 1 K1 pass slip stitch over, repeat from* to end (13sts)

8th row Purl

Draw up stitches and sew up seam.

You could leave part seam open, and attach ribbons if you wish.


No.12 needles (2.75)

Cast on 26sts loosely work 14 rows in K1 P1 rib

Change to No.10 needles (3.25). Work 2 rows in stocking stitch

Shape Instep

1st row K17 turn

2nd row P8 turn. Working on these 8sts knit 8 rows in stocking stitch. Break off yarn.

Right side facing, rejoin yarn to instep, pick up and knit 8sts along side edge of instep

Knit 8sts off left hand needle, pick up, and knit 8sts along other side of instep (42sts)

Work 3 rows in stocking stitch

Shape Foot

1st row K1 K2 together K12.K3tog .K6 .K3tog .K12 .K2tog .K1 .(36sts)

2nd row Purl

3rd row K1 K2 together K10. K3tog. K4 .K3tog .K10 .K2tog .K1 .(30sts)

4th row Purl

Cast off

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