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Premature Baby Jacket

Premature Baby Jacket (HKP)

Denny Kelly
Here is a beautiful premature baby jacket sent in by Denny Kelly all the way from Australia...

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No 10 (3.25) needles. 4ply wool

Cast on 121 stsK 5 rows garter stitch


1st row. k5 * k1, wool forward, k.3, sl.1, k2 tog, psso, k3, wf, rep from* to last 6 sts k6.2nd row . k5 purl to last 5 sts. k53rd row. As first row4th row . Knit5th row . As 2nd row6th row . As 2nd row. Repeat these 6 rows to (11.5cm ) 4 ½"inches, (42 rows.)


1st row. k4, k.2 tog ( k3, k2 tog ) 22 times, k5. (98 sts )2nd row. Knit3rd row. k.1, k2 tog, wool over needle knit to end (button hole)Knit 3 more rows garter stitch

Divide for fronts and back.7th row k.24, cast off next 4 sts, k.41, cast off next 4 sts, k. 23. ( 90 sts.) 24 sts R. front, 42 for back , 24 sts. for L front.

Work on last 24 sts as follows:1st row. k5, purl to end.2nd row. k1, k.2 tog, end3rd row. k5. purl to end.

Continue in stocking stitch keeping 5sts garter stitch for border, Decrease at armhole edge in the knit rows until 14 sts. ending with a knit row.Next row. Cast off 6 sts, purl to end (8 sts)Continue in stocking st., decrease at both ends in knit rows until 4 sts remain. Next row. purl. Next row ( k2 tog) twice. ( 2 sts.)Next row. purlNext row. k2 tog. Cast off.


Rejoin wool to 42 sts. for back.1st row. purl.2nd row. k1, k2 tog, knit to last 3sts, sl 1, k1, psso, k1.Continue in, decrease at both armhole edges in knit rows until 20 sts. remain.Next row. purl.Cast off.

Right & Front

Rejoin wool to 24 sts.1st row. purl to last 5 st. k5.2nd row. knit to last 3sts, sl 1, k1, psso, k1. 3rd row. Purl to last 5sts. k5.Continue in stocking stitch, with garter stitch border, decrease Until 14sts remain, ending with a purl row and working a buttonhole in row 12 border as before.Next row. Cast off 6sts, knit to last 3 sts , slip 1, knit 1. pass slip stitch over, K1 (7 sts)Next row. Purl.Next row. Knit 2 together. Knit to the last 3sts, slip 1, knit 1, pass slipstitch over. K1.(5sts)Next row. Purl.Next row. k2 tog. Knit to the last 3 sts, slip 1 K 1, pass slip stitch over, Knit 1 (3sts)Next row. Purl 1 Purl 2 together ( 2sts)Next row. Knit 2 together. Cast off


Cast on 26 sts. and knit 7 rows.Change to stocking stitch.8th row.(k2, increase in next stitch ) rep to last 2sts. k2. ( 34sts)9th row. Purl.Continue in stocking stitch until work measures (4") ending on a purl row.

Shape armhole

Cast off 2 sts at beginning of next 2 rows.Next row. k1, k2 tog, knit to last 3 sts. sl 1, k1, psso, k1.Next row Purl.Repeat last 2 rows until 6sts remain.Next row. Purl. Cast off.

Sew sleeve seams and sew into garment

Neckband right side facing, pick up 55sts evenly around the neck edge1st row. knit.2nd row. k1, k2 tog, wool over needle , knit to end. (buttonhole) Knit 3 rows. Cast off. Sew up and sew on buttons


No 10 needles. 4 ply yarn

Cast on 61 sts, Knit 3 rowsProceed in pattern:

1st row. * Knit 1, yarn forward, knit 3, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over, knit 3, yarn forward* repeat from * to last stitch. Knit 1.2nd row. Purl3rd row. As first row4th row. Knit.5th row Purl6th row. Purl

Repeat these 6 rows, once more

Next row. PurlStarting with a knit row. Work 20 rows in stocking stitch.Shape Crown:1st row Knit 6 * slip 1. Knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over knit 5. repeat from * to last 4 stitches Knit 4 (47sts)2nd row . Purl3rd row. Knit 5 * slip 1. knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over, knit 3, repeat from * to last 3 sts, Knit 3 (33sts)4th row. Purl5th row. Knit 4. * slip 1. knit 2 together. Pass slip stitch over. Knit 1, repeat from * to last 2 sts. Knit 2 (19sts)6th row. Purl7th row. Knit 3, slip 1, knit 1. pass slip stitch over repeat to end 13sts8th row. Purl

Thread onto bodkin.Draw up sts and sew up seam

Ab psso == pass slip stitch over

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