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Heather Premature Baby Jacket
Submitted by Denny Kelly
Baby jacket
Premature baby jacket
Premature baby jacket sent in by Denny Kelly from Australia...

No 10 (3.25) needles. 4ply wool

Cast on 121 sts
K 5 rows garter stitch

Pattern

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. k5
3rd row. As first row
4th row . Knit
5th row . As 2nd row
6th row . As 2nd row. Repeat these 6 rows to (11.5cm ) 4 "inches, (42 rows.)

Decrease

1st row. k4, k.2 tog ( k3, k2 tog ) 22 times, k5. (98 sts )
2nd row. Knit
3rd 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, k.to end
3rd 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. purl
Next row. k2 tog. Cast off.

Back

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 st.st, 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

Sleeves

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 edge
1st 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

Hat

No 10 needles. 4 ply yarn

Cast on 61 sts, Knit 3 rows
Proceed 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. Purl
3rd row. As first row
4th row. Knit.
5th row Purl
6th row. Purl

Repeat these 6 rows, once more

Next row. Purl
Starting 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 . Purl
3rd 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. Purl
5th 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. Purl
7th row. Knit 3, slip 1, knit 1. pass slip stitch over repeat to end 13sts
8th row. Purl

Thread onto bodkin.
Draw up sts and sew up seam

Ab psso == pass slip stitch over

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