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Body Warmer for premature/low birth weight baby
Submitted by Mary
Baby body warmer
Tweeny socks

Specially for babies with lines in their arms.

For use on neonatal units, adapted to Machine knitting for us by Mary.

Finished garment weighs approx 15grm (1/2oz)
Using 4ply yarn, Cast on 84 sts.
Knit 4 circular rows
Row counter 000. Work 11 rows in 1x1 rib
Transfer stitches to main bed
Stocking stitch Tension 7
Knit to RC 35 - inserting a small Fair Isle, slip stitch or fine lace pattern of choice.
Row 35 - Working on 17 sts at right - put rest into HP.
Decrease 1stitch at front edge on next and alternate rows x 4.
Knit to RC 63. Take shoulder stitches off on waste yarn.
Reset RC to 35 and repeat on 17sts at left, reversing decreases at front edge.

Re-set RC to 35 and on rem 50 sts cast off 4 sts at beginning of next two rows
Knit to R.C. 63.
Take off, on Waste Yarn, 17sts at each side for shoulder
Cast off remaining 16sts stitches for back neck
Join shoulder seams

Button band
7 sts 1x1 rib K.3 rows (make buttonhole - K.12 rows) x3
Knit approx. 125 rows
Attach band and buttons.

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