Friday, 8 February 2013

All-in-one Knitted Baby Tops

A very quick project - and - No Sewing Up!

I have been knitting these cute little baby tops & thought you might like to make them too.
They are very quick to complete ..... 
 
..... and are a perfect little gift for a newborn baby.

all-in-one newborn baby top

all-in-one newborn baby sleeveless cardi



Please note - there are instructions for 2 variations of this pattern design ~

a 2-button matinee /swing  style top
&
a 3-button sleeveless cardi with ribbing at the neck & lower edge
 
 
Early / Small Newborn Sleeveless Matinee Top
 

 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/all-in-one-baby-top

 

All-in-One Baby Top      For an early or small newborn baby

Yarn    any DK  (tension 22sts over 4”/10cm)   -  requires  42g

Needles  – 4mm throughout (UK old No.8)
Requires 2 small buttons

Worked from the neck downwards 


Tips:


·         Cast off loosely on row 25 for the cap sleeves – if you find this difficult – use a larger needle

·         m1 (make 1) on row 27 – I do this by knitting into the front & back of a stitch – some knitters pick up the bar of yarn from the previous row – either way will be OK

·         yfwd – yarn forward seems to be a very UK term – you may know this as yo (yarn over) or yrn (yarn round needle). This makes the buttonholes and also the little eyelet holes on the yoke                    
 
Cast on 57sts
 
Rows 1 & 2   Knit
Row 3           K2, yfwd, k2 tog, knit to end of row
Rows 4 & 5   Knit
Row 6           K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 7           Knit
Row 8           K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 9           K8, *(yfwd, k1, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts,k4                               75sts
Row 10         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 11         Knit
Row 12         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 13         K8, *(yfwd, k3, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts, k4                               93sts
Rows 14, 15, 16          As rows 10, 11, 12        
Row 17         K8, *(yfwd, k5, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts, k4                              111sts
Rows 18, 19, 20          As rows 10, 11, 12   
Rows 21, 22, 23, 24    Knit
Row 25         K18, cast off 20sts, k34, cast off 20sts, k17
Row 26         Knit                                                                                                     71sts
Row 27         K2, yfwd, k2 tog, (k2, m1) 15 times, k3, m1, (k2, m1) 14 times, k6
Row 28         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                                         101sts
Row 29         Knit
Row 30         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat last 2 rows 9 times more
Knit 5 rows
Cast off loosely                                
Darn away ends                               
Sew on buttons               

 
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Early / Small Newborn Sleeveless Cardi
 
 

All-in-One Baby Top with ribbing      For an early or small newborn baby

Yarn    any DK  (tension 22sts over 4”/10cm)        -   requires  34g
Needles  – 4mm throughout (UK old No.8)
Requires 3 small buttons
Worked from the neck downwards

Tips:

·         Cast off loosely on row 25 for the cap sleeves – if you find this difficult – use a larger needle

·         m1 (make 1) on row 27 – I do this by knitting into the front & back of a stitch – some knitters pick up the bar of yarn from the previous row – either way will be OK

·         yfwd – yarn forward seems to be a very UK term – you may know this as yo (yarn over) or yrn (yarn round needle). This makes the buttonholes and also the little eyelet holes on the yoke
Cast on 57sts.
Rib 6 rows,  making a buttonhole on the 3rd row
Row 7            Knit
Row 8            K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 9            K8, *(yfwd, k1, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts,k4                     75sts
Row 10          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 11          Knit
Row 12          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 13          K8, *(yfwd, k3, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts, k4                    93sts
Rows 14, 15, 16           As rows 10, 11, 12
Row 17          K8, *(yfwd, k5, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts, k4                   111sts
Rows 18, 19, 20            As rows 10, 11, 12
Rows 21, 22, 23, 24       Knit
Row 25          K18, cast off 20sts, k34, cast off 20sts, k17
Row 26          Knit                                                                                         71sts
Row 27          K2, yfwd, k2 tog, *(k3, m1) rep from * to last 7sts, k7                91sts
Row 28          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 29          Knit
Row 30          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat last 2 rows 9 times more
Rib 6 rows, making a buttonhole on 5th row
Cast off loosely                                
Darn away ends                               
Sew on buttons     
 
          
Hope you enjoy making them
 
I would love to hear your comments
All-in-One Baby Top         0 -3 months

 




Width:             16”    (41cm)
Length:            9       (23cm)
Yarn  –  any DK  (tension 22sts over 4”/10cm)    
         
Needles  – 4mm throughout
Requires 3 small buttons


Worked from the neck downwards 


Tips:


·         Cast off loosely on row 29 for the cap sleeves – if you find this difficult – use a larger needle

·         m1 (make 1) on row 31 – I do this by knitting into the front & back of a stitch – some knitters pick up the bar of yarn from the previous row – either way will be OK

·         yfwd – yarn forward seems to be a very UK term – you may know this as yo (yarn over) or yrn (yarn round needle). This makes the buttonholes and also the little eyelet holes on the yoke

·         For a nice variation rib the first and last 5 rows.           
 
 

Cast on 57sts
Rows 1 & 2       Knit
Row 3               K2, yfwd, k2 tog, knit to end of row
Rows 4 & 5       Knit
Row 6               K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 7               Knit
Row 8               K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 9               K8, *(yfwd, k1, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts,k4                       75sts
Row 10             K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 11             Knit
Row 12             K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 13             K8, *(yfwd, k3, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts, k4                       93sts
Row 14             K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 15             K2, yfwd, k2 tog, knit to end of row
Rows 16           K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 17             K8, *(yfwd, k5, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts, k4                       111sts
Rows 18, 19, 20            As rows 10, 11, 12   
Row 21             K8, *(yfwd, k7, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts, k4                       129sts
Rows 22, 23, 24            As rows 10, 11, 12                                                        
Rows 25, 26,     Knit
Row 27             K2, yfwd, k2 tog, knit to end of row
Row 28             Knit
Row 29             K21, cast off 24sts, k38, cast off 24sts, k20
Row 30             Knit across (21sts for front, 39sts for back, 21sts for front)              81sts
Row 31             K4,, (k2, m1) 18 times, k1, m1, (k2, m1) 17 times, k6
Row 32             K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                                117sts
Row 33             Knit
Row 34             K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat last 2 rows 12 times more
Knit 5 rows
Cast off loosely                       
Darn away ends                       
Sew on buttons





All-in-One Baby Top      For a 6 months baby

 


Width:             18”    (46cm)

Length:            10”       (25.5cm)


Yarn    any DK  (tension 22sts over 4”/10cm)      - requires 56g
Needles  – 4mm throughout

Requires 3 small buttons

Tips:

·         Cast off loosely on row 30 for the cap sleeves – if you find this difficult – use a larger needle

·         m1 (make 1) on row 33 – I do this by knitting into the front & back of a stitch – some knitters pick up the bar of yarn from the previous row – either way will be OK

·         yfwd – yarn forward seems to be a very UK term – you may know this as yo (yarn over) or yrn (yarn round needle). This makes the buttonholes and also the little eyelet holes on the yoke

·         For a nice variation rib the first and last 5 rows.



Worked from the neck downwards               

Cast on 69sts

 

Rows 1 & 2                   Knit
Row 3                          K2, yfwd, k2 tog, (makes a buttonhole) knit to end of row
Rows 4 & 5                   Knit
Row 6                          K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 7                          Knit
Row 8                          K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 9                          K9, *(yfwd, k1, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 5sts,k5                 91sts
Row 10                        K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 11                        Knit
Row 12                        K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 13                        K9, *(yfwd, k3, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 5sts, k5              113sts
Rows 14                      K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 15                        K2, yfwd, k2 tog, (makes a buttonhole) knit to end of row
Row 16                        K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 17                        K9, *(yfwd, k5, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 5sts, k5              135sts
Rows 18, 19, 20           As rows 10, 11, 12   

Row 21                        K9, *(yfwd, k7, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 5sts, k5              157sts
Rows 22, 23, 24           As rows 10, 11, 12   

Rows 25, 26                 Knit
Row 27                        K2, yfwd, k2 tog, (makes a buttonhole) knit to end of row
Row 28                        Knit
Row 29                        Knit
Row 30                        K26, cast off 28sts, k48, cast off 28sts, k25
Row 31                        Knit  (26sts from front, 49sts from back. 26sts from front)      101sts

Row 32                        K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 33                        K5, (k3, m1) to last 6ts, k6                                                   131sts
Row 34                        K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 35                        Knit     
Row 36                        K5, purl to last 5sts, k5                                               
Repeat last 2 rows
until work measures 23cm ( 9” ) in length

Knit 5 rows
Cast off loosely
                      
Darn away ends                     
Sew on buttons
        




You will find instructions for age 9 - 12 months at ~


and instructions for age 1 -3 years and age 4 - 6 years at ~

 
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Would you like to make a matching hat ?
 
matching hats - newborn and small/early baby
 
 
 
 
Find my patterns at ~


 

48 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing! Those tops are so sweet!

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  2. Beautiful! Knit items always look so timeless - I love them. Thank you for linking up at Link & Share Wednesdays!
    Rhondda

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  3. Such a beautiful little sweater top :) Thank you for linking up at Link & Share Wednesdays! Rhondda

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  4. Row 25 of Matinee top is incorrect. 18 + 20 + 34 + 20 + 17 = 109 not 111 sts. You end up with 2 extra sts if row is knit as written. The 34 should be a 36 in order to keep the following st count of 71 sts correct.

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    1. I believe that the pattern is correct kozmic
      After you cast off you will have 1 stitch on the right hand needle. Perhaps you were confused by this when you added the stitch count?
      If you follow the instructions as written, it will work out right. X

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    2. I had the same count as "kozmic". If I do the directions for row 25 as written I have two stitches left over. I, too, had to do 36 stitches in the middle. Am wondering what I am missing here???

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  5. Hello! I took the liberty to translate your pattern for portuguese, I hope that's alright. I gave you all the credit and placed a link to the original pattern! Many of my friends loved this pattern and wanted in portuguese, so I translated for them and placed it in my blog. If you don't want your pattern in my blog just say it and I will remove it!

    Many thanks!

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    1. I am so happy you like my design Betina.
      I just had a look at your lovely blog. Thank you for mentioning me - and for linking back.
      It gives me great pleasure to think that there are people all over the world making my patterns.
      Muitas felicidades . M

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  6. Thank you for the pattern. I've made it as my very first finished project in knitting. Mine is not perfect but it's cute.

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    1. I am thrilled that you made my little baby top as your first finished project! There will be no stopping you now.......
      Very best wishes for many more projects and 'happy knitting'.
      M

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  7. what cute little garments :D

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    1. Thank you Trace. Glad you like them.
      Thank you for taking the time to comment. M

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  8. This has always been one of my most popular pattern designs - lots of people asked for a larger size!!
    This is now written - and you can find the instructions at ~
    http://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/all-in-one-baby-top-9-12-months.html

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  9. Just finished this top and it's turned out so well. I did have to put the buttonhole at the end of the row though as it seems to be on the wrong side for a girl. Perfect otherwise. many thanks for sharing. Sue x

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    1. hi i thought that as well so i did :
      Row 1 - k1,p1 to end
      Row 2 - p1,k1 to end

      then its confused me with row 3 cause ive never knitted anything from the neck down before id be grateful if you could reply with the stitches for row 3. thanks

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  10. any chance of bigger sizes? I would love to make this for my 2 yr old granddaughter.

    thanks,
    jeanne

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    1. Hi Jeanne
      I am glad that you like my little sleeveless top.

      You will find instructions for age 1-3 years, and age 4-6 years at ~

      http://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/mariannas-all-in-one-sleeveless-tops.html

      best wishes. M

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  11. Hi there

    I am in the process of knitting your lovely little top, I haven't knitted for 25 years, and then I never got beyond a scarf, so knitting patterns are one of life's mysteries....:) I seem to be getting on OK, but I am totally confused by row 27........Do I knit K2, M1 15 times? and do I knit K2, M1 14 times? Sorry for being dense...LOL.......

    Many thanks
    Shell

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  12. I am nearly finished a cardi i seem to be doing well but just have a gut instinct it maybe too small. But have enjoyed every little moment of it.

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    1. Hello Sazini
      I hope your little baby top was OK in size. Newborns do vary quite a lot!
      There is a bigger size at ~

      http://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/all-in-one-baby-top-9-12-months.html

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  13. How do I download or print the pattern?

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    1. Hello Cynthia
      The easiest way is to copy & paste the pattern instructions into a Word or other text document.
      You will then be able to print it or read your document whenever you want to.
      Hope this helps. Marianna

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  14. I made this with one ball of yarn, in one day! The pattern is perfectly clear, the result perfectly gorgeous! THANKS

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    1. Thank you for your lovely message Chavie. And I am glad you enjoyed making this cute little baby top.

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  15. Adorable little top! And you show it in Bernat's Baby Jacquards Florals, the yarn I want to use, so I know mine will turn out cute! Thank you!!

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  16. This is seriously cute! I would love to post a pic of the one I made but unsure how. It is very small tho so will also make some bigger ones too. This first, practice run is perfect for my daughter's doll :)

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    1. Hello Kelli
      I guess the size depends a little on the yarn thickness....
      I thought you might like to know I just added instructions for a 3month baby version.
      You might like this size better. Happy Knitting

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    2. Thanks so much, I will definitely give it a go, it's such an easy knit with a lovely result :)

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  17. Dear Marianna
    Is it possible to have a long sleeve version? We are a charity knitting group in London UK knitting for the disadvantaged both in the UK and abroad. It is such a cute pattern but we do need longer sleeves.
    Many best wishes - Maureen Jackson, London UK.

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  18. Hi, I was just wondering if you have this pattern for a three year old, as I love the top piece. if not how can I adjust it.

    many thanks

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    1. Yes, this pattern also has instructions for an age 1-3 years and age 4-6 years at ~

      http://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/mariannas-all-in-one-sleeveless-tops.html

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  19. oo cant wait to start on the upsizes. Thank you Marianna xx

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  20. I am reading ahead in the pattern and see where you put 1 buttonhole on row 3 and then another on 5th row of ribbing at the bottom but I don't see a third one as it shows in the pattern. Am I missing the row that the 3rd buttonhole should be? I am also just using a yarn over to make the buttonhole. Not sure if that is what you used. Love the pattern and can't wait to see it done

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  21. hi I've just started knitting the first pattern you put on this page and i'm still pretty new to knitting. I've got to row 9 and at the end it says 75 stitches does that mean I need to increase to 75 stitches now and if so how do I do that ?

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  22. Hi Marianna, I am delighted with your pattern for the Newborn Sleeveless Cardi, I have knitted several of the all in one baby tops which have gone with our local "Support for Romania" charity to children in Romania. I'd like to try the Cardi for a change and wonder if you have done instructions for a bigger size as the only bigger sizes I can find are for the Baby tops. Ruth

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  23. Thank you so much for this lovely pattern ........

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  24. My knitting group is using your pattern for the NICU unit of McMaster Children's Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and we love it. We have however been requested by the unit to provide long sleeves. Is there a pattern version for long sleeves? Please and thank you.

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  25. i have just knitted this but it came out very small maybe fit a tiny tears doll x

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  26. Thanks for sharing those tops are so sweet love them thanks once again for linking up at link &share keep up the good work

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  27. Hi Marianne I follow a knitting group on Facebook and we are all loving this cardigan and posting our pictures thank you for sharing. However there is one lady who would love to knit it but she cannot count due to a stroke. I have offered to rewrite it with every row so that she can cross off as she goes obviously there will be no charge involved but I wanted to make sure you are happy for me to do this for her? Thanks again hope to hear from you soon. kind regards Belinda Mullins

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    1. Yes Belinda, no problem - we all like to help fellow knitters. :)

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  28. This was so fun to knit. My first garment to knit, that is why I chose this easy one. And I was excited to get it done and find how easy it was to knit. The instructions are simple, precise with no problem to follow.
    I choose the Dippity Dots because I fell in love with them and had to try it. I have 2 people that need one for a baby already here!
    Thanks to Marianna’s Lazy Daisy Blog Spot, there are several cuties on there I want to try. This was from my Ravelry project post with a picture added.http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Justflutterby/girls-all-in-one-sleeveless-top

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    1. Hi Marsha. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed knitting your first garment - and am really happy that you chose my pattern design. There will be no stopping you now.......... Very best wishes and happy knitting.

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  29. Is there a 7-8 size in this top? My GGD is only 5 but very big for her age and just won't fit a 4-6. I want to make matching tops for herand "baby Sister".
    sue seiber

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  30. Please notify me about the baby top in my comment above. Thanks,
    Sue Seiber

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    1. Hi Sue - I am writing a larger size - but in the meantime how about knitting this in aran (10ply) yarn instead of DK (8ply) yarn?
      This will give you the size you need - but it will be a bit thicker too of course. Best wishes.

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  31. I can't go to heavier yarn as I have already made the baby one in Bernat Jaquard, Maroon, and wanted them to match. I have already bought the yarn too. Thanks, hope you get the bigger size pattern. I am making these for Xmas. Thanks again,
    Sue Seiber

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