Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Little Jay ~ Premature Baby Cardigan Jacket

This new premature baby design is for boys or girls   
 
......  in three premature sizes :)

Jay or Jai is a common first name derived from the Sanskrit  
for "win" or "victory".
 
 
Little Jay ~ Premature Baby Cardigan Jackets
 
 
Small Premature Baby Cardi   ~  Width 12",   Length  6" 
 
Medium Premature Baby Cardi   ~  Width 13½",   Length  6½ "
 

Large Premature Baby Cardi   ~  Width 15",   Length  7½ "

 

 
 
Small Premature Baby Cardi
 

 

 
Size:
Width:         12"
Length:       6"
 
 
Tension: 
 
22sts = 4" (10cm)
 
 
Requires:
 
Around 22g of DK (8ply) yarn
 
2 buttons
 
 
 
Using DK yarn and 4mm needles ~
 
Cast on 51sts
 
Rows 1& 2             Knit
Row 3          K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Rows 4 & 5  Knit
Row 6          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 7          K8, kfb, k1, kfb, k5, kfb, k1, kfb, k12, kfb, k1, kfb, k5, kfb, k1, kfb, k9
Row 8          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 9          K9, kfb, k1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k14, kfb, k1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k10
Row 10        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 11        K10, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k16, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k11
Row 12        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 13        K11, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k18, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k12
Row 14        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 15        K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), K8, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k20, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k13
Row 16        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 17        K13, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k22, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k14
Row 18        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 19        K14, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k24, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k15
Row 20        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 21        K17, slip next 22sts onto a stitch holder, k29, slip next 22sts onto a stitch holder, k17
Row 22        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                (63sts) 
Row 23        K5, *yo, s1, k1, psso, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4
Row 24        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 25        S1, knit to end     
Row 26        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Repeat last 2 rows once more
 
Row 29        K5, *yo, s1, k1, psso, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4
Row 30        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 31        S1, knit to end     
Row 32        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Repeat last 2 rows once more
 
Row 35        K5, *yo, s1, k1, psso, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4
Row 36        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 37        S1, knit to end     
Row 38        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Knit 5 rows
Cast off
 
 
Short Sleeves ~ Both Alike
 
Put the 22sts, left on a stitch holder, back on to a knitting needle. Rejoin yarn.
 
Knit 5 rows
Cast off
Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve seams. Gather together underarms
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons

 * * *
 
Medium Premature Baby     
 
 
Size:
Width:         13 ½"
Length:       6 ½ "
 
 
Tension: 
 
22sts = 4" (10cm)
 
 
 
Requires:
 
Around 28g of DK (8ply) yarn
 
2 buttons
 
 
 
Using DK yarn and 4mm needles ~
 
Cast on 55sts
 
Rows 1& 2             Knit
Row 3            K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Rows 4 & 5  Knit
Row 6          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 7          K9, kfb, k1, kfb, k5, kfb, k1, kfb, k14, kfb, k1, kfb, k5, kfb, k1, kfb, k10
Row 8          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 9          K10, kfb, k1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k16, kfb, k1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k11
Row 10        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 11        K11, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k18, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k12
Row 12        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 13        K12, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k20, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k13
Row 14        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 15        K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), K9, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k22, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k14
Row 16        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 17        K14, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k24, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k15
Row 18        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 19        K15, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k26, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k16
Row 20        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 21        K16, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k28, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k17
Row 22        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 23        K19, slip next 24sts onto a stitch holder, k33, slip next 24sts onto a stitch holder, k19
Row 24        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                (71sts) 
Row 25        K5, *yo, s1, k1, psso, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4
Row 26        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 27        S1, knit to end     
Row 28        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Repeat last 2 rows twice more
 
Row 33        K5, *yo, s1, k1, psso, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4
Row 34        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 35        S1, knit to end     
Row 36        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Repeat last 2 rows twice more
 
Row 41        K5, *yo, s1, k1, psso, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4
Row 42        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 43        S1, knit to end     
Row 44        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Knit 5 rows
Cast off
 
 
Short Sleeves ~ Both Alike
 
Put the 24sts, left on a stitch holder, back on to a knitting needle. Rejoin yarn.
 
Row 1          S1, knit to end     
Row 2          S1, purl to last st, k1
 
Knit 5 rows
Cast off
Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve seams. Gather together underarms
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons
* * *
 
 
Large Premature
 
 
Size:
Width:         15"
Length:       7½ "
 
 
Tension: 
 
22sts = 4" (10cm)
 
 
Requires:
 
Around 30g of DK (8ply) yarn
3 buttons
 
Using DK yarn and 4mm needles ~
Cast on 59sts
Rows 1& 2             Knit
Row 3            K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Rows 4 & 5  Knit
Row 6          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 7          K10, kfb, k1, kfb, k5, kfb, k1, kfb, k16, kfb, k1, kfb, k5, kfb, k1, kfb, k11
Row 8          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 9          K11, kfb, k1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k18, kfb, k1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k12
Row 10        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 11        K12, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k20, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k13
Row 12        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 13        K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k22, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k14
Row 14        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 15        K14, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k24, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k15
Row 16        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 17        K15, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k26, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k16
Row 18        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 19        K16, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k28, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k17
Row 20        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 21        K17, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k30, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k18
Row 22        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 23        K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), k14, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k32, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k19
Row 24        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 25        K21, slip next 26sts onto a stitch holder, k37, slip next 26sts onto a stitch holder, k21                                                             (79sts)
Row 26        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 27        K5, *yo, s1, k1, psso, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4
Row 28        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 29        S1, knit to end     
Row 30        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Repeat last 2 rows three times more
 
Row 37        K5, *yo, s1, k1, psso, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4
Row 38        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 39        S1, knit to end     
Row 40        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Repeat last 2 rows three times more
 
Row 47        K5, *yo, s1, k1, psso, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4
Row 48        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 49        S1, knit to end     
Row 50        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Knit 5 rows
Cast off
 
Short Sleeves ~ Both Alike
 
Put the 26sts, left on a stitch holder, back on to a knitting needle. Rejoin yarn.
 
Row 1          S1, knit to end     
Row 2           S1, purl to last st, k1
 
Row 3           S1, knit to end     
Row 4           S1, purl to last st, k1
 
Knit 5 rows
Cast off
Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve seams. Gather together underarms
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons
 

Little Jay - Large, Medium, Small Premature Baby

Little Jay
 
 
You will find the instructions for matching hats at ~
 
 
 
 
You will find the instructions for the  0 - 3 months size  jacket - with long or short sleeves  at ~  
 
 
 
 

 
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This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced

or republished on another webpage or website.

‘This work is registered with the UK Copyright Service.’
 



11 comments :

  1. Thank you for another beautiful pattern Marianna it's so cute. :) xx

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  2. These are sweet! You are very generous to provide the pattern. I have saved it as I l9ove to knit baby things to have on hand for gifts.

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  3. I forgot to ask, could I continue to knit a bit further to do a longer sleeve?

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  4. Thank you marianna i knit for premmies at a hospital in Perth WA

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  5. I am knitting for charity and this is another beautiful pattern. Thanks so much for sharing your skill, Marianna x

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  6. I love this pattern - I'm currently "re-teaching" myself to knit and this was a perfect way to practice kfb, putting stitches on holders for later, buttonholes and the yo's needed throughout. Thank you!! I linked my project up to your pattern on Ravelry - http://www.ravelry.com/projects/playingwithfiber/little-jay---premature-baby-cardigans

    Now to decide which one of your other patterns I'm going to try next. :)

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  7. I would love to do this pattern, but am a real beginner! It would be helpful if there was a "legend". For instance I don't know what kfb, S1 or psso means. Anyone please explain and I'll google the technique. Please and thank you :)

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  8. Susan: when in doubt GOOGLE IT! and should google ever fail to explain what you need to know, youtube.com search it. For example, S1 or psso search and a video showing you what you do will come up. Once upon a time we all were where you are now. Stick with it, you'll master all these "hieroglyphics" before long. Best of luck!

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  9. The Marianna's sweater was my first baby sweater. There are so many ways to make this pattern unique with just simple changes, that even beginners can make this over and over. It's popular with experienced knitters because it's so darn cute, and they can just whip them out in a day.
    My question, will the large preemie, fit an average newborn, using a larger needle, or worsted yarn?? If not, are the other sizes on your "to do" list? I'm sure you are getting requests from us beginners that can't yet adjust the pattern themselves. Your patterns really are exceptionally cute. Thanks Tancie

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments Tancie - there is a newborn size 0 -3 months with short or long sleeves. The link is ~ http://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/jay-baby-cardigan.html
      Happy knitting ;) M

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    2. Thanks for your prompt reply ! Keep up the great designs. The next generation of knitters will still be using them. Thanks. Tancie

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