Sunday, 5 January 2014

Bella Baby Jacket

I try to alternate knitting & crochet projects ~ it's more interesting, and I think it helps to reduce the strain on my fingers, hands & shoulders.
Here is my first knitting of 2014 - a pretty little baby jacket for a newborn baby.
Bella Baby Jacket  ~  Newborn


Bella Baby Jacket  ~  9 months



BELLA BABY JACKET                    Newborn

 
DK yarn

4mm needles

3 small buttons

JACKET

Begin with the Sleeves (work 2)

Cast on 25sts

Work 6 rows in garter stitch   (knit every row)

Work 26 rows in stocking stitch, increasing 1 stitch at each end of 3rd,  7th and 11th rows   (31sts)

The sleeve should now measure about 5” – you can add more rows if required

Next Row:  Cast off 3sts, work to last 3sts, cast off 3sts   (25sts)

Leave these 25 stitches on a spare needle

Work the Main Part

Cast on 95sts

Work 6 rows in garter stitch

 Work in pattern as follows ~

1st Row:  Knit to end

2nd Row:  K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

3rd Row:  K10, yfwd, sl1, k2tog, psso, yfwd, *k5, yfwd, sl1, k2tog, psso, yfwd; rep from * to last 10sts, k10

4th Row:  K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Repeat these 4 rows 7 times more

Then work the 1st & 2nd rows once

Keeping the first & last 5sts of every row as knit stitches throughout, continue as follows ~

Next Row: Work 22sts, cast off 6sts, work 38sts, cast off 6sts, work to end

Next Row:  Knit 22sts from the right front, 25sts from the first sleeve, 39sts from the back, 25sts from the second sleeve and 22sts from left front    (133 stitches)

Work the Yoke

1st Row:  Knit 66sts, k2tog, knit to end of row   (132sts)

2nd Row:  Knit

3rd Row:  K1, k2tog, yfwd, k2 (for buttonhole), *(k2, k2tog), repeat from * to last 7sts, k7   (102sts)

Knit 3 rows

7th Row:  K5, *(k2tog, k7), repeat from * to last 7sts, k2tog, k5     (91sts)

Knit 3 rows

11th Row:  K8, *(k2tog, k7), repeat from * to last 2sts, k2                         (82sts)

Knit 3 rows

15th Row:  K1, k2tog, yfwd, k2 (for buttonhole), k3, *(k2tog, k6), repeat from * to last 2sts, k2    (73sts)

Knit 3 rows

19th Row:  K7, *(k2tog, k6), repeat from * to last 2sts, k2                            (65sts)

Knit 3 rows

23rd  Row:  K7, *(k2tog, k6), repeat from * to last 2sts, k2                          (58sts)

Knit 3 rows

27th Row:  K1, k2tog, yfwd, k2 (for buttonhole), knit to end of row

Knit 2 rows

Cast off loosely


To Finish

Join sleeve and underarm seams

Darn away ends

Sew on buttons



BELLA BABY JACKET                           For a baby of around 9 months




Width:          20½″

DK yarn ~ around 90g
4mm needles
3 small buttons


Begin with the Sleeves (work 2)

Cast on 29sts
Work 8 rows in garter stitch          (knit every row)
Work 42 rows in stocking stitch, increasing 1 stitch at each end of 3rd, 7th,11th ,15th, 19th and 23rd rows     (41sts)
The sleeve should now measure about 6½” – you can add more rows if required
Next Row:     Cast off 3sts, work to lst 3sts, cast off 3sts                  (35sts)

Leave these 35 stitches on a stitch holder for later


Work the Main Part

Cast on 119sts 
Work 8 rows in garter stitch
Work in pattern as follows ~
1st Row:        Knit to end
2nd Row:       K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
3rd Row:        K10, yfwd, sl1, k2tog, psso, yfwd, *k5, yfwd, sl1, k2tog, psso, yfwd; rep from * to last 10sts, k10
4th Row:        K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Repeat these 4 rows 8 times more
Then work the 1st & 2nd rows once
Keeping the first & last 5sts of every row as knit stitches throughout, continue as follows ~
Next Row: Work 28sts, cast off 6sts, work 50sts, cast off 6sts, work to end


Next Row:  Knit 28sts from the right front, 35sts from the first sleeve, 51sts from the back, 35sts from the second sleeve and 28sts from left front                (177sts) 

Work the Yoke
1st Row:        K2, * k5, k2tog, repeat from * to last 7sts, k7               (153sts)
2nd Row:       Knit
3rd Row:       K1, k2tog, yfwd, k2 (for buttonhole), knit to end
Knit 13 rows
17th Row:     K8, *k2tog, k3, rep from * to last 5sts, k5                     (125sts)
Knit 1 row
19th Row:     K1, k2tog, yfwd, k2 (for buttonhole), knit to end
Knit 7 rows
27th Row:      K7, *(k2tog, k2), repeat from * to last 6sts, k6              (97sts)
Knit 3 rows
31st Row:      K7, *(k2tog, k1), repeat from * to last 6sts, k6              (69sts)
Knit 3 rows
35th Row:      K1, k2tog, yfwd, k2 (for buttonhole), *(k2tog, k5), repeat from * to last st, k1     (60sts)

Knit 4 rows
Cast off loosely


To Finish

Join sleeve and underarm seams
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons
  



You will find the matching Baby Hat at ~

http://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/bella-baby-hat.html

You will find the instructions for a premature baby jacket at ~

http://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/little-bella-baby-jacket.html




 I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.  

In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.    

However, please do not copy my patterns

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15 comments:

  1. What a cute little jacket, Marianna! Just safed the pattern, thanks a lot :-). I also like to alternate between knitting and crochet. Crochet is my passion but I also love knitting a lot, so it's nice to have some WIPs in both ways!
    Happy Sunday greetings
    Nata

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  2. Thank you so much Marianne, there are a lot asking for long sleeve patterns now so this will be ideal and your easy to follow patterns are just perfect - printed off and ready on the to do pile xx

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  3. This little baby jacket is pretty too. Thanks for sharing your pattern. :)

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  4. That is gorgeous. I have added it to my Ravelry queue.

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  5. So pretty, thanks for sharing Marianna another to do. :)

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  6. Lovely little jacket. I'll be trying this one soon - when I finish off a few crochet projects. Thanks for the pattern. xox

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  7. Beautiful little jacket. Can't wait to try this one. With a little granddaughter coming any day now it will be just perfect for the spring. Thanks for the pattern.

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  8. I'm knitting the Bella baby jacket and I'm at the part where I have to cast off stitches in the middle of the row (twice), and I don't know how to continue knitting without adding another ball of yarn. Can you explain how to do this? Thanks,
    Mary Ellen

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    1. Kathleen April 16

      when you finish the body before you cast for the underarm, how long should it measure?

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  9. Very cute indeed. Want to start one immediately.

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  10. Thank you Marianna, another cute coat for my local SCBU

    Lynn

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  11. Thanks for chearing this cute pattern!
    Make a nice day :)

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  12. Gorgeous little number I made it on Saturday thank you for sharing your patterns they are fabulous x

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  13. this sweater is very cute. Do you have instructions for 3, and 6 month sizes? Thank you

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  14. Bonjour ton avoir les explications en fran├žais merci d'avance

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