Thursday, 26 March 2015

Topaz - Premature Baby Cardi

This little premature baby cardi is so simple ...... but so sweet!
 
Knitted top-down ~ and only two tiny sleeve seams to sew up.
 
Small, medium and large premature baby sizes.
 
Topaz Premature Baby Cardigan Jacket
 
 
With contrasting colour borders - the choices are endless .......
 
 
Topaz ~ Small Premature Baby Cardi    
 
 
Size:
Width:         12"
Length:       6"
 
 
Tension: 
 
22sts = 4" (10cm)
 
 
Requires:
 
Around 22g of DK (8ply) yarn
 
2 buttons
 
 
 
Using contrast colour 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        Knit
Change to main colour ~
Row 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        Knit
Row 24        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Repeat last 2 rows seven times more
 
Change to contrast colour  ~
 
Knit 5 rows
Cast off
 
 
Short Sleeves ~ Both Alike
 
Put the 22sts, left on a stitch holder, back on to a knitting needle.
 
Using contrast colour yarn  ~
Knit 5 rows
Cast off
 
Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve border seams
Gather together underarms, using a length of main colour yarn
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Topaz ~ Medium Premature Baby Cardi
 
 
Size:
Width:         13 ½"
Length:       6 ½ "
 
 
Tension: 
 
22sts = 4" (10cm)
 
 
 
Requires:
 
Around 28g of DK (8ply) yarn
 
2 buttons
 
 
 
Using contrast colour 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        Knit
Change to main colour ~
Row 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        Knit
Row 26        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Repeat last 2 rows nine more
 
Knit 5 rows
Cast off
 
 
Short Sleeves ~ Both Alike
 
Put the 24sts, left on a stitch holder, back on to a knitting needle.
Rejoin main colour yarn
 
Row 1          S1, knit to end     
Row 2          S1, purl to last st, k1
 
Using contrast colour yarn  ~
 
Knit 5 rows
Cast off
 
Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve border seams
Gather together underarms, using a length of main colour yarn
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons
 
Topaz ~ Large Premature Baby Cardi
Size:
Width:         15"
Length:       7½ "
 
 
Tension: 
 
22sts = 4" (10cm)
 
 
Requires:
 
Around 30g of DK (8ply) yarn
3 buttons
 
Using contrast colour 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        Knit
 
Change to main colour ~
Row 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        S1, knit to end
Row 28        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Repeat last 2 rows eleven times more
 
Change to contrast colour  ~
 
Knit 5 rows
Cast off
 
Short Sleeves ~ Both Alike
 
Put the 26sts, left on a stitch holder, back on to a knitting needle.
 
Rejoin main colour 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
 
Using contrast colour yarn  ~
 
Knit 5 rows
Cast off
 
Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve border seams
Gather together underarms, using a length of main colour yarn
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons

 
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2 comments :

  1. Marianne - This little cardi is just adorable! I am sure it would be loved by both baby and mom.
    Terri

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  2. This pattern is ideal as I knit for Preemies UK. If I wanted longer sleeves would I just knit extra rows? Thanks

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