Saturday, 18 July 2015

Lazy Daisy All-in-One Preemie Top With Sleeves


Here at last ......... for those of you who love my little baby top ........ and have been waiting for a preemie version with sleeves ........

Lazy Daisy Baby Top with Sleeves - Medium Premature

Lazy Daisy Baby Top with Sleeves - Small Premature & Large Premature


Hope you like them - I think this pattern will be very popular for charity knitting :)



All-in-One Lazy Daisy Premature Baby Top With Sleeves

 

These little baby tops are knitted top-down

 
Please Note:           

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

 

Lazy Daisy Premature Baby Top With Sleeves                         Small Premature

Small Premature Baby Top   ~    Width 11",    Length  6",    Sleeve Length 3½"  

Around 26g DK yarn
4mm needles

2 small buttons

 
Cast on 37sts

Rows 1 & 2              Knit
Row 3                      K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), 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                     K6, *(yfwd, k1, yfwd, k2) rep from * to last 4sts,k4           55sts   
Row 10                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 11                   Knit
Row 12                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 13                   K6, *(yfwd, k3, yfwd, k2) rep from * to last 4sts, k4          73sts
Rows 14, 15, 16       As rows 10, 11, 12
Row 17                   K6, *(yfwd, k5, yfwd, k2) rep from * to last 4sts, k4          91sts
Rows 18, 19, 20       As rows 10, 11, 12
Rows 21                  K6, *(yfwd, k7, yfwd, k2) rep from * to last 4sts, k4          109sts
Row 22                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 23                   K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end
Row 24                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 25                   K18, slip next 21sts onto a stitch holder, k31, slip next 21sts onto a stitch holder, k18
Row 26                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                    67sts  

Row 27                   K2, (k7, m1) to last 9sts, k9   OR you can do it this way ~
                   K2, (k6, kfb) to last 9sts, k9

Row 28                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                    75sts
Row 29                   Knit
Row 30                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat last 2 rows 5 times more
Knit 5 rows
Cast off loosely



Long Sleeves ~ Both Alike

Put 21sts, left on a stitch holder for a sleeve, back on to a knitting needle. Rejoin yarn.

Row 1           Kfb, knit to last st, kfb                           23sts

Row 2           S1, purl to last st, k1

Row 3           S1, knit to end

Row 4           S1, purl to last st, k1

Repeat last two rows until 3” (7.5cm) have been worked from armhole, ending after completing a wrong side row

Knit 5 rows

Cast off

 
Make the second sleeve in the same way

Sew up sleeve and underarm seams

Darn away ends

Sew on buttons


Lazy Daisy Premature Baby Top With Sleeves                         Medium Premature

 

 

Medium Premature Baby Top   ~  Width 13",   Length  7",   Sleeve Length  4”


Around 36g DK yarn

4mm needles

2 small buttons

 
Cast on 47sts

Rows 1& 2               Knit
Row 3                               K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Rows 4 & 5              Knit
Row 6                     K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Rows 7                   Knit
Row 8                     K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 9                     K7, *(yfwd, k1, yfwd, k3) rep from * to last 4sts,k4                 65sts    
Row 10                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 11                   Knit
Row 12                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 13                   K7, *(yfwd, k3, yfwd, k3) rep from * to last 4sts, k4                83sts
Rows 14, 15, 16       As rows 10, 11, 12
Row 17                   K7, *(yfwd, k5, yfwd, k3) rep from * to last 4sts, k4               101sts
Rows 18, 19, 20       As rows 10, 11, 12
Row 21                   K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), k3, *(yfwd, k7, yfwd, k3) rep from * to last 4sts, k4                          119sts
Row 22                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 23                   Knit
Row 24                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 25                   K19, slip next 23sts onto a stitch holder, k35, slip next 23sts onto a stitch holder, k19
Row 26                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                        73sts

Row 27                   K3, (k4, m1) to last 6sts, k6   OR you can do it this way ~
                              K3, (k3, kfb) to last 6sts, k6

Row 28                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                        89sts
Row 29                   Knit
Row 30                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat last 2 rows 7 times more
Knit 5 rows
Cast off loosely 

Long Sleeves ~ Both Alike

Put 23sts, left on a stitch holder for a sleeve, back on to a knitting needle. Rejoin yarn.

Row 1           Kfb, knit to last st, kfb                           25sts

Row 2           S1, purl to last st, k1

Row 3           S1, knit to end

Row 4           S1, purl to last st, k1

Repeat last two rows until 3½” (9cm) have been worked from armhole, ending after completing a wrong side row

Knit 5 rows

Cast off

 

Make the second sleeve in the same way

Sew up sleeve and underarm seams

Darn away ends

Sew on buttons

 

Lazy Daisy Premature Baby Top With Sleeves                         Large Premature




Large Premature Baby Top   ~  Width 15",   Length  8",  Sleeve Length 5”

 

Around 40g DK yarn
4mm needles

2 small buttons


Cast on 55sts

Rows 1 & 2              Knit
Row 3                    K2, yfwd, k2tog, 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                     K7, *(yfwd, k1, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 3sts,k3                  73sts
Row 10                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 11                   Knit
Row 12                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 13                   K7, *(yfwd, k3, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 3sts, k3               91sts
Rows 14, 15, 16       As rows 10, 11, 12  
Row 17                   K7, *(yfwd, k5, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 3sts, k3               109sts
Rows 18, 19, 20       As rows 10, 11, 12
Row 21                   K7, *(yfwd, k7, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 3sts, k3               127sts
Row 22                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 23                   K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end
Row 24                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 25                   K19, cast off 2sts, k22, cast off 2sts, k34, cast off 2sts, k22, cast off 2sts, k18
Row 30        
Row 26                   K4, purl 15sts (the front) - slip next 23sts onto a stitch holder for a sleeve - purl 35sts (the back) -  slip next 23sts onto a stitch holder for a sleeve  -  purl 15sts, k4 (the front)                73sts                                      

Conti                       Continue on these 73sts - (you will complete the sleeves later)                                                                               
Row 27                   K2, *(k3, m1) to last 5sts, k5   OR you can do it this way ~
                             K2, *(k2, kfb) to last 5sts, k5

Row 28                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                        95sts
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       

 
Long Sleeves ~ Both Alike

Put the 23sts, left on a stitch holder for a sleeve, back on to a knitting needle. Rejoin yarn.

Row 1           Kfb, purl to last st, kfb                           25sts

Row 2           S1, knit to end

Row 3           S1, purl to last st, k1

Repeat last two rows until 4½” (11.5cm) have been worked from armhole, ending after completing a wrong side row

Knit 5 rows

Cast off

 
Make the second sleeve in the same way

Sew up sleeve and underarm seams

Darn away ends

Sew on buttons



 You will find matching hats at  ~
 



 You will find bigger sizes ~  0-3months and 6months at ~
 
 

 
 


UPDATE ~ November 2016
I have recently been asked by a premature baby knitting group to add instructions for a version of this pattern
with buttons all down the front.
Glad to help! Instructions below -
 
Lazy Daisy Baby Top with Sleeves ~ for Preemies                  Button Front Version
 
Small Premature Baby Top   ~    Width 11",    Length  6",    Sleeve Length 3½"  
Around 26g DK yarn
4mm needles
4 small buttons
 
 
Cast on 37sts
 
Rows 1 & 2              Knit
Row 3                      K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), 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                     K6, *(yfwd, k1, yfwd, k2) rep from * to last 4sts,k4       55sts   
Row 10                    K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 11                    Knit
Row 12                    K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 13                    K6, *(yfwd, k3, yfwd, k2) rep from * to last 4sts, k4       73sts
Row 14                    K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 15                    K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 16                    K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 17                    K6, *(yfwd, k5, yfwd, k2) rep from * to last 4sts, k4      91sts
Rows 18, 19, 20       As rows 10, 11, 12
Row 21                    K6, *(yfwd, k7, yfwd, k2) rep from * to last 4sts, k4      109sts
Row 22                    K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 23                    K18, slip next 21sts onto a stitch holder, k31, slip next 21sts onto a stitch holder, k18
Row 24                    K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                               67sts
                   
Row 25                    K2, (k7, m1) to last 9sts, k9   OR you can do it this way ~
                    K2, (k6, kfb) to last 9sts, k9

Row 26                    K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                 75sts
Row 27                    K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 28                    K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 29                    Knit
Row 30                    K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat last 2 rows 3 times more

Knit 2 rows
Row 39                    K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Knit 2 rows
Cast off loosely
 
 
Long Sleeves ~ Both Alike
 
Put 21sts, left on a stitch holder for a sleeve, back on to a knitting needle. Rejoin yarn.
 
Row 1           Kfb, knit to last st, kfb                            23sts
Row 2           S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 3           S1, knit to end
Row 4           S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat last two rows until 3” (7.5cm) have been worked from armhole, ending after completing a wrong side (purl) row
 
Knit 5 rows
 
Cast off
 
Make the second sleeve in the same way
 
Sew up sleeve and underarm seams
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons
 
 
 
 
 
Medium Premature Baby Top   ~  Width 13",   Length  7",   Sleeve Length  4”
 
Around 36g DK yarn
 
4mm needles

4 small buttons
 
Cast on 47sts
 
Rows 1& 2               Knit
Row 3                      K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Rows 4 & 5              Knit
Row 6                     K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Rows 7                    Knit
Row 8                     K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 9                     K7, *(yfwd, k1, yfwd, k3) rep from * to last 4sts,k4                 65sts   
Row 10                    K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 11                    Knit
Row 12                    K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 13                    K7, *(yfwd, k3, yfwd, k3) rep from * to last 4sts, k4                 83sts
Rows 14, 15, 16       As rows 10, 11, 12 
Row 17                    K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), k3, *(yfwd, k5, yfwd, k3) rep from * to last 4sts, k4                  101sts
 
Rows 18, 19, 20       As rows 10, 11, 12
Row 21                    K7, *(yfwd, k7, yfwd, k3) rep from * to last 4sts, k4                  119sts
Row 22                    K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 23                    Knit
Row 24                    K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 25                    K19, slip next 23sts onto a stitch holder, k35, slip next 23sts onto a stitch holder, k19
Row 26                    K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                         73sts
Row 27                    K3, (k4, m1) to last 6sts, k6   OR you can do it this way ~
K3, (k3, kfb) to last 6sts, k6
Row 28                    K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                           89sts
Row 29                    Knit
Row 30                    K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 31                    K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end
Row 32                    K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 33                    Knit
Row 34                    K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat last 2 rows 4 times more

Knit 2 rows
Row 45                    K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Knit 2 rows
Cast off loosely
 
 
Long Sleeves ~ Both Alike
Put 23sts, left on a stitch holder for a sleeve, back on to a knitting needle. Rejoin yarn.
Row 1           Kfb, knit to last st, kfb                            25sts
Row 2           S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 3           S1, knit to end
Row 4           S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat last two rows until 3½” (9cm) have been worked from armhole, ending after completing a wrong side (purl) row
Knit 5 rows
Cast off
Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve and underarm seams
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons
 
Large Premature Baby Top   ~  Width 15",   Length  8",  Sleeve Length 5”
Around 40g DK yarn
4mm needles
4 small buttons
 
Cast on 55sts
Rows 1 & 2              Knit
Row 3                     K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), 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                     K7, *(yfwd, k1, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 3sts,k3                   73sts
Row 10                    K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 11                    Knit
Row 12                    K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 13                    K7, *(yfwd, k3, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 3sts, k3                 91sts
Rows 14, 15, 16       As rows 10, 11, 12       
Row 17                    K7, *(yfwd, k5, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 3sts, k3                109sts
Row 18                    K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 19                    K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 20                    K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 21                    K7, *(yfwd, k7, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 3sts, k3                127sts
Rows 22, 23, 24       As rows 10, 11, 12
Row 25                    K19, cast off 2sts, k22, cast off 2sts, k34, cast off 2sts, k22, cast off 2sts, k18
Row 30               
Row 26                    K4, purl 15sts (the front) - slip next 23sts onto a stitch holder for a sleeve - purl 35sts (the back) -  slip next 23sts onto a stitch holder for a sleeve  -  purl 15sts, k4 (the front)           73sts                                      
 
Conti                       Continue on these 73sts - (you will complete the sleeves later)                                                                                 
 
Row 27                    K2, *(k3, m1) to last 5sts, k5   OR you can do it this way ~
                              K2, *(k2, kfb) to last 5sts, k5

Row 28                    K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                           95sts
Row 29                    Knit
Row 30                    K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat last 2 rows twice more
Row 35                    K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 36                    K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                           95sts
Row 37                    Knit
Row 38                    K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat the last 2 rows 5 times more
Knit 2 rows
Row 51                    K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Knit 2 rows
Cast off loosely


Long Sleeves ~ Both Alike
Put the 23sts, left on a stitch holder for a sleeve, back on to a knitting needle. Rejoin yarn.
Row 1           Kfb, purl to last st, kfb                            25sts
Row 2           S1, knit to end
Row 3           S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat last two rows until 4½” (11.5cm) have been worked from armhole, ending after completing a wrong side (purl) row
Knit 5 rows
Cast off
 
 
Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve and underarm seams
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons
 
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9 comments :

  1. Thank you Marianna your patterns are being well used by the ladies in the Day Unit they are going to love this one too. :) xx

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  2. Thank you Marianna, love your patterns, have been making them for needles hooks and angels Facebook page for sending to hospitals, just love.

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  3. Thank you for your wonderful preemie patterns you have taught me a lot and i have made a lot of your patterns for preemie for hospital in perth wa i am not a perfect knitter but they have all turned out great .Thank you again and may GOD BLESS YOU x

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  4. Thank you so much for the pattern....I think I can do this one and it will be nice to go with the preemie hats.

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  5. Thank you for this lovely pattern, I am making them for friends with no grannies! Each one is so happy to get them! The hats are so sweet and easy to make! Thank you again !!

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  6. Thank you your pattern is great and we have used it at teeny weeny hats knitting for premature babies,we send out knitted item to hospitals all over the UK, we have just got a page on Facebook and is going well,we need a pattern as hospitals want long sleeves. Thank you very much

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  7. thank you for the lovely patterns .

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  8. Hi Marianna.

    Can advise me what's the best yarn to use for knitting for premature babies? Is 100% wool suitable?

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  9. Thanks for pattern so quick and easy to knit

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