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          K3, (k4, m1) to last 8sts, k8   OR you can do it this way ~
          K3, (k3, kfb) to last 8sts, k8

Row 26          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                           81sts

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
Knit 2 rows


Cast off loosely (if you find this difficult, use a larger needle) 

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
Row 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          Knit
Row 26          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 27          K20, slip next 25sts onto a stitch holder for a sleeve, k37, slip next 25sts onto a stitch holder k20                            77sts
Row 28          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

Continue on these 77sts   ~

Row 29          K5, *(k4, m1) to last 8sts, k8   OR you can do it this way ~
                     K5, *(k3, kfb) to last 8sts, k8
Row 30          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                            93sts
Row 31          Knit
Row 32          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat last 2 rows once more
Row 35          K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 36          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                           
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
Knit 2 rows

Cast off loosely  (if you find this difficult, use a larger needle) 


Long Sleeves ~ Both Alike

Put the 25sts, left on a stitch holder for a sleeve, back on to a knitting needle. Rejoin yarn.
Row 1           Kfb, purl to last st, kfb                            27sts
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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12 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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  10. Thank you. Lovely patterns 🙂

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  11. Absolutely LOVE your knit from the top cardis! I have done a couple of them now and what a bonus just to have to sew up the sleeves! they seem to knit up so quickly too! thank you sooooo much Marianna.

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  12. Why is it when I repeat the last two rows 9 times on main part of cardie it still doesn’t measure anywhere near the length of 8 inches

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