Sunday, 15 November 2015

Jack & Jill ~ Premature Baby Cardigan Jackets

I love writing preemie baby patterns - there is such a need for them 
- and especially cute and easy patterns for the boys. 
I think this design works for both boys & girls, 
so I have called it Jack & Jill
 
Jack & Jill  ~   Premature Baby Cardigan Jackets
 

Note - if you are a traditionalist - and prefer the buttons on the opposite side for a girl - then make the buttonholes at the end of the row instead of the beginning :)


Jack & Jill      ~         Small Premature Baby Jacket

         
Size:

Width:           11½ "
Length:         5½"

 
Tension: 
 
22sts = 4" (10cm)

 
Requires:

Around 22g of DK (8ply) yarn
4mm needles
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         S1, knit to end

Row 24         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 25         S1, knit to end

Row 26         K4, *p3, k1, repeat from * to last 3sts, k3

Repeat the last 2 rows five times more
Knit 5 rows
Cast off loosely knitwise

 

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




Jack & Jill      ~         Medium Premature Baby Jacket

 
Size:

Width:           13 ½"
Length:         6 ½ "

 

Tension: 

22sts = 4" (10cm)

 
 
Requires:

Around 28g of DK (8ply) yarn
4mm needles
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          Knit
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

Row 27         S1, knit to end

Row 28         K4, *p3, k1, repeat from * to last 3sts, k3

Repeat the last 2 rows 7 times more
Knit 5 rows
Cast off loosely knitwise



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, using a length of yarn


Darn away ends


Sew on buttons
 

Jack & Jill   ~       Large Premature Baby Jacket

 
Size:

Width:           15"
Length:         7½ "

 
Tension: 

22sts = 4" (10cm)


Requires:

Around 30g of DK (8ply) yarn
4mm needles
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          Knit

 
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

Row 29         S1, knit to end

Row 30         K4, *p3, k1, repeat from * to last 3sts, k3

Repeat the last 2 rows 7 times more 
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, using a length of yarn

Darn away ends

Sew on buttons
* * * * *  

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 , and with long sleeves. Glad to help! Instructions below -


Jack & Jill     ~        Small Premature Baby Jacket      ~    Button Front Version
         
Size:
Width:                     11 ½ "
Length:                   5 ½ "
Sleeve length           4 ”
 
Tension: 
 
22sts = 4" (10cm)
 
Requires:
 
DK (8ply) yarn
4mm needles
4 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          Knit to end
Row 24          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 25          Knit to end
Row 26          K4, *p3, k1, repeat from * to last 3sts, k3
Row 27          K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 28          K4, *p3, k1, repeat from * to last 3sts, k3
Row 29          Knit to end
Row 30          K4, *p3, k1, repeat from * to last 3sts, k3
Repeat the last 2 rows three times more
Knit 2 rows
Row 39          K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Knit 2 rows
Cast off loosely knitwise
 
 
Long Sleeves ~ Both Alike        
 
Put the 22sts, left on a stitch holder, back on to a knitting needle. Rejoin yarn.
Row 1           K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                  (20sts)
Row 2           S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 3           S1, knit to end
Row 4           S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat the last 2 rows until the sleeve measures around 3½ “
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
 
Jack & Jill     ~        Medium Premature Baby Jacket           ~    Button Front Version
 
 
Size:
Width:                     13 ½ "
Length:                   6 ½ " Sleeve length           4 ½ "  
 
 
Tension: 
 
22sts = 4" (10cm)
 
 
Requires:
 
DK (8ply) yarn
4mm needles  4 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          Knit
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          K13, 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          K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), k10, 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
Row 27          Knit to end
Row 28          K4, *p3, k1, repeat from * to last 3sts, k3
Row 29          Knit to end
Row 30          K4, *p3, k1, repeat from * to last 3sts, k3
Row 31          K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 32          K4, *p3, k1, repeat from * to last 3sts, k3
Row 33          Knit to end
Row 34          K4, *p3, k1, repeat from * to last 3sts, k3
Repeat the last 2 rows 4 times more
Knit 2 rows
Row 45          K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Knit 2 rows
Cast off loosely knitwise
 
 
Long Sleeves ~ Both Alike
 
Put the 24sts, left on a stitch holder, back on to a knitting needle. Rejoin yarn
Row 1           K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                  (22sts)         
Row 2           S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 3           S1, knit to end        
Row 4           S1, purl to last st, k1
 
Repeat the last 2 rows until the sleeve measures around 4 “
Knit 5 rows
Cast off
 
Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve seams
Gather together underarms, using a length of yarn
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons
 
Jack & Jill   ~       Large Premature Baby Jacket       ~    Button Front Version
Size:
Width:                     15 "
Length:                   7½ "
Sleeve length:         5 " 
 
Tension: 
 
22sts = 4" (10cm)
 
Requires:
 
DK (8ply) yarn
4mm needles
5 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          Knit
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          K13, 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          K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), k10, 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          K18, 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          K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 28          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 29          Knit to end
Row 30          K4, *p3, k1, repeat from * to last 3sts, k3
Repeat the last 2 rows 4 times more 
Row 39          K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 40          K4, *p3, k1, repeat from * to last 3sts, k3
Row 41          Knit to end
Row 42          K4, *p3, k1, repeat from * to last 3sts, k3
Repeat the last 2 rows 3 times more 
Knit 2 rows
Row 51          K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Knit 2 rows
Cast off loosely knitwise
 
Long Sleeves ~ Both Alike
 
Put the 26sts, left on a stitch holder, back on to a knitting needle. Rejoin yarn
Row 1           K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                  (24sts)         
Row 2           S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 3           S1, knit to end        
Row 4           S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat the last 2 rows until the sleeve measures around 4 ½ “
Knit 5 rows
Cast off
 
Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve seams
Gather together underarms, using a length of yarn
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons

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9 comments :

  1. Thank you for the pattern. I will knit this for the poem babies charity

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  2. Please can I ask.... What does kbf stand for ??

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    1. Knit front and back into the same stitch, increased one stitch

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  4. If I wanted to increase it for a newborn, what number of stitches could I use incrementally? It's lovely and I have a new granddaughter on the way.

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    1. each pattern goes up 4 stitches and each slip on needle holder goes up 2 so id say 63 or 67 stitches

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  5. just what I needed. I knit for preemie unit in our local hospital.More preemie patterns please.

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  6. Absolutely beautiful pattern so easy to to do I'm knitting for Ormskirk hospital.

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  7. Absolutely beautiful pattern so easy to to do I'm knitting for Ormskirk hospital.

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