Wednesday, 3 February 2016

ENYA Baby Cardigan Jacket

Hope you love this new design as much as I do :)

I think the lacy border is really pretty - and adds a touch of style to an otherwise straightforward pattern design.

ENYA Baby Jacket - Newborn

Lace Edge Baby Cardigan                              Newborn Baby


46g – 50g DK yarn

4 ½mm needles

4mm needles

3 small buttons


Width:                                  16” (41cm)

Length:                                 9” (23cm)

Sleeve length:                   5” (13cm)


Begin with the Sleeves (work 2)

Using 4mm needles ~

Cast on 25sts

Work 6 rows in garter stitch   (knit every row)

Work 30 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

Using 4 ½mm needles ~

Cast on 5sts and knit 1 row

Now work in pattern for the lacy edging ~

Row 1:                 S1, yo, k2tog, (yo, k1) twice

Row 2:                 S1, k6

Row 3:                  S1, yo, k2tog, k2, (yo, k1) twice

Row 4:                  Cast off 4, k4

These 4 rows form the pattern. Repeat 26 times more

Next Row:           S1, yo, k2tog, (yo, k1) twice

Next Row:           S1, k6

Next Row:           S1, yo, k2tog, k2, (yo, k1) twice

Next Row:           Cast off all stitches PURLWISE    (1stitch left on needle)

Turn work and pick up and knit (along the flat edge)  ~

(Tip: you should have 28 V-shaped peaks along the bottom edge)

*1 stitch in first hole space, 1 stitch in next hole space, 1 stitch in the next row end stitch, repeat from * all along the edge to the end                                                                           85sts

For the main part ~

Change to 4mm needles ~

1st Row:                (Wrong side)     S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
2nd Row:               S1, knit to end
3rd Row:               S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
Repeat the last 2 rows 12 times more
Next Row            S1, knit 18sts, cast off 6sts, knit 34sts, cast off 6sts, k18sts

Next Row:  S1, k4, p14, purl across 25sts from the first sleeve, purl 35sts from the back, purl 25sts from the second sleeve, purl 14sts from left front, k5                       (123sts)

Work the Yoke

1st Row:                                S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end

2nd Row:               S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

3rd Row:               S1, k16, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k21, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k31, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k21, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k17                                (115sts)

4th Row:                S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

5th Row:                S1, k15, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k19, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k29, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k19, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k16                                (107sts)

6th Row:                S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

7th Row:                S1, k14, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k17, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k27, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k17, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k15                                (99sts)

8th Row:                S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

9th Row:                S1, k13, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k15, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k25, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k15, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k14                                (91sts)

10th Row:             S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

11th Row:             S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), k8, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k13, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k23, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k13, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k13                        (83sts)

12th Row:             S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

13th Row:             S1, k11, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k11, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k21, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k11, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k12                                                                                (75sts)

14th Row:             S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

15th Row:             S1, k10, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k9, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k19, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k9, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k11                                                                    (67sts)

16th Row:             S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

17th Row:             S1, k9, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k7, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k17, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k7, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k10                                                                       (59sts)

18th Row:             S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

19th Row:             S1, k8, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k5, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k15, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k5, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k9                                                                                         (51sts)

20th Row:             S1, knit to end

21st Row:              S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end

Knit 2 rows

Cast off knitwise
Sew up the sleeve seams.  Darn away ends.
Add 3 little buttons

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  1. It's lovely the little border makes it so special, thank you for sharing your pattern Marianna. :)

  2. That little jacket is fabulous! Love the lace work on the edge, it
    really gives it a delicate look. Thanks for sharing the pattern. Can't wait
    for an opportunity to have a go at it.
    Cheers, Anita.

  3. Wow! This pattern is jumping straight on to my to-do list. The border makes all the difference.

  4. Beautiful! I'm going to try it with worsted weight and larger needles, my granddaughter is 3 months old and this would be perfect for her!

    Thank you so much for posting it!

  5. Always love your designs for little ones! Going to make this for my newest grandchild.

  6. Question: the row before the yoke starts- am I pearling the cast off stitches too? The number of stitches doesn't match the previous row and it's

    1. Figured it the pattern, sweater turned out lovely- thanks for sharing!

    2. Can you help the rest of us?

  7. Michelle what did you figure out? Im stuck at the 2 rows before yoke. I have 85 stitches but can only seem to account for 83 in the pattern.

  8. That's beautiful - as usual a winner! I can't wait to make it, thank you!

  9. That's beautiful - as usual a winner! I can't wait to make it, thank you!

  10. Looks beautiful, Marianne - thanks for sharing with us :D. I've a niece who's expecting a baby girl in a couple of months, this will be a perfect 'welcome gift' to make for the newborn.

  11. Is there a gauge for this pattern?

  12. I'm having trouble with the lace edge. Only 4 repeats in and it doesn't look like the photo. Should my gauge be tighter? I was trying to knit fairly loosely.

  13. On the lace is the first slip one as if to knit, or purlwise? Yarn in bad, or in front? Thank you

  14. Really enjoying this so far. I've finished the lace ending but can't seem to work out the 85 stitches! Can anyone help?

    1. Do one in each space twice and then in the end of the row. Then repeat to the end of the lace and keep count as you go.

  15. I am also having a problem with the row at the yoke. The count is not coming out right.

  16. This is my first time picking up pointy sticks for 4 years, my 6th is due in 3 months and my neighbour is due at the same time, so I am knitting our little girls one or two each of these and hooking blankets for them. Such an easy to read pattern, thank you very much!

  17. Can't wait to start knitting this one looks really lovely

  18. Hi Marianna

    I would like this pattern for 3 year old girl please.

  19. Cette petite veste est magnifique.Merci beaucoup pour letuto.

  20. just finished this, beautiful, thank you for the pattern