Sunday, 25 September 2016

Angelita Baby Bolero Jacket

Hope you enjoy my latest design - a simple but sweet sleeveless baby bolero jacket.
 
 
 
 
Four sizes at present ~ Newborn, large preemie, medium preemie & small preemie ~ but more sizes to follow soon.
Also ~  I am working on a version with long sleeves .........  
 
 
 
This design was inspired by a garter stitch baby jacket by the very talented

Theresa Roberts.
 
I loved her cute little baby jacket and wanted to write a stocking stitch version in a range of sizes. I hope I did it justice.
 

Theresa Roberts Design - garter stitch Baby Jacket
My stocking stitch version
 
 
 
Small Premature Baby
Measures 12” chest, 6” back length
Requires around 18 - 20g of DK yarn
Cast on 40sts
1st Row:            S1, knit to end
2nd Row:           S1, k2, kfb, knit to last 5sts, kfb, k4
Repeat this row 2 times more                                                                 (46sts)
5th Row:            S1, k2, kfb, knit to last 5sts, kfb, k4
6th Row:            S1, k2, kfb, purl to last 5sts, pfb, k4
Repeat the last 2 rows until you have 66sts  
15th Row:          S1, knit to end
16th Row:          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat the last 2rows 3times more
23rd Row:          S1, k1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end
Divide for back and fronts...
24th Row:         S1, k3, purl 45 - put the remaining 17sts onto a stitch holder
Cast on 4sts at beg of next row (for armhole border), knit these 4sts and continue to knit across row until last 17sts - put these 17sts onto a stitch holder
Cast on 4sts at beg of next row (for armhole border), knit these 4sts, then purl 32, k4  (this is the back)
Next Row:         S1, knit across row
Next Row:         S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat the last 2 rows 7 times more
Next Row:         S1, knit across row
Next Row:         S1, k3, p4, k2tog, k20, k2tog tbl, p4, k4
Cast off loosely
Work left front ~
Put the 17sts for the left front back onto needles, join yarn, cast on 4sts (for armhole border)
Knit these 4sts and continue to knit across row
Next Row:         S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Next Row:         S1, knit to last 6sts, k2tog, k4
Next Row:         S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat the last 2 rows, until 12sts remain
Cast off shoulder stitches loosely
 
Work right front ~
Put the 17sts for the right front back onto needles, join yarn, cast on 4sts (for armhole border)
Knit these 4sts and continue across row - purl to last 4sts, k4
Next Row:         S1, k3, s1, k1, psso, knit to end
Next Row:         S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat the last 2 rows, until 12sts remain
Cast off shoulder stitches loosely
Join shoulder and under arm seams
Darn away ends
Sew on button
 
 


Medium Premature Baby

Measures 13½” chest, 6¾” back length

Requires around 22 - 24g of DK yarn

Cast on 48sts

1st Row:            S1, knit to end

2nd Row:           S1, k2, kfb, knit to last 5sts, kfb, k4

Repeat this row 2 times more

5th Row:            S1, k2, kfb, knit to last 5sts, kfb, k4

6th Row:            S1, k2, kfb, purl to last 5sts, pfb, k4                                (58sts)

Repeat the last 2 rows until you have 74sts 

15th Row:          S1, knit to end

16th Row:          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Repeat the last 2rows 4 times more

25th Row:          S1, k1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end

Divide for back and fronts...

28th Row:          S1, k3, purl 51 - put the remaining 19sts onto a stitch holder

Cast on 4sts at beg of next row (for armhole border), knit these 4sts and continue to knit across row until last 19sts - put these 19sts onto a stitch holder

Cast on 4sts at beg of next row (for armhole border), knit these 4sts, then purl 36, k4  (this is the back)

Next Row:         S1, knit across row

Next Row:         S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Repeat the last 2 rows 8 times more

Next Row:         S1, k9, s1, k1, psso, k20, k2tog, k10                              (42sts)

Next Row:         S1, k3, p6, k22, p7, k4

Cast off loosely

 

Work left front ~

Put the 20sts for the left front back onto needles, join yarn, cast on 4sts (for sleeve)

Knit these 4sts and continue to knit across row

Next Row:         S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Next Row:         S1, knit to last 6sts, k2tog, k4

Next Row:         S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Repeat the last 2 rows, until 13sts remain

Cast off shoulder stitches loosely

 

Work right front ~

Put the 20sts for the right front back onto needles, join yarn, cast on 4sts (for sleeve)

Knit these 4sts and continue across row - purl to last 4sts, k4

Next Row:         S1, k3, s1, k1, psso, knit to end

Next Row:         S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Repeat the last 2 rows, until 13sts remain

Cast off shoulder stitches loosely

Join shoulder and under arm seams

Darn away ends

Sew on button
 
 


Large Premature Baby

Measures 15” chest, 7½” back length

Requires around 30 - 34g of DK yarn

Cast on 54sts

1st Row:            S1, knit to end

2nd Row:           S1, knit to end

3rd Row:            S1, k2, kfb, knit to last 5sts, kfb, k4

Repeat this row once more                                                                    (58sts)

5th Row:            S1, k2, kfb, knit to last 5sts, kfb, k4

6th Row:            S1, k2, kfb, purl to last 5sts, pfb, k4

Repeat the last 2 rows until you have 82sts 

17th Row:          S1, knit to end

18th Row:          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Repeat the last 2rows 4 times more

27thRow:          S1, k1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end

Divide for back and fronts...

28th Row:          S1, k3, purl 57 - put the remaining 21sts onto a stitch holder

Cast on 4sts at beg of next row (for armhole border), knit these 4sts and continue to knit across row until last 21sts - put these 21sts onto a stitch holder

Cast on 4sts at beg of next row (for armhole border), knit these 4sts, then purl 40, k4  (this is the back)

Next Row:         S1, knit across row                                                        (48sts)

Next Row:         S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Repeat the last 2 rows 8 times more

Next Row:         S1, k9, s1, k1, psso, k24, k2tog, k10                              (46sts)

Next Row:         S1, k3, p6, k26, p6, k4

Next Row:         S1, k9, s1, k1, psso, k22, k2tog, k10                              (44sts)

Next Row:         S1, k3, p6, k24, p6, k4

Cast off loosely

 

Work left front ~

Put the 21sts for the left front back onto needles, join yarn, cast on 4sts (for armhole border)

Knit these 4sts and continue to knit across row

Next Row:         S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Next Row:         S1, knit to last 6sts, k2tog, k4

Next Row:         S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Repeat the last 2 rows, until 14sts remain

Cast off shoulder stitches loosely

 

Work right front ~

Put the 21sts for the right front back onto needles, join yarn, cast on 4sts (for armhole border)

Knit these 4sts and continue across row - purl to last 4sts, k4

Next Row:         S1, k3, s1, k1, psso, knit to end

Next Row:         S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Repeat the last 2 rows, until 14sts remain

Cast off shoulder stitches loosely

Join shoulder and under arm seams
Darn away ends
Sew on button
 
 

 

Newborn Baby

Measures 16” chest, 8” back length

Requires around 34 - 38g of DK yarn

Cast on 60sts

1st Row:            S1, knit to end

2nd Row:           S1, k2, kfb, knit to last 5sts, kfb, k4

Repeat this row 2 times more                                                     (66sts)

5th Row:            S1, k2, kfb, knit to last 5sts, kfb, k4

6th Row:            S1, k2, kfb, purl to last 5sts, pfb, k4

Repeat the last 2 rows until you have 90sts 

17th Row:          S1, knit to end

18th Row:          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Repeat the last 2rows 5 times more

29th Row:          S1, k1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end

Divide for back and fronts...

30th Row:          S1, k3, purl 63 - put the remaining 23sts onto a stitch holder

Cast on 4sts at beg of next row (for armhole border), knit these 4sts and continue to knit across row until last 23sts - put these 23sts onto a stitch holder

Cast on 4sts at beg of next row (for armhole border), knit these 4sts, then purl 44, k4  (this is the back)

Next Row:         S1, knit across row                                                        (52sts)

Next Row:         S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Repeat the last 2 rows 9 times more

Next Row:         S1, k10, s1, k1, psso, k26, k2tog, k11                             (50sts)

Next Row:         S1, k3, p7, k28, p7, k4

Next Row:         S1, k10, s1, k1, psso, k24, k2tog, k11                             (48sts)

Next Row:         S1, k3, p7, k26, p7, k4

Next Row:         S1, k10, s1, k1, psso, k22, k2tog, k11                             (46sts)

Next Row:         S1, k3, p7, k24, p7, k4

Cast off loosely

 

Work left front ~

Put the 23sts for the left front back onto needles, join yarn, cast on 4sts (for armhole border)

Knit these 4sts and continue to knit across row

Next Row:         S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Next Row:         S1, knit to last 6sts, k2tog, k4

Next Row:         S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Repeat the last 2 rows, until 14sts remain

Cast off shoulder stitches loosely

 

Work right front ~

Put the 23sts for the right front back onto needles, join yarn, cast on 4sts (for armhole border)

Knit these 4sts and continue across row - purl to last 4sts, k4

Next Row:         S1, k3, s1, k1, psso, knit to end

Next Row:         S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Repeat the last 2 rows, until 14sts remain

Cast off shoulder stitches loosely

Join shoulder and under arm seams

Darn away ends

Sew on button
 





 
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In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.
However, please do not copy my patterns
 
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30 comments :

  1. Gorgeous I love it - printed off and ready to go - thank you for such a lovely pattern xx

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    1. You were quick off the mark! Hope you enjoy knitting this Jaqueline. x

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  2. It's Lovely in stocking stitch Marianna, thank you once again for a great pattern. :) xx

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    1. Thank you Linda - I think this looks great and is practical too! x

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  3. I just love all these patterns Thank you for sharing x

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  4. These little jackets are so cute!!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Printed and it will be next on the needles.
    Thank you.

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  6. Such a darling sweater! I have a grand daughter on the way, and I'd love to make this for her, but I don't see a needle size suggested. What size needle do I need to get my gauge for this pattern?

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    1. I would guess a US size 5 or 6 needle, given the weight of the yarn, but I'd really like to know for certain what the designer used. Thanks!

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    3. That should be Marion not Nation. Dumb spellchecker.

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    4. Nancy, my reply got messed up. About 99% of Marion's patterns use size 6 needles and dk/baby/sport weight yarn.

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    5. in another post she said to use 4 mm needles

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  7. A friends daughter is having twins early December so this pattern will be perfect. I've printed it and am ready to go, but not sure on the needle size. Oh just saw this question has just been asked. Looking forward to your reply.

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  8. Would you have a pattern like the above for a 3yr old ? I have 3 x 3yr old granddaughters that I would like to make this for...... thank you in advance

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  10. Hi Marianna, Thank you for the lovely pattern. Can i know what needle size is to be used for the Angelita Baby Bolero Jacket ?

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    1. her reply to another question was 4 mm

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  11. How adorable. Vandana I would guess size 4mm needles as its double knit yarn. xx

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  12. Could you please let me know the needle size?
    New at this and need this info...thanks

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  13. Marianna. What a sweet pattern. Just completed the first of what will be many for a charity here in Durban, South Africa.

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    1. Thank yu for taking the time to message me. I am happy that you like my pattern so much. M

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  14. I have so many patterns now that I just can’t keep up with all the comments and questions on this page, ravelry, pinterest and other sites. However, I DO want to hear from you, help you and see your lovely makes! I have a very lively facebook group page – please join me and over 6,700 other members. I check in every day and if I am not available, someone else usually is. The group is ~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/made.by.marianna/

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  15. Marion, I need this in a 6 to 9 month old size. Do you have it in those sizes?

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  16. Hi Marianna I have a question
    Not sure what this means....
    S1,k1,yarn,k2tog (makes buttonhole)

    What does yarn mean for this row??
    Thks

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  17. Hello Marianna,
    You have the cutest designs and they are so easy...thank you! I have a question--my friend's little girl just got an American Girl doll and I think your patterns would be terrific---should I use the newborn sizes? I will try to figure this out, but I thought if you knew already you would save me some time. Again, I thank you for sharing these patterns!

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  18. Thank you Marianna - great pattern, would like to see other sizes 3,6,12 mths as I enjoyed knitting a unique style. Cheers Suzy

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  19. More sizes to follow were promised...When do you estimate I can expect them?
    Thanks.

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