Sunday, 4 September 2016

Danika Baby Jacket

 
Danika means Morning Star
 
 (this design uses a version of star stitch)

Danika Baby Jacket ~ with a Collar
 
Danika Baby Jacket ~ without a Collar
 

Danika Baby Jacket

 
Requirements ~


DK (8ply) yarn  ~  around 56g

4mm needles

4.5mm needles

 
Tension ~

22sts = 4” (10cm)

 
Measurements ~

Width:        17 " (43cm)

Length:       8½ “ (21.5cm)

Sleeve Length:         5” (13cm)

 
Pattern Instructions ~

Begin with the Sleeves (work 2)

Using 4mm needles, cast on 25sts

Work 6 rows in garter stitch  (knit every row)

Work 34 rows in stocking stitch, increasing one stitch at each end of 5th,  13th and 21st  rows   (31sts)

The sleeve should now measure about 5½” – 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 4.5mm needles, cast on 86 stitches

Knit 2 rows

 
3rd Row:        S1, k5, * yrn, k3, slip the first stitch of these 3sts over the 2nd and 3rd sts; repeat from * to last 5sts, k5

4th Row:        S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
5th Row:        S1, k4, * k3, slip the first stitch of these 3sts over the 2nd and 3rd sts, yrn; repeat from * to last 6sts, k6

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

Repeat the last 4 rows 7 times more

Next Row       S1, knit 19sts, cast off 5sts, knit 35sts, cast off 5sts, k19sts

 
Continue using 4mm needles ~

Next Row:      S1, k4, p15, purl across 25sts from the first sleeve, purl 36sts from the back, purl 25sts from the second sleeve, purl 15sts from left front, k5                 (126sts)

 

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, k17, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k21, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k32, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k21, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k18          (118sts)

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

5th Row:                  S1, k16, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k19, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k30, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k19, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k17          (110sts)

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

7th Row:                  S1, k15, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k17, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k28, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k17, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k16          (102sts)

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

9th Row:                  S1, k14, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k15, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k26, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k15, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k15          (94sts)

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

11th Row:      S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), k9, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k13, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k24, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k13, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k14                    (86sts)

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

13th Row:      S1, k12, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k11, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k22, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k11, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k13                                        (78sts)

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

15th Row:      S1, k11, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k9, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k20, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k9, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k12                                          (70sts)

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

17th Row:      S1, k10, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k7, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k18, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k7, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k11                                          (62sts)

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

19th Row:      S1, k9, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k5, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k16, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k5, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k10                                                    (54sts)

20th Row:      S1, knit to end

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

To complete with no collar ~

Knit 2 rows

Cast off knitwise      

To complete with a collar ~

Collar

1st Row:        Cast off 3sts, knit to end

2nd Row:        Cast off 3sts, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3                  (48sts)
 
 
Continue using 4.5mm needles ~

3rd Row:        S1, k2, * yrn, k3, slip the first stitch of these 3sts over the 2nd and 3rd sts; repeat from * to last 3sts, k3
4th Row:        S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
5th Row:        S1, k4, * k3, slip the first stitch of these 3sts over the 2nd and 3rd sts, yrn; repeat from * to last 4sts, k4
6th Row:        S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
Repeat the last 4 rows once more
Knit 3 rows
Cast off loosely (you might like to use a stretchy cast off, or a larger needle)

To finish
Sew up the sleeve and underarm seams   
Darn away ends                
Add 3 little buttons

Danika Baby Jacket with a Collar

Danika Baby Jacket
 
You will find instructions for my matching hat and mittens at ~
 
 
 
 
I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.  
In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.
However, please do not copy my patterns
 
 Copyright © 2016 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved

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17 comments :

  1. You are very clever. These are lovely.

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  2. A gorgeous and smart little baby jacket. Thanks again for
    always sharing your wonderful patterns. Love them.

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  3. I can't wait to try this beautiful pattern, thank you xx

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  4. It's lovely I love all the names that you choose for your designs too. :) x

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  5. Love this pattern, but when you K3 how do you pass the first stitch over the 2nd and 3rd stitch, im a bit confused. Thank you x

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  6. Your patterns are so beautiful. They work out perfectly and are easy to follow. I have been able to knit a delightful set of clothes for a very special long awaited grandchild. I am so grateful to you for sharing these patterns. You are so kind. I thank you with all my heart.

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  7. I love this pattern and would really like to find out how to make it into a childs size 8-10 sweater. I have tried a few of your patterns using larger needles and different yarn, but I cant get the right sizing...any hints?

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  8. Hi Marianna, I have to say I love your patterns. Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing them with us.

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  9. I love your patterns, I have knitted so many for the cardigan pattern that starts at the neck down and I can't wait to start knitting this beauty

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  10. Is this newborn size? Is there a way to convert to a larger size? Love your sweaters!

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  11. Hi how do you yrn the needle on a knit stitch?

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  12. How do you cast off the three stitches at the end of the row? I've tried it but can't figure out how to do it without leaving a hole. I have to say, your patterns are gorgeous! Love them. I'm going to be a new grandma in two weeks. Can't wait!

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    1. You can't cast off at the end of a row, I did an extra row and cast off 3 stitches at the beginning of the next row.

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  13. I love your patterns.Thank you so much for sharing.

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  14. I am very confused as to some of the stitches. I do not understand the begining of the row that start with "S". Is yrn yarn over needle in abbreviations lists "yon" is yarn over needle. I love the pattern and am anxious to move along. I have the sleeves finished. Please help. I live in Florida not England maybe that is the problem. Thank you. Please reply to rootie115@aol.com

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  15. Beautiful jacket. Got to go out now, will start it soon as... Thank you for your wonderful patterns.

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