Friday, 23 February 2018

Melika Baby Cardigan Jacket

 
I want to thank all the knitters, from my facebook group, featured below - who kindly volunteered to test knit this pattern for me.
I really value your support. 
A huge 'Thank You' to you all.  
 
This pattern includes 3 sizes ~
0 - 3 months, newborn baby, medium premature


0-3months  ~  knitted by Jill Martin


newborn  ~  knitted by Danelle Farrell


preemie  ~  knitted by Alice Monique

0-3months  ~  knitted by Melanie Dunmore


knitted by Jennie Walls
 
medium premature  ~  knitted by Brenda Sidnell
 
0-3months  ~  knitted by Shirley Crouse
newborn ~  knitted by Margaret Murray
preemie  ~  knitted by Stephenie Langton
newborn  ~  knitted by Moyra Mewett
preemie  ~  knitted by Hazel Kerr
newborn  ~  knitted by Zee Dobson
newborn  ~  knitted by Janice Wright
0-3months  ~  knitted by Fiona Klein

newborn  ~  knitted by Margaret Marshall

newborn  ~  knitted by Sandra Fernie

MELIKA Baby Cardigan Jacket               0 - 3 months Baby
Requirements:
Around 85g DK yarn              
4mm needles                         
3 small buttons
 
Tension/Gauge:
21sts = 4” (10cm)
 
Measurements:
Width:              17½" (44.5cm)            
Length:            9 ½" (24cm)   
Sleeve length:  5½" (14cm)
 
Instructions:
Begin with the Sleeves (work 2)
Using 4mm needles, cast on 27sts
Work 6 rows in garter stitch   (knit every row)
Work 36 rows in stocking stitch, increasing one stitch at each end of 5th, 11th, 17th and 23rd rows         (35sts)
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        (29sts)
Leave these 29 stitches on a spare needle

Work the Main Part
Cast on 97sts
1st Row:           S1, knit to end
Repeat the 1st Row 7 times more
9th Row:           S1, knit to end
10th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
11th Row:         S1, k4, *yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, rep from * to last 4sts, k4
12th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Repeat the last 4 rows seven times more
 
41st Row:         S1, knit to end
42nd Row:        S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
43rd Row         S1, knit 21sts, cast off 6sts, knit 40sts, cast off 6sts, k21sts
44th Row:         S1, k4, p17, purl across 29sts from the first sleeve, purl 41sts from the back, purl 29sts from the second sleeve, purl 17sts from left front, k5                    (143sts)
 
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, k19, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k25, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k37, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k25, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k20                  (135sts)
4th Row:           S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
5th Row:           S1, k18 k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k23, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k35, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k23, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k19                  (127sts)
6th Row:           S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
7th Row:           S1, k17, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k21, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k33, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k21, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k18                  (119sts)
8th Row:           S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
9th Row:           S1, k16, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k19, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k31, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k19, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k17                  (111sts)
10th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
11th Row:         S1, k15, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k17, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k29, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k17, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k16                  (103sts)
12th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
13th Row:         S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), k10, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k15, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k27, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k15, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k15                (95sts)
14th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
15th Row:         S1, k13, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k13, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k25, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k13, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k14                                                                  (87sts)
16th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
17th Row:         S1, k12, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k11, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k23, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k11, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k13                                                                  (79sts)
18th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
19th Row:         S1, k11, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k9, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k21, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k9, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k12                                                                    (71sts)
20th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
21st Row:         S1, k10, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k19, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k11                                                                    (63sts)
22nd Row:        S1, knit to end
23rd Row:        S1, knit to end                                               
24th Row:         S1, knit to end
25th Row:         S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end
Knit 2 rows
Cast off knitwise        
Sew up the sleeve and underarm seams       
Darn away ends          Add 3 small buttons
 
 
MELIKA  Baby Cardigan Jacket              Newborn Baby
Requirements:
48g – 50g DK yarn                  
4mm needles                         
3 small buttons
 
Tension/Gauge:
21sts = 4” (10cm)

Measurements:
Width:             16” (41cm)                 
Length:            8 ½ ” (21.5cm)                        
Sleeve length:  5” (13cm)
 
Instructions:
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 one  stitch at each end of 5th ,  11th and 17th 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

Cast on 89sts
1st Row:           S1, knit to end
Repeat the 1st Row 5 times more
7th Row:           S1, knit to end
8th Row:           S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
9th Row:           S1, k4, *yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, rep from * to last 4sts, k4
10th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Repeat the last 4 rows six times more
35th Row:         S1, knit to end
36th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
37th Row:         S1, knit 19sts, cast off 6sts, knit 36sts, cast off 6sts, k19sts
38th Row:         S1, k4, p15, purl across 25sts from the first sleeve, purl 37sts from the back, purl 25sts from the second sleeve, purl 15sts from left front, k5                    (127sts)
 
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, k33, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k21, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k18                  (119sts)
4th Row:           S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
5th Row:           S1, k16, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k19, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k31, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k19, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k17                  (111sts)
6th Row:           S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
7th Row:           S1, k15, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k17, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k29, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k17, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k16                  (103sts)
8th Row:           S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
9th Row:           S1, k14, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k15, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k27, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k15, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k15                  (95sts)
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, k25, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k13, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k14                (87sts)
12th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
13th Row:         S1, k12, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k11, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k23, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k11, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k13                                                                  (79sts)
14th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
15th Row:         S1, k11, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k9, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k21, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k9, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k12                                                                    (71sts)
16th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
17th Row:         S1, k10, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k19, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k11                                                                    (63sts)
18th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
19th Row:         S1, k9, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k5, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k17, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k5, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k10                                                                    (55sts)
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 and underarm seams       
 
Darn away ends                      Add 3 small buttons
 

Little Melika  ~  Medium Premature Baby Jacket                          
 
Requirements:

35g DK yarn                
4mm needles             
2 small buttons
 
Tension/Gauge:
21sts = 4” (10cm)
 
Measurements:
Width:                         13” (33cm)
Length:                        6½ “ (17cm)
Sleeve length:             4” (10cm)
 
Instructions:
Begin with the Sleeves (work 2)
Cast on 23sts
Knit 4 rows
5th Row            S1, knit to end
6th Row            S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat the last 2 rows thirteen times more, or until the sleeve measures about 4”
Next Row:  Cast off 2sts, knit to last 2sts, cast off 2sts   (19sts)
Leave these 19 stitches on a spare needle, or stitch holder

Work the Main Part
Cast on 69sts
1st Row:          S1, knit to end
Repeat the 1st Row 3 times more
5th Row:           S1, knit to end
6th Row:           S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
7th Row:           S1, k4, *yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, rep from * to last 4sts, k4
8th Row:           S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Repeat the last 4 rows five times more
29th Row:         S1, knit to end
30th Row:         S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
31st Row:         S1, knit 15sts, cast off 4sts, knit 28sts, cast off 4sts, k15sts
32nd Row:        S1, k3, p12, purl across 19sts from the first sleeve, purl 29sts from the back, purl 19sts from the second sleeve, purl 12sts from left front, k4                    (99sts)
 
Work the Yoke
1st Row:           S1, k2tog, yrn, k1, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end
2nd Row:          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
3rd Row:           S1, k13, s1, k1, psso, k2tog, k15, s1, k1, psso, k2tog, k25, s1, k1, psso, k2tog, k15, s1, k1, psso, k2tog, k14                            (91sts)
4th Row:           S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
5th Row:           S1, k12, s1, k1, psso, k2tog, k13, s1, k1, psso, k2tog, k23, s1, k1, psso, k2tog, k13, s1, k1, psso, k2tog, k13                            (83sts)
6th Row:           S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
7th Row:           S1, k11, s1, k1, psso, k2tog, k11, s1, k1, psso, k2tog, k21, s1, k1, psso, k2tog, k11, s1, k1, psso, k2tog, k12                            (75sts)
8th Row:           S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
9th Row:           S1, k10, s1, k1, psso, k2tog, k9, s1, k1, psso, k2tog, k19, s1, k1, psso, k2tog, k9, s1, k1, psso, k2tog, k11                              (67sts)
10th Row:         S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
11th Row:         S1, k9, s1, k1, psso, k2tog, k7, s1, k1, psso, k2tog, k17, s1, k1, psso, k2tog, k7, s1, k1, psso, k2tog, k10                              (59sts)
12th Row:         S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
13th Row:         S1, k8, s1, k1, psso, k2tog, k5, s1, k1, psso, k2tog, k15, s1, k1, psso, k2tog, k5, s1, k1, psso, k2tog, k9                                            (51sts)
14th Row:         S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
15th Row:         S1, k2tog, yrn, k1, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end
Knit 4 rows
Cast off knitwise
 
Sew up the sleeve and underarm seams
Darn away ends.    Add 2 small buttons
 
 
You will find my matching Melika Hat at ~

And my Melika Baby Blanket at ~
 
 
 

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2 comments:

  1. i have started the cardigan/jacket i am at the yoke part it says cast on 97 stitches is it possable to lose stitches i only have 88 on my needle and thats with all the yarn on needle and nitting 2 together

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