Monday, 7 January 2019

How To Add a Collar


Many of you have asked how to add a collar on to my baby jacket patterns.


The very talented Chris Hunter (a member of my facebook group) has done this many times, 
and has been kind enough to share her 'how to' instructions. 

Here are her beautifully knitted Babbity Baby Jackets with a collar added. So sweet. 

Babbity Baby Jacket with a Collar
Knitted by Chris Hunter

Babbity Baby Jacket with a Collar
Knitted by Chris Hunter





For top-down cardigans ~ including Babbity

With wrong side facing, pick up and knit a stitch for each cast on stitch at the neck edge except for the first 3sts and the last 3sts
Next Row:       K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Next Row:       Knit
Next Row:       K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat the last 2 rows 3 times more for large preemie size, 4 times more for newborn size, 5 times more for 3months size ……..
(You can easily adjust here by working fewer rows for smaller sizes / or adding more rows for bigger sizes)
Knit 4 rows

Cast off loosely (you might like to use a stretchy cast off, or a larger needle)


For bottom-up cardigans ~

Instead of casting off all the stitches at the neck edge –
Cast off the first 3sts only, knit to end.
Next Row:       Cast off 3sts, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Next Row:       Knit
Next Row:       K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat the last 2 rows 3 times more for large preemie size, 4 times more for newborn size, 5 times more for 3months size ……..
(You can easily adjust here by working fewer rows for smaller sizes / or adding more rows for bigger sizes)
Knit 4 rows
Cast off loosely (you might like to use a stretchy cast off, or a larger needle)


Thank you Chris Hunter - 
I know that this will be appreciated by many knitters. 


Here are the links for my Babbity Baby Jackets 

Babbity ~ newborn, 3 months, 6 - 9 months, 9 - 12 months


Little Babbity ~ small preemie, medium preemie, large preemie, newborn



 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 © 2018 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved
This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced
or republished on another webpage or website.

5 comments:

  1. Thank you Chris & Marion - love the collar details

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  2. Beautiful pattern, I love your patterns, this is one I will be doing in the future

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  3. Thank you, for sharing your wonderful talent

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  4. This colar instructions was so easy to do thank you marion

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