Friday, 23 August 2019

Tiny Topaz ~ Premature Baby Cardigan

Things change........ That is life! 

Those of you who have followed me for a long time will know that I try to keep up with the changing needs of the hospitals, by adapting or adding to my pattern list.
Way back in 2014 - the need was for short-sleeved preemie tops and I know that hundreds of my baby tops have been knitted and donated. 

Currently, the hospitals are asking for long-sleeved preemie cardigans that button all the way down the front.

So - I have adapted Tiny Topaz and here is my new version - in small, medium and large premature baby sizes. 

It is such a simple to knit pattern.

Tiny Topaz - Premature Baby Cardigans

Tiny Topaz - Premature Baby Cardigan


Tiny Topaz Baby Cardigan    ~     Small Premature

Tiny Topaz - Small Premature Baby Cardigan

Size:

Width:         11½”
Length:        6"

Tension: 
22sts = 4" (10cm)

Requires:
Around 25g – 28g of DK (8ply) yarn
4 buttons

Knitted from the top down

Using contrast colour yarn and 4mm needles ~
Cast on 47sts
Rows 1 & 2   Knit
Row 3          K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 4          Knit
Change to main colour ~
Row 5          Knit
Row 6          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 7          K8, kfb, k1, kfb, k3, kfb, k1, kfb, k12, kfb, k1, kfb, k3, kfb, k1, kfb, k9
Row 8          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 9          K9, kfb, k1, kfb, k5, kfb, k1, kfb, k14, kfb, k1, kfb, k5, kfb, k1, kfb, k10
Row 10        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 11        K10, kfb, k1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k16, kfb, k1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k11
Row 12        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 13        K11, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k18, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k12
Row 14        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 15        K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), k8, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k20, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k13
Row 16        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 17        K13, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k22, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k14
Row 18        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 19        K14, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k24, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k15
Row 20        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 21        K15, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k26, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k16
Row 22        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 23        K18, slip next 22sts onto a stitch holder, k31, slip next 22sts onto a stitch holder, k18
Row 24        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                (67sts) 
Row 25        Knit
Row 26        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 27         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end
Row 28        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 29        Knit
Row 30        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat last 2 rows three times more

Change to contrast colour  ~
Row 37         Knit
Row 38         Knit
Row 39         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 40         Knit
Row 41         Knit
Cast off

         
Sleeves ~ Both Alike

Put the 22sts, left on a stitch holder, back on to a knitting needle.

Using main colour yarn  ~
1st Row        S1, knit across row
2nd Row       S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat the last 2 rows until the sleeve measures around 3” 

Using contrast colour yarn  ~
Next Row     K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog           (20sts)
Knit 4 more rows
Cast off

Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve seams
Gather together underarms, using a length of main colour yarn
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons                       



Tiny Topaz Baby Cardigan    ~    Medium Premature

Tiny Topaz - Medium Premature Baby Cardigan

Size:
Width:         13"
Length:        6½ "

Tension: 
22sts = 4" (10cm)

Requires:
Around 30g – 35g of DK (8ply) yarn
4 buttons

Knitted from the top down

Using contrast colour yarn and 4mm needles ~
Cast on 51sts
Rows 1 & 2   Knit
Row 3          K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 4          Knit
Change to main colour ~
Row 5          Knit
Row 6          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 7          K9, kfb, k1, kfb, k3, kfb, k1, kfb, k14, kfb, k1, kfb, k3, kfb, k1, kfb, k10
Row 8          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 9          K10, kfb, k1, kfb, k5, kfb, k1, kfb, k16, kfb, k1, kfb, k5, kfb, k1, kfb, k11
Row 10        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 11        K11, kfb, k1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k18, kfb, k1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k12
Row 12        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 13        K12, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k20, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k13
Row 14        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 15        K13, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k22, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k14
Row 16        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 17        K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), k10, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k24, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k15
Row 18        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 19        K15, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k26, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k16
Row 20        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 21        K16, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k28, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k17
Row 22        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 23        K17, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k30, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k18
Row 24        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 25        K20, slip next 24sts onto a stitch holder, k35, slip next 24sts onto a stitch holder, k20
Row 26        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                (75sts) 
Row 27        Knit
Row 28        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat last 2 rows once more
Row 31        K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end
Row 32        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 33        Knit
Row 34        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat last 2 rows four more

Change to contrast colour  ~
Row 43         Knit
Row 44         Knit
Row 45         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 46         Knit
Row 47         Knit
Cast off
                                                    
                   
Sleeves ~ Both Alike

Put the 24sts, left on a stitch holder, back on to a knitting needle.

Using main colour yarn  ~
1st Row        S1, knit across row
2nd Row       S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat the last 2 rows until the sleeve measures around 3½" 

Using contrast colour yarn  ~
Next Row     K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog           (22sts)
Knit 4 more rows
Cast off

Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve seams
Gather together underarms, using a length of main colour yarn
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons


Tiny Topaz Baby Cardigan    ~    Large Premature

Tiny Topaz - Large Premature Baby Cardigan

Size:
Width:        14½"
Length:       7½ "

Tension: 
22sts = 4" (10cm)

Requires:
Around 40g - 45g of DK (8ply) yarn
4 buttons

Knitted from the top down

Using contrast colour yarn and 4mm needles ~
Cast on 55sts
Rows 1 & 2   Knit
Row 3          K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 4          Knit

Change to main colour ~
Row 5          Knit
Row 6          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 7          K10, kfb, k1, kfb, k3, kfb, k1, kfb, k16, kfb, k1, kfb, k3, kfb, k1, kfb, k11
Row 8          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 9          K11, kfb, k1, kfb, k5, kfb, k1, kfb, k18, kfb, k1, kfb, k5, kfb, k1, kfb, k12
Row 10        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 11        K12, kfb, k1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k20, kfb, k1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k13
Row 12        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 13        K13, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k22, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k14
Row 14        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 15        K14, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k24, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k15
Row 16        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4 
Row 17        K15, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k26, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k16
Row 18        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 19        K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), k12, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k28, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k17
Row 20        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 21        K17, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k30, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k18
Row 22        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 23        K18, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k32, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k19
Row 24        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 25        K19, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k34, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k20
Row 26        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 27        K22, slip next 26sts onto a stitch holder, k39, slip next 26sts onto a stitch holder, k22                                                             (83sts)
Row 28        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 29        S1, knit to end
Row 30        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat last 2 rows twice more
Row 35        K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end
Row 36        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 37        S1, knit to end
Row 38        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat last 2 rows five more

Change to contrast colour  ~
Row 49        Knit
Row 50        Knit
Row 51        K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 52        Knit
Row 53        Knit
Cast off                                               
                  

Sleeves ~ Both Alike

Put the 26sts, left on a stitch holder, back on to a knitting needle.

Using main colour yarn  ~
1st Row        S1, knit across row
2nd Row       S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat the last 2 rows until the sleeve measures around 4
" 

Using contrast colour yarn  ~
Next Row     K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog           (24sts)
Knit 4 more rows
Cast off

Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve seams
Gather together underarms, using a length of main colour yarn
Darn away ends

Sew on buttons

You will find the instructions for my original Tiny Topaz Baby Tops at ~ 


And the matching hats 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

This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced
or republished on another webpage or website. 

Copyright © 2019 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved

4 comments:

  1. Love your sweaters, but do you ever have larger sizes such as 6-9 mos or even a 1 yr size?

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  2. Thank you for your free pattern, I will use it well and enjoy making all the sizes for our local hospital baby unit ty

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  3. I love all your patterns and enjoy making the tops for charity Well done x

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  4. I try the willow baby hat, your instructions were very easy to understand and follow. Thank you, the hat came out beautiful.

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