Thursday, 30 April 2020

All-in-One Baby Cardigan with Button Front

Some of the charities in the UK for are asking for baby cardigans with long sleeves and a fully buttoned front.

So I thought it might be helpful if I added instructions for this variation of my previous pattern.

Here are the three preemie sizes ..... and I will add bigger sizes soon, once I have checked them out ! 


All-in-One Baby Cardigan with Button Front  ~ Large Preemie


All- In-One Baby Cardigan with Buttoned Front & Ribbed Borders ~  Small Premature  

Requires ~
DK yarn (or any yarn that knits to 22sts = 4”/10cm) - requires  around 26g - 30g
4mm needles
4 small buttons

Measurements
Width 11",   Length  5½" - 6",  Sleeve Length 3½"

All-in-One Baby Cardigan with Button Front  ~ Small Preemie

Worked from the neck downwards

Cast on 37sts

Row 1           S1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2
Row 2            S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end
Row 3            S1, k1, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), * p1, k1, rep from * to last st, k1
Row 4            S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end
Row 5           S1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2
Row 6            S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end
Row 7            Knit
Row 8            K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 9            K6, *(yfwd, k1, yfwd, k2) rep from * to last 4sts,k4                  55sts 
Row 10          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 11          Knit
Row 12          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 13          K6, *(yfwd, k3, yfwd, k2) rep from * to last 4sts, k4                 73sts
Row 14          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 15          K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 16          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 17          K6, *(yfwd, k5, yfwd, k2) rep from * to last 4sts, k4                 91sts

Rows 18, 19, 20       As rows 10, 11, 12
Row 21          K6, *(yfwd, k7, yfwd, k2) rep from * to last 4sts, k4                 109sts
Row 22          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 23          K18, slip next 21sts onto a stitch holder, k31, slip next 21sts onto a stitch holder, k18
Row 24          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                          67sts
                 
Row 25          K3, (k4, m1) to last 8sts, k8   OR you can do it this way ~
          K3, (k3, kfb) to last 8sts, k8

Row 26          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                           81sts

Row 27          K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 28          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 29          Knit
Row 30          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat last 2 rows 3 times more

Row 37          S1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2
Row 38          S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end
Row 39          S1, k1, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), * p1, k1, rep from * to last st, k1
Row 40          S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end
Row 41          S1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2

Cast off loosely in rib (if you find this difficult, use a larger needle)


Sleeves ~ Both Alike

Put 21sts, left on a stitch holder for a sleeve, back on to a knitting needle. Rejoin yarn.

Row 1           Kfb, knit to last st, kfb                            23sts
Row 2           S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 3           S1, knit to end
Row 4           S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat last two rows until 3” (7.5cm) have been worked from armhole, ending after completing a wrong side (purl) row

Rib 5 rows
Cast off in rib

Make the second sleeve in the same way

Sew up sleeve and underarm seams
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons


All- In-One Baby Cardigan with Buttoned Front & Ribbed Borders ~ Medium Premature  


Requires ~
DK yarn (or any yarn that knits to 22sts = 4”/10cm) - requires  around 30g - 35g
4mm needles
4 small buttons

Measurements
Width 13",   Length  6½" - 7",  Sleeve Length 4"

All-in-One Baby Cardigan with Button Front  ~ Medium Preemie

Worked from the neck downwards

Cast on 47sts

Row 1           S1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2
Row 2            S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end
Row 3            S1, k1, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), * p1, k1, rep from * to last st, k1
Row 4            S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end
Row 5           S1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2
Row 6            S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end
Row 7            Knit
Row 8            K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 9            K7, *(yfwd, k1, yfwd, k3) rep from * to last 4sts,k4                           65sts 
Row 10          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 11          Knit
Row 12          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 13          K7, *(yfwd, k3, yfwd, k3) rep from * to last 4sts, k4                 83sts
Rows 14, 15, 16       As rows 10, 11, 12
Row 17          K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), k3, *(yfwd, k5, yfwd, k3) rep from * to last 4sts, k4                  101sts

Rows 18, 19, 20       As rows 10, 11, 12
Row 21          K7, *(yfwd, k7, yfwd, k3) rep from * to last 4sts, k4                    119sts
Row 22          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 23          Knit
Row 24          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 25          K19, slip next 23sts onto a stitch holder, k35, slip next 23sts onto a stitch holder, k19
Row 26          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                                   73sts
Row 27          K3, (k4, m1) to last 6sts, k6   OR you can do it this way ~
          K3, (k3, kfb) to last 6sts, k6

Row 28          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                           89sts
Row 29          Knit
Row 30          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 31          K2, yfwd, 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 4 times more

Row 43          S1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2
Row 44          S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end
Row 45          S1, k1, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), * p1, k1, rep from * to last st, k1
Row 46          S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end
Row 47          S1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2

Cast off loosely in rib (if you find this difficult, use a larger needle)


Sleeves ~ Both Alike

Put 23sts, left on a stitch holder for a sleeve, back on to a knitting needle. Rejoin yarn.
Row 1           Kfb, knit to last st, kfb                            25sts
Row 2           S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 3           S1, knit to end
Row 4           S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat last two rows until 3½” (9cm) have been worked from armhole, ending after completing a wrong side (purl) row
Rib 5 rows
Cast off in rib

Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve and underarm seams
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons



All- In-One Baby Cardigan with Buttoned Front & Ribbed Borders ~  Large Premature  

Requires ~
DK yarn (or any yarn that knits to 22sts = 4”/10cm) - requires  around 40g - 45g
4mm needles
4 small buttons

Measurements
Width 15",  Length  7½" - 8",  Sleeve Length 5"

All-in-One Baby Cardigans with Button Front  ~ Large Preemie

Worked from the neck downwards

Cast on 55sts
Row 1           S1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2
Row 2            S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end
Row 3            S1, k1, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), * p1, k1, rep from * to last st, k1
Row 4            S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end
Row 5           S1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2
Row 6            S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end
Row 7            Knit
Row 8            K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 9            K7, *(yfwd, k1, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 3sts,k3                   73sts
Row 10          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 11          Knit
Row 12          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 13          K7, *(yfwd, k3, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 3sts, k3                 91sts
Rows 14, 15, 16       As rows 10, 11, 12     
Row 17          K7, *(yfwd, k5, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 3sts, k3                          109sts
Row 18          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 19          K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 20          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 21          K7, *(yfwd, k7, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 3sts, k3                          127sts
Rows 22, 23, 24       As rows 10, 11, 12
Row 25          Knit
Row 26          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
                          Row 27          K20, slip next 25sts onto a stitch holder for a sleeve, k37, slip next 25sts onto a stitch holder k20                            77sts
Row                    Row 28          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

Continue on these 77sts   ~

Row 29          K5, *(k4, m1) to last 8sts, k8   OR you can do it this way ~
                     K5, *(k3, kfb) to last 8sts, k8
Row 30          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                 93sts
Row 31          Knit
Row 32          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat last 2 rows once more
Row 35          K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 36          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                         
Row 37          Knit
Row 38          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat the last 2 rows 5 times more
Row 49          S1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2
Row 50          S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end
Row 51          S1, k1, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), * p1, k1, rep from * to last st, k1
Row 52          S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end
Row 53          S1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2

Cast off loosely in rib (if you find this difficult, use a larger needle)

Sleeves ~ Both Alike

Put the 25sts, left on a stitch holder for a sleeve, back on to a knitting needle. Rejoin yarn.
Row 1           Kfb, purl to last st, kfb                            27sts
Row 2           S1, knit to end
Row 3           S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat last two rows until 4½” (11.5cm) have been worked from armhole, ending after completing a wrong side (purl) row
Rib 5 rows
Cast off in rib


Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve and underarm seams
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons

All-in-One Baby Cardigans with Button Front 


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 © 2020 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved

Sunday, 12 April 2020

Ziggy Baby Blanket

Here is my Easter Gift to you all ~ 

Ziggy Baby Blanket


Requires:
DK yarn and 4mm needles
The smallest size 15” uses around 60g of acrylic yarn - the biggest size 30” requires around 250g

Tension:  
21sts - 4" (10cm) over pattern as worked

Sizes:
You can change the size of your blanket by adding or reducing in multiples of 8 stitches (77 +/- multiples of 8)

Width ~
For a doll / small preemie baby blanket of 15”              Cast on 77sts
For a preemie baby blanket of 18”                               Cast on 93sts
For a newborn baby blanket of 24”                              Cast on 125sts
For a baby blanket of around 30”                                Cast on 157sts

Length ~ Make your blanket square, or a little longer than it’s width.


Ziggy Baby Blanket

For a Small Preemie Baby or doll ~

Width            15”
Length:         15” – easy to adjust

Cast on 77sts

Border ~
Knit 8 rows

Pattern ~
Row 1:          S1, knit to end
Row 2:          S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
Row 3:          S1, k5, *p1, k7, repeat from * to last 7sts, p1, k6
Row 4:          S1, k4, * k1, p1, k1, p5, repeat from * to last 8sts, k1, p1, k6
Row 5:          S1, k7, * p1, k3, repeat from * to last 5sts, k5
Row 6:          S1, k5, p3, * k1, p1, k1, p5, repeat from * to last 12sts, k1, p1 k1, p3, k6
Row 7:          S1, k9, *p1, k7, repeat from * to last 3sts, k3
Row 8:          S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
Repeat the last 8 rows eleven times more, or until you are happy with the length of your little blanket
Finish with a Border ~
Knit 9 rows
Cast off

Ziggy Baby Blanket


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 © 2020 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Babbity Baby Booties


Babbity Baby Booties
3 months       and     newborn


Requires ~
DK yarn
4mm needles


Tension ~
22sts = 4" (10cm) 



Babbity Baby Booties

Size:        Newborn

Length of sole:     3 ½ ” (9cm)


Instructions:          Make two booties the same

Cast on 37sts
Knit 9 rows
10th Row:     K15, p7, k15
11th Row:     K14, k2tog, k5, s1, k1, psso, k14
12th Row:     K13, p2tog tbl, p5, p2tog, k13
13th Row:     K12, k2tog, k5, s1, k1, psso, k12
14th Row:     K11, p2tog tbl, p5, p2tog, k11
15th Row:     K10, k2tog, k5, s1, k1, psso, k10
16th Row:     K9, p2tog tbl, p5, p2tog, k9                                            
17th Row:     K8, k2tog, k5, s1, k1, psso, k8                      (23sts)
18th Row:     K8, p7, k8                                                                        
19th Row:     Knit
20th Row:     K8, p7, k8
21st Row:     Knit    (change colour on this row if desired)   
Knit 15 more rows
Cast off knitwise loosely – I use a larger size needle, or a stretchy cast off

Sew seam along the sole
Sew back seam
Darn away ends
Fold down cuff




Babbity Baby Booties            

Size:   3 months

Length of sole:       4” (10cm)


Instructions:           Make two bootees the same

Cast on 41sts
Knit 11 rows
12th Row:     K17, p7, k17
13th Row:     K16, k2tog, k5, s1, k1, psso, k16
14th Row:     K15, p2tog tbl, p5, p2tog, k15
15th Row:     K14, k2tog, k5, s1, k1, psso, k14
16th Row:     K13, p2tog tbl, p5, p2tog, k13
17th Row:     K12, k2tog, k5, s1, k1, psso, k12
18th Row:     K11, p2tog tbl, p5, p2tog, k11
19th Row:     K10, k2tog, k5, s1, k1, psso, k10
20th Row:     K9, p2tog tbl, p5, p2tog, k9                           (25sts)
21st Row:      S1, knit across row
22nd Row:     K9, p7, k9
23rd Row:     Knit
24th Row:     K9, p7, k9
25th Row:     Knit    (change colour on this row if desired)   
Knit 17 more rows
Cast off knitwise loosely – I use a larger size needle, or a stretchy cast off

Sew seam along the sole
Sew back seam
Darn away ends
Fold down cuff

You will find my matching Babbity Baby Hat at ~ 




 and my matching Babbity Baby Cardigan Jacket at ~ 



And there are Premature Baby Sizes too!  - Cardigan Jacket, Hat & Booties ~ 





 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 © 2020 ‘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.