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

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful pattern as always, I love your baby patterns

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  2. I am knitting for a small charity ‘Baby basics’ and have so far used your patters for 13 cardigans, thank you

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  3. Can u plz make patterns for 2 to 3 years baby boy???

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    1. I have written a pattern for a boy or girl of 2 - 3 years. You might like to take a look ~

      https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/max--maxine-toddler-cardigans

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing your patterns. I have a granddaughter who was born at 25 weeks and I shall really enjoy knitting these cardigans which will just be perfect for her.

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