Friday, July 31, 2009

PREEMIE AND NEWBORN SEAMLESS SWEATER, HAT MITTENS AND BOOTIES SET KNIT PATTERN

PREEMIE AND NEWBORN SEAMLESS SWEATER,
HAT, MITTENS AND BOOTIES SET KNIT PATTERN
Free pattern for charitable purposes and personal use only. 
Please do not sell garments knit from it. 
Pattern and photos are by Michele Lupien, 2012. 
All rights reserved. seatrailgrandmas@gmail.com


MATERIAL:
PREEMIE:
YARN: 1 skein 3.5 oz., Bernat Baby Jacquards or Baby Jacquards Floral Or 2 ply soft baby acrylic yarn
Sweater: Circ. N.#6
Sleeves, hat and mittens: Double pointed N. #5
Booties: Double pointed N. #4
NEWBORN:
1.5 skein 3.5 oz., Bernat Softee Baby Or 3ply soft baby acrylic yarn
Sweater: Circ. N.#7
Sleeves, hat and mittens: Double pointed N. #6
Booties: Double pointed N. #5
BOTH SIZES:
2 stitch holders or pieces of yarn
Tapestry needle
4 buttons 5/8
1 medium crochet for booties chains
 ABBREVIATIONS:
-Increase “inc. 1 st in next st”; knit the stitch as usual, but don’t slip it off the needle. Now knit in the back of the same stitch
-K; knit
-K1 Between; insert right needle in front under loop, between K1 and next stitch, knit this stitch
-K2Tog; knit 2 stitches together
-P; purl
-P1 Between; insert right needle in back under loop, between P1 and next stitch, purl this stitch
-st(s); stitch(es)
-yo; yarn forward and over needle to make a stitch
-SLK; slip 1 sts like if you knit
-psso; pass slip stich over
-YF; yarn in front
SWEATER:  *Knit neck down* *Jacquard or Floral Yarn, start with BEGINNING of skein*
Cast on 48 sts
1-5-Knit
6-  1st Button Hole (boy or unisex; K3, yo, K2TOG, K1, K to end of row) (girl; K to the last 6 sts, K1, K2tog, yo, K3)
7-  K6, P to the last 6 sts, K6
8-  K6, *k1, inc. 1 st in next st, repeat*, to the last 6 sts, k6 = 66 sts
9-  K6, P to the last 6 sts , K6
10- K6, *K2TOG, repeat* to the last 6 sts, K6 (Eyelet row)
11- K6,*K1, K1 between*, to the last 6 sts, K6 (Eyelet row)
12- K6,*k2, inc. 1 st in next st, repeat*, to the last 6 sts, K6 = 84 sts
13-14-15- (same as 9-10-11-)
16- K6,*k3, inc. 1 st in next st, repeat*, to the last 6 sts, K6 =102sts
17-18-19- (same as 9-10-11-)
20- K6,*k4, inc. 1 st in next st, repeat*, to the last 6 sts, K6=120sts
21-22-23- (same as 9-10-11-)
24- K6,*k5, inc. 1 st in next st, repeat*, to the last 6 sts, K6 =138sts
25-26-27- (same as 9-10-11-)
28- K6,*k6, inc. 1 st in next st, repeat*, to the last 6 sts, K6 =156sts
29- (same as 9-)
30- 2nd Button Hole (same as 10-)
31- (same as 11-)
32- K6,*k7, inc. 1 st in next st, repeat*, to the last 6 sts, K6=174sts
33-34-35- (same as 9-10-11-)
36- Knit
37-38-39- (same as 9-10-11-)
40- Knit
41-42-43- (same as 9-10-11-)
44- Knit 28 sts, Slip 34 sts of sleeve on stitch holder, Knit 50 sts, Slip 34 sts of sleeve on stitch holder, Knit 28 sts. (28-34-50-34-28) =174 sts (less 68 sts for sleeves) = 106 sts for the body
45- K6, P to the last 6 sts, K6
46- Knit
47- K6, P to the last 6 sts, K6
48- to 53- (same as 46-47-)
54- 3rd Button Hole  Knit
55- (same as 47-)
56- to 77- (same as 46-47-)
78- 4th Button Hole  K6, K2TOG to the last 6 sts, K6 = 59 sts
79- K6,*K1 between, K1*, K6 = 107 sts (Eyelet row)
80-81- (same as 46-47-)
82-87- Knit (5 rows).
Bind off all sts.
SLEEVES:  *Jacquard or Floral Yarn, for matching sleeves measure yarn of the 1st sleeve from beginning to 1st change of color*
1st Sleeve
-Slip sleeves 34 sts from holder to 3 double pointed needles (11-12-11)
-Underarm, pick up 2 sts each sides (strings between stitches)(13-12-13) = 38 sts
-Keep a 4" tail, starting at armpit right side of work facing you, K2Tog through the back loop, Knit until the last 2 sts, K2Tog through the back loop = 36 sts
-Stockinette (all knit) for 20 more rounds.
-K2tog around = 18 sts
-P1 between, P1 around = 36 sts (Eyelet row)
-K2, *K2, K2tog* until last 2 sts, K2 = 28 sts
-knit 1 round
-Ribs; K2, P2 for 6 rounds
-Loosely Bind off in ribs pattern. 
2nd Sleeve * Jacquard or Floral Yarn, measure the same # of inches from the change of color, cut yarn*
-Work as first sleeve
FINISHING:
Sleeves;  Sew a couple of sts underarms with tail, weave all ends.
Buttons;  Sew buttons.

HAT, BOOTIES AND MITTENS
HAT  *Jacquard or Floral Yarn, start with END of skein*
-Cast on loosely 52 sts (16-20-16).  Join to knit in round.
-Ribs; knit 2 sts, purl 2 sts for 8 rounds.
-Knit 25 sts, inc. 1 st in next st, Knit 25 sts, inc. 1 st in next st
= 54 sts
-Knit 1 round
-*K2tog around*= 27 sts
-*P1 between, P1*= 54 sts (Eyelet row)
-Work in stockinette (all knit) for 22 rounds
Shape crown:
K7, K2tog around = 48 sts
K6, k2tog around = 42 sts
K5, k2tog around = 36 sts
K4, k2tog around = 30 sts
K3, k2tog around = 24 sts
K2, k2tog around = 18 sts
K1, k2tog around = 12 sts
K2tog around = 6 sts
Cut yarn leaving a tail (4 inches) and thread tail through the remaining stitches, one at a time, and take them off the knitting needle.
Pull tail tight by the inside of the work, turn work on wrong side.  Secure tails by making a knot with the darning needle.  Weave in ends.
BOOTIES   *Jacquard or Floral Yarn, start at beginning of color.*
1st bootie;  Keeping a 10" tail cast on 32 sts. Separate on 3 double pointed needles (14-4-14).  Join to knit in round
Sole
1st round
-Purl around
2nd round; 
-Needle#1; inc. 1 st in first stitch, K13 = 15 sts
-Needle#2; inc. 1 st in first st, K1,  inc. 1 st in next st, K1 = 6 sts
-Needle#3 ; K12, inc. 1 st in next st, K1 = 15 sts (TOTAL 36sts)
3rd round;  
-Purl around = 36 sts
4th round;  
-Needle#1; inc. 1 st in first st, K14 = 16 sts
-Needle#2; inc. 1 st in first st, K3, inc. 1 st in next st, K1 = 8 sts
-Needle#3; K13, inc. 1 st in next st, K1 = 16 sts (TOTAL 40 sts)
5th round;  
-Purl around = 40 sts
6th round;  
-Needle#1; inc. 1 st in first st, K15 = 17 sts
-Needle#2; inc. 1 st in first st, K5, inc. 1 st in next st, K1=10sts
-Needle#3; K14, inc. 1 st in next st, K1 = 17 sts (TOTAL 44sts)
7th round;  
-Separates sts (18-8-18) = 44 sts / Purl around.
Foot
1st round;   K around
2nd round;  P around
3rd to 8th round;   repeat 1st and 2nd rounds two more times (4 ribs) (8 ribs total after the Cast on)
Instep: (work on N#2 “toes”, knit and slip sts from sides)
-Needle#1; K 18
-Needle#2;
1-Right side:
K2tog, K4, SLK, K1, psso, (put aside the empty needle and continue to work with N#2 on side needle) YF, SLK, turn your work (take back the empty needle)
2-Wrong side:
K2tog, K4, SLK, (put aside the empty needle and continue to work with N#2 on side needle) K1, psso, YF, SLK, turn your work (take back the empty needle)
3- to 10-: (same as 2-)
11-Right side:
K2tog, K4, SLK,(put aside the empty needle and continue to work with N#2 on side needle) K1, psso.
*Now we have 6 sts on the instep needle and 8 sts on the 2 other needles = 22 sts*
-Needle#3; K 8 sts = 22 sts (8-6-8)
ANKLE
1st round:
-Needle#1; K2, inc. 1 st in next st, K2, inc. 1 st in next st, K2 = 10 sts
-Needle#2; Between N#1 and N#2 pick up 2 sts (loops) and K2tog to the back loop, k5, inc 1 st in next st = 8 sts
-Needle#3; K2, inc. 1 st in next st, K2, inc. 1 st in next st, K2 = 10 sts
2nd round
-Purl around = 28 sts
3rd round: 
 *K2Tog around*
4th round: 
 *P1 between, P1 around* (Eyelet row)
LEG
1- to 8- Knit
9- K2Tog around (Eyelet row)
10- P1 between, P1 around
11-12- Knit
13-to 16- Ribs; K2, P2 for 4 rounds
-Loosely bind off in ribs pattern. Weave in ends.
2nd BOOTIE *Jacquard or Floral Yarn, match the 1st bootie pattern*
Work as 1st bootie.
FINISHING
On wrong side sew the sole seams. Weave in ends.
-Crochet two 12" chains and pass through the ankle eyelets row.
MITTENS  *Jacquard or Floral Yarn; Matching the pattern, separates the balance of skein in two*
-Cast on loosely 24 sts (8-8-8).  Join to knit in round.
-Ribs; knit 2 sts, purl 2 sts for 6 rounds.
-Knit 2 rounds
-K2tog around= 12 sts
-P1 between, P1 around= 24 sts (Eyelet row)
-Work in stockinette for 15 rounds
Decrease;
K2, K2Tog = 18 sts
K1, K2Tog = 12 sts
K2Tog = 6 sts
Cut yarn leaving a tail (4 inches) and thread tail through the remaining stitches, one at a time, and take them off the knitting needle.
Pull tail tight by the inside of the work, turn work on wrong side.  Secure tails by making a knot with the darning needle.  Weave in ends.
5/13/13

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing such a nice patterns. I am knitting preemie clothes for the local shelter and hospital. thank you so much!

Linda said...

Hi thank you for such nice patterns. I was wondering if there is a tie for the mittens since there is a row of eyelets?

SEATRAIL GRANDMAS said...

Hi Linda, We are glad that you like this pattern. There are no tie for the mitten because that is not safe for the baby.

marilyn said...

Thank you very much for these patterns. I am going on pension next year January and i am going to knit baby items and donate to the hospitals in need of and also here by us there are lots of young girls that fall pregnant and the grand parents do not always have money to buy so i will try and knit for them to help the grand parents.