Friday, July 31, 2009

Knitting Pattern; Preemie & Newborn SLEEP SACK (Sleeping Bag), HAT AND MITTENS SET


KNITTING PATTERN
Preemie & Newborn
SLEEP SACK (Sleeping Bag), 
HAT AND MITTENS SET
(Used in the NICU and at Home)
Free pattern for charitable purposes and personal use only. 
Please do not sell garments knit from it. 
Pattern and photos are by Michele Morrissette Lupien, 2012. 
All rights reserved. seatrailgrandmas@gmail.com


MATERIAL: Preemie (Small Newborn) (Large Newborn)
  Preemie: 1 skein Bernat Baby Jacquard or Floral
  OR: 3.5 oz/346 yds 2 Ply soft acrylic yarn
  Small Newborn: 5 oz/395 yds 3 Ply soft acrylic yarn
  Large Newborn: 6 oz/315 yds 4 Ply soft acrylic yarn
  Sleep Sack: Circular Needle #6 (#6) (#8)
  Sleeves, hat & mittens: D. pointed Needles #5 (#6) (#7)
  2 stitch holders (or 2 piece of yarn)
  Tapestry needle
  6 buttons 5/8 (5/8) (1/2)
SLEEP SACK:  Knit neck down
 Cast on 48 sts *Jacquard or Floral Yarn, start with BEGINNING of skein*
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
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 =102 sts
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 =138 sts
25-26-27- (same as 9-10-11-)
28- 2nd BH K6,*k6, inc. 1 st in next st, repeat*, to the last 6 sts, K6 =156 sts
29-30-31-(same as 9-10-11-)
32- K6,*k17, inc. 1 st in next st, repeat*, to the last 6 sts, K6 =164 sts
33-34-35- (same as 9-10-11-)
36- Knit
37-38-39- (same as 9-10-11-)
40- Knit 26 sts, Slip 33 sts of sleeve on stitch holder, Knit 46 sts, Slip 33 sts of sleeve on stitch holder, Knit 26 sts.  (26-33-46-33-26) =164 sts (less 66 sts for sleeves) = 98 sts for the body
41- K6, P to the last 6 sts, K6
42- Knit
43- (same as 41)
44- to 49- (same as 42-43-)
50- 3rd BH Knit
51- (same as 41-)
52-to 71- (same as 42-43-)
72- 4th BH Knit
73- (same as 41-)
74- to 93- (same as 42-43-)
94- 5th BH Knit
95- (same as 41-)
96- to 115- (same as 42-43-)
116- 6th BH K6, K2TOG to the last 6 sts, K6 = 55 sts
117- K6,*K1 between, K1 *, K6 = 98 sts (Eyelet row)
118-119- (same as 42-43-)
120- to 125- 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 33 sts from holder to 3 double pointed needles (11-11-11)
-Underarm, pick up 2 sts each sides (strings between stitches)(13-11-13) = 37 sts
-Keep a 4" tail, start at armpit right facing you, K2Tog through the back loop, K2Tog, Knit until the last 4 sts, K2Tog, K2Tog through the back loop = 33 sts
-Stockinette (all knit) for 18 more rounds.
-K9, K2tog, around = 30 sts
-K2tog around = 15 sts
-P1 between, P1, around = 30 sts (Eyelet row)
-K4, K2tog, around = 25 sts
-knit 1 round
-knit 1 round, P 1 round, 2 times
-knit 1 round
-cast off in purl
2nd Sleeve *Jacquard or Floral Yarn Measure the same # of inches from the change of color, cut yarn*
-Work as first sleeve
FINISHING SLEEP SACK
Sleeves;  Sew a couple of stitches underarm with tail, weave all ends.
Sleeping bottom; Fold bottom edge in half, right sides together, and put a marker to the center stitch. Keeping right sides together lay your work flat and fold front edges over the marker, the button HOLES band in the middle.  Pin in place.  Sew stitches bottom, catching all three layers in middle. Turn on right side and sew edge (for +- 1”) in front to the 6th button hole.
Sew buttons.
HAT AND MITTENS
* Jacquard or Floral Yarn; Start with END of skein*
HAT
-Cast on loosely 52 sts (16-20-16)
-Ribs; knit 2 sts, purl 2 sts for 8 rounds.
-Knit 2 rounds
-*K2tog around*= 26 sts
-*P1 between, P1*= 52 sts (Eyelet row)
-Work in stockinette (all knit) for 21 rounds
Shape crown:
*K 7, K2tog, K 7, K2tog, K8* repeat 1 time = 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.
MITTENS *Jacquard or Floral Yarn; Matching the pattern, separates the balance of skein in two*
-Cast on loosely 24 sts (8-8-8)
-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.
Stitch explanation
-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
5/13/13

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for the pattern. I knit with a group that makes blankets and hats for preemies. This maybe something we would be interested in.