Friday, July 31, 2009

KNIT PATTERN PREEMIE & NEWBORN BUNTING

Knit Pattern 

Preemie And Newborn Bunting

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:
-6 oz-4 ply soft acrylic yarn
-US Circular needles size #9
-1 sewing needle, 3 security pins and 5 buttons.

Abbreviations and explanation:
BH: Button Hole (Girl; At the beginning of row, the 5 first sts, K2, Yo, K2tog, K1, than *K2tog* across until last 5 sts, K5) (Boy or unisex; K5, *K2tog* across, until last 5 sts, K2, Yo, K2tog, K1)
K: Knit
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together
Yo: yarn over
M1F: Make 1 stitch (One increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Work this new stitch through the Front loop.)
M1B: Make 1 stitch (One increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Work this new stitch through the Back loop.)
Sts: stitches

PATTERN:
• 1st Row; K5, P across, K5
• 2nd Row; K across
• 3rd Row; K5, P across, K5
• 4th Row; K across
• 5th Row; K5, K2tog across, K5
• 6th Row, K5, *K1, M1F* across, K5

DIRECTIONS
BODY:
• Beginning at bottom, cable cast on 80 sts
• Knit 10 Rows for bottom.
Body
1-4- Work in pattern the first 4 rows
5- Working the 5th row make Button Hole (BH#1)
6- Work in pattern the 6th row
7-18-Work 2 patterns (12 rows)
19-22- Work in pattern the first 4 rows
23- Working the 5th Row make Button Hole (BH#2)
24- Work in pattern the 6th row
25-36- Work 2 patterns (12 rows)
37-40- Work in pattern the first 4 rows
41- Working the 5th Row make Button Hole (BH#3)
42-Work in pattern the 6th row
43-54- Work 2 patterns (12 rows)
55-58- Work in pattern the first 4 rows
59- Working the 5th Row make Button Hole (BH#4)
60- Work in pattern the 6th row
61-72- Work 2 patterns (12 rows)
YOKE:
1- K5 (*Purl* across) K5 = 80 sts
2- K5 (*K3, K2tog*) K5 = 66 sts
3- K5 (*K2tog* across) = 38 sts
4- K5 (*K1, M1F* across) K5 = 66 sts
5- K5 (*Purl* across) K5 Make 5th Button Hole (BH #5) = 66 sts
6- K5 (*K2, K2tog*) K5 = 52 sts
7- K5 (*K2 tog* across)  = 31 sts
8- K5 (*K1, M1F* across) K5 = 52sts
9- K5 (*Purl* across) K5 = 52 sts
10- K5 (*K1, K2tog*) K5 = 38 sts
NECK:
• K1, K2tog, K1 (*Purl* across) K1,K2tog, K1 = 36 sts
• K across
• K4 (*Purl* across) K4 = 36 sts
• K4 (K1, M1B) (*K3, M1B* across) K4 = 46 sts
• K4 (*Purl* across) K4 = 46 sts
• K4 (*K2tog* across) K4 = 27 sts
• K4 (*K1,M1F* across) K4 = 46 sts
HOOD:
1- Knit across
2- K4 (*Purl* across) K4
3- Knit across
4- K4 (*Purl* across) K4
5- K4 (*K2tog* across) K4
6- K4 (*K1,M1F* across) K4
-Repeat rows 1- to 6- (3 more times)
-Than Repeat rows 1- and 2-.
FINISHING HOOD:

Three Needle Bind-Off
Place stitches to be joined onto two separate needles, or split evenly the stitches in the circular needle two tips. Hold them with right sides of knitting facing together. *Insert a third needle into first stitch on each of the other two needles and knit them together as one stitch. Knit next stitch on each needle the same way. Pass first stitch over second stitch. Repeat from * until one stitch remains on third needle. Cut yarn and pull tail through last stitch.
OR: Bind off all sts. Fold hood on wrong side and sew.

FINISHING BOTTOM:
Fold bottom edge in half, right sides together, and mark the center stitch. Then lay it flat and fold front edges over, right still together, so they slightly overlap center stitch and each other; pin in place. Sew stitch bottom, catching all three layers in middle. Turn on right side and sew edge in front to the first button hole. Sew buttons. (If the button hole is too large for the button, thigh it by waving yarn in sts around hole.


If you are interested to learn how to crochet the buttons click on the link below:
How to make Crocheted Button
For this bunting knit with 4 ply yarn;
.cut a 90" piece of yarn
.split this piece in two = 2 - 2ply pieces of yarn
.Leave a long tail = 22"
.Use crochet size H or smaller.
5/13/13                                Corrected on 7/30/15

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