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Swiss Miss Baby Jacket

Swiss Miss Baby Jacket
Swiss Miss Baby Jacket
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There's something extra-special about hand-knit baby clothes. The Swiss Miss Baby Jacket is an adorable way to clothe your little one with love. This brightly colored knit baby sweater pattern is knit on straight needles and has a smocked front panel to create textural interest. When your baby starts squirming, this cute cardigan will quickly become your go-to. It fastens with only two buttons, making it easy to put onto even the fussiest child. The pattern looks great in a single color, but you could always knit the garter stitch edges in another color to create a cuffed look.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • Sheep(ish) by Vickie Howell (85 g/ 3 oz, 153 m/167 yds) 00012 Yellow(ish) - 4 balls
  • Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) knitting needle or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Size 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook.
  • Large eye blunt tip needle.
  • 2 buttons ½” [13 mm] diameter.

 

 

Gauge:

18 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stockinette st.

 

 

Measurements:

Chest: 21¾ (23, 26½, 29¾, 34)” [55 (58.5, 67.5, 75.5, 86.5) cm]
Length: 11¼ (11¾, 13½, 14½, 15½)” [28.5 (30, 34.5, 37, 40.5) cm]

 

 

Abbreviations:

Beg: Beginning
BO: Bind Off
CO: Cast On
Cont: Continue
Dec: Decrease
LH: Left Hand
K: Knit
K2tog: Knit 2 sts together.
P: Purl
RH: Right Hand
RS: Right Side
Smock 6: Insert RH needle from front between 6th and 7th sts on LH needle and draw loop through to front; keeping loop fairly snug, place it on LH needle and knit it together with first st on LH needle.
SSK: Slip 2 stitches onto RH needle, then knit together.
St st: Stockinette Stitch. Knit on RS, purl on WS.
St(s): Stitch(es)
WS: Wrong Side

 

 

Instructions:

Smocked Pattern: (multiple of 4 sts + 2)
Rows 1, 3, 5, and 7 (WS): K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end.
Rows 2 and 6: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts as they face you.
Row 4: P2, *Smock 6, k1, p2, k2, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 8: P2, k2, p2, *Smock 6, k1, p2, k2, p2; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, p2.
Rep Rows 1-8 for Smocked Pattern.


BACK
CO 96 (104, 116, 132, 152) sts.
Knit 4 rows.

Work in St st until piece measures 5½ (6, 7, 7½, 8)” [14 (15, 18, 19, 20.5) cm] from beg, ending with a WS row.
Next Row (RS):
*K2tog; rep from * to end—48 (52, 58, 66, 76) sts.
Purl 1 row.

Shape Armholes (RS): BO 2 (2, 3, 7, 10) sts at beg of next 2 rows—44 (48, 52, 52, 56) sts.
Next Row (RS): K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—42 (46, 50, 50, 54) sts.

Work in Smocked Pattern for 16 (16, 16, 16, 24) rows.
Work in St st until armhole measures 5 (5, 5¾, 6¼, 7¼)” [12.5 (12.5, 14.5, 16, 18.5) cm] from beg of shaping, ending with a WS row.

Shape Right Shoulder (RS):
K10 (12, 12, 12, 14), turn, purl to end.
BO 10 (12, 12, 12, 14) sts. Cut yarn.

Shape Neck and Left Shoulder (RS):
Join yarn at neck edge, BO next 22 (22, 26, 26, 26) sts, knit to end.
Purl 1 row.
BO remaining 10 (12, 12, 12, 14) sts.


LEFT FRONT
CO 48 (52, 58, 66, 76) sts.
Knit 4 rows.

Work in St st until piece measures 5½ (6, 7, 7½, 8)” [14 (15, 18, 19, 20.5) cm] from beg, ending with a WS row.
Next Row (RS): K1 (0, 1, 1, 0) st(s), *k2tog; rep from * to last 1 (0, 1, 1, 0) st(s), k1 (0, 1, 1, 0)—25 (26, 30, 34, 38) sts.
Purl 1 row.

Shape Armhole (RS):
BO 2 (2, 3, 7, 10) sts, work to end—23 (23, 27, 27, 27) sts.
Purl 1 row.
Next Row (RS): K1, ssk, knit to end—22 (22, 26, 26, 26) sts.

Work in Smocked Pattern for 16 (16, 16, 16, 24) rows.
Work in St st until armhole measures 4½ (4½, 5, 5½, 6½)” [11.5 (11.5, 12.5, 14, 16.5) cm] from beg of shaping, ending with a RS row.

Shape Neck (WS):
BO 12 (10, 14, 14, 12) sts, purl to end—10 (12, 12, 12, 14) sts.
Work in St st until armhole measures same as Back to shoulder, ending with a WS row.
BO all sts.
 

RIGHT FRONT
Work as for Left Front, reversing all shaping, and working armhole dec as follows: (RS) Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.


SLEEVES
CO 26 (28, 32, 34, 36) sts.
Knit 7 rows.
Purl 1 row.

Shape Sleeve (RS):
Cont in St st, inc 1 st each side every 4 rows 10 (9, 11, 12, 14) times—46 (46, 54, 58, 64) sts.
Work even until piece measures 9 (9¼, 9¾, 10½, 12)” [23 (23.5, 25, 26.5, 30.5) cm] from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape Cap (RS):
BO 2 (2, 3, 7, 10) sts at beg of next 2 rows—42 (42, 48, 44, 44) sts.
Next Row (RS): K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—40 (40, 46, 42, 42) sts.

Work even until cap measures 2½ (2½, 3, 3, 3)” [7 (7, 7.5, 7.5, 7.5) cm] from beg, ending with a WS row.
BO all sts.



FINISHING
Block pieces to measurements. Sew shoulder seams. Set in sleeves; sew side and sleeve seams.

Neckband
With RS facing, beg at Right Front neck edge, pick up and knit 44 (42, 52, 52, 50) sts around neck shaping.
Knit 5 rows.
BO all sts knitwise.
Sew buttons to Right Front, one at top of Smocked Pattern, and one 1” [2.5 cm] below.

Button Loops
With RS facing and crochet hook, join yarn to Left Front edge, opposite top button, *work crochet chain long enough to wrap around button, slip st edge to join*, sc to opposite next button, rep from * to *, fasten off.
Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

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This sweater is a pretty burst of sunshine. I love to see little children wearing yellow. The smocked detail on the yoke makes the jacket feminine and ready for the fanciest occasion. The wool chosen is a nice wool/acrylic blend which means the jacket can be hand washed and dried flat.

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