Newborn Set - free knitting patterns
Chest: 22 inches
Length: Approx 10 inches
Approx 12 inches at front
Length: Approx 4 inches
• Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted (worsted weight (4); 75% acrylic/ 25% wool; 200 yds/10Og per ball): 2 balls yellow #215
• Size 5 (3.75mm) needles (for booties)
• Size 8 (5mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
• Size 10 (6mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
• Stitch markers
• Stitch holders
• 2 1/3 yds 3/8-inch-wide ribbon
15 sts and 20 rows = 4 inches/10cm in St st with size 10 needles.
20 sts = 4 inches/10cm in garter st with size 8 needles.
To save time, take time to check gauge.
Purl 3 together (p3tog): Purl next 3 sts tog (2 sts dec).
Yarn and ribbon amounts given are sufficient to complete set.
Note: Keep 3 sts at each edge of body in garter st throughout. Beg at top with size 10 needles, cast on 35 sts.
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3 (Eyelet row): K3, pm, *k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 4 sts, k1, pm, k3.
Row 4 and all WS rows: K3, purl to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 5: K3, kfb, *k1, kfb; rep from * to last 3 sts, end k3—50 sts.
Row 7: K3, *k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 3 sts, end k3.
Row 9: K3, *k2, kfb; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5—64 sts.
Row 11: Rep Row 7.
Row 13: K5, *kfb, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3—78 sts.
Row 15: Rep Row 7.
Row 17: K5, *kfb, k4; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3—92 sts.
Row 19: Rep Row 7.
Row 21: K5, *kfb, k5; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3—106 sts.
Row 23: Rep Row 7.
Row 25: K3 (front border), slip marker, k14, kfb (front), pm, kfb, k15, kfb (sleeve), pm, kfb, k34, kfb (back), pm, kfb, k15, kfb (sleeve), pm, kfb, k14 (front), slip marker, k3 (front border)—114 sts.
Row 26: K3, purl to last 3 sts slipping all markers, k3.
Row 27: Inc 1 st on each side of markers except at front border markers—122 sts (8 sts inc).
Row 28: Rep Row 26.
Rows 29 and 30: Rep last 2 rows.
Dividing row: K21 (left front), si next 23 sts to a holder for sleeve, k42 sts (back), si next 23 sts to a holder for 2nd sleeve, k21 sts (right front)— 84 sts.
Work in St st until body measures 5 inches from underarm, maintaining garter st borders on each side and ending with a WS row.
Picot row: *K2tog, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2tog—83 sts. Beg with a purl row, work 3 rows in St st. Bind off all sts.
Sl 23 sleeve sts to size 10 needle, join yarn and work in St st until sleeve measures 4 inches from underarm.
Change to size 8 needles; k1, p1, *k2tog, p1, k1, p1; rep from *to last st, k1—19 sts.
Continue to work in k1, p1 rib for 1 1/2 inches. Bind off in pat. Rep for 2nd sleeve.
Sew sleeve seams. Turn up bottom hem so Eyelet row forms a scalloped edge; sew in place. Weave ribbon through top eyelet row for tie.
With size 10 needles, cast on 15 sts and work in St st for 3 Vi inches, ending with a WS row. Using cable cast-on, cast on 12 sts at beg of next 2 rows—39 sts. Work 2 rows in St st.
Row 1 (Eyelet row, RS): *K2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rows 2 and 4: Purl.
Row 3: Knit.
Rows 5-12: Rep [Rows 1-4] twice.
Rows 13 and 14: Work in St st.
Rows 15-18: Rep Rows 1-4.
Bind off all sts. Sew seams; turn up front hem so Eyelet row forms a scalloped edge, sew in place. Sew a ribbon on each front corner for tie.
With size 8 needles, cast on 35 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K1, kfb, k14, kfb, pm, k1, pm, kfb, k14, kfb, k1—39 sts.
Row 2: Knit across slipping markers.
Row 3: K1, kfb, knit to 1 st before marker, kfb, slip marker, k1, slip marker, kfb, knit to last 2 sts, kfb, k1—43 sts.
Rows 4 and 5: Rep Rows 2 and 3—47 sts.
Rows 6-11: Work in garter st, removing markers.
Row 12 (WS): K20, p7, p3tog, turn.
Row 13: Sl 1, k7, sk2p, turn.
Row 14: Sl 1, p7, p3tog, turn.
Rows 15-20: Rep [Rows 13 and 14] 3 times—29 sts at end of Row 20.
Next row: Sl 1, k7, sk2p, turn; knit to end of needle—27 sts rem. Knit 1 row even.
Eyelet row: *K2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.
Change to size 5 needles. Work in k1, p1 rib for 2 1/2 inches. Bind off all sts in pat.
Sew seam from toe to top of cuff. Weave ribbon through Eyelet row for ties.