Child's jacket

Hand knitted baby jacket



Hand knitted baby jacket

SIZES

To fit age: 0-6mths[6-12mths:l-2yrs:3-4yrs:5-6yrs]

Actual size: 43[52:58:65:72]cm (17[20.5:22.75:25.5:28.25]in)

Length: 26[28:32:34:38]cm (10.25[11:12.5:13.25:14.75]in)

Sleeve length: 16[18:20:24:28]cm (6.25[7:7.75:9.5:11]in)

YOU WILL NEED

Double knit yarn (approx 225m per 100g ball) 2[3:3:4:4] x 100g balls natural

Pair of 4mm knitting needles

6 x buttons 

Note: Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximate. 

TENSION

22 sts and 40 rows to 10cm (4in) over g-st using 4mm needles.

Use larger or smaller needles if necessary to obtain correct tension.

BACK

With 4mm needles, cast on 48[58:64:72:80] sts. Starting with a knit row, work in g-st until Back measures 26[28:32:34:38]cm (10.25[11:12.5:13.25:14.75]ins) from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row.

Shape shoulders

Cast off 13[16:18:20:22] sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows. Leave rem central 22[26:28:32:36] stitches on a holder. 

LEFT FRONT

With 4mm needles, cast on 32[39:42:48:54] sts. Starting with a knit row, work in g-st until Left Front measures 20[22:26:28:32]cm (7.75[8.75:10.25:11:12.5]ins) from cast-on edge, ending with a RS row.

Shape neck

Next row (WS): K16[20:21:25:29], slip these stitches on a holder, knit to end. 16[19:21:23:25] sts. 

Dec row (RS): knit to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1. 15[18:20:22:24] sts. Knit one row. Decrease one stitch at neck edge as set above on next and foll alt row. 13[16:18:20:22] stitches Cont without shaping in g-st until Left Front measures 26[28:32:34:38]cm (10.25[11:12.5:13.25:14.75]ins) from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row. Cast off. 

RIGHT FRONT

With 4mm needles, cast on 32[39:42:48:54] sts. Starting with a knit row, work in g-st until Right Front measures 10[12:16:18:22]cm (4[4.75:6.25:7:8.75]ins) from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row.

Buttonhole row: K3[3:3:4:5], k2tog, yon, k6[10:11:13:15], yon, k2tog, knit to end. Continue in g-st until Right Front measures 14[16:20:22:26]cm (5.5[6.25:7.75:8.75:10.25]ins) from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row. Work Buttonhole row again. Continue in g-st until Right Front measures 18[20:24:26:30]cm (7[7.75:9.5:10.25:11.75]ins) from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row. Work Buttonhole row again. Continue in g-st until Right Front measures 20[22:26:28:32]cm (7.75[8.75:10.25:11:12.5]ins) from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row.

Shape neck

Next row (RS): K16[20:21:25:29], slip these sts on a holder, knit to end. 16[19:21:23:25] sts. Knit one row.

Decrease row (RS): K1, s1, k1, psso, knit to end. 15[18:20:22:24] sts. Knit one row. Decrease one stitch at neck edge as set above on next and foll alt row until there are 13[16:18:20:22] stitches. Continue without shaping in g-st until Right Front measures 26[28:32:34:38]cm (10.25[11:12.25:13.25:14.75]ins) from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row. Cast off.

SLEEVES

With 4mm needles, cast on 32[36:40:44:48] sts. Starting with a knit row, work in g-st until Sleeve measures 5cm (2ins) from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row.

Next row (inc): K1, inc 1, knit to last 3 stitches, inc 1, k2. 34[38:42:46:50] sts. Knit 5 rows. Rep inc row on next and every 6th row until there are 42[48:54:60:68] sts. Continue without shaping in g-st until Sleeve measures 16[18:20:24:28]cm (6.25[7:7.75:9.5:11]ins) from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row. Cast off. 

HOOD

Join shoulder seams. With RS facing and using 4mm needles, slip 16[20:21:25:29] sts from holder at Right Front onto needle, pick up and knit 18 stitches up right front neck, knit 22[26:28:32:36] sts from holder at centre back, pick up and knit 18 stitches down left front neck, knit 16(20:21:25:29] sts from holder at Left Front. 90[102:106:118:130] sts. Starting with a knit row, work in g-st until Hood measures 22[24:26:26:28]cm (8.25[9.5:10.25:10.25:11]ins), ending with a WS row. Cast off.

TO FINISH OFF

Fold Hood in half and join cast-off edge of Hood. Sew on Sleeves, placing centre of Sleeves to shoulder seams. Join side and Sleeve seams. Position and sew buttons into place.