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Newborn layette knitting patterns free

Newborn layette knitting patterns free



Baby set: jacket, happy cover, bonnet, bootees

SIZE 0-3 mths (6-9 mths:12-18 mths)

MATERIALS

Yarn Sublime Baby Cashmerino Silk DK (75% extra fine merino, 20% silk, 5% cashmere 50g/116m (126yds)

 5 (5:6) x 50g balls in Yarn A Elkin (shade 0037)

1 x 50g ball in Yarn B Duckie (shade 383)

3,75mm needles

8 buttons

TENSION

24 sts and 32 rows to 10cm or 4in measured over pattern using 3,75mm needles

FINISHED SIZES

Bootees length: 9(10,5:12) cm, 3,5(4:4 3/4) in

Bonnet (overhead cheek to cheek): 28.25(30:31.5) cm, 11(11 3/4:12 1/2) in

Bonnet (length to crown): 16(18:20) cm, 6 1/4(7:7 3/4) in

BOOTEES

Make 2 alike.

Using 3.75mm needles and Yarn A cast on 27 (35:43) sts and knit 1 row.

Next row (RS): K2, m1, k11 (15:19), m1, k1, m1, k11 (15:19), m1, k2. 31 (39:47) sts.

Next row & following alt rows (WS): Knit.

Next row: K2, m1, k12 (16:20), m1, k3, m1, k12 (16:20), m1, k2. 35 (43:51) sts.

Next row: K2, m1, k13 (17:21), m1, k5, m1, k13 (17:21), m1, k2. 39 (47:55) sts.

Next row: K2, m1, k14 (18:22), m1, k7, m1, k14 (18:22), m1, k2.43 (51:59) sts.

Next row: Knit.

Knit 12 rows. Join in B and knit 2 rows. Break B and continue in A.

Shape foot

Next row: Knit 26 (30:34) turn.

Next row: K9, turn.

Next row: K8, k2tog, turn.

Next row: K8, k2togtbl, turn.

Repeat the last 2 rows 5 (7:9) times. Turn.

Next row: K9, knit across sts on left hand needle.

Next row: Knit across all stitches.

Knit two rows. Work 19 rows in (K1tbl, P1) rib.

Break A and join in B. Knit 4 rows and cast off loosely.

MAKING UP

Join seams neatly, reversing the seam on the ribbed top for turn over cuff.

JACKET

BACK

Using 3.75mm needles and B cast on 53 (57:63) sts.

Knit 3 rows garter stitch.

Change to A work 4 rows garter stitch. Work in st st for 12cm (4 3/4in) from beginning, ending on a purl row.

Shape armholes

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 47 (51:57) sts.

Next row (RS): k2, k2togtbl, knit to last 4 sts k2tog, k2. 45 (49:55) sts.

Next row (WS): K2, p2tog, purl to last 4 sts p2togtbl, k2, 43 (47:53) sts.

Repeat last 2 rows 0 (0:1) more time. 43 (47:49) sts.

Next row (RS): K2, k2togtbl, knit to last 4 sts k2tog, k2, 41 (45:47) sts.

Next row: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.

Rep last 2 rows until there are 17 (19:19) sts, ending with a WS row. Leave sts on holder for back neck.

SLEEVES (MAKE 2)

Using 3,75mm needles and B cast on 45 (47:51) sts. Knit 3 rows. Change to A. Knit 4 rows in A.

Change to st st and continue until work measures 5 (6:7) cm 2 (2 1/2:2 3/4) in.

Shape armholes

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 39(41:45) sts.

Next row (RS): K2, k2togtbl, knit to last 4 sts k2fog, k2. 37 (39:43) sts.

Next row: K2, purl 2tog, purl to last 4 sts, p2togtbl, k2, 35 (37:41) sts.

Repeat last 2 rows 1 (0:1) more times. 31 (37:37) sts.

Next row (RS); K2, k2togtbl, knit to last 4 sts k2tog, k2.

Next row: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.

Repeat last 2 rows until there are 7 (9:9) sts, ending with a WS row. Leave stitches on a stitch holder.

LEFT FRONT

Using 3.75mm needles and B cast on 26 (28:30) sts Knit 3 rows. Change to A and knit 4 rows.

Change to st st and work to match back to armhole shaping finishing on a wrong side row.

Shape armholes

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next row. 23 (25:27) sts.

Next row (WS): Puri to last 2 st, K2.

Next row (RS); K2, k2tog, knit to end. 22 (24:26) sts.

Next row: P2, p2tog, purl to last 2 sts, k2. 21 (23:25) sts.

Next row(RS): K2, k2tog, knit to end. 20(22:24) sts.

Next row: Purl to last 2 sts, k2.

Rep last 2 rows until there are 11 (12:12) sts, ending on a WS row.

Shape neck

Next row (RS): K2, k2tog, work to last 6 sts. Break yarn.

Rejoin yarn to neck edge and proceed as follows.

Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows, AND AT THE SAME TIME continue to dec at armhole edge on every RS row as set until 2 sts remain, ending on a WS row.

Next row (RS): K2tog and fasten off.

Right front

Using 3.75mm needles and B cast on 32 (34:36) sts.

Knit 3 rows. Change to A and knit 4 rows.

Change to st st and work to match back to armhole shaping, finishing on a right side row.

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next row. 29 (31:33) sts.

Next row (WS): K2, p to end.

Next row (RS): Knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. 28 (30:32) sts.

Next row: K2, p2tog, purl to end. 27 (29:31) sts.

Rep last 2 rows until there are 23 sts, ending on a WS row.

Next row (RS): Knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. 22 (22:22) sts.

Next row: K2, p to end.

Rep last 2 rows until there are 17 (18:18) sts, ending with a WS row.

Shape neck

Cast off 6 sts, work to last 4 sts, k2togtbl, k2. 10 (11:11) sts.

Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows, AND AT THE SAME TIME cont to dec at armhole edge on every RS row as set until 2 sts remain, ending with a WS row.

Next row: K2tog and fasten off.

Join raglan seams.

Right front edging

Using A and 3,75mm needles with right side facing, begin at lower edge pick and knit 42 (44:47) sts evenly along edge, work knit 3 rows in A, join B knit 3 rows. Cast off.

Left front

Work to match right front but begin at top edge when picking up stitches.

Neck edge

Using 3.75mm needles and A, pick up and knit 24 (26:28) sts from right front neck, 7 (9:9) sts from sleeve, 17 (19:19) sts from back, 7 (9:9) sts from sleeve, 18 (20:22) sts from left front. 73 (83:87) sts.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: K10, k2tog, k1, k2togtbl, work to last 15 sts, k2togtbl, k1, k2tog, k10. 69 (79:83) sts.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: K10, k2tog, k1 ,k2togtbl, work to 15 sts, k2togtbl, k1, k2tog, k1. 65 (75:79) sts.

Next row: Knit. Change to B.

Next row: K10, k2tog, k1, k2togtbl, work to 15 sts, k2togtbl, k1, k2tog, k1. 61 (71:75) sts.

Next row: Knit. Cast off.

Button loops (make 2 alike)

Using 3.75mm needles and Beast on 20 sts. Cast off. Sew raglans seams.

MAKING UP

1 Weave in ends neatly. Join side and sleeve seams, matching colour edging.

2 Sew buttons loops onto right front edge using photo for placement.

3 Sew buttons on to correspond with button loops.

NAPPY COVER

The nappy cover is worked in one piece. Begin at top of front.

Using 3.75mm needles and B cast on 52 (56:62) sts.

Knit 3 rows. Change to A.

Next row (RS): K7 (k1tbl, p1) to last 7 sts, k7. 

Repeat last rib row 3 times more.

Next row (button hole row) RS: K3, yfwd, k2togr k2, rib to last 7 sts, k3, yfwd, k2tog, knit to end. 

Next row: K7, rib to last 7 sts, k7. Repeat last row 4 times more.

**Next row: Knit to end.

Next row: K7, purl to last 7 sts, k7. Repeat last 2 rows 5 (7:11) times more.

Next row (button hole row) RS: K3, yfwd, k2tog, k2, knit to last 7 sts, k3, yfwd, k2tog, knit to end.

Next row (WS): K7, purl to last 7 sts, k7 **. Repeat from ** to ** once more.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: K7, purl to last 7 sts, k7. Repeat last 2 rows once more.

Shape legs

Cast off 6 sts at the beginning of next 2 rows. 40 (44:50) sts.

Next row (RS): K2, k2tog, knit to last 4 sts, k2togtbl, k2. 38 (42:48) sts.

Next row (WS): K2, k2tog tbl, purl to last 4 sts, p2tog, k2. 36 (40:46) sts. Repeat last 2 rows to 28 (28:30) sts.

Next row: K2, k2tog, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. 26 (26:28) sts.

Next row: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2. Repeat last 2 rows until 22 (22:26) sts, ending with a WS row.

Work 14 (16:18) rows as follows.

Row 1: Knit Row 2: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.

Now increase for leg shaping:

Next row: K2, kfb, knit to last 3 sts, kfb, k2. 24(24:28) sts.

Next row: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2. Work last 2 rows until you have 28 (28:30) sts.

Next row: K2r kfb, knit to last 3 sts, kfb, k2. 30 (30:32) sts.

Next row: K2, ine in next st, purl to last 3 sts. Inc in next st, k2. 32 (32:34) sts. Repeat last 2 rows until you have 48 (52:58) sts, ending on a purl row. 

Cast on 6 sts at beginning of next 2 rows. 60 (64:70) sts. 

Next row (RS): Knit.

Next row (WS): K7, purl to last 7 sts, k7. Repeat last 2 rows 13 (16:23) more times.

Next row (RS): K7, (k1 tbl, p1) to last 7 sts, k7. Repeat last row 9 times more.

Change to B and knit 3 rows. Cast off.

Work in ends and sew on buttons to correspond with button holes.

BONNET

Using 3.75mm needles and B cast on 68 (72:76) sts. Knit 3 rows.

Change to A and knit 4 more rows.

Change to st st and garter stitch border as follows:

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2 (WS): K5, purl to last 5 sts, k5. Repeat the last 2 rows until piece measures 10(12:14)cm, 4 (4 3/4:5 1/2)in ending on a purl row.

For first size increase 4 sts evenly across last row. 72 sts.

For third size decrease 4 sts evenly across last row. 72 sts.

Shape crown for all sizes

All worked in garter stitch.

Row 1 (RS): *K10, skp, rep from * across row. 66 sts.

Row 2 and alternate following rows: Knit.

Row 3: *K9, skp, rep from * across row. 60 sts.

Row 5: *K8, skp, rep from * across row. 54 sts.

Row 7: *K7f skp, rep from * across row. 48 sts.

Row 9: *K6, skp, rep from * across row. 42 sts.

Row 11: *K5, skp, rep from * across row. 36 sts.

Row 13: *K4, skp, rep from * across row. 30 sts.

Row 15: *K3, skp, rep from * across row. 24 sts.

Row 17: *K2, skp, rep from * across row. 18 sts.

Row 19: *K1, skp, rep from * across row. 12 sts.

Row 20: K2tog across row, 6 sts.

Break yarn and run through sts on needle, draw up and fasten off.

TIES (MAKE 2)

Using 3.75mm needles and Gold cast on 42 sts fairly loosely. Knit one row and cast off loosely.

Sew back seam on garter stitch shaping on the back of the bonnet.

Sew a tie to each side of the bonnet.