Monday, 14 July 2014

Knitted Baby Girl Layette Free Knitting Pattern

Knitted Baby Girl Layette Free Knitting Pattern

When pregnant with my fifth baby, I knitted this lovely baby girl layette, in case the baby was a girl (it wasn't, so this cute baby girl cardigan is now an adorable baby dolly outfit, so the time knitting it was not all lost).

Knitted Baby Girl Layette Free Knitting Pattern

Note that the pictured baby bonnet is knitted from another free Ravelry pattern.
I am happy to share my pattern notes for this baby girl layette cardigan for free, providing that you follow this copyright notice:

Copyright Notice
Feel free to share a link to this pattern by linking to my blog and giving copyright credit to © CraftsAdore, but do not copy the pattern and claim as your own. The pattern is as-is, and I cannot provide any individual support on it. This pattern may not be used to produce items for commercial purposes - you may knit from this pattern for own personal use only or for charity. Please feel free to share your finished project by adding your comment to this post. ❤ Happy Knitting! 


Knitted Baby Girl Layette Free Knitting Pattern

Key:
K - Knit Stitch
P - Purl Stitch
K2tog – knit two together
P2tog – purl two together
YO – yarn over between two K stitches
Bring the yarn forward between the two needles, over the top of the right needle, and
back into position to knit the next stitch
YON - Yarn Over Needle - This is a YO done after a purl and before a knit.
You're starting with the yarn in front, and need it in back, so bring it over the
needle into position to knit the next stitch
YFRN - Yarn Forward Round Needle - This is a YO done after a knit and before a
purl. Your yarn is in the back, so bring it forward to the front, then over the
needle and around to the front again so it is in position to purl the next stitch
YRN: Yarn Round Needle - This is a YO done between two purl stitches. You
should already have the yarn in front of the work; bring the yarn over the top
of the needle and around to the front again into position to purl the next
stitch.
PSSO – pass the slipped stitch over
Sl 1 – slip one st knitwise unless otherwise stated
SSK – slip slip (knitwise) knit through the back loop

Level : Advanced Beginner
Tags : Newborn, Newborn-size, Baby, Top-Down, Raglan, Cardigan, Sweater, Buttoned, Seamless, Hospital, Home Coming, Layette
Yarn: DK or Worsed Yarn,

Cast On:
Using 3.25mm needles,
CO 68 st, using long tail method

Knitted Baby Girl Layette Free Knitting Pattern

Collar: (in blanket stitch)
Rim 1 & Rim 2 as per top panel pattern

Row 1 WS:              Sl1 purlwise, Knit (this will be the wrong side of your work) all st
Row 2 RS:               Sl1 purlwise, Knit into the front and back (KFB) of each stitch till last st, K1
Row 3 WS:              Sl1 purlwise, * (K2tog, P2tog) rep from * till last 13 st, (P2tog, K2tog) x6, K1
Row 4 RS:               Sl1 purlwise, Knit into the front and back (KFB) of each stitch till last st, K1
Row 5 WS:              Sl1 purlwise, * (K2tog, P2tog) rep from * till last 13 st, (P2tog, K2tog) x6, K1
Row 6 RS:               Sl1 purlwise, Knit into the front and back (KFB) of each stitch till last st, K1
Row 7 WS:              Sl1 purlwise, (K2tog, P2tog) x6, K2tog, *p2tog, k2tog; rep from * till last 13 st, (P2tog, K2tog) x6, K1

Switch to 4mm needles

Set up 4 “increment” stitch markers (IM) and 4 “pattern markers” (PM) as follows:
7st (rim PM) - 10st (front PM) – 7st (sleeve IM) – 20 st (back IM) – 7st (sleeve IM) – 10st (front PM) – 7st (rim PM),
 and 2 different colour “pattern” markers where front lace pattern finishes & starts



Yoke (with increments done on RS rows only):
If there is not enough st to do full pattern repeats on sleeves, just P those st or try to fit a partial pattern.

Top Panel (first 24 rows, sand panel)

Row 1 (RS):
Rim 1:     Sl1 purlwise, (KFB) x6
Front 1:   *[K1, P1] repeat to 1 st before next IM, KFB, slip IM, KFB
Sleeve:    P all st to 1 st before next IM, KFB, slip IM, KFB
Back:       *[K1, P1] repeat to 1 st before next IM, KFB, slip IM, KFB
Sleeve:    P all st to 1 st before next IM, KFB, slip IM, KFB
Front 2:   *[K1, P1] repeat to 1 st before next IM, KFB, slip IM, KFB
Rim 2:     (KFB) x6, K1

Row 2 (WS):
Rim 1:     Sl1 purlwise, (K2tog, P2tog) x6
Front 1:   K all st to next IM, slip IM.
Sleeve:    K1, *(K1, P1, K1) into the next stitch, P3tog; rep from * to next IM, slip IM
Back:       K all st, slip IM
Sleeve:    K1, *(K1, P1, K1) into the next stitch, P3tog; rep from * to PM
Front 2:   K all st to next IM, slip IM.
Rim 2:     (P2tog, K2tog) x6, K1

Row 3 (RS):
Rim 1:     Sl1 purlwise, (KFB) x6
Front 1:  *[P1, K1] repeat to 1 st before next IM, KFB, slip IM, KFB
Sleeve:    P all st to 1 st before next IM, KFB, slip IM, KFB
Back:       K1, *[P1, K1] repeat to 1 st before next IM, KFB, slip IM, KFB
Sleeve:    P all st to 1 st before next IM, KFB, slip IM, KFB
Front 2:  K1, *[P1, K1] repeat to 1 st before next IM, KFB, slip IM, KFB
Rim 2:     (KFB) x6, K1

Row 4 (WS):
Rim 1:     Sl1 purlwise, (K2tog, P2tog) x6
Front 1:   K all st to next IM, slip IM
Sleeve:    K1, *P3tog, (K1, P1, K1) into the next stitch; rep from * to next IM, slip IM
Back:       K all st, slip IM
Sleeve:    K1, *P3tog, (K1, P1, K1) into the next stitch; rep from * to PM
Front 2:   K all st to next IM, slip IM
Rim 2:     (P2tog, K2tog) x6, K1

Repeat 1-4 Sand pattern for 24 rows as follows:

RS  Row 1 pattern:   1, 5, (9), 13, 17, (21)
WS Row 2 pattern:  2, 6, 10, 14, 18, 22,
RS  Row 3 pattern:   3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23  Girl Button Rows: (9), (21), (33) i.e. every 12 rows
(see “Single Button Row” instructions) on Rim 2
WS Row 4 pattern:  4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24


Middle Panel (Bramble panel from Row 25 to 32)
From Row 25 (RS) to 32, the pattern for front will change into Bramble stitch. Continue sleeves in Bramble stitch:

Row 1 (RS):
Rim 1:     Sl1 purlwise, (KFB) x6
Front:      P all st to 1 st before next IM, KFB, slip IM, KFB
Sleeve:    P all st to 1 st before next IM, KFB, slip IM, KFB
Back:       *[K1, P1] repeat to 1 st before next IM, KFB, slip IM, KFB
Sleeve:    P all st to 1 st before next IM, KFB, slip IM, KFB
Front 2:   P all st to 1 st before next IM, KFB, slip IM, KFB
Rim 2:     (KFB) x6, K1

Row 2 (WS):
Rim 1:     Sl1 purlwise, (K2tog, P2tog) x6
Front 1:   *(K1, P1, K1) into the next stitch, P3tog; rep from * to next IM, slip IM
Sleeve:    K1, *(K1, P1, K1) into the next stitch, P3tog; rep from * to next IM, slip IM
Back:       K all st, slip IM
Sleeve:    K1, *(K1, P1, K1) into the next stitch, P3tog; rep from * to PM
Front 2:   K1, *(K1, P1, K1) into the next stitch, P3tog; rep from * to PM
Rim 2:     (P2tog, K2tog) x6, K1

Row 3 (RS):
Rim 1:     Sl1 purlwise, (KFB) x6
Front 1:  P all st to 1 st before next IM, KFB, slip IM, KFB
Sleeve:    P all st to 1 st before next IM, KFB, slip IM, KFB
Back:       K1, *[P1, K1] repeat to 1 st before next IM, KFB, slip IM, KFB
Sleeve:    P all st to 1 st before next IM, KFB, slip IM, KFB
Front 2:  P all st to 1 st before next IM, KFB, slip IM, KFB
Rim 2:     (KFB) x6, K1

Row 4 (WS):
Rim 1:     Sl1 purlwise, (K2tog, P2tog) x6
Front 1:   *P3tog, (K1, P1, K1) into the next stitch; rep from * to next IM, slip IM
Sleeve:    K1, *P3tog, (K1, P1, K1) into the next stitch; rep from * to next IM, slip IM
Back:       K all st, slip IM
Sleeve:    K1, *P3tog, (K1, P1, K1) into the next stitch; rep from * to PM
Front 2:   K1, *P3tog, (K1, P1, K1) into the next stitch; rep from * to PM
Rim 2:     (P2tog, K2tog) x6, K1


Repeat 1-4 row Bramble Panel pattern twice, till row 32 as follows:

RS  Row 1 pattern:   25, 29
WS Row 2 pattern:  26, 30
RS  Row 3 pattern:   27, 31
WS Row 4 pattern:  28, 32

Main Body:
(continue body in patterns till 10 inch from collar)

Divide work for fronts & back and sleeves Row 33 (RS):
30 st front 1 & 2
52 back
39 sleeve 1 & 2

“Body Increment Row”:
Increase evenly front stitches (every 3 st or so) to end up with 36st + 1 K from sleeve + cast on 5 st (so total 41 st on front)

Row 1 RS:
*K and increase evenly by KFB to end up with 36st* to Sleeve marker
K1, CO 4st using cable cast on, slip Sleeve rest of stitches on spare yarn,
*[P1, K1] * to next Sleeve marker
K1, CO 4st using cable cast on, slip Sleeve stitches on spare yarn, *K and increase evenly by KFB to end up with 36st * till Rim 2 (DON’T forget the button hole!). Remove all IMs but keep 2 PMs for front markers.

Start pattern from row 2 WS

Diamond Front Panel Pattern
Beginning & End Rims: as per top panel pattern
1              RS            Rim 1:     Sl1 purlwise, (KFB) x6                          Rim 2:     (KFB) x6, K1
2              WS          Rim 1:     Sl1 purlwise, (K2tog, P2tog) x6              Rim 2:     (P2tog, K2tog) x6, K1

Front 1 & 2: Multiple of 6 st +5 Diamond Pattern over 6 rows, repeat 2 times:
1              RS            k5 *p1, k5; rep from * to PM
2              WS          k1 *p3, k3; rep from * to 4 st before PM, P3, K1
3              RS            p2 *k1, p5; rep from * to 3 st before PM, K1, P2
4              WS          p2 *k1, p5; rep from * to 4 st before PM, K1, P2
5              RS            k1 *p3, k3; rep from * to 4 st before PM, P3, K1
6              WS          k5 *p1, k5; rep from * to PM

Back pattern:
1              RS            *[P1, K1] repeat to PM, slip PM
2              WS          K all st, slip PM
3              RS            *[K1, P1] repeat to PM, slip PM
4              WS          K all st, slip PM
Tip: keep track of RS back pattern by checking st 1 row below last one– you need to k over p, and p over k

Lace Bead Ribbing Panel: multiple of 7st, 5 repeats
Increase st by 1 to 42st on front row (MK1 at the end of front row 1 and beginning of front 2), and switch to bead lace pattern, 6 repeats on each front.
1              RS            K1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, *k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl 1, k1, psso; rep from
                                 * to last st, k1.
2              WS          P2tog tbl, yrn, p3, yrn, p2tog; rep from * to end.
3              RS            K1, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, *k2, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo; rep from
                                * to last st, k1.
4              WS          P2, yrn, p3tog, yrn, *p4, yrn, p3tog, yrn; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Chevron Panel: 41 st 6st +5, 3 repeats
Decrease st by 1 to 41 st by K2Tog at beginning of front 1 & 2.

1              RS            K5, *p1, k5; rep from * to end.
2              WS          K1, *p3, k3; rep from * to last 4 stitches, p3, k1.
3              RS            P2, *k1, p2; rep from * to end.
4              WS          P1, *k3, p3; rep from * to last 4 stitches, k3, p1.
5              RS            K2, *p1, k5; rep from * to last 3 stitches, p1, k2.
6              WS          Purl all stitches.

Finish in ruffle:
K for 1 row
Kfb each st in next row
K next row
BO on RS in pattern

Knitted Baby Girl Layette Free Knitting Pattern

Single Row Button:
Step 1: Once you’ve reached to point in your knitting where you want to place the button (KFBx2), bring the working yarn forward.
Step 2: Slip the next stitch from your main needle purl wise.
Step 3: Bring the working yarn back.
Step 4: Slip the next stitch from your main needle purl wise again.
Step 5: Pass the second stitch on your working needle over the first stitch.
Repeat steps 4 and 5 for as many stitches as is needed to fit your button (x2). Slip last st back on main needle
Step 6: Turn your work over.
Note: You may want to pull very tight on your working yarn before the next step and continue pulling tight for the first stitch. This will prevent or limit holes next to the buttonhole.
Step 7: Using the cable cast on, add the same number of stitches as was bound off to your main needle + 1. (6st)
Step 8: Turn your work over again.
Step 9: Slip the next stitch from you main needle purl wise.
Step 10: Pass 2 additional stitches from you cast on over the first stitch on your working needle.
Step 11: Pass the first stitch on your working needle back to the main needle.
Step 12: Work the next stitch in pattern and continue knitting as normal. (Continue as KFB x 2, K1 to complete the row pattern)

Sleeves:

Transfer stitches from spare yarn, join in round, picking up & knitting into extra 10 st from under arm.
For long sleeve cardigan, continue in bramble pattern in the round till 5” under arm & finish in 7 rows of basket ribbing.

For short sleeves:
Finish in ruffle:
K for 1 row
Kfb each st in next row
K next row

BO on RS in pattern

Why not try some ballerina booties to go with it? My baby girl ballerina booties free knitting pattern is available here.

Please feel free to share your finished project by adding your comment to this post. ❤ Happy Knitting! 

1 comment:

  1. I love this layette! I am currently in the process of making it, but, as I am kind of new to knitting, I am having trouble understanding some parts of the pattern. In the Yoke Top Panel portion, on the inc rows, it says to inc between Front 2 and Rim 2, but not Rim 1 and Front 1. Would that not make one side wider than the other? Other aspects confuse me as well, but I do not know how to ask if something is correct or not. As I said, I am still new to knitting. If you could help, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!

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