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Baby Jacket
Free Knitting Pattern
by KarensVariety.com

Materials: No. 2 and No. 3 knitting needles
No. 7 crochet hook for crochet trim
3 150-yd balls Lily soft Spun Yarn in white
1 skein each of pink, light pink and green embroidery floss.
4 small pearl buttons
Size: 6 months to 1 year
Gauge: Using number 3 needles.
7 sts equal one inch.
9 rows equal one inch.
Abbreviations:
 k  knit
 p  purl
 sts  stitches
 dec  decrease
 inc  increase
 lp  loop
 sc  single crochet
 ch  chain
 p  picot
 garter st  k every row

There is no shoulder seam in this jacket. Knit with crochet edge and embroidery.

Back: With white, cast on 60 sts on No. 2 needles. K 4 ribs of garter st. Change to No. 3 needles and k in stockinette st for 7 1/2 inches; always k the 2 sts at each end of needle in garter st. Bind off 4 sts at each end of needle, and dec at end of needle on the next 4 rows (48 sts on needle). K in stockinette without dec for 3 1/2 inches. Do not make garter sts at ends of these rows. K 32 sts and place on stitch holder or safety pin.

Right Shoulder: Dec on the right side at the neck edge twice on the next 4 rows, k in stockinette for 4 rows.

Front: Inc 4 times on the next 4 k rows at the neck edge. Cast on 4 sts at the front and k 13 rows straight. Inc 3 times at sleeve edge on the next 4 rows; then cast on 4 sts at the same sleeve or underarm edge. K in stockinette st with garter st edge for underarm seam, the same length as back. Pick up sts along the front edge. Work 4 ribs of garter st across bottom and along front edge; inc before and after the corner st in each row for a mitered corner. Bind off on wrong side. It may be easier to use 3 needles when working the garter st band.

Work the other front in the same way, leaving the back neck sts on holder. Then when the fronts are done, pick up 52 sts around neck, including bands, fronts and back. K two ribs of garter st, bind off on wrong side.

Contrasting Trim: Begin at top left corner, sc around neck to right top corner. Now work buttonhole lps as follows:

Work 2 sc in corner st, ch 2, (sk 1 st, sc in each of next 4 sts, ch 2) 3 times, sk 1 st, * sc in each of next 3 sts, ch 3, repeat from * around entire jacket to point where buttonholes begin on opposite or right edge. Sc to beginning. Fasten off.

Sleeves: Pick up 22 sts at the center of the shoulder, turn, p across and pick up 2 more sts, turn, k across and pick up 2 sts, continue picking up 2 additional sts at each turn until the last 6 or 8 sts on each side under the arm which should be picked up at one time (52 sts). Work in stockinette st for 6 1/2 inches to wrist edge - (always k the 2 sts at each end of needle in garter st). Dec on both sides every inch 5 times. Dec evenly at wrist edge 7 times (35 sts remaining). On No. 2 needles, k 4 ribs on garter st and bind off on the wrong side.

Crochet the pink trim around bottom of sleeves the same as around jacket edge.

Embroider the design following chart in duplicate st on each front of sweater. Start the pattern 4 sts in from the border and 5 rows above the lower border of jacket.

Fasten off all ends neatly. Block carefully before sewing seams. Sew buttons in place.

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