Raindrops on Roses Baby Set

Worked from the top down, this baby jacket uses an easy lace pattern and decorative underarm increases to create a beautiful design. Complete this chic look with a matching hat to create a wonderful outfit for your little girl.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Chest Size 24 (26, 28, 30)” to fit chest 22 (24, 26, 28)”

2” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 24”

Gauge: 28 sts and 36 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Super fine weight yarnYarn: Knit Picks Preciosa Tonal (100% Merino; 437 yards [400 meters]/100 grams): #26948 Stormy (2 balls)

Needles: US size 3 (3.25 mm) 16” and 24” circular; US size 3 (3.25 mm) set of 5 DPNs for hat.

Notions: Markers, tapestry needle, stitch holders, waste yarn for provisional cast-on, six buttons 15 mm (⅝”) in color #83275 Blossom Heather from Knit Picks

Abbreviations

Kfb: Knit in front and back of the same stitch.

Special Stitches

One-row Buttonhole: K2tog, yo twice, ssk. On the next row, knit until double yo, knit in first yo, purl in the second yo.

K1, P1 Ribbing (worked flat)

Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.

Rep Row 1 for patt.

Garter Stitch (worked in the rnd)

Rnd 1: Knit.

Rnd 2: Purl.

Rep Rnds 1-2 for patt.

Garter Stitch (worked flat)

Row 1: Knit.

Rep Row 1 for patt.

Holland Lace (panel of 9 sts)

Row 1: K2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2.

Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.

Row 3: K1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1.

Rows 5, 7: K2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk.

Row 9: K3, yo, sk2p, yo, k3.

Row 10: Purl.

Rep Rows 1-10 for patt.

Pattern Notes

This jacket is worked from the neck down. It is designed with a baby girl in mind. If you want to make it for a boy, switch the placement of button band and buttonhole bands.

It is a good idea to place different color markers to differentiate the lace panel and the raglan shaping areas.

Slip the first stitch of every row. It will be easier to pick up sts for the button band and buttonhole band.

Each repeat of the raglan increases will increase the total number of sts by 8.

Pattern

CO 88 (88, 88, 94) sts using the longer circular needle. Do not join as the cardigan is open in front.

Work 10 rows of K1, P1 Ribbing back and forth.

Set-up Row 1 (RS): K4, PM, k9 (Holland Lace panel area), PM, k3 (3, 3, 4), PM, k1, PM, k10 (10, 10, 11), PM, k1, PM, k32 (32, 32, 34), PM, k1, PM, k10 (10, 10, 11), PM, k1, PM, k3 (3, 3, 4), PM, k9 (Holland lace panel area), PM, k4. (88 (88, 88, 94) sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): Purl.

Row 1: K4, PM, work Holland Lace patt on next 9 sts, PM, (knit to next marker, yo, PM, k1, PM, yo) 4 times, knit to next marker, PM, work Holland Lace patt on next 9 sts, PM, k4. (96 (96, 96, 102) sts)

Row 2 and all even numbered rows: Purl.

Row 3: K4, PM, work Holland Lace patt on next 9 sts, PM, (knit to 1 st before next marker, yo, k1, PM, k1, PM, k1, yo) 4 times, knit to next marker, PM, work Holland Lace patt on next 9 sts, PM, k4. (104 (104, 104, 110) sts)

Row 5: K4, PM, work Holland Lace patt on next 9 sts, PM, (knit to 2 sts before next marker, yo, k2, PM, k1, PM, k2, yo) 4 times, knit to next marker, PM, work Holland Lace patt on next 9 sts, PM, k4. (112 (112, 112, 118) sts)

Rep Rows 1-5 while working on the Holland Lace patt as established until you have 256 (280, 304, 310) sts on your needle. (37 (40, 43, 44) sts for Right Front, 1 st for seam, 52 (58, 64, 65) sts for Right Sleeve, 1 st for seam, 74 (80, 86, 88) sts for Back, 1 st for seam, 52 (58, 64, 65) sts for Left Sleeve, 1 st for seam, 37 (40, 43, 44) for Left Front)

Place both Fronts, seam sts, and Back sts on waste yarn.

Sleeves (make 2)

Using the shorter circular needles and Provisionally Cast-on method, CO 8 (8, 8, 10) sts. Move sts of one sleeve onto the needle then Provisionally CO 8 (8, 8, 10) more sts. (68 (74, 80, 85) sts)

Place marker to mark the beginning of the rnd. Start working in rnd decreasing 1 st on both sides of the marker every 4 rnds, 10 (10, 12, 13) times. (48 (54, 56, 59) sts)

Cont working even until Sleeve meas 6 (7, 8, 9)” from underarm.

Switch to Garter St (worked in the rnd) and work 10 rnds (5 ridges).

BO all sts loosely.

Work the second Sleeve the same way. 

Body

Slip Right Front sts onto the longer circular needle. Remove the waste yarn from Provisional Cast-on and place 16 (16, 16, 20) sts on needle. Move the Back sts onto the needle then remove the waste yarn from the second underarm sts and place 16 (16, 16, 20) sts on the needle. Move the Left Front sts onto the needle. (184 (196, 208, 220) sts)

Work in patt as established including the Holland Lace patt until Fronts and Back meas 6 (7, 8, 9)” from underarm.

Switch to Garter St (worked flat) and work 10 rows (5 ridges).

BO all sts loosely.

Button Band

With RS facing, pick up and k60 (65, 70, 75) sts along the front edge of Left Front.

Work 10 rows in Garter St (worked flat) (5 ridges).

BO all sts loosely.

Buttonhole Band

With RS facing, pick up and k60 (65, 70, 75) sts along the front edge of Right Front.

Work 4 rows in Garter St (worked flat).

Next Row (Buttonhole: K2, [work One-row Buttonhole, k4 (4, 5, 6)] 5 times, work One-row Buttonhole, k14 (19, 19, 19).

Work 5 more rows in Garter St (worked flat).

BO all sts loosely.

Finishing

Weave in all ends. Block Jacket to dimensions.

Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.

Hat (worked from top down)

With 2 DPNs, CO 4 sts.

Work 10 rows of I-cord. Start working in rnd.

Rnd 1: (K1, yo, k1) in the next st 4 times. (12 sts)

Place each 3 sts on one needle (you’re working in the rnd with 5 needles now).

Rnd 2 and all even numbered rnds: Knit.

Rnd 3: (Kfb, k1, kfb) 4 times. (20 sts)

Rnd 5: (Kfb, k3, kfb) 4 times. (28 sts)

Rnd 7: (Kfb, k5, kfb) 4 times. (36 sts)

Rnd 9: (Kfb, k7, kfb) 4 times. (44 sts)

Rnd 11: (Kfb, work Holland Lace patt on next 9 sts, kfb) 4 times. (52 sts)

Cont increasing and working the Holland Lace panel over center panel until you have 25 sts on each needle. (100 sts)

Slip all sts onto smaller circular needle. Place a marker at the beginning of the rnd. Work in pattern as established until piece meas 6” / [5 cm].

Switch to Garter St (worked in the rnd) and work 10 rnds.

BO all sts loosely.

Finishing

Fold the I-cord down and stitch the beginning of the I-cord to the top of the hat.

Weave in all ends. Block.

Tags: , , ,

Comments

Leave a Reply