This is my first pattern for babies! Designed in conjunction with my tech editor and knitter friend Tricia. The stitch is really interesting to knit on the body part and you can learn how to do a three needle cast off on the shoulder. I've added lots of size breaks and a tiny size for a premature baby and a newborn size too so there should be a size to suit.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Knit One Kits top tip: I have introduced you to a 'three needle cast off' on the left shoulder. Its dead easy but if you're not feeling brave then just cast off as usual. Instructions are in the pattern. It makes for a very neat seam.
Sizes (to fit chest size) you will need the following yarn (yarn used for our sample has 100m/110yds per 50g ball)
Premature (31cm) 2 x 50g main colour/12g (24m) contrast colour,
Newborn (35cm) 2 x 50g main colour/13g (26m) contrast colour,
3 months (40.5cm) 2 x 50g main colour/14g (28m) contrast colour,
6 months (43cm) 3 x 50g main colour/14g (28m) contrast colour,
12 months (45.5cm) 3 x 50g main colour/15g (30m) contrast colour,
18 months (48cm) 3 x 50g main colour/17g (34m) contrast colour,
24 months (50.5cm) 4 x 50g main colour/17g (34m) contrast colour
You will need: 3 buttons, 4mm needle circulars will make picking up the neckband eaiser, yarn snips, sewing up needle. A thinner sewing needle for the buttons. For the blocking you will need blocking pins (or pins with beaded heads), tea towels, flat floor space