Knit Four Piece Sports Set For Baby – part two – A Coat and Cap

Directions are given for 6 months size. Changes for 1 year and 18 months are in parentheses

Materials Needed for Coat and Cap
4 ply worsted weight yarn -for coat 8 (9, 9 ) ounces, for cap 2 ounces for all sizes
fingering or baby weight yarn – about 20 yards for cap tassel
knitting needles – 1 pair each sizes 4 and 6
6 buttons

Check your Gauge: 5 sts. = 1 inch; 7 rows = 1 inch

COAT

Starting at neck edge with Knitting Worsted and No. 6 needles, cast on 27 (27, 31) sts.
1st row—right side: K across.
2nd row: K 3—Front, place a marker on needle; k 3 (3, 4)—Sleeve, place a marker on needle; k 15 (15, 17)-Back, place a marker on needle; k 3 (3, 4)— Sleeve, place a marker on needle; k 3— Front.
3rd row: K 2—garter st border; k in front, back and front of next st— 2 sts increased; slip marker, k in front
and back of next sf—one st increased; k 1 (1, 2), inc one st as before, slip marker, inc one st in next st, k across to within one st before next marker, inc one st in next st, slip marker, inc one st in next st, k 1 (1, 2), inc one st in next st, slip marker, inc 2 sts in next st, k 2—garter st border—10 sts increased.
4th and all even rows: K 2, slipping markers, p across to within last 2 sts, k 2.
Note: Always slip markers.
5th row: K 2, inc one st in next st, k 1, (inc one st in each of the next 2 sts, k across to within one st before next marker) 3 times; inc one st in each of the next 2 sts, k 1, inc one st in next st, k 2—47 (47, 51) sts.
7th row: K 2, inc one st in next st, (k across to within one st before next marker, inc one st in each of the next 2 sts) 4 times; k across to within last 4 sts, inc one st in next st, k 3 —10 sts increased.
Repeat 4th and 7th rows alternately until there are 177 (197, 211) sts on needle, ending with a k row.
Removing markers, work as follows:
Next row: K 2, p 31 (35, 37), place these sts on a stitch holder to be worked later for Right Front; p the next 33 (37, 40) sts for Right Sleeve. Slip the next 45 (49, 53) sts onto another stitch holder for Back; slip the next 33 (37, 40) sts onto another stitch holder for Left Sleeve and the next 33 (37, 39) sts onto another
stitch holder for Left Front.





RIGHT SLEEVE
Working across the sleeve sts on needle only, cast on 3 sts at end of last row for underarm. Turn.
Next row: K 36 (40, 43), cast on 3 sts.
Turn and work over these 39 (43, 46) sts, decreasing one st at both ends of every 6th (6th, 7th) row 6 times in all.
Work even on 27 (31, 34) sts until length from underarm is 6 3/4 (7 1/4 , 7 3/4 ) inches, ending with a k row.
K next 2 rows for border.
Bind off in knitting on wrong side.





LEFT SLEEVE
Slip sts of other sleeve onto needle.
With wrong side facing, attach yarn to first st and p across, casting on 3 sts at end of row for underarm. Turn and complete same as for Right Sleeve.





BODY
Slip the Right Front sts onto a No. 6 needle.
With wrong side facing, cast on 6 sts on same needle for underarm, p across the Back sts, cast on 6 sts for underarm, p across the Left Front sts, knitting the last 2 sts for border. Turn.
There are 123 (135, 143) sts on needle.
Knitting the first and last 2 sts on every p row, continue in stockinette st, making a set of buttonholes at beg of next row and at same edge every 2 (2 1/4, 2 1/2) inches twice more.
To make a set of buttonholes; Starting at front edge, k 2 for border; bind off next 2 sts, k 11, bind off next 2 sts, complete row. On next row cast on 2 sts over the 2 bound-off sts.
Work even until length from underarm is 6 1/4 (6 3/4, 7 1/4) inches, ending with a k row.
K next 2 rows for border.
Bind off in knitting on wrong side.
Block. Sew sleeve and underarm seams.
Work buttonhole stitch around buttonholes.
Sew on buttons.

CAP

Starting at cuff with No. 6 needles and Knitting Worsted, cast on 78 (82, 86) sts.
1st row: P 2, * k 2, p 2. Repeat from * across.
2nd row: K 2, * p 2, k 2. Repeat from * across.
Repeat these 2 rows alternately until length is 7 inches, ending with first row.

TOP SHAPING
1st row: K 2 tog, * p 2, k 2 tog. Repeat from * across—58 (61, 64) sts.
2nd row: P 1, * k 2, p 1. Repeat from * across.
3rd row: K 1, * p 2, k 1. Repeat from * across.
Repeat 2nd and 3rd rows alternately twice more.
8th row: P 1, * k 2 tog, p 1. Repeat from * across—39 (41, 43) sts.
Next 4 rows: Work in k 1, p 1 ribbing.
Following row: K 1; k 2 tog across.
Break off, leaving a 10-inch length of yarn. Thread this length into a needle and draw through remaining sts. Pull up tightly and fasten securely on wrong side.
Press lightly through damp cloth.
Starting at top, sew back seam to within 1 1/2 inches from lower edge; then reverse seam for turn-up.

TASSEL
Wind 2 strands of fingering yarn 35 times around a 5-inch piece of cardboard. With a separate double strand tie at one end, cut at opposite end. Wind and tie another strand around tassel 1/2 inch from tied end. Trim evenly. Sew tassel to center top as shown.

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