Knit ensemble for a new mother and baby

Woman’s Size – small to medium
Baby Size – three months





Material–baby weight or fingering yarn
Mother’s Jacket – 8 ounces
Baby’s Jacket – 2 ounces
One ounce in a contrasting shade to trim both
Knitting Needles–1 Pair Nos. 3 and 7 American Standard.
4 small pearl buttons

Check Your Gauge –13 sts to 2 inches, No. 7 needles.





Mother’s Jacket
Back–With No. 7 needles, cast on 135 sts, *K 3, sl 1 st, repeat from *across row, ending with K 3, P back. Repeat these 2 rows for 8 inches. Bind off 4 sts at beg of the next 2 rows for underarm (127 sts). K 2 tog at beg of the next 8 rows (119 sts). Continue in pattern for 2 more inches. Change to No. 3 needles, on right side, *P 2, K 1, repeat from *across row, ending with P 2. On next row, K 2, P 1 across row. Repeat these 2 rows, for 5 inches. Bind off 7 sts at beg of the next 10 rows, bind off remaining 49 sts for back of neck.

Right Front–With No. 7 needles, cast on 71 sts, work in pattern for 8-1/2 inches. Bind off 4 sts at beg of the next row at underarm, P 2 tog at beg of the next 4 rows at underarm. Work even for 2 more inches. At beg of the next row at front, bind off 4 sts. Change to No. 3 needles and repeat yoke pattern (P 2, K 1) for 3 inches, bind off 10 sts at beg of the next row at neck edge. Now K 2 tog at beg of every row at neck edge, until 39 sts remain. Bind off 7 sts at beg of every row at shoulder, 5 times and continue to K 2 tog at neck edge, until all sts are bound off. Work left front to correspond.

Sleeves–With No. 3 needles, cast on 65 sts, work in pattern, P 2, K 1, ending with P 2. Next row, K 2, P 1, ending row with K 2, repeat these 2 rows for 3 inches. Work 1 more row and inc 1 st at beg and end of row. Change to No. 7 needles and work in pattern, K 3, slip 1 st, end row with K 3. P back. Continue to work in pattern and inc 1 st at beg and end of every 6th row until you have 107 sts. Work even until sleeve measures 20 inches from cuff or desired length to underarm. Bind off 3 sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then bind off 2 sts at beg of the next 2 rows. Now K 2 tog at beg and end of every K row until 53 sts remain, bind off. Sew up seams at underarm and shoulder, sew up sleeves and insert into armhole gathering at top a little. Hem the 4 bound off sts at front. Work 2 rows of s c around yoke and neck working 3 loops for buttonholes on right side of yoke, on first row. With contrasting shade start smocking on right hand side at bottom of yoke. Sew the first 2 K sts tog, then the next 2 K sts, leave the thread loose between the 2 smocked sts. Repeat across row. Start 2nd row, turn, skip first K st and work back in same manner. Work fronts and 5 rows of smocking on cuffs in same manner. Sew on buttons.

Baby’s Jacket
Back–With No. 7 needles, cast on 91 sts, *K 3, sl 1 st, repeat from *across row, ending with K 3, P back. Repeat these 2 rows for 4 inches. Bind off 4 sts at beg of the next 2 rows (83 sts). Work in pattern for 3/4 inch more. With No. 3 needles, *P 2, K 1 (right side), repeat from *across row, ending with P 2. Next row, K 2, P 1, repeat these 2 rows for 2-1/4 inches. Bind off 6 sts at beg of the next 8 rows, bind off remaining 35 sts For back of neck.

Right Front–With No, 7 needles, cast on 47 sts, work in pattern for 4 inches, bind off 4 sts at beg of the next row at underarm, K back. Purl 2 sts tog at underarm, work pattern for 3/4 inch more. Bind off 4 sts at beg of the next row at front edge (hem). With No. 3 needles, *P 2, K 1, repeat from *across row, next row K 2, P 1, across row. Repeat these 2 rows for 1-1/2 inches. At beg of next row at front edge, bind off 6 sts, then K 2 tog at beg of every row at neck edge, until you have 27 sts left. Bind off 6 sts at beg of the next 4 rows at shoulder edge and continue to K 2 tog at neck edge, until all sts are bound off. Work left front to correspond.

Sleeves–With No. 3 needles, cast on 44 sts, P 2, K 1, across row. Next row, K 2, P 1, repeat these 2 rows for 1 inch. With No. 7 needles, K 3, slip 1 st, ending with K 3 (K last 2 sts tog), P back. Work in pattern, increasing 1 st at each end, every inch, until sleeve measures 4 inches (51 sts). Work 1 inch even. Bind off 3 sts at beg of the next 2 rows. K 2 tog at beg of every row, until you have 35 sts left, bind off. Sew up seams at underarm and shoulder, sew up sleeves and insert into armhole gathering at top a little. Hem the 4 bound off sts at front. Work 2 rows of s c around yoke and neck working 2 loops for buttonholes on right side of yoke, on first row. With contrasting shade start smocking on right hand side at bottom of yoke. Sew the first 2 K sts tog, then the next 2 K sts, leave the thread loose between the 2 smocked sts. Repeat across row. Start 2nd row turn, skip first K st and work back in same manner. Work fronts and 3 rows of smocking on cuffs in same manner. Sew on buttons.





Booties
With No. 3 needles, cast on 47 sts, *K 3, sl 1 st, repeat from *across row, ending with K 3, P back. Repeat these 2 rows for 4 inches. On right side, K 1, *Y O, K 2 tog, repeat from *across row, P back. K 15, then P 2, K 1, for 17 sts, turn, K 2, P 1 for 17 sts. Repeat these 2 rows on 17 sts for 26 rows, break thread. Holding right side toward you, pick up 12 sts on side of instep, K across front of instep, pick up 12 sts on other side of instep, K on last 15 sts. K 7 rows even. *On next row dec 1 st at each end and 4 sts spaced at equal distances apart. K 3 rows even, repeat from *2 times, bind off. Sew seam at sole and back. With 2 strands of yarn, ch 90 sts. Thread thru beading. Sew 1/2 inch hem in top of bootie.

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  1. Christine March 3, 2009

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