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Premie Baby Pajamas

PREEMIE BABY PAJAMAS
This should fit premature baby to newborn size 7 pounds or less.
2 skeins of 3 oz Red Heart Baby Teri Yarn Worsted weight
Size 6 needles
2 stitch holders
3 buttons
Darning needle

Abbreviations:
K Knit
P Purl St Stitch
Rib K1, P1, repeat across Stockinette Stitch k1 row, p1 row
K2tog Knit 2 stitches together P2tog Purl 2 stitches together
Inc Increase BO Bind Off OS Other Side
YO Yarn Over RS Right Side WS Wrong Side
NECKBAND
(you may design neckband in many variations: 6 rows of rib; garter or eyelet stitches)
Cast on 40 sts. Knit 2 rows.
RS- (eyelet row) K3, *yo, k2tog, repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3. K 1 row.
Next row WS k8, place marker, k6, place marker, k12,
place maker, k6, place marker, k8.
Row 6 k across row inc 1 st before and after markers.
Row 7 k4, p across slipping markers, to last 4 sts, K4.
Repeat rows 6 & 7 four times, ending with row 7.
There will be 4 purl ridges after the eyelet row
BUTTONHOLE
RS k2, yo, k2tog, (buttonhole) k across continuing to inc 1 st before
and after markers.(place a pin at the end of the row as this will be button placement)
Next row repeat row 7
Continue pattern of rows 6 & 7 until 120 sts.
DIVIDE FOR SLEEVES AND BODY
(remove markers when you get to them)
RS- k18, cast on 4 sts, slip next 26 sts (left sleeve) onto stitch holder,
k32 sts (back) cast on 4 sts, slip next 26 sts (right sleeve)
onto stitch holder, k18. Row 1 k4, p across to last 4 st, k4 (76 st)
Row 2 k across.
Continue last 2 rows until 9 purl ridges from 1st buttonhole.
RS- k2, yo, k2tog, k across (place a pin at the end of the row as this
will be button placement)
Repeat pattern of rows 1 & 2 until 9 purl ridges from 2nd buttonhole.
Make 3rd buttonhole as above. Continue pattern of rows 1 & 2 until 9 purl
ridges from 3rd buttonhole.
DIVIDE FOR LEGS
You will be working both right and left legs at the same time
RS- k 36sts, BO 4sts, k36.
Next row k4, p32, join second yarn to other side (OS) p32, k4.
Row 1 k34, k2tog, OS k2tog, k34
Row 2 BO 4st, p30, OS p to last 4 st, k4,
Row 3 BO 4sts, k28, k2tog OS k2tog, knit to end.
Row 4 p across both sides (30 sts)
Row 5 k across both sides.
Repeat Rows 4 & 5 until legs measure 6 from the crotch bind off stitiches.
Rib (k1, p 1 across) stitch for 6 rows. BO.
At the crotch area, match up the button and buttonhole ridges.
Over lap the buttonhole ridge on top of the button ridge. Sew this area.
Sew the leg seams for both legs. SLEEVES
Pick up stitches from stitch holder. Join yarn. Stockinette stitch (k1 row, p1 row)
for 20 rows. Rib (k1, p1 across) for 6 rows. BO. Sew seam.
Sew buttons onto button band to correspond where buttonholes
are from the buttonhole band.

Designed and Created by Lois Walters June, 2004

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