Baby Gift Set

This was recovered from the internet archive from a site that no longer exists on July 15, 2011

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The sample was knit using worsted weight yarn and 5.5mm needles to a gauge of 17sts to 10cm over st st and will fit a newborn baby (keeping in mind that this is a coat meant to go over other clothing). See below for actual measurements at different gauges.


Worsted or sport weight yarn.
US #10 and 6 needles

Note : This pattern did not have gauge stated. Estimates below are the actual measurement of the cast on edge of the coat, not chest size. For chest measurement subtract 2-3 inches, depending on how much ease you like in baby coats.

  • If you work to a gauge of 20sts to 4 inches the coat will measure 18 inches around. Suitable for preemies if you make it a bit shorter than in the pattern.
  • If you work at a gauge of 18sts to 4 inches  (I'm assuming this is the correct gauge considering these are meant for babies but I'd get this gauge with 5.5mm needles and worsted weight yarn. IMHO sport weight wouldn't work very well) the coat will measure 20 inches around
  • If you work at a gauge of 16sts to 4 inches coat will measure 22.5 inches around
Using No. 10 Needle cast on 45 stitches.

Knit 5 rows.

*Purl a row, Knit a row*; repeat between asterisks, until piece measures 5" from cast-on row.

End doing a Purl row.

Slip stitches on a piece of yarn. Break yarn.

Sleeves (make 2):
Using No. 6 needle cast on 24 stitches.

Knit 5 rows.

Change to No 10 needle. *Purl a row, Knit a row*; repeat until piece measures 4" from cast-on row. end doing a Purl row.

Slip stitches on a piece of yarn. Break yarn.

Front No. 1:

Using No. 10 needle cast on 22 stitches.

Knit 5 rows.

*Slip 1 stitch, K 2 sts, Purl to end of row.

Knit next row*;

Repeat these 2 rows until 5" from cast-on row. End with a Purl row.

Slip stitches on a piece of yarn. Break yarn.

Front No. 2:
Using No. 10 needle cast on 22 stitches.

Knit 5 rows.

*Purl to last 3 stitches, Knit 3. Turn work.

Slip 1st stitch, Knit across row.*

Repeat 2 rows for 5" from cast-on row. End with a Purl row. Do not break yarn.

With free needle, Purl side facing you on all pieces, slide front No. 1 onto needle, then a sleeve, back, sleeve, and front No. 2. (137 stitches.) Turn work.

Slip the 1st stitch of the next 5 rows:

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: K3, purl to last 3 stitches, K3.

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Repeat row 2.

Row 5: Knit.

Yoke Pattern:
1: Slip 1st stitch, K2. *P1, K12*; repeat across row, end P1, K3.

2: Slip 1st stitch, K7. *(K2tog) twice, K9*; repeat ending K8 instead of K9.

3: Slip, K2, *P1, K10*; repeat ending P1, K3.

4: Slip, Knit across row.

5: Repeat row 3.

6: Slip, K6, *(k2tog) twice, K7*; repeat across row, ending K8.

7: Slip, K2, *P1, K8*; repeat across row, end P1, K3.

8: Slip, Knit across row.

9: Repeat row 7.

10: Slip, K5, *(k2tog) twice, K5*; repeat, end K6.

11: Slip, K2, *P1, K6* across, end P1, K3.

12: Slip, Knit across row.

13: Repeat row 11.

14: Slip, K5, *(k2tog) twice, K3*; repeat, end K5.

15: Slip, K2, *P1, K4*; repeat, end P1, K3.

16: Slip, Knit across.

17: Repeat row 15.

18: Slip, K3. *(k2tog) twice, K1*; repeat, end K3.

19: Slip, K2. *P1, K2*; repeat, end P1, K3. (37 stitches.)

Change to No. 6 needles. K3, YO, k2tog; K to last 5 sts, K2tog, yo, K3.

Knit back, knitting YO's.

Bind off loosely using No. 10 needle.

Sew side and sleeve seam with a weaving stitch.


Using No. 10 needle cast on 37 stitches.

K 6 rows. K1 *YO, k2tog*; repeat across row (37 stitches).

Knit every row until 4" from cast-on row.

Knit across 12 sts., put these 12 on a piece of yarn, or DP needle. Knit across 14 stitches, put remaining stitches on yarn or DP needle. *Turn, k2tog, Knit to end of row, Knit 1 stitch from stitches on yarn or needle*; repeat this one row until center 14 sts. remain. Break yarn.

With No. 6 needle, starting at front edge with yarn, pick up 14 sts. k2tog across back sts. (to make 7 sts). Pick up 14 sts. other side (35 sts.) Knit back. K1 *YO, k2tog*; repeat across row.

Knit back, knitting YO's.

Bind off with No. 10 needle.


No. 10 Needle. Make 2.

Cast on 30 stitches.

K 7 rows.

K7, (k2tog) 8 times, K7.

Knit a row.

K7, k2tog, K4, k2tog, K7 (20 stitches).

K 3 rows.

Change to No. 6 needle.

K 3 rows. K2 (YO, k2tog) 4 times, K1, (YO, k2tog) 4 times, K1.

Knit 3 rows.

Bind off loosely with no. 10 needle.

Sew back and bottom with weaving stitch.

Run ribbon or cording through beading row top of booties, and bottom of hat. Ties ribbon through eyelets at the top opening of the coat. Ties should be no longer than 20cm (8 inches)

Copyright 1996 Michelle Plumb. Neckline of coat adapted to fit guidelines as put forward by Australian research into sudden infant death syndrome by Sarah
E-mail Michelle: October 29th 2001