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Nona's knitted baby jacket with hood

By: Jonelle Raffino

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Knitting & Crochet

Nona's knitted baby jacket with hood

By: Jonelle Raffino

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Skill level:
Beginner
Size: One year
Gauge: 5 sts = 1 in (2.54 cm); 8 rows = 1 in (2.54 cm)

Materials:
• 4 balls SWTC aMAIZing (100% corn fibre)
• US size 6 needles (5mm), or size required for gauge
• Yarn needle

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Upper raglan jacket section
Cast on 77 sts. Knit 1 row.
Row 2: K7 (front border), p63, k7.
Row 3: K16 (left front), increase in next st, k1 and mark this st as first "seam" st, increase in next st, k7 (top of sleeve). Increase in next st, k1 and mark it as 2nd seam st, increase in next st, k19 (back), increase in next st, k1 and mark it as 3rd seam st, increase in next st, k7 (top of second sleeve), increase in next st, k1 and mark it as 4th seam st, increase in next st, k16 (right front).
Row 4: K7, p71, k7.
Row 5: K17, increase in next st, k1, increase in next st, k9, increase in next st, k1, increase in next st, k21, increase in next st, k1, increase in next st, k9, increase in next st, k1, increase in next st, k17.
Row 6: K7, p79, k7.
Row 7: Work as in 5th row, increase on both sides of the 4 seam sts, having 2 sts more between increases on back and sleeves and 1 more on fronts.
Row 8: Knit all sts; this will form a ridge on the right side of the work.
Continue to work pattern as in these 8 rows, thus in every row on right side increasing in the same 8 places (as in Row 7), and in rows on purled side knitting the first and last 7 sts (for garter st front border); every 8th row (wrong side) is always knitted, to form a ridge on right side. When there are 15 increasing rows from the beginning, there will be 197 sts on needle and the last row will be the 7th row of pattern. Knit the next row (ridge on right side).

Next row: Divide for sleeves as follows: k32 sts and slip them to a strand of yarn (left front), k the next 40 sts and leave them on the needle for the left sleeve; slip the next 53 back sts, the following 40 right sleeve sts and the 32 right front sts – each group to a separate strand of yarn – and tie ends of strands.

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Excerpted from Purls Forever: The story and legacy of 6 generations of women and their handcrafted garments by Jonelle Raffino. Copyright 2007 by Jonelle Raffino and South West Trading Company. Excerpted with permission from South West Trading Company. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced except with permission in writing from the publisher. Sleeves
Working from the wrong side on the 40 sleeve sts left on the needle, cast on 4 sts and purl 1 row on all 44 sts; work 5 more rows in stockinette stitch, ending on right side.
Knit next row (pattern ridge on right side). Continue even in pattern for 30 rows, ending on wrong side with 6th row after the last ridge.
Next row: *k2, k2tog; repeat from * to end (33 sts remaining).
Knit 8 more rows (4 ridges) in garter stitch; bind off on wrong side, which completes the 5th ridge on right side. Slip the 40 right sleeve sts back to needle; beginning on right side, cast on 4 sts and knit all 44 sts, ending at front edge of sleeve. Continue to work right sleeve to correspond to left. Sew sleeve seams.

Lower part of body
Beginning at front edge, slip the 32 right front sts to the needle; to the same needle slip the 53 back sts; to the other free needle and beginning at left front edge, slip the 32 left front sts. Beginning at left underarm, pick up and k4 sts on the 4 cast-on sts at right underarm, knit the 53 back sts, pick up and k4 sts on the 4 cast-on sts at right underarm, knit the 32 right front sts (125 sts on needle).
Next row (wrong side) knit the 7 border sts, purl 111 sts, knit the last 7 border sts. Continue in pattern until there are 5 patterns (40 rows) from underarm, ending on wrong side with the 5th ridge. Knit 7 more rows in garter stitch and then bind off on wrong side, which completes the 5th ridge in garter stitch border along lower end of body.

Hood
Cast on 64 sts. Knit 1 row, purl 1 row, alternately, for 7 rows, ending with a knit row; knit also the next row making a ridge on right side. Repeat these 8 rows, working ridge pattern as on jacket, until there are 40 rows from beginning, ending with the 5th ridge; knit 7 more rows in garter stitch and then bind off on wrong side, which completes the 5th ridge of garter stitch border, same as on lower edge of sweater. Fold hood double and sew edges together at the back.

Finishing
Sew hood to neck of sweater, leaving 4 sts free at each neck edge. Weave in ends.

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Excerpted from Purls Forever: The story and legacy of 6 generations of women and their handcrafted garments by Jonelle Raffino. Copyright 2007 by Jonelle Raffino and South West Trading Company. Excerpted with permission from South West Trading Company. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced except with permission in writing from the publisher.
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