This precious little swing coat has seed stitch accents at the collar and hem. Ribbing at the shoulder evokes the antique look of smocking.
Shown in size 18 mos
Directions are for infant’s size 3 mos. Changes for sizes 6 mos, 9 mos, 12 mos and 18 mos are in parentheses
Chest (closed) – 19(21-23-25-27)”
Length – 10½11½-12½-13½-14½)”
2(3-3-3-4) Hanks Berroco Vintage (100 grs), #5183 Lilacs
29” Length circular knitting needle, size 7 (4.50 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Straight knitting needles, sizes 5 (3.75 mm) and 7 (4.50 mm)
Three ½” buttons
20 sts = 4”; 27 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles
28 sts = 4”; 29 rows = 4” in ribbing on smaller needles
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
This garment is worked in one piece to the underarm, then divided for back and fronts.
K1, P1 Ribbing (Odd number of sts)
Row 1 (RS): K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across.
Row 2: P1, * k1, p1, rep from * across.
Rep these 2 rows for k1, p1 ribbing.
With circular needle, cast on 135(145-155-165-175) sts. DO NOT join.
Seed St: Row 1 (RS): K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across. Rep this row until piece measures 2” from beg. Work even in St st until piece measures 5½(6-6½-7-7½)” from beg, end on WS.
Divide for back and fronts: Next Row (RS): With larger straight needle, k34(36-39-41-43) sts from circular needle, leaving remaining sts on circular needle for back and left front.
Right Front: Shape Armhole: Bind off 3 sts, work to end - 31(33-36-38-40) sts. Bind off 2 sts at armhole edge twice, then dec 1 st at armhole edge every RS row 2(2-3-3-3) times, end on WS – 25(27-29-31-33) sts. Change to smaller straight needles and k1, p1 ribbing. Work even until armhole measures 3(3½-4-4½-5)”, end on WS.
Shape Neck: Bind off 6(5-7-6-5) sts, work to end – 19(22-22-25-28) sts. Bind off 4 sts at neck edge once, 3 sts once, 2 sts once, then dec 1 st once – 9(12-12-15-18) sts. AT THE SAME TIME, when armhole measures 4(4½-5-5½-6)”, bind off 3(4-4-5-6) sts at armhole edge 3 times for shoulder.
Back: With RS facing, join yarn to sts on circular needle. With larger straight needle, bind off 3 sts, k until there are 64(70-74-80-86) sts on straight needle. Leave remaining sts on circular needle for left front. Bind off 3 sts, p to end – 61(67-71-77-83) sts. Bind off 2 sts at each armhole edge twice, then dec 1 st at each armhole edge every RS row 2(2-3-3-3) times, end on WS – 49(55-57-63-69) sts. Change to smaller straight needles and k1, p1 ribbing. Work even until armholes measure 4(4½-5-5½-6)”, end on WS.
Shape Shoulders: Bind off 3(4-4-5-6) sts at beg of the next 6 rows. Bind off remaining 31(31-33-33-33) sts for back neck.
Left Front: Join yarn to remaining sts on circular needle. With larger straight needles, bind off 3 sts, k to end. Complete to correspond to right front, reversing shaping. Bind off for armhole and shoulder at beg of RS rows. Bind off for neck at beg of WS rows.
Cuff: With larger straight needles, cast on 6 sts. Work even in St st for 6”, end on WS. Bind off. With RS facing, using larger straight needles, pick up and k40(40-45-45-50) sts along one long edge of cuff. Beg with a p row, work even in St st until piece measures 3(3-3½-4-4)” above picked-up sts, end on WS.
Shape Cap: Bind off 3 sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 34(34-39-39-44) sts. Dec 1 st each side every RS row 5(6-4-6-8) times, then EVERY row 6(4-8-6-6) times, end on WS – 12(14-15-15-16) sts. Bind off 4 sts at beg of the next 2 rows. Bind off remaining 4(6-7-7-8) sts.
Sew shoulder and sleeve seams. Set in sleeves.
Left Frontband: With RS facing, using smaller straight needles, beg at left neck edge, pick up and k41(47-53-59-65) sts along left front edge. Work in Seed St same as body for 1”, end on WS. Bind off.
Right Frontband: Beg at lower right front edge, work same as left frontband for 3 rows, end on WS. Mark placement of 3 buttons, the first at beg of k1, p1 section, the last ½” below neck edge and the other evenly spaced between.
Buttonhole Row (RS): Work to first marker on left frontband, yo, k2 tog (buttonhole), work to end, making 2 more buttonholes in this manner opposite markers. Complete same as left frontband.
Collar: With WS facing, using smaller straight needles, beg at inner edge of left frontband, pick up and k71(71-77-77-77) sts around entire neck edge to inner edge of right frontband. Work even in Seed St same as body for 2½”, end on WS. Bind off knitwise. Sew on buttons.