Friday, 13 April 2018

Baby Annabell Pram set






When my children were babies (a long time ago now) a jacket with hood and matching leggings was called a pram set. Hence the name of this design.  Those were the days when most new mothers had a shiny new pram with matching bag at the front and either a quilted cover or checked Otterburn rug.



silver cross pram

When one of my visitors suggested a jacket and trousers for Annabell to wear in her stroller I came up with this pattern.   I tend to be bit old fashioned with my knitting (or as my daughter would say, very old fashioned in everything) and this design is no exception.  Its knit in rows to the armholes then in one piece for the shaping, with short seams to sew  for the sleeves and sides.  The trousers are also knit in rows and seamed along the inner edge.  


I used King Cole Cherish which is a lovely smooth yarn to work with but any dk would do, just check your tension. A budget yarn would be ideal too as it knits up nice and thick. 

This pattern has been tested and checked but mistakes can easily happen when transferring the typed pattern to this blog.  So if you find any errors or have any queries please let me know either by commenting below or contacting me.  thanks

Actual measurements: 
Jacket:  Chest 14”, Length centre back 7”, Sleeve seam 3”
Leggings:   waist to toe: 10.5”
Materials: 150 g double knitting yarn. 80g jacket and 50g trousers (I used King Cole Cherish, orchid)
Needles size 3.25 and 4mm, 4 small buttons
Tension: 22sts - 30 rows to 10cm (4in) in stocking stitch using no 8 needles
Abbreviations:  Ss: stocking stitch (one row knit, one row purl), gs: garter stitch – every row knit, k: knit, p: purl, inc: increase, dc: decrease, beg: beginning, sts: stitches, tog: together, re: repeat. Yf: yarn forward, ssk: slip next 2 sts onto right hand needle, insert left hand needle into the front part of both stitches then knit them together (or use s1k1psso)


 

Jacket with hood


Sleeves
Using 3.25m needles cast on 25sts
Garter stitch 6 rows
Change to 4mm needles
Row 1:   (p1, k2) rep to last st, p1
Row 2:   purl
These 2 rows form the pattern
continue in pattern, inc 1 stitch at both ends of next and every 6th row to 31sts
Work 9 rows in pattern
Shape Armholes
Keeping pattern correct
Cast off 3sts at beg of next 2 rows
Leave 25sts on a holder

Back
Using no 3.25 needles cast on 43sts
Garter stitch 6 rows
Change to 4mm needles
Row 1:   (p1, k2) rep to last st, p1
Row 2:   purl
These 2 rows form the pattern, repeat until work measures 5”
Shape Armholes
Keeping pattern correct
Cast off 3sts at beg of next 2 rows
Leave 37sts on a holder

Left front
Using 3.25 needles cast on 26sts
Garter stitch 6 rows
Change to 4mm needles
Row 1:   (p1, k2) rep to last 8sts, k8
Row 2:   k8, purl to end
These 2 rows form the pattern with garter stitch front border.  Repeat until work measures 5” ending on a wrong side row
Shape armhole
Keeping pattern correct
Cast off 3sts patt to end   
work 1 row    
leave 23sts on a holder

Right front
Using 3.25 needles cast on 26sts
Garter stitch 6 rows
Change to 4mm needles
Row 1:    k8, (k2, p1) rep to end
Row 2:    p to last 8sts, k8
These 2 rows form the pattern with garter stitch front border.  Repeat until work measures 4 rows less than left front ending on front edge (right side facing)
Buttonhole row:   k2tog, yf, k4, yf, k2tog pattern to end
Pattern 4 rows
(Wrong side facing)
Shape Armholes
Cast off 3sts patt to end    23sts, do not fasten off yarn

Join Pieces and shape raglan
On left hand needle, with right side facing slip sts of left front, sleeve, back, sleeve and right front  working yarn should be at the beg of row     133sts
work across all sts as follows:
Row 1:   K8, pattern 12, k2tog, p2tog (this is one st from right front and 1 from sleeve) ssk, pattern 19, k2tog, p2tog, ssk, pattern 31, k2tog, p2tog, ssk, pattern 19, k2tog, p2tog, ssk, pattern 12, k8            121 sts
Row 2:   k8, purl to last 8sts, k8
Row 3:   K8, patt 11, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 17, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 29, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 17, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 11, k8         113 sts
Row 4:   k8, purl to last 8sts, k8
Rows 5-6: rep rows 3 and 4 following the decrease pattern    105sts
Row 7:   buttonhole row  k2tog, yf, k4, yf, k2tog, patt and continue dec to end     97sts
Rows 8-10:   Work 3 more rows dec as before   89sts
Row 11:   Cast off 8sts, pattern and dec to end
Row 12:   Cast off 8sts pattern to end        65sts
Row 13:   k2tog, pattern and dec to last 2sts, k2tog       55sts
Row 14:   p2tog, purl to last 2sts, p2tog     53sts
Row 15:   k2tog, pattern and dec to last 2sts, k2tog      43sts
Row 16:   purl
Row 17:   k2tog, pattern and dec to last 2sts, k2tog      33sts
Fasten off yarn and leave 33sts on holder


Hood
Using 4mm needles and right side facing re-join yarn at right front neck edge, miss 7 cast off sts. Knit into 8th st then pick up and knit 6sts up right front, knit across 33sts on holder as follows:  k12, inc in next 4sts, k1, inc in next 4sts, k12, pick up and knit 6sts down left front, knit into 8th cast off st   55sts 
Next row :  k4 purl to last 4sts, k4
Shape sides
Row 1:   k6, p1, yf, sl st from left hand needle onto right hand needle, yb, sl st back on to left hand needle (wrap) turn
Row 2:   purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 3:   k4 (k2, p1) 2 times, wrap, turn
Row 4    purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 5    K4 (k2,p1) 15 times, k6
Row 6    k4, purl 3, wrap, turn
Row 7    p1, k2, k4
Row 8    k4, purl 6, wrap, turn
Row 9    (p1, k2) 2 times k4
Row 10   k4, purl across all sts, k4
Row 11   K6 (p1, k2) 15 times, k4
Row 12   k4, purl to last 4sts k4
Rep last 2 rows 15 times 
Shape top
K6, (p1, k2) 6 times, p1, k2tog, p1 ssk, p1, (k2, p1) 6 times, k6
K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Continue decreasing as set in last 2 rows to 47sts
Next row:  purl 23, p2tog, purl to end   46sts
Cast off using 3 needle cast off
Or cast off and sew top seam

To finish
Sew sleeve and side seam, sew on 4 small buttons to match buttonholes

Leggings


Right Leg
Using 4mm needles cast on 16sts
Next row   K1, m1, k6, m1, k2, m1, k6, m1 k1  
Next row   Purl
Next row    K1, m1, k8, m1, k2, m1, k8, m1 k1     24sts
Work 9 rows ss *
Heel    (right side facing)
Row 1:  K 22, yf, sl st from left hand needle onto right hand needle, yb, sl st back on to left hand needle (wrap) turn
Row 2:  p8, yb, sl st from left hand needle onto right hand needle, yf, sl st back on to left hand needle (wrap) turn
Row 3:  k7, wrap, turn
Row 4:  p6, wrap, turn
Row 5:  k5, wrap, turn
Row 6:  p6, wrap, turn
Row 7:  k7, wrap, turn
Row 8:  p8, wrap, turn
Row 9:  knit to end
Row 10  Purl across all sts
Change to 3.25 needles and work 6 rows in garter stitch
Change to 4mm needles
Increase row:   k2, (m1, k4) 5 times, m1, k2    30sts
Next row:  purl
Continue in stocking stitch inc 1st at each end of next and every following 4th row to 44sts, then every alt row to 50sts.
Purl 1 row
Shape leg  (right side facing)
Cast off 2sts knit to end
Cast off 4sts purl to end    44sts
Leave 44sts on holder

Left leg
As right leg to *
Heel
Row 1:   K10, wrap turn
Row 2:   p8, wrap turn
Row 3:   k7, wrap, turn
Row 4:   p6, wrap, turn
Row 5:   k5, wrap, turn
Row 6:   p6, wrap, turn
Row 7:   k7, wrap, turn
Row 8:   p8, wrap, turn
Row 9:   knit to end
Row 10   Purl across all sts
Change to 3.25 needles and work 6 rows in garter stitch
Change to 4mm needles
Increase row:   k2, (m1, k4) 5 times, m1, k2    30sts
Next row:   purl
Continue in stocking stitch inc 1 stitch at each end of next and every following 4th row to 44sts, then every alt row to 50sts.
Purl 1 row
Cast off 4sts knit to end
Cast off 2sts purl to end    44sts
Do not fasten off yarn

Join legs    rows begin at centre back                          
Row 1:   knit across 44 sts of left leg then continue across right leg   88sts
Row 2:   purl
Row 3:   knit 20, wrap turn
Row 4:   purl to end
Row 5:   knit across all sts
Row 6:   purl 20, wrap turn
Row 7:   knit to end
Row 8:   purl across all sts
Row 9:   knit 19, wrap turn
Row 10:  purl to end
Row 11:  knit across all sts
Row 12:  purl 19, wrap turn
Row 13:  knit to end
Row 14:  purl across all sts
Row 15:  knit 18, wrap turn
Row 16:  purl to end
Row 17:  knit across all sts
Row 18:  purl 18, wrap turn
Row 19:  knit to end
Row 20:  purl across all sts
**Continue in ss dec 1 stitch at each end of next and every alt row to 78sts
Next row:   purl
Decrease row:    k2, (k2tog, k6) 9 times, k2tog, k2     68sts
Change to 3.25 needles and work 5 rows k1, p1 rib
Fasten off yarn
(for other dolls  omit first 20 rows.  Stocking stitch 10 rows then continue from **)



To finish sew centre back, inside leg and under leg seams, fasten off ends