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)

wrt k (wrap and turn knitwise):  yf, slst from left hand needle onto right hand needle, yb, slst back onto left hand needle, turn (pull yarn firmly to avoid a hole)

wrt p (wrap and turn purlwise):  yb, slst from left hand needle onto right hand needle, yf, slst back onto left hand needle, turn (pull yarn firmly to avoid a hole)


 

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                           (121sts)

Row 2:      k8, purl to last 8sts, k8

It may be easier to place a marker before and after each decrease to keep track of raglan shaping 

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

Row 5:      K8, patt 10, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 15, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 27, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 15, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 10, k8                  (105 sts)

Row 6:    k8, purl to last 8sts, k8

Row 7:    buttonhole row k2tog, yf, k4, yf, k2tog, patt 9, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 13, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 25, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 13, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 9, k8                     (97sts)

Row 8: k8, purl to last 8sts, k8

Row 9: k8, patt 8, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 11, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 23, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 11, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 8, k8                          (89sts)

Row 10:    k8, purl to last 8sts, k8

Row 11:   Cast off 8sts, patt 7, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 9, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 21, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 9, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 7, k8               (73sts)

Row 12:  Cast off 8sts purl to end                                 (65sts)

Row 13:   k2tog, patt 4, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 7, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 19, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 7, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 4, k2tog                 (55sts)

Row 14:   p2tog, purl to last 2sts, p2tog                         

Row 15:   k2tog, patt 1, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 5, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 17, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 5, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 1, k2tog                (43sts)

Row 16     p2tog, purl to last 2sts, p2tog 41sts

Row 17:   k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 3, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 15, k2tog, p1, ssk, patt 3, k2tog, p1, ssk                                                             (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, wrt k
Row 2:   purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 3:   k4 (k2, p1) 2 times, wrt k
Row 4    purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 5    K4 (k2,p1) 15 times, k6
Row 6    k4, purl 3, wrt k
Row 7    p1, k2, k4
Row 8    k4, purl 6, wrt k
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, wrt k
Row 2:  p8, wrt p
Row 3:  k7, wrt k
Row 4:  p6, wrt p
Row 5:  k5, wrt k
Row 6:  p6, wrt p
Row 7:  k7, wrt k
Row 8:  p8, wry p
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, wrt k
Row 2:   p8, wrt p
Row 3:   k7, wrt k
Row 4:   p6, wrt p
Row 5:   k5, wrt k
Row 6:   p6, wrt p
Row 7:   k7, wrt k
Row 8:   p8, wrt p
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
Cast off.  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












17 comments:

  1. I am so grateful to you for allowing me to download this pattern May Allah bless you and your family

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  2. Thank you so much for the beautiful free pattern! I knit the jacket without the hood for my little girl's christmas doll and it came out lovely!

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    1. I pleased you like my patterns. If you are on Ravelry I would love to see a photo

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  3. Thank you for this lovely pattern. I really enjoyed knitting it. I am on Ravelry but cannot work out how to send you a photo !
    Jenny Carpenter

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    1. Thanks for your comments. On ravelry you would need to set up a project page and link it to the pattern. Its a bit fiddly but quite easy. No worries if you don't, I'm glad you like the pattern.

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  4. thank you for your beautiful free patterns. me as a pensioner appreciate your kindness

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  7. Thank you for giving this pattern x I'm trying to work out how to make it bigger for a 16inch doll as baby Annabel is getting bigger these days xx

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  8. Wow.. thankyou for this pattern. Very much appreciated by me and then when done I'm sure my 3 year old granddaughter will too.

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  9. At the end of the legging pattern , five rows rib then it says fasten off yarn ? No mention of casting off ? Am I missing something ? Another great pattern . Thank you so much

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    1. Thanks for pointing this mistake out. I've done lots of silly errors in my patterns but forgetting to say cast off is a first.😒 I'll amend the pattern.

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  10. Thank you for your patterns - knitting them for a little girl and I've learnt a few new techniques as well (never knew about 3 needle cast off before). This was so easy to follow and now trying some more. Thanks again

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  11. Hi, thank you for the lovely patterns. I am currently knitting the Baby Annabell Pram set hooded jacket and am stuck.:(
    Joining peces together: I have 113 stitches and my next instructions are to repeat previous rows 3 and 4. however I have less stitches so the patterning doesnt work out. What am I doing wrong? Help!

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    1. I'm sorry you're having problems with this pattern
      With 113 stitches you have 20 less than the pattern states.
      This is what you should have on your needles at this stage

      Join Pieces and shape raglan

      On left hand needle, with right side facing slip stitches of left front (23sts), sleeve (25sts), back (37sts), sleeve (25sts) and right front (23sts) working yarn should be at the beg of row (133sts)

      Check each piece of knitting to make sure you have the correct number of stitches until you find out what is wrong

      Hope this helps

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  12. oh dear, maybe im not being clear. sorry to be a nuisance.
    At the end of row 3 I have 113 stitches (as stated)
    row 4 k8 purl to last 8 sts, k8.
    rows 5-6 rep rows 3 and 4
    my question is: how can I repeat row 3 which initially had 121 st the first time and then repeat it again when i have 113 sts.?

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