Free pattern: baby matinee jacket

Free pattern: Patons' Matinee Coat

9th April 2015

This exquisite cardigan pattern was first issued by Patons in 1982 to celebrate the birth of Prince William, and we’re delighted to bring you an updated version to mark the forthcoming birth of the Prince’s second child with the Duchess of Cambridge. With its diamond lace yoke and crown motifs, this garment is special enough for a christening and is sure to become a family heirloom.

 

SIZE

 

YARN

Patons Fairytale Soft 4ply (4ply weight; 55% polyamide, 45% acrylic; 235m/257yds per 50g ball); Snow White (4300); 3 x 50g balls  

NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES

1 pair 3mm (UK 11/US 3) knitting needles 1 pair 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) knitting needles Stitch holder or spare needle 4 buttons  

TENSION

28 sts and 36 rows to 10cm over st st on 3.25mm needles  

YARN STOCKIST

Patons c/o LoveKnitting 0845 544 2196 www.loveknitting.com  

ABBREVIATIONS

MB Make bobble – (K1, P1, K1) all into front of next st, turn, K3, turn, P3, turn, K3, turn, P3tog.  

Matinee Coat

PANEL PATTERN

Row 1 (WS): P8, K15, P8. Row 2: K8, P15, K8. Row 3: P8, K15, P8. Row 4: K9, (P1, K1) 6 times, P1, K9. Row 5: P8, (K1, P1) 7 times, K1, P8. Row 6: K9, (MB, K1, P1, MB, P1, K1) twice, MB, K9. Row 7: P8, (K1, P1) 7 times, K1, P8. Row 8: K9, (P1, K1) 6 times, P1, K9. Row 9: P14, K1, P1, K1, P14. Row 10: K7, (K2tog, yfwd) 3 times, K2, MB, K2, (yfwd, sl1, K1, psso) 3 times, K7. Row 11: P6, (P2tog tbl, yrn) twice, P4, K1, P1, K1, P4, (yrn, P2tog) twice, P6. Row 12: K5, *(K2tog, yfwd) twice, K1*; rep from * to * once more, P1, **K1, (yfwd, sl1, K1, psso) twice**; rep from ** to ** once more, K5. Row 13: P4, (P2tog tbl, yrn) twice, P15, (yrn, P2tog) twice, P4. Row 14: K3, (K2tog, yfwd) twice, K2, (K2tog, yfwd) twice, K1, yfwd, sl2, K1, p2sso, yfwd, K1, (yfwd, sl1, K1, psso) twice, K2, (yfwd, sl1, K1, psso) twice, K3. Row 15: P2, (P2tog tbl, yrn) twice, P19, (yrn, P2tog) twice, P2. Row 16: K1, (K2tog, yfwd) twice, K3, (K2tog, yfwd) twice, K2, yfwd, sl2, K1, p2sso, yfwd, K2, (yfwd, sl1, K1, psso) twice, K3, (yfwd, sl1, K1, psso) twice, K1. Row 17 and every alt row to Row 25: Purl. Row 18: K2, yfwd, sl2, K1, p2sso, yfwd, K2, (K2tog, yfwd) twice, K3, yfwd, sl2, K1, p2sso, yfwd, K3, (yfwd, sl1, K1, psso) twice, K2, yfwd, sl2, K1, p2sso, yfwd, K2. Row 20: (K2, yfwd, sl2, K1, p2sso, yfwd, K1) 5 times, K1. Row 22: K3, MB, K4, (yfwd, sl2, K1, p2sso, yfwd, K3) 3 times, K1, MB, K3. Row 24: K9, MB, K4, yfwd, sl2, K1, p2sso, yfwd, K4, MB, K9. Row 26: K15, MB, K15. These 26 rows form panel patt.  

SLEEVES

Using 3mm needles, cast on 33 sts. Work in garter st for 4 rows. Inc row (WS): K2, (M1, K2) 15 times, M1, K1. 49 sts.   Change to 3.25mm needles. Starting with a K row work in st st for 2 rows, ending with RS facing for next row. Work in border patt as folls: Row 1 (RS): K3, *yfwd, sl1, K1, psso, K4; rep from * to last 4 sts, yfwd, sl1, K1, psso, K2. Row 2 and every alt row: Purl. Row 3: K1, *K2tog, yfwd, K1, yfwd, sl1, K1, psso, K1; rep from * to end. Row 5: K2tog, yfwd, *K3, yfwd, sl1, K2tog, psso, yfwd; rep from * to last 5 sts, K3, yfwd, sl1, K1, psso. Row 7: K6, *yfwd, sl1, K1, psso, K4; rep from * to last st, K1. Row 8: Purl. These 8 rows form border patt. Starting with a K row, work in st st until Sleeve meas 14cm, ending with RS facing for next row.  

SHAPE ARMHOLES

Rows 1 and 2: Cast off 2 sts, work to end. 45 sts. Row 3: K1, K2tog tbl, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1. 2 sts dec’d. Row 4: K1, P to last st, K1. Rep last 2 rows twice more, then row 3 again. 37 sts. Slip these sts onto a stitch holder or spare needle.  

BACK AND FRONTS

(worked in one piece to armholes) Using 3mm needles, cast on 183 sts. Work in garter st for 4 rows. Inc row: K3, (M1, K16) 11 times, M1, K4. 195 sts.   Change to 3.25mm needles. Starting with a RS row, work in st st for 3 rows, ending with WS facing for next row.   Cont in st st placing panel patt as folls: Row 1 (WS): P2, work 31 sts as row 1 of panel patt, P129, work 31 sts as row 1 of panel patt, P2. Row 2: K2, work 31 sts as row 2 of panel patt, K129, work 31 sts as row 2 of panel patt, K2. Rows 3 to 26: As rows 1 and 2, 12 times more, working appropriate rows of panel patt. Cont in st st on all sts until work meas 13cm, ending with WS facing for next row.  

DIVIDE FOR ARMHOLES

Next row: P47, cast off 4 sts, P to last 51 sts, cast off 4 sts, P to end. 187 sts.

RIGHT FRONT

Cont on first 47 sts only as folls: Next row (RS): K44, K2tog, K1,leave rem sts on a holder. 46 sts. Next row: K1, P to end. Next row (RS): K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1. 1 st dec’d. Next row: K1, P to end. Rep last 2 rows once more, then first row again. 43 sts. Slip sts onto a stitch holder or spare needle.  

DIVIDE FOR BACK

With RS facing, rejoin yarn and work across centre 93 sts only as folls: Next row (RS): K1, K2tog tbl, K87, K2tog, K1, leave rem sts on a holder. 91 sts. Next row: K1, P to last st, K1. Next row (RS): K1, K2tog tbl, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1. 2 sts dec’d. Next row: K1, P to last st, K1. Rep last 2 rows once more, then first row again. 85 sts. Slip sts onto a stitch holder or spare needle.  

LEFT FRONT

With RS facing, rejoin yarn to rem 47 sts. Next row (RS): K1, K2tog tbl, K to end. 1 st dec’d. Next row: P to last st, K1. Rep last 2 rows twice more, then first row again. 43 sts. Slip sts onto a stitch holder or spare needle.  

YOKE

With 3.25mm needles and WS facing, work across all sts as folls: P4, (P2tog) 17 times, P5 from Left Front, P37 from first Sleeve, P11, (P2tog) 32 times, P10 from Back, P37 from second Sleeve, P5, (P2tog) 17 times, P4 from Right Front. 179 sts. Work in patt as folls: Row 1 (RS): K5, *yfwd, sl1, K1, psso, K6; rep from * to last 6 sts, yfwd, sl1, K1, psso, K4. Rows 2, 4, 6 and 8: Purl. Row 3: K3, *K2tog, yfwd, K1, yfwd, sl1, K1, psso, K3; rep from * to end. Row 5: K2, *K2tog, yfwd, K3, yfwd, sl1, K1, psso, K1; rep from * to last st, K1. Row 7: K1, K2tog, yfwd, *K2, MB, K2, yfwd, sl1, K2tog, psso, yfwd; rep from * to last 8 sts, K2, MB, K2, yfwd, sl1, K1, psso, K1. Row 9: K1, P1, K1, *yfwd, K1, sl1, K2tog, psso, K1, yfwd, K1, P1, K1; rep from * to end. Row 10: P1, *K1, P7; rep from * to last 2 sts, K1, P1. Row 11: P3, *K1, yfwd, sl1, K2tog, psso, yfwd, K1, P3; rep from * to end. Row 12: K3, *P5, K3; rep from * to end. Row 13: P4, *K1, yfwd, sl1, K1, psso, P5; rep from * to last 7 sts, K1, yfwd, sl1, K1, psso, P4. Row 14: K4, *P3, K5; rep from * to last 7 sts, P3, K4. Row 15 (Dec): P4, *sl1, K2tog, psso, P5; rep from * to last 7 sts, sl1, K2tog, psso, P4. 135 sts. Row 16: K4, *P1, K5; rep from * to last 5 sts, P1, K4. Keeping rib correct as set on last row, work straight until Yoke meas approx 7cm from start of Yoke, ending with RS facing for next row. Dec row: P1, P2tog, P1, *K1, P2tog, P1, P2tog; rep from * to last 5 sts, K1, P1, P2tog, P1. 91 sts. Keeping rib correct, work straight until Yoke meas approx 9cm from start of yoke patt, ending with WS facing for next row. Dec row: K1, (K2tog, K1, K2tog) 18 times. 55 sts.   Change to 3mm needles. Work in garter st for 4 rows. Cast off evenly.

MAKING UP

Do not press. Join armhole shapings, then join sleeve seams.  

BUTTON BORDER

Using 3mm needles, cast on 6 sts. Work in garter st until strip, when slightly stretched, fits up to top of neck edge, sewing in position as you go along. Mark the position of buttons on Button Border with pins, top one to come 3 to 4 rows down from top edge, with remainder spaced at 10 row intervals below.  

BUTTONHOLE BORDER

Work as for Button Border with the addition of 4 buttonholes to correspond with pins. To make a buttonhole: Next row: K2, cast off 2 sts, K1. Next row: K, casting on 2 over those cast off.   Sew on buttons. Block to size and cover with a damp cloth. Leave to dry.    

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