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Pattern for Premie Burial Gown
I know this is very sad, but we do get requests for those little loved ones that don't get to go home. It comforts the parents.

BURIAL GOWN TO KNIT

(Designed for Care Wear by Terry Kimbrough, POBox 114, Romance, AR 72136)

Size:                                   Small   Large   Full Term 
Chest Measurement:                        12"     14"        16"

MATERIALS:
- Baby (or lightweight sport) yarn, size 7 knitting needles or size needles - or yarn needed to obtain gauge for each size, yarn needle, ribbon, and buttons

GAUGE:

In Garter Stitch    -------     Size Small Only:24 sts = 4" 
                                Size Large Only:20 sts = 4"
                                Size Full Term Only:18 sts = 4"

SKIRT:
Note: Only count sts after pattern rows 1 and 6. Cast on 132 sts very loosely.

Row 1: Knit across.

Row 2: (Right Side) K1, slip 1 as if to knit, K1, PSSO, K9, K2tog, * slip 1 as if to knit, K1, PSSO, K9, K2tog; repeat from * across to last st, K1.

Row 3: Purl across.

Row 4: K1, slip 1 as if to knit, K1, PSSO, K7, K2tog, *slip 1 as if to knit, K1, PSSO, K7, K2tog; repeat from * across to last st, K1.

Row 5: Purl across.

Row 6: K1, slip 1 as if to knit, K1, PSSO, YO, (K1, YO) 5 times, K2tog, * slip 1 as if to knit, K1, PSSO, YO, (K1, YO) 5 times, K2tog; repeat from * across to last st, K1.

Repeat Rows 1-6 for pattern until dress measures approximately 11(12-13)" from beginning or until desired length, ending by working pattern row 5.

BODICE
Row 1: K2tog 12 times, cast on 15 sts very loosely (for Armhole), K2tog 22 times, cast on 15 sts very loosely (for Armhole), K2tog 12 times: 76 sts.

Row 2: Knit across.

Row 3: K 10, K2tog, K15, slip 1 as if to knit, K1, PSSO, K18, K2tog, K15, slip 1 as if to knit, K1, PSSO, K10: 72 sts.

Row 4: Knit across.

Row 5: K2, YO (buttonhole), K2tog, knit across.

Row 6: Knit across.

Row 7: K9, K2tog, K15, slip 1 as if to knit, K1, PSSO, K16, K2tog, K15, slip 1 as if to knit, K1, PSSO, K9: 68 sts.

Rows 8-10: Knit across.

Row 11: K8, K2tog, K15, slip 1 as if to knit, K1, PSSO, K14, K2tog, K15, slip 1 as if to knit, K1, PSSO, K8: 64 sts.

Row 12-14: Knit across.

Row 15: K8, K2tog, K13, slip 1 as if to knit, K1, PSSO, K14, K2tog, K13, slip 1 as if to knit, K1, PSSO, K8: 60 sts.

Row 16: Knit across.

Row 17: (K3, K2tog) across: 48 sts.

Row 18: (K6, K2tog) across: 42 sts.

Row 19: K2, YO (buttonhole), K2tog, knit across.

Row 20-22: Knit across.

Bind off all sts very loosely.

SLEEVE
(Make 2)

Cast on 28 sts very loosely. Repeat Row 1-6 of Skirt, 5 times or until Sleeve is desired length, then work pattern row 1 once more. Bind off all sts very loosely.

Sew sleeve seams. Sew bound off edge to armhole. Sew back seam to within 3" of bottom buttonhole. Add buttons to back. Add decorative buttons and ribbon to front as desired.



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Composed: 02-15 | Modified: 02-15
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