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Baby Bog Jacket

Knitting
June 1989
Aran / Worsted ?
5 stitches = 1 inch in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm

The bog jacket is basically a garter stitch square, knit from the bottom up with stitches put on hold on scrap yarn under the arms and at beginning of neck, and then divided from neck to end. The waste yarns are then removed and jacket is folded at key points and openings weaved together. The back is gathered in the back so as to let the jacket fit loosely and comfortably over the baby’s bottom. An i-cord border is applied to the edging. Directions are given for tapering the sleeves, shaping the shoulders, making back slightly longer than the front, including pockets, and shaping waist. This pattern is very customizable.

Pattern description from Knitting Around: “This cute babies’ jacket is knitted in Shetland Wool at a gauge of 6 stitches to 1”. The main feature is the gathered back which permits the jacket to fit loosely and comfortably over the baby’s bottom.”

This pattern may be found on page 79 of Knitting Around.