Claire asked me for this pattern which is based on the Ray of Hope Angel Gown. Unfortunately I sent her the wrong instructions first time round and she ended up with a rather odd shaped garment. So here is the correct pattern named after her (with apologies to Thomas Hardy).
4PLY WILL GIVE YOU A TINY PREEMIE GARMENT
DK RESULTS IN A PREEMIE SIZE
CHOOSE YOUR NEEDLE SIZE RECOMMENDED ON THE BALL OF THE YARN YOU ARE USING
Begin at the neck edge and cast on 27 stitches loosely.
Rows 1 and 2 : Knit.
Row 3: K2 yfwd K 2tog(for buttonhole) K to end
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: K4, (k2, yfwd) 8 times, k7. (35 sts)
Row 6: K4, purl to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 7: K4, (k3, yfwd) 8 times, k7. (43 sts)
Row 8: K4, purl to last 4 sts, k4.
Keeping the 4 stitches at each end of each row in garter st, continue in stocking stitch, increasing as set, until there are 75 stitches. The last increase row will be:
Row 15: K4, (k7, yfwd) 8 times, k7. (75 sts)
Row 16: Knit.
Row 17: Knit.
Row 18: Knit
Row 19: K11, cast off 15, k22, cast off 15, k10. (45 sts)
Row 20: K4, purl to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 21: ,K2 yfwd K2 tog(for buttonhole) m1, by picking up the loop between the last and next stitches and knitting into the back of it, (K1, m1, K2,m1) to last 5 sts, K1, m1, k4. (71 sts)
Row 22: K4, purl to last 4 sts, k4.
Continue in st st with garter st borders for a further 16 rows
Work 6 rows rib with a garter stitch border.
(Make buttonhole in third row)
Cast off.PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU FIND ANY TYPOS