Posts Tagged ‘baby knitting’

Making this newborn baby outfit was so much fun! The purple jersey is a ‘King Cole 2964’ pattern, the gorgeous Alfalfa hat is a free pattern by ‘Kate Gagnon Osborn from Kelbourne Woolens’, and the booties are a pattern I made up, (see below), to match the elfin style hat. They are all knitted in DK (8 ply) although Kate used aran (10ply) weight to fit a 3 month old in her hat pattern.

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Elfin Baby Sock Bootie

These are knitted with about 25 gm of DK (8ply) wool on with 4 x 3.25mm double pointed needles in the round.

The size is for newborn to 3 months. (For a bigger size, use larger needles and a larger ply wool.)

Abbreviations: Yarn round needle (YRN), together (tog), stitches (sts), needle (ndl), slip (Sl), Knit (K), Purl (P), Wrap & Turn (W&T) look on-line if you want more detail. ssk (slip 2 stitches knitwise, then knit them together through their back loop)

From the top:

Cast on 32 sts, divide equally among the needles. Join, being careful not to twist and place a marker at the beginning of the round.

Knit 1 round then purl 1 round until 6 rounds are worked to form a ‘garter stitch’ border.

Knit each round until leg is the desired length from top to ankle (about 10 rounds to give a stocking stitch effect).

 Eyelet row: *YRN, knit 2 tog then repeat from * to end of row.

Knit 4 rounds.

Now get ready for the foot part of the bootie by redistributing the stitches on your three needles: needle 1 (heel): 16 sts, needle 2 : 8 sts, needle 3: 8 sts.

 Heel: is knitted back and forth across ndl 1.

row 1: Knit 14, turn.

row 2: Sl 1, P10, W&T.

row 3: K9, W&T.

row 4: P8, W&T.

row 5: K7, W&T.

row 6: P6, W&T.

row 7: K5, W&T.

row 8: Sl 1, P5, turn

row 9: Sl 1, K6, turn

row 10: Sl 1, P7, turn.

row 11: Sl 1, K8, turn.

Row 12: Sl 1, P9, turn.

Row 13: Sl 1, K10, turn.

Row 14: Sl 1, P11, turn.

Sock foot:

Knit across all needles for 12 rounds or until the length of the sock (from the back of the heel) is the desired length, less a bit for toes.

Shape toe and finishing:

rnd 1: ndl 1: k1, ssk, k across to last 3 st, k2tog, k1. ndl 2: k1, ssk, k to end. ndl 3: k to last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1.

Repeat round 1 until there are 8 sts remaining in all.

Slip all of the stitches on ndls 2 & 3 onto ndl 2 and knit 2 more rounds on these 8 st.

Cut wool, draw the tail through remaining stitches and pull tight. Secure end and weave in.

Knit 2 I-cords about 22 cm long to thread through eyelets. (Lots of tutorials on-line how to knit an i-cord. I used 3 stitches.)

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I acknowledge that two cool mornings and and a sprinkle of rain doesn’t mean that winter is imminent but one hasto have something on the needles! I really, really like using this Sublime ‘Henry Tank’ knitting pattern and also thought the ‘burda 9792’ shirt pattern was easy to follow.

Henry vest and burda 9792 shirt

Henry vest and burda 9792 shirt

My best crop of garlic this year :)

My best crop of garlic this year 🙂

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Baby Girl Cardigan

I love the colour combinations in this ‘Naturally’  cardi. The pattern is called Stripes & Hearts but I didn’t embroider on the hearts ‘cos there was already enough going on with the frill and wool colours.

Stipes & Hearts Cardi by 'Naturally'

Stipes & Hearts Cardi by ‘Naturally’

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I am so into knitting at the moment. Somehow they’re all baby clothes!

A UKHKA pattern in Shepherd's 4 ply


I love this Sublime pattern! Cute swing cardi & beret in dk


Another Sublime pattern in 4ply, 'Retro crossover neck sweater'



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