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Darling Baby Layette

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One day, for fun, I decided to combine lace, ruffles, a texture pattern and bobbles all in a single pattern…and it worked! The result is an adorable little set which will keep a baby’s extremities warm, while looking making them look absolutely darling at the same time.

Patterns included
  • Scratch mittens
  • Booties
  • Bonnet
Size information

Mittens: 0-6 months[6-12 months]
  • Finished wrist circumference: 2.75[3.75]” unstretched
  • Finished hand circumference: 5” (both sizes)
  • Total height: 4[5.25]”
Booties: 0-6 months[6-12 months]
  • To fit foot circumference: 4[4.75]”
  • To fit foot length: 3.5[4.25]”
Bonnet: newborn[baby]
  • To fit head circumference: 12.5[13.75]”
Yarn requirements

Models used S.R. Kertzer "On Your Toes Bamboo", sock yarn, 75% bamboo/25% nylon, colour ON 260318.

One ball (about 55[77] yards for mittens, 63[87] yards for booties and 91[115] yards for bonnet).

Other materials needed
  • 2.5mm needles: double-pointed needles for mittens and booties, straights and 16”/40cm circular for bonnet
  • Stitch marker: one for mittens, three for booties
  • Ribbon, approx. 2.25” wide: (optional) two 17” lengths for mittens, (optional) two 18.5” lengths for booties, 37” for bonnet
  • Darning needle (for grafting): booties
  • Stitch holder: booties, bonnet
Skills required

All patterns:
  • Knitting, purling
  • Increasing, decreasing
  • Chart reading
  • (optional; just makes the bobbles easier) Knitting backwards
Some patterns also require:
  • Picking up stitches
  • Three-needle bind-off
  • Working small circumferences in the round (i.e. DPNs, magic loop, or 2-circular methods)
  • Short rows (instructions given in pattern)
  • Grafting (aka Kitchener Stitch)
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