Sep 17, 2016

Simple Baby Layette Set

simple-baby-layetteOur next baby loom knit for September brings you a lovely Baby Layette. Traditionally, a baby was welcomed into a family with lovely knits from grandma’s, aunts and older sisters. This lovely layette is a beginner level with simple shaping and basic stitches. 

LOOM:  All-n-One Loom

YARN:  Approx 360 yds of worsted weight yarn.  Knit Picks, The Mighty Stitch (2 skeins) in Mint was used in sample.

Pants: Approx 150 yds
Sweater: Approx 155 yds
Hat: Approx 55 yds.

NOTIONS:  Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

OTHER:  Small accent button for sweater

GAUGE: 8sts x 14 rows = 2 inches.

SIZE:  Newborn 

ABBREVIATIONS

Approx=approximately, BBO=Basic Bind off, CO=Cast on, k=knit stitch, k2tog=knit two stitches together, p=purl stitch, rnd(s)=Round(s), st(s)=stitch(es), w&t=wrap and turn

 

HAT

CO 60 sts, prepare to work in the round.

Rnd 1, 3, 5, 7: K to end

Rnd 2, 4, 6, 8: P to end

Rnd 9-40: K to end

Cut a piece of yarn that is 16 inches long. Thread tapestry needle with yarn. Remove the loops from the even numbered pegs. Cut another piece of yarn, 16 inches long, thread through tapestry needle. Remove all the loops from the odd numbered pegs. Gently, cinch the stitches from the even numbered pegs. Tighten with a square knot. Gently, cinch the stitches from the odd numbered pegs. Tighten with a square knot.

Weave ends in.

BABY PANTS

CO 76 sts, prepare to work in the round.

Rnd 1-7: k to end of rnd

Rnd 8: p to end of rnd

Rnd 9-15: k to end of rnd

Rnd 16: p to end of rnd

Rnd 17: k to end of rnd

Rnd 18: p to end of rnd

Rnd 19: k to end of rnd

Rnd 20: p to end of rnd.

Rnd 21-27: k to end of rnd.

Work in short rows for back of pants as follows (similar to a heel):

Short row 1:  k37, w&t peg 38

Short row 2: k from peg 37 to peg 2, w&t peg 1

Short row 3: k from peg 2 to peg 36, w&t peg 37

Short row 4: k from peg 36 to peg 3, w&t peg 2

Short row 5: k from peg 3 to peg 35, w&t peg 36

Short row 6: k from peg 35 to peg 4, w&t peg 3

Short row 7: k from peg 4 to peg 34, w&t peg 35

Short row 8: k from peg 34 to peg 5, w&t peg 4

Short row 9: k from peg 5 to peg 33, w&t peg 34

Short row 10: k from peg 33 to peg 6, w&t peg 5

Short row 11: k from peg 6 to peg 32, w&t peg 33

Short row 12: k from peg 32 to peg 7, w&t peg 6

Short row 13: k from peg 7 to peg 31, w&t peg 32

Short row 14: k from peg 31 to peg 8, w&t peg 7

Short row 15: k from peg 8 to peg 30, w&t peg 31

Short row 16: k from peg 30 to peg 9, w&t peg 8

Short row 17: k from peg 9 to peg 29, w&t peg 30

Short row 18: k from peg 29 to peg 10, w&t peg 9

Short row 19: k from peg 10 to peg 28, w&t peg 29

Short row 20: k from peg 28 to peg 11, w&t peg 10

Short row 21: k from peg 11 to peg 27, w&t peg 28

Short row 22: k from peg 27 to peg 12, w&t peg 11

Short row 23: k from peg 12 to peg 26, w&t peg 27

Short row 24: k from peg 26 to peg 13, w&t peg 12

Next rnd:  starting with peg 13, k to end of rnd

Next 20 rnds: k to end of rnd

Next rnd: k17, bo4, k17, k17, bo4, k17

From this point forward, you will be working the legs as flat panels as follows: One leg over the first 34 sts, second leg over the second set of 34 sts.

Leg 1

Next 28 rows: k to end of row

Next row: p to end of row

Next row: k to end of row

Next row: p to end of row

Next row: k to end of row

Next row: p to end of row.

BBO.

Repeat with Leg 2.

BABY SWEATER

CO 68 sts, prepare to work a flat panel

Row 1, 3, 5, 7: k to end

Row 2, 4, 6, 8: p to end

Row 9: k to end

Row 10: p4, k to last 4 sts, p4.

Repeat Row 9 and Row 10: until row 30 is reached (ends on a Row 10).

Divide sweater into three parts, two front panels and back panel as follows: Right side panel: first 17 pegs, back panel: middle 34 pegs, left side panel: remaining 17 pegs.

Working yarn is at peg 1, attach another skein of yarn to peg 18 and peg 52.

*Next row: with yarn coming from peg 1: k17, pu yarn at peg 18: k34, pu yarn at peg 52: k17

Next row: with yarn coming from peg 1: p17, pu yarn at peg 18: p34 , pu yarn at peg 52: p17*

Rep from * to *: 10 more times (20 more rows).

Next row: with yarn coming from peg 1: k17, pu yarn at peg 18: k34, pu yarn at peg 52: k17

Next row: with yarn coming from peg 1: BO 5, p12, pu yarn at peg 18: p34, pu yarn at peg 52: p12, BO 5, cut yarn leaving a 5 inch tail, attach at peg 6*

Next row: k12, k34, k12 (picking up the skein from that specific section)

Next row: p12, k34, p12 (picking up the skein from that specific section)

BBO all three sections.

SLEEVES

(make 2)

CO 34 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: k to end.

Row 2: p to end.

Rep Row 1 and Row 2: 4 more times.

Next 4 rows: k to end.

*Next row: k2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.

Next 3 rows: k to end*.

Rep from * to * until 28 sts rem.

Next 8 rows: k to end.

Next row: p to end.

Next row: k to end.

Rep last two rows: 2 more times.

BBO. 

ASSEMBLY

Block all pieces. Mattress stitch seam the shoulders first: approx 1.5 inches, leaving the rest open for the neck opening.  Mattress stitch

Mattress stitch seam the shoulders first: approx 1.5 inches, leaving the rest open for the neck opening.  Mattress stitch seam the sleeves to armholes. Mattress stitch seam the sleeve.

Secure a small button on the right side corner of the front panel.

Button loop: Using a crochet hook and yarn, crochet a chain (approx 6 chains) to the top corner of the right side front panel.

Weave ends in.

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