Thursday, January 26, 2012

WAFFLE SLEEP SACK AND CAP


Thank you Virginia for testing this pattern.

SIZES:   
18 (unstretched) inch circumference by 18 inch length
(19 inch circumference by 19 inch length)

MATERIALS:          
Worsted weight yarn approximately 6 ounces for sleep sack and cap
US size 10.5 (6.5 mm) 16 inch circular knitting needle
US size 10.5 (6.5 mm) double point needles for cap
US I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Tapestry needle

GAUGE:
16 sts = 4 inches

NOTES:
  1. Sleep sack in photo was knit using Red Heart Fiesta in pink.
  2. Directions for a larger sleep sack are in parentheses.
INSTRUCTIONS:

Cast on 80 (88) sts using a stretchy cast on. 

Place marker and begin working in the round.

Rounds 1-6:  K1, P1.  Repeat around.
Rounds 7-8:  Knit.

Rounds 9-10:  * K2, P2.  Repeat from * around.
Repeat rounds 7-10 until sleep sack measures about 16 (18) inches from cast on edge, ending with round 10.

Next round:  K8 (9), *yo, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (8 yo)

Next round:  Knit.

Next 6 rounds:  K1, P1.  Repeat around.

Next round : Knit.
Bind off knitwise.
Cut yarn and weave in ends.


DRAWSTRING:
Leaving a 5 inch tail, using an I hook chain 90 (100).  Slipstitch in the back bump of the 2nd chain from hook and each remaining chain.  Fasten off leaving a 5 inch tail. 


Cut two 10 inch lengths of yarn, fold in half, pull loop through the end of the drawstring with the tails.  Pull all the ends through the loop and pull tight forming a tassel.


Cut three 10 inch lengths of yarn, fold in half, pull loops through the opposite end of the drawstring and pull tight.
Weave drawstring in and out of the eyelets.  Pull to close and tie bow.

WAFFLE CAP



SIZE:  11-14 inches

MATERIALS:
Worsted weight yarn 1 ounce for cap only
Small amount of worsted weight yarn (green and brown)
US size 10.5 (6.5 mm) 16 inch circular knitting needle
US size 10.5 (6.5 mm) double pointed needles to match
Tapestry needle
Marker

NOTES: 
Change to double point needles when necessary.

INSTRUCTIONS: 
With 16 inch needle, cast on 48 (54) sts. Join and work in the round.

Place marker to denote beginning of round.

Rounds 1-5:  K1, P1.  Repeat around.  (48, 54 sts)
Rounds 6-7:  Knit.

Rounds 8-9:  * K2, P2.  Repeat from * around.
Repeat rounds 6-9 until cap measures about 5 (5.5) inches from cast on edge ending with round 9.

Next round Larger size only: *K 7, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (48 sts)

Next round Larger size only:  *Knit  (48 sts)

Next round: *K6, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (42 sts)

Next round: *K5, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (36 sts)

Next round: *K4, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (30 sts)

Next round: *K3, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (24 sts)

Next round: *K2, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (18 sts)

Next round: *K1, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (12 sts)

Next round: *K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (6 sts)

Finish in one of these two ways:

1.  Cut yarn and use tapestry needle to run yarn tail through the stitches and pull to close. 

Weave in ends. 

2.  Optional I Cord Knot, start I Cord, k2, k2tog, k 2 for the first row only.

Knit 5 or 6 inch I Cord with the remaining 5 stitches.

Cut yarn leaving a 6 inch tail.

Use tapestry needle to run yarn tail through the stitches and pull to close.  Now run yarn down the center of the I Cord.

Tie I Cord in a knot.

Weave in ends. 



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