Sunday, September 02, 2012

STAGGERED RIBS SLEEP SACK AND CAP WITH COLLAR


STAGGERED RIBS SLEEP SACK AND CAP       


SIZE: 
21 inch circumference by 18 inch length

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

GAUGE:
Approximately 16 sts = 4 inches

NOTES:
  1. Read instructions through before beginning.
  2. Sleep sack in photo was knit using Red Heart Super Saver Prefect Pink.
  3. If you are using one of the finer worsted weight yarns like Pound of Love or Simply Soft use size 9 needles. 
INSTRUCTIONS:
Cast on 82 sts using a stretchy cast on. 

Row 1:  *K2, P2.  Repeat from * across.  (82 sts)

Row 2:  *P2, K2.  Repeat from * across.  (82 sts)

Repeat rows 1and 2 for 5 inches, ending with row 2.

Remainder of sleep sack is worked in rounds.

Round 1(RS):  Without turning, P2 tog, P to last stitch, P last stitch together with first stitch of round.  (80 sts)

If your join looks a little loose don’t worry about it, we will solve that with a little piece of ribbon.

Place marker.

Round 7:  K

Round 8:  P

Rounds 9-10: *k2, p2.  Repeat from * around.

Round 11:  K

Round 12: P

Rounds 13-14:  *P2, k2.  Repeat from * around.
 
Repeat rounds 7-14 until sleep sack measures about 19 inches from cast on edge, ending with round 8 or 12.

Next round:  *K8, yo, k2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (8 yo)

Next round:  Knit.

Next 6 rounds:  K1, p1.  Repeat around.

Next round: Knit.

Bind off knitwise.

DRAWSTRING:
Leaving a 5 inch tail, using an I hook chain 90.  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.

STAGGERED RIBS CAP
      

SIZE:  12-15 inches

MATERIALS:         
Worsted weight yarn approximately 1 ounce cap only
US size 10.5 (6.5 mm) 16 inch circular knitting needle
US size 10.5 (6.5 mm) double point needles
Tapestry needle
Marker

GAUGE:
Approximately 16 sts = 4 inches

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

Place marker to denote beginning of round.
Round 1:  *K2, P2.   Repeat from * to marker.  (48 sts)

Repeat round 1 until cap measures 3 inches from cast on edge.

Round 2:  K

Round 3:  P

Rounds 4-5: *K2, P2.  Repeat from * around.

Round 6:  K

Round 7: P

Rounds 8-9:  *P2, k2.  Repeat from * around.

Repeat rounds 2-9 until cap measures about 7 inches from cast on edge, ending with round 3.

Begin decreases:  Switch to double points when necessary.

Dec Round 1:  *P2, K2, P2, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (42 sts)

Dec Round 2:  *P2, K2, P2, K1.  Repeat from * around.  (42 sts)

This is where I switch to double points.

Dec Round 3:  *K5, K2tog.   Repeat from * around.   (36 sts)

Dec Round 5:  *P4, P2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (30 sts)

Dec Round 6:  *P2tog, K1, P1, K1.  Repeat from * around.  (24 sts)

Dec Round 7:  *K1, P1, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (18 sts)

Dec Round 8:  *K1, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (12 sts)

Dec Round 9:  *p2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (6 sts)

Cut yarn, weave end through remaining 6 sts. Draw tight and weave in end. 

Comments:
cute !
 
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