Easy Layette Set
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copyright Beverly Qualheim 1997, 2010
Easy to knit
4 Knitting needles and baby weight or sport yarn
Cast on 34 sts.
Work in garter st for 7 ridges.
K2 tog twice at start of next 2 rows
bind off 3 at start of next 2 rows.
Now - K2, p2 ribbing for 14 rows
Bind off fold in half and sew up seam.
Minneapolis Mittens (newborns)
Updated with gauge and easier wording Oct 2008.
Size 4 knitting
1 oz Red Heart Baby soft yarn
seaming = 4.5" across and 3" tall 6.5
stitches = 1"
approx. 11 rows = 1"
MITTEN - starting
Cast on 24 sts
Knit for 1/2" then make an eyelet row as follows:
K1), repeat across row ending in K1. (8 eyelets)
row, return to knitting until piece reaches a total of 2.5" from cast
Row 1 of decrease:
k8, (k2 tog) twice, k8, k2 tog.
2: k across.
3: k2 tog,
twice, k 6, k2 tog
5: K2 tog,
twice, k4, k2 tog.
Row 6: K
Finishing: Cut 10"
of yarn. Weave through remaining 14 sts. Pull tightly. Stitch seam
In another color make a crocheted chain of 56 using a size F hook.
evenly through the 4th row and tie in a bow.
You can also make a
top for the mittens: sc in any stitch at cuff, ch 4, sc into 3rd stitch
from the ch, continue around the entire cuff and end with a sc in first
(or use double pointed
knitting in the round - you will
knit one row, purl one row except on decrease)
Stretchy Knit Newborn Cap
It is super
fast to knit up and will stretch to fit.
of sport or baby yarn - not fingering
cast on 68 sts.
1-5: k2, p2... repeat across
6-?: Knit all rows (garter st) for 4 inches.
row 1: Knit 2 together across row (34 sts left)
row: knit across.
decreasing row: Knit 2 together across row (17
row: knit across.
decreasing row: Knit 2 together across row (9
yarn leaving a 12" tail. Thread a large eye needle with the
and gently remove the 9 sts left on the needle. Carefully
needle through the 17 sts and pull tightly to gather top of
fold hat in half and whip stitch the sides together to form hat.
a pompom if you'd like.
FAVE KNIT DISHCLOTH Blanket
circular needles and baby
or Caron Simply Soft yarn (still working on blanket so not sure how
much is needed)
on 4 stitches
to make an
increase, knit to end of row
that row until blanket sides reach at least 32"
Decrease: Knit 1,
knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2
together, knit to end of row. (HINT: When you K2
be sure to go into the front of the sts and not the back. Just looks
until 4 sts on needle
off and weave in all ends. This looks pretty if you change
use up your scraps too!
Reader ksinmi's Idea: (You
could add a hood here if you wish by starting to increase here again
till you reach the size hood you want on the blanket, Then
off and whip stitch the seam up the sides to form a hood)
^ Photo and
instructions for YO or