Knitted Layette Set, Wrapping Blanket, Jacket, Bonnet & Booties, Sizes 6 months to 1 year

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These directions are for 6 month size. Changes for size 1 are in parentheses.

MATERIALS
COLUMBIA-MINERVA Nylon and Wool Quick-Knit Baby Yarn (1 oz. pull skeins)-12 for complete set or 1 each for bonnet or bootees, 4(5-5) for jacket, 7 for blanket
1 pair each straight knitting needles Nos. 6 and 10 ½
2 yds. each ½ inch and ¼ inch satin ribbon

GAUGE: 3 sts = 1 inch for lace pattern
9 sts = 2 inches for garter stitch
5 sts = 1 inch for rib stitch

WRAPPING BLANKET

With No. 10 ½ needles, cast on 109 sts. K 14 rows (7 ridges) in garter st. START LACE PATTERN: Row 1: K 9, * y o, K 2 tog, repeat from * ending K 8. Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 34 inches. K 14 rows (7 ridges) in garter st. Bind off all sts. Block to measure 30 inches by 36 inches.

JACKET

Starting at lower back edge, with No. 10 ½ needles, cast on 37(41) sts. K 4 rows (2 ridges) in garter st. LACE PATTERN: Row 1: K 1, * y o, K 2 tog, repeat from * across row. Repeat this row until piece measures 6 ½(7) inches. YOKE AND ARMHOLES: Change to No. 6 needles and K 1, P 1 in ribbing until armholes measure 3 ¼(3 ¾) inches. Put a marker at each edge of work for half of armholes. SHAPE NECK: Work in ribbing for 12(13) sts; put center 13(15) sts on a holder; join another ball of yarn and work in ribbing for last 12(13) sts. Work even on both sides at once for 4 rows. At each neck edge inc st every other row twice. At same edges cast on 7(8) sts. Working 3 sts at each center edge in garter st for front border and remaining sts in ribbing, work even on 21(23) sts of each side until armholes measures 3 ¼(3 ¾) inches from markers. Change to No. 10 ½ needles and work in lace pattern as follows: LEFT FRONT: Starting at arm edge, K 1, * yo, K 2 tog, repeat from * ending K 2. Row 2: K 3, * y o, K 2 tog, repeat from * to end of row. RIGHT FRONT: Starting at front edge, work as Row 2 of left front. Row 2: Work as Row 1 of left front. Repeat the 2 rows of each front until piece measures same as back to top of border. K 4 rows (2 ridges) in garter st. Bind off all sts.

SLEEVES: With No. 10 ½ needles, cast on 21(25) sts. K 4 rows (2 ridges) in garter st. Work in same lace pattern as back until piece measures 6 ½(7 ½) inches. Bind off all sts.

FINISHING: Block each piece lightly. Sew sleeves to armholes. Sew side and sleeve seams. NECKBAND: With No. 6 needles and right side facing you, pick up and K 62(68) sts around neck edge, including sts from holder. K 1 row. BEADING: K 2, * y o, K 2 tog, K 1, repeat from * across row. K 2 rows. Bind off all sts. Steam lightly. Run 1 yd ½ inch ribbon through beading and ½ yd of ¼ inch ribbon through first row of sleeve pattern. Tie bows.

BONNET

Starting with turn back cuff, with No. 10 ½ needles, cast on 49(55) sts. K 4 rows (2 ridges) in garter st. LACE PATTERN: Row 1: K 1, * y o, K 2 tog, repeat from * across row. Repeat Row 1 for 7 times (cuff completed). Change to No. 6 needles and K 1, P 1 in ribbing for 4 ¼(4 ¾) inches. At the beg of each of the next 2 rows bind off 16(18) sts. On center 17(19) sts work even in ribbing until side edge measures same length as bound off sts. Put these sts on a holder.

FINISHING: Block lightly. Sew side edges of back piece to bound off sts. NECKBAND: Turn cuff to right side. With right side facing you, with No. 6 needles pick up and K 62(68) sts around neck edge, working through double thickness on cuff, including sts from holder. K 3 rows. BEADING: K 2, * y o, K 2 tog, K 1, repeat from * across row. K 3 rows.

Bind off all sts. Steam lightly. Run 1 yd. ½ inch ribbon through beading.

BOOTEES

Starting at top edge, with No. 10 ½ needles, cast on 25(29) sts. K 4 rows (2 ridges) in garter st. LACE PATTERN: Row 1: K 1, * y o, K 2 tog, repeat from * across row. Repeat this row until piece measures 1 ½(2) inches. Change to No. 6 needles and K 1, P 1 in ribbing for 2 rows. SHAPE INSTEP: Continuing in ribbing, work 8(9) sts and put these sts on a holder; work center 9(11) sts; put last 8(9) sts on another holder. Work even on center 9(11) sts until tab measures 2(2 ¼) inches. SHAPE SOLE: Work across 9(11) sts of instep; pick up and K 9(10) sts along side of instep and work 8(9) sts from holder. Work in ribbing across these 26(30) sts; pick up 9(10) sts along other side of instep and work 8(9) sts from other holder. Work even in ribbing on 43 (49) sts for 1(1 ¼) inches. SHAPE TOE AND HEEL: Mark center st. Row 1: Work in ribbing, working 2 sts tog at each end of needle and on each side of center marker st. Row 2: Work in ribbing following ribbing pattern. Repeat these 2 rows twice more. Bind off remaining sts.

FINISHING: Block lightly. Sew sole and back seam. Steam lightly. Run ½ yd. ¼ inch ribbon through last row of lace pattern. Tie bow.


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