Knitted Hood Sacque Pattern #728-1

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

COLUMBIA-MINERVA Nylon and Wool Quick-Knit Baby Yarn (1 oz. pull skeins)-4
1 pair straight knitting needles No. 6
1 steel crochet No.1

GAUGE: 5 sts = 1 inch 7 rows = 1 inch

Row 1: K 1, * P 1, K 1, repeat from * across row.
Rows 2 and 3: P 1, * K 1, P 1, repeat from * across row.
Row 4: K 1, * P 1, K 1, repeat from * across row.
Repeat these 4 rows for pattern stitch.

DIRECTIONS: Starting at lower edge of back, with No. 6 needles cast on 47(51) sts. Work even in pattern stitch for 6(6 ½) inches. SLEEVES: At the beg of each of the next 2 rows cast on 34(38) sts. Work even in pattern st on 115(127) sts until sleeves measure 3 ¼(3 ¾) inches. Put a marker at each end of work for half of sleeve. SHAPE NECK: Work in pattern st across 47(52) sts; put center 21 (23) sts on a holder; join another ball of yarn and work last 47(52) sts in pattern st. Work even on both sides at once for 6 rows. Then at each neck edge cast on 12(13) sts. Work even in pattern st on 59(65) sts of each side until sleeve edges measures 3 ¼(3 ¾) inches above markers. FINISH SLEEVES: At each arm edge bind off 34(38) sts. Continue in pattern st on 25(27) sts of each side for 6(6 ½) inches. Bind off all sts in pattern st. HOOD: With right side facing you, pick up and K 18(19) sts on right front neck; work in pattern st across 21(23) sts on holder; pick up and K 18(19) sts on other neck edge. Work even in pattern st on 57(61) sts for 2 rows. BEADING: * Work 2(3) sts, y o, work 2 sts tog, repeat from * ending work last st. Continue in pattern st for 5 ¾ (6) inches. Bind off in pattern st.

FINISHING: Sew side and sleeve seams. Fold hood in half and seam across top. SHELL EDGING: Join yarn at left side seam, ch 3, 2 d c in same st, * skip 1 st, s c in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, 2 d c in next st, ch 1, 2 d c in same st, repeat from * on lower edge, fronts and hood. Work same edging on each sleeve edge. Steam lightly. CORD: Make a ch 36 inches long. Fasten off. Run cord through neck beading and sew small pom-pom to each end.

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