Friday, March 18, 2011

Snuggle Set

I just finished knitting up a little gift set for some friends and their brand new baby girl...

I used Bernat Softee yarn in a pretty pink color called "Soft Peach". It's acrylic but it's soft, pretty and will be easy care. It was very splitty to work with though.

For the baby sack I used size 7, 16" circular needles and cast on 100 stitches. I knit the top 15 rows in a 2x2 rib and then knitted until it measured 14" from the cast on edge. I placed a marker every 10 stitches and used the Owlie Sleep Sack pattern as inspiration for decreasing the bottom. It's a little larger and bigger around than the Owlie Sleep Sack I made a few months ago, in hopes that it will fit a little longer.

I switched to size 5 double point needles for the hat and cast on 60 stitches. I knitted a 2x2 rib for 7 rows and continued knitting until it measured 4 1/2 inches from the cast on edge. For the decrease, I knit 8, knit 2 together and repeated around. I placed markers between each repeat to stay on track. I knit one row. Next, I knit 7, knit 2 together and repeated around. I repeated in this manner until I had 4 stitches between markers and then k2tog all the way around. I stopped when I had a total of six stitches left and ran the tail through all the stitches and snugged it up. I think it might be a bit tall. I probably should have just knit to 4 inches (or less) before I started decreasing. I’ll know when the baby tries it on.

I love this baby sack idea and would have loved this when my daughter was baby. It seems like a baby would feel very snuggly and comfy in one of these. I love the pink of this set. It's so pretty! I hope the recipients like it.


Sel and Poivre said...

That pink really is a lovely soft shade - so perfect next to a baby's perfect skin! Lucky Baby!

KarenB said...

I love that shade of pink! That baby is going to feel so loved and secure in her snugglie.