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Lullabye Layette

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 4 skeins Lion Brand® Babysoft Yarn: Bluebell
  • Knitting needles size 3 [3.25 mm]
  • Stitch holders
  • Stitch markers
  • Large-eyed blunt needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Circular needles: Size 4 [3.5 mm], 24" [60 cm] & size 6 [4.25 mm], 24"(60 cm)
  • 3 buttons, 1/2" [13 mm] diameter

    • GAUGE:
    • Sweater, Hat, & Booties: 24 sts + 32 rows = 4" [10 cm] Eyelet pattern with size 4 (3.5 mm) needle.
    • Blanket: 22 sts + 34 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Eyelet pattern with size 6 (4 mm) needle.

    DIRECTIONS:

      • Written for smallest size. Changes for larger sizes in ( ). Circle all numbers pertaining to size before beginning. To print the chart, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above).

      • Sizes 6 (12, 24) months
      • Sweater:
      • Finished Chest 18 (22, 26)" [45.5 (56, 66) cm]
      • Finished Length 10 (12, 14)" [25.5 (30.5, 36.5 cm]
      • Hat & Booties: One Size
      • Blanket: 22"x33" (56 x 84 cm)

      • STITCH EXPLANATION:
      • sk2p Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over—2 sts decreased.

      • PATTERN STITCHES:
      • Eyelet Pattern (multiple of 6 sts + 1)
      • Row 1 (RS): Knit.
      • Row 2: Purl.
      • Row 3: K1, *yo, p1, purl 3 sts tog, p1, yo, k1; rep from * to end.
      • Row 4: Purl.
      • Rep Rows 1–4 for Eyelet pattern.
      • K1, p1 Rib (over an odd number of sts)
      • Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
      • Row 2: K the knit sts & p the purl sts.
      • Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

      • SWEATER:
      • BACK: Use circular needle to accommodate large number of sts on yoke. Work back & forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
      • With smallest needles, cast on 55 (67, 79) sts. Work in K1, p1 Rib for 3/4"(2 cm). Change to smaller circular needle & work in Eyelet pattern until piece measures 7 (8, 9)"(18 (20.5, 23) cm) from beg, end with Row 4 of Eyelet pattern.
      • Shape Armholes
      • Next Row: Bind off 3 (4, 5) sts, knit to end of row.
      • Next Row: Bind off 3 (4, 5) sts, purl to end of row.
      • Place rem 49 (59, 69) sts on a holder.

      • LEFT FRONT: With smallest needles, cast on 25 (31, 37) sts. Work in K1, p1 Rib for 3/4" [2 cm]. Change to smaller circular needle. 
      • Work in Eyelet pattern until piece measures 7 (8, 9)" [18 (20.5, 23) cm] from beg, end with Row 4 of Eyelet pattern.
      • Shape Armhole
      • Next Row: Bind off 3 (4, 5) sts, knit to end of row.
      • Purl 1 row. Place rem 22 (27, 32) sts on a holder.

      • RIGHT FRONT:; Work as for Left Front until piece measures 7 (8, 9)"[18 (20.5, 23) cm] from beg, end with Row 1 of Eyelet pattern.
      • Shape Armhole
      • Next Row: Bind off 3 (4, 5) sts, purl to end of row.
      • Place rem 22 (27, 32) sts on a holder.

      • SLEEVES:; Make 2. With smallest needles, cast on 37 (41, 45) sts. Work in K1, p1 Rib for 3/4 in. (2 cm), inc 6 (8, 10) sts evenly spaced across last row – 43 (49, 55) sts. Change to smaller circular needle. Work in Eyelet pattern until piece measures 7 (8, 9)" [18 (20.5, 23) cm] from beg, end with Row 4 of Eyelet pattern.
      • Shape Armhole
      • Next Row: Bind off 3 (4, 5) sts, knit to end of row.
      • Next Row: Bind off 3 (4, 5) sts, purl to end of row.
      • Place rem 37 (41, 45) sts on a holder.

      • YOKE:
      • Place sts onto smaller circular needle in the following sequence: 22 (27, 32) Left Front sts, place marker, 37 (41, 45) Sleeve sts, place marker, 49 (59, 69) Back sts, place marker, 37 (41, 45) Sleeve sts, place marker, 22 (27, 32) Right Front sts – 167 (195, 223) sts.
      • Next (Dec) Row (RS): Join yarn. *K to 2 sts before next marker, k2tog tbl, slip marker, k2tog; rep from * across all markers, k to end – 159 (187, 215) sts.
      • Next Row: Purl.
      • Rep the last 2 rows 12 (15, 18) more times, at the same time, when Yoke measures 21?2 (31?2, 41?2)" [6.5 (9, 11.5) cm] shape neck as follows.
      • Shape Neck
      • Next Row: Work first 4 (5, 6) sts in St st (k on RS, p on WS) & place these sts on a holder, work to last 4 (5, 6) sts, sl last 4 (5, 6) sts to a holder.
      • Continue in St st, at the same time dec 1 st each end of next 2 (2, 2) RS rows. 
      • Next Row (WS): *Work to 2 sts before next marker, p2tog, slip marker, p2tog; rep from * across all markers, work to end.
      • Leave rem 43 (45, 47) sts on a spare needle.
      • Neckband
      • With RS facing & smallest needles, pick up & k61 (65, 69) sts evenly spaced along neck edge, including sts on holders. Work in K1, p1 Rib for 6 rows. Bind off.
      • Button Band
      • With RS facing & smallest needles, pick up & k61 (71, 81) sts evenly spaced along Left Front edge, including neckband. Work in K1, p1 Rib for 6 rows. Bind off. Place markers for 3 buttons with first 3/4" [2 cm] from top, last at beg last row of Eyelet pattern, one evenly spaced between.
      • Buttonhole Band
      • Work as for Left Front Button Band for 2 rows.
      • Next (Buttonhole) Row: Work in rib as established, working yo, k2tog opposite each button marker.
      • Work 3 more rows in K1, p1 Rib.
      • Bind off.
      • FINISHING: Sew side & Sleeve seams. Sew buttons. Weave in ends.

      • BOOTIES:
      • With smallest needles, cast on 27 sts. Work in K1, p1 Rib for 4 rows. Change to smaller circular needle.  Work back & forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
      • Next Row: K1, work Row 1 of Eyelet pattern to last st, k1.
      • Keeping first & last st in Garter st (k every row) & rem sts in Eyelet pattern, work 8 more rows.
      • Next Row: Bind off 9 sts, knit to end of row.
      • Next Row: Bind off 9 sts, purl to end of row.
      • Top of Foot
      • Continue in St st on rem 9 sts for 1 1/2 in. (4 cm), end with a WS row. Cut yarn & leave sts on a spare needle. With RS facing & smaller circular needle, pick up & k9 sts along the bound-off sts; 8 sts along side of top of foot; k across 9 sts from spare needle, pick up & k8 sts along opposite side of top of foot; & 9 sts along rem bound-off sts – 43 sts. Work in St st for 1" [2.5 cm], end with a WS row.
      • Next (Dec) Row: K2tog tbl, k18, k2tog, place marker, k2tog tbl, k to last 2 sts, k2tog – 39 sts. 
      • Purl 1 row.
      • Next (Dec) Row: K2tog tbl, k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, sl marker, k2tog tbl, k to last 2 sts, k2tog – 35 sts.
      • Purl 1 row.
      • Rep last Dec Row once.
      • Bind off. Sew back seam. Seam bound-off edges tog to complete sole.
      • HAT: With smallest needles, cast on 85 sts. Work in K1, p1 Rib for 6 rows. Change to smaller circular needle. 
      • Work back & forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
      • Next Row: Purl, inc 12 sts evenly spaced across.
      • Work in Eyelet pattern for 24 rows, dec 1 st on last row – 96 sts.
      • Next (Dec) Row: *K10, k2tog; rep from * to end – 88 sts.
      • Next (Dec) Row: *P2tog, p9; rep from * to end – 80 sts.
      • Next (Dec) Row: *K8, k2tog; rep from * to end– 72 sts.
      • Next (Dec) Row: *P2tog, p7; rep from * to end – 64 sts. 
      • Cont to dec 8 sts every row, working 1 st less between decs, until 16 sts rem. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through rem sts & pull tightly tog. Sew seam.

      • BLANKET: Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts. Work back & forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
      • With larger circular needle, cast on 121 sts. Knit 5 rows. Keeping first & last 6 sts of each row in Garter St (k every row), work in Eyelet pattern, until piece measures 32" [81.5 cm] from beg; end with Row 4 of Eyelet pattern.
      • Knit 5 rows. Bind off.

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