Baby Sweater Layette Set
Knitted layettes are a must-have for babies during cold weather. They also become heirlooms when they have been hand knit by a dear family member or friend.
Sizes: Newborn-3 mos (3-6 mos, 9-12 mos)
Cascade Cherub DK– 2 (3, 3) skein in Main Color (MC)
Cascade Cherub DK - 1 (1, 1) skein in Contrast Color (CC)
1 set of US # 5 (3.75 mm) –16” circular needle or
1 set of US #5 (3.75 mm) DPN or needle size to obtain gauge
1 set of US #4 (3.5 mm) – 16” circular needle.
1 US F (3.5 mm) crochet hook
Scrap Yarn or spare knitting needle for holding stitches
¼” wide elastic for pants waistband.
Gauge: 26 sts = 4 inches in stockinette on larger sized needles.
Pullover – The pullover is worked from the bottom up and features striped, as well as a cute and comfortable neck opening. A schematic is provided, on the last page, to assist in assembling the top. The edge at the top of the sweater is crochet with single crochet st. As an alternate, one can knit a finish by picking up sts along the top and binding off purlwise in the next row.
Pants – Each leg is worked separately. Then all stitches are joined for the top portion, which is worked in the round. The inside seam is sewn using a mattress stitch.