Bed and Bath Duo: Bathrobe by Micki Hair

Bed and Bath Duo: Bathrobe

May 2005
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in basketweave pattern with yarn doubled
US 11 - 8.0 mm
2250 - 2850 yards (2057 - 2606 m)
44 (47, 49½)" (112 [119.5, 125.5] cm) bust/chest circumference
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Pattern description from Interweave Knits, Summer 2005: “Micki Hair likes to work with yarns in natural fibers. For this feminine duo she’s chosen velvety soft, undyed cottons and found several ways to highlight the yarns’ quiet beauty. A simple knit-and-purl basketweave stitch adds comforting density to the fabric of the belted bathrobe, worked in plush organic cotton. Smooth stockinette stitch enhances the subtle sheen of the cotton used for the camisole-and-boxer pajamas. A simple I-cord motif stitched on at the finish of the bodice is all the adornment needed.”

Finished Size: 44 (47, 49½)“ (112 119.5, 125.5 cm) bust/chest circumference

Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas 100% Organic Cotton (100% cotton; 150 yd 137 m/100 g): #80 bones, 15 (17, 19) balls (used double)

Needles: Size 11 (8 mm): straight, 32” (80-cm) circular (cir). Adjust size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.


  • The fronts are worked separately from lower edge to shoulders, then joined by casting on across the back neck; the back is worked as one piece from shoulder down to lower edge.
  • Note what basketweave pattern row you end of for each front so you can resume working the pattern on the correct row for the back and keep the flow of the pattern continuous.

Notions: Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; small amount of waste yarn or 2 saftey pins for pajamas.