Florence by Kate Gagnon Osborn


June 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 2 inches
in Lace Pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
200 yards (183 m)
To fit babies 4-12 months.
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Florence is available in the Kelbourne Woolens Baby Collection and also as an individual PDF download.

Florence is a cap and booty set worked in a classic lace pattern. The cap begins with an I-Cord that functions as both a firm edge and ties, and stitches are picked up to work the body of the cap. The booties begin with the soles and then stitches are picked up wo work the foot and top.

When slipping stitches with yarn in front, slip stitches as if to purl. When slipping stitches with yarn in back, slip stitches as if to knit.

YARN: The Fibre Co. Canopy Worsted (50% baby alpaca, 30% merino, 20% viscose from bamboo; 200 yds/100gm skein): quetzal, 1 skein.
GAUGE: 20 sts + 40 rows = 4” (10 cm) in garter st, after blocking. 1 Lace Pattern Repeat (11 sts) = 2.125”.
1 - 16” US 5 (3.75 mm) circular.
1 - set US 5 (3.75 mm) DPNs.
NOTIONS: Tapestry needle, 2 stitch markers.
SIZE: To fit babies 4-12 months.
Cap: 14” circ and 7.25” high,
Bootie: 3.5” length, 6” circ.
SKILLS: Knitting lace, i-cord, increasing, decreasing.

For a tutorial on working from charts, visit our Charts Series here.

Errata (only in printed versions of KW: Baby Collection): The pattern repeat lines were left off of the Lace Chart. The pattern repeat is 3 sts from either side of the chart (the center 11 sts).