Snug by Hinke


by Hinke
December 2009
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
301 - 1006 yards (275 - 920 m)
newborn (1 year, 2 years, 3 years)
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Ora disponibile in Italiano! / Now available in Italian!

à Partir de maintenant une version Française est disponible! / Now also available in French!

Ahora también disponible en Español / Now also available in Spanish!

This year a lighter weight version, Snug too, became available, adapted for worsted weight yarns like Drops Karisma or Cascade 220, in the same 4 sizes. This one is 17 sts to 10 cm / 4 inch.

There’s an ebook that contains both versions of the pattern

Snug is a simple baby and toddler cardigan, knit in squishy garter stitch. The pattern is designed in one piece, there’s just some seaming at the shoulders and neck.

The clever construction may seem fiddly to some, for others it offers an opportunity to learn some handy techniques, while being an entertaining knit for the more advanced.

Garter stitch knitted sideways makes for a very stretchy fabric, so it should fit for quite a while, as a jacket keeping the baby snug in it’s hood.

Vertical rows continue seamless into the arms and hood, making this a nice and simple looking garment.

As for the finishing, the only seams are at the shoulder and back of neck, done with a pretty invisible seaming. Diagram and links to techniques used are included in the pattern. Also a size diagram is available.

Note: this pattern is for the somewhat experienced knitter, it does require you to know or learn some techniques like provisional cast on, grafting. Links to how-to’s are provided in the pattern.

---- Bulky version (14 sts / 10 cm) ---

14 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4” x 4”) in garter stitch.
Note there is a worsted version (17 sts at 10 cm) of this
jacket available as well.

Newborn to 6 months (1 year, 2 years, 3 years)
resulting in final chest circumference of 50 (60, 70, 80)
cm (20 (24, 28, 32) inch)). Garter stitch fabric is very
stretchy so size is flexible.

275 (350, 450, 550) meters (300 (380, 495, 600) yards) of Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool, or any substitute yarn with same gauge.

----Errata & updates----

March 14, 2014

The pattern is now available in Dutch as well.

5 March 2014

In the worsted version at ‘Materials’ it says ‘Size 5 mm (US 10) 50cm/20” circular needle’, this should be ‘Size 5 mm (US 8) 50cm/20” circular needle’. This is changed in later versions.