Sweet Baby Kate by Irishgirlieknits

Sweet Baby Kate

September 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
65 - 145 yards (59 - 133 m)
3-6 months
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Babies, babies, babies! When faced with at least six babies arriving in the next few months, I knew I needed to knit something fast! That’s when I was inspired to make a sweet, wee version of my Cotty socks, which were named after my great-aunt Katherine. The Cotty socks have been referred to as “potato chip socks” as in you can’t knit just one pair. With an easy to memorize pattern that works with just about any yarn, I knew this would solve my baby knitting dilemma.

This set includes a baby hat and socks. The socks are a perfect way for using up leftover sock yarns. Can you imagine a matching pair of Mommy Cotty socks too! Make these even daintier by adding a matching ribbon trim to the lace!

Size is easy to adjust. If using lighter fingering yarn (e.g., BMFA STR lightweight, Plucky Knitter MCN, Madelinetosh Tosh Sock), go down one needle size and follow pattern as written for a slightly smaller size.

Needles and Gauge provided are for socks. Socks require ~ 65 yards. Finished measurements are 2 1/4” foot circumference and 1 1/2” leg length.

Hat information: Requires US 6 size needles and ~80 yards of fingering weight yarn. Gauge is 24 st = 4”
Finished measurements: 6” width, 6” length