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The Beehive Layette: Baby's Sleeping Suit

by Patons
Patons #50, Beehive for Bairns, Volume 3
Knitting
Light Fingering / 3 ply ?
8.5 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch in stocking stitch on size 2.5 (3.0 mm) needles
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
Newborn

Measurements:

Width all round at underarm: 18”
Length from neck to crotch at centre back: 12”
Length of sleeve underarm seam (cuff turned up): 5”
Length of leg seam including foot: 8.5”

Pattern calls for 3 ozs. Patons 3-ply Beehive Baby Wool.

Can substitute any DK or sock yarn, check gauge and adjust needle sizes for different finished sizes.

A few suggested yarn substitutes:

  • Malabrigo Sock
  • Cascade Cherub DK
  • Dale of Norway Baby Ull

Additional materials

2 Stitch Holders.
10 Buttons.
One Medium Crochet Hook.