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Watanay Sleep Sacque for Baby

Heathcote Road
Knitting
March 2012
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
656 - 787 yards (600 - 720 m)
One size, newborn to 6 months
This pattern is available for £2.20 GBP
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I named this contemporary baby sleeping sacque after one of the lullaby’s that I used to sing to my children when they were little. The lyrics are on my website!

Babies grow so quickly that when designing this for my first grand baby Ronin, I wanted a version that would grow with him in the first few months.

This sleep sacque made with wool blend double knitting yarn and adjustable in size via the shoulder buttons.
The slipped stitch ribbing around the chest makes for a snug, yet comfortable fit.
The garment is worked flat in one piece to the underarms, then the fronts and back are worked individually.
Stitches are picked up from the front sections for the button-hole band on the right front and for the button band on the left front. The bottom is then seamed together.
A single crochet border around the top edge and the armhole adds a neat finish to the edges.

Instructions are written out and charts are included for the twisted cable borders and for the slipped stitch ribbing.

The sleep sacque pictured is 29 inches in length, but instructions are included for longer ones too.

The featured yarn is machine washable Patons Diploma DK is shown in shade 6169, Air Force Blue.

600 metres (250 g of double knitting yarn with 120 m/50g) will make the sacque as shown or 720 metres (300g) are needed for a longer version.

Notions: 13 ( or more for the longer version) small flat buttons.

The stockinette stitch body also lends itself to embroidery or striping if you have odds and sods of double knitting yarn in your stash..