What's a Soaker? by Martha Marques

What's a Soaker?

January 2009
hand dyed wool/alpaca worsted
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 4 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette and garter
US 5 - 3.75 mm
80 - 100 yards (73 - 91 m)
newborn thru toddler
This pattern is available for free

Go to my webpage to see instructions on how to actually use a soaker and why you might want to. Soakers are a vintage technology and this pattern is my best reconstruction of what I do when I am making them…but it’s hardly original….sort of like my mitten pattern.

When you arrive at my website -- www.threadsofmeaning.com -- you will need to scroll down the patterns until you find this one. It is one of the first patterns that I posted so it is close to the bottom of the page.