XOXO Soaker by Jennie Santopietro

XOXO Soaker

May 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in XOXO Pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
120 - 220 yards (110 - 201 m)
Newborn (0-6, 6-12, 12-18, 18-24 months)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This pattern is now available for free! I was contacted by a lovely Raveller scrappinshannon who suggested putting our collective creativity and anxious feelings into projects to help others. Cloth diapering parents (or those who may be needing to try this option for the first time) could use wool soakers - so if you have some 100% wool yarn in your stash and some time on your hands while staying at home, you’re welcome to make as many of these diaper covers as you like. Best wishes to you all!

The XOXO Soaker Cover is designed to be knit in 100% wool for use with cloth diapers. The wide ribbed waist band and leg cuffs make for a snug fit and optimal leak protection. The X and O pattern is perfect for your little sweetheart! Of course, for those that don’t cloth diaper, it would also be an adorable addition to baby’s wardrobe either under a dress or tunic so a disposable diaper doesn’t show, or as something cute and sweet to wear for baby pictures.

Included are 5 sizes to fit NB-24 months with variations provided for babies with those adorable extra chubby thighs. Instructions are offered both charted and written for your convenience.

An excellent summary of how to care for your wool soaker is also included with purchase of this pattern.

Sizes: NB (0-6, 6-12, 12-18, 18-24 months)

Suggested Yarn: Cascade 220 Worsted (100% wool, 220 yards per 100 g skein); 1 skein all sizes OR Ella Rae Classic Solids, Heathers & Marls (100% wool, 219 yards per 100 g skein); 1 skein all sizes.

Yarn yardages: approx. 120 (140, 165, 190, 215) yds

Needles: 3.5mm/US size 4 & 4mm/US size 6 needles for working a small circumference in the round: DPNs, 1 long circ magic loop, or 2 short circs

Gauge: 22 sts x 28 rows = 4” in XOXO Pattern

For advanced beginners on up. Skills needed include picking up and knitting stitches and grafting.