Baby Cough Shirt by Caroline Hosmann

Baby Cough Shirt

September 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
109 - 246 yards (100 - 225 m)
-1 to 0 months/1 month/3 months/6 months/12 months
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„So what makes this Shirt a Cough Shirt?“, someone asked me recently. Probably the tradition, I replied jokingly. Our kids might wear them all winter long, to keep their chest and back warm and prevent or ease a cold. Friends and family swear by these hand knit garments.

Mainly though, the secret lies in the densely knit natural yarn, that makes for the warming effect (and, of course, the whole lot of love that it‘s made with!) The less treated the wool, meaning the more lanolin (wool fat) it contains, the higher the warming effect. Lanolin can also be added to the garment later.

The design of the shirts is simple but so is the execution. The wearing is just as practical. They can be worn over a onesie/undershirt and under a shirt or sweater.

Besides my e-book for older children I worked out this pattern especially for the very little ones. The shirts are slightly wider and thanks to their opening straps, they can be pulled over baby‘s head more easily.
The project is perfectly suitable for beginners!