Baby's Christening Set: Bonnet by Eileen Lee
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Baby's Christening Set: Bonnet

Knitting
July 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch on larger needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
3.5 mm (E)
136 yards (124 m)
5½ inches (14 cm) wide and 6 inches (15 cm) tall
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.
Errata available: interweave.com

Interweave SKU: EP10320

Most babies also would have worn a highly decorated bonnet on their christening day during the eighteenth century. This bonnet starts at the back circle and includes the Gathered Stitch and Broken Rib patterns to coordinate with gown and bonnet. (Interweave)

Finished Size: about 5½ inches (14 cm) wide and 6 inches (15 cm) tall

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima Fine, 100% cotton yarn, sport weight, 136½ yards (124.8 m)/50 gram (1.8 oz) skein, 1 skeins of #3718 Natural

Yarn Weight: #2 - Fine

Needles: Needles, circular, 24 inches (60 cm) and double pointed, sizes 2 (2.75mm) and 1 (2.25 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: Stitch markers, Tapestry needle, Crochet hook, size E/4 (3.5 mm)

Gauge: 7 sts and 10 rows = 1 inch (2.5 cm) in St st on larger needle

Originally Published: Knitting Traditions Fall 2014