Every new little one needs to cuddle up and be warm. Everyone knows a happy baby is made by snuggling and swaddling in some comfy single ply merino.
Below is a pattern for a sleep sack with owlies on the top.
Simple enough really.
This is one size. THIS IS NOT MEANT TO BE SLEPT IN. Never leave your baby unattended in a sleep sack.
The matching hat can also be found on this blog.
Gauge 5 spi
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted
Size 7 needles 16" circs and DPNs (or needed for gauge)
c4f is when you will place the first two stitches onto a cable needle and hold them to the front, knit the next two then knit the two from the cable needle.
c4b the same thing except hold the cable to the back.
pm: place marker
sm: slip marker
ssk: slip, slip knit is a decrease
Join for knitting in the round placing marker. Bind off first stitch to close gap. 85 sts
Knit in stockinette for 16 rows
Round 1: P1, *P2, K8, P2 repeat from * to end
Round 2: P1, *P2, C4F, C4B, P2 repeat from * to end
Round 3 - 6: P1, *p2, K8, P2 repeat from * to end
Round 7: Same as round 2
Round 8-15: Same as round 1
Round 16: Same as round 2
Round 17: P1, *P4, K4, P4 repeat from * to end
Round 18: Knit
Continue knitting in stockinette until sack measures 12" from tip of rolled edge. Do NOT flatten rolled edge for measuring purposes.
Setting up the decreases:
Move marker back one stitch (I suggest making this a different color to keep track of beginning.) *Knit 17, PM repeat from * to end, knit to last two stitches before first marker
Decreases start TWO stitches before marker.
Round 1: *K2Tog, SM, SSK, knit to two stitches before next marker and repeat from *
Round 2: Knit
Repeat the above rounds until there are three stitches between each marker.
Break yarn and pull through remaining stitches.
Weave in ends, block and snuggle.
BLOCK BLOCK BLOCK to open up your owls. Adding button eyes is not recommended as it presents a chocking hazard.
**Errata for purl mistake in owl cable round two ~ Fixed 2/22/10**
**ADDED abbreviations to pattern 6/29/10**
Copyright Comfort Wool 2011.
Please do not distribute this pattern for free or for sale, in hardcopy or electronically. I do prefer you not sell from this pattern. You may knit from this pattern for personal use or for charity.