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Homespun Baby Set
Lion Brand® Homespun® Baby
Pattern Number: 30016
This great project makes a quick and snuggly gift to welcome a new baby.

Knit the hat, sweater, and socks for a great baby gift.

Featured in a soft lime color with white accents.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: 3-6 mos, 12 mos
Finished Chest 20 (23) inches Length 101 1/22 (13)"
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

800-169 Homespun Baby Yarn: Soft Lime A delicious, cool, pale green.

Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.97
Alternative Quantity: 4
Note: (MC)

800-100 Homespun Baby Yarn: Snow White DISCONTINUED A pristine, crisp white.
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 2.99

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 4.95


Lion Brand Stitch Holders
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.99


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59


Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 10
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Estimated Price: $ 8.25

Additional Materials
Four 1/4" (13 mm) buttons (JHB Pastels, #44315 were used on model)
GAUGE:
12 sts + 16 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.



Grafting Holding the 2 needles parallel with wrong sides of fabric together, thread a blunt tapestry needle with one of the yarn ends and work as follows:

Insert needle as if to purl into first stitch on front piece.

Insert needle as if to knit into first stitch on back piece.

Then follow steps 1-4 as outlined below.

Insert needle as if to knit through first st on front needle and let the st drop from the needle.

Insert needle into second st on front needle as if to purl and pull the yarn through, leaving st on the needle.

Insert needle into first st on back needle as if to purl and let it drop from the needle, then Insert it as if to knit through second st on the back needle and pull the yarn through, leaving st on needle.

Repeat 1-4 until all sts are gone.

When finished, adjust tension as necessary.

Weave in ends.


INSTRUCTIONS



SWEATER


BACK
With CC, loosely cast on 30 (34) sts.

Purl 1 row.

With MC, work in St st until piece measures 10 (12 1/4)" from beg, end after a WS row.

K 9 (11),turn, leaving rem sts unworked.

Purl1 row.

Bind off.

With RS facing, rejoin yarn at neck and bind off next 12 sts, k 8 (10).

Purl 1 row.

Bind off.



RIGHT FRONT
With CC, loosely cast on 15 (17) sts.

Purl 1 row.

With MC, work in St st until piece measures 8 1/2 (11)" from beg, end after a WS row.

Bind off 3 sts at beg of next row, 2 sts at beg of next RS row, and 1 st at beg of following RS row -- 9 (11) sts.

Work even until piece measures 10 1/4 (13)" from beg.

Bind off.



LEFT FRONT
Make as for Right Front, reversing shaping.




SLEEVES
With CC, loosely cast on 18 (18) sts.

Purl 1 row.

With MC, work in St st and AT SAME TIME inc 1 st each edge every 4th row 6 (3) times and every 6th row 0 (3) times - 30 (30) sts.

Work even until Sleeve measures 7 (8)" from beg.

Bind off.



POCKET
With MC, cast on 7 sts.

Work even until Pocket measures 2 (2 1/4)".

Bind off.



FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.
Bands Place a marker 5" down from each shoulder.

Sew top of sleeves between markers.
Sew side and sleeve seams.
With CC, pick up and knit 30 sts around neck.

Purl 1 row.

Bind off.
With CC and RS facing, pick up and knit 26 (31) sts along Right Front edge.

Purl 1 row.
Bind off.



With CC and RS facing, work buttonholes along Left Front edge as follows:
Pick up and knit 2 (3) sts, yo, [k 6 (7), yo] 3 times, k 2 (3) - 26 (31) sts.

Purl 1 row.

Bind off.

Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.

Sew Pocket on Front.



HAT
With CC and double-pointed needles, loosely cast on 48 sts.

Join, being careful not to twist stitches.

Knit 1 row.

With MC, work even in St st (k every rnd) until Hat measures 4 1/4 (5)" from beg.



SHAPE TOP
Rnd 1 *K 6, k2tog; rep from * around - 42 sts.
Rnd 2 and all even rnds Knit.
Rnd 3 *K 5, k2tog; rep from * around - 36 sts.
Rnd 5 *K 4, k2tog; rep from * around - 30 sts.
Rnd 7 *K 3, k2tog; rep from * around - 24 sts.
Rnd 9 *K 2, k2tog; rep from * around - 18 sts.
Rnd 10 *K 1, k2tog; rep from * around - 12 sts.
Rnd 11 *K2tog; rep from * around - 6 sts.
Rnd 12 Rep Rnd 11 - 3 sts.
Put 3 rem sts on one needle.

DO NOT TURN.

With CC and RS facing, *slide sts to other end of needle, k 3, do not turn; rep from * 4 times.

K3tog.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.


SOCKS

CUFF
With CC and double-pointed needles, loosely cast on 12 sts.

Join, being careful not to twist sts.

Knit 1 row.

With MC, work 6 rnds K1, P1 Rib.

Knit 1 rnd.



HEEL
Slip last 6 sts worked onto a free needle; slip remaining 6 sts onto st holder for instep.
Turn.
Rows 1, 3, 5 (WS) Purl.
Rows 2, 4, 6 Knit.



TURN HEEL
Row 1 (WS) P 4, p2tog, turn.
Row 2 Slip 1, k 2, ssk - 4 heel sts rem.



GUSSET AND FOOT
With RS of heel facing you, on free needle (Needle 1), pick up and knit 3 sts along side of heel flap.

With second needle (Needle 2), knit 6 instep sts from st holder; on third needle (Needle 3), pick up and knit 3 sts along other side of heel flap, then knit first 2 sts of heel onto same needle.

Slip rem 2 sts of heel onto Needle 1 - 16 sts.



Rnd 1: Needle 1 K 2, k2tog, k 1; Needle 2 k 6; Needle 3 k 1, ssk, k 2.
Rnd 2 Knit.
Rnd 3: Needle 1 K 1, k2tog, k 1; Needle 2 k 6; Needle 3 k 1, ssk, k 1.
Rnd 4: Knit.
Work even until foot measures 3 (3 1/2)".



TOE SHAPING
Needle 1 K 1, k2tog; Needle 2 ssk, k 2, k2tog; Needle 3 ssk, k 1.

Knit first 2 sts of round onto Needle 3.



FINISHING
Graft toe or draw yarn through all sts with blunt needle and fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
CC = contrasting color
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
MC = main color
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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