Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Baby Christening Set-Knit: Intermediate
Lion Brand® Homespun® Baby
Pattern Number: 30026AD
Create this elegant ensemble as a Christening set or a new baby gift.

Make it in seed stitch with an easy to knit lace border.

Pattern includes instructions for blanket, sweater, and hat.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: 3-6 mos
Blanket 22 inches x 28 inches without lace border

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

800-100 Homespun Baby Yarn: Snow White DISCONTINUED A pristine, crisp white.
Quantity needed: 7 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 20.93

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
14 sts + 20 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Seed st on Size 10 (6 mm) needles. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. 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:
Seed St (odd number of sts) Row 1 K 1, *p 1, k 1; rep from * across.

Row 2 K the purl sts, and p the knit sts as they present themselves.

Rep Row 2 for pattern.Inc1 (increase one) Knit in front and back of next stitch.



Lace Edging Note: To yo at beg of row and/or before p2tog, bring yarn OVER needle to the front before p2tog.

With largest needles, cast on 6 sts.

Row 1 (RS) Yo, p2tog, k 2, yo, k 2 – 7 sts.

Row 2 K 5, yo, p2tog.

Row 3 Yo, p2tog, k 2, yo, k 1, yo, k 2 – 9 sts.

Row 4 K 7, yo, p2tog.

Row 5 Yo, p2tog, k 2, (yo, k 1) 3 times, yo, k 2 – 13 sts.

Row 6 Bind off 7 as if to knit, k 3, yo, p2tog – 6 sts.

Binding off in Lace pattern On final Row 6, bind off as follows: Bind off 10 sts, yo wrapping yarn to front, bind off the yo, p2tog, bind off.

NOTES:
With largest needles, cast on 6 sts and work 12 rep of Lace Edging.

Bind off lace.

With RS facing and middle size needles, pick up and k 71 sts evenly spaced along the straight side edge.

Work 18 rows in Seed st (Body measures approximately 7" from scalloped edge of lace).

Divide for Fronts and Back, and shape armholes as follows Work 14 sts and place on holder; bind off 7 sts; work 28 sts and leave on needle; bind off 7 sts; work rem sts and place on holder.

Fasten off.



BACK

Turn work to RS and join yarn to Back.

Work even until armhole measures 4 1/2 ".

Bind off.



FRONT

Slip 14 sts from holder to middle size needle, join yarn at armhole edge.

Work even for 3 1/2", ending at center Front.

Neck Shaping: Next Row Bind off 3 sts, complete row.

Dec 1 st every row at neck edge 3 times – 8 sts rem.

Work even until Front measures same as Back to shoulder.

Bind off.

Work other Front to correspond.


INSTRUCTIONS
SLEEVES

With middle size needle, cast on 16 sts.

Row 1: (WS) Purl.

Row 2: K 1, *yo, k2tog; rep from *, end yo, k 1 – 17 sts, hem complete.

Row 3: Purl.

Row 4: Knit.

Row 5: P 1, *k 1, p 1; rep from * across.

Rows 6 and 7: Cont in K1, P1 Rib.

Row 8: Inc1 in first st, seed st across to last st, inc1 in last st.

Continue in Seed st, inc1 st each end every 3rd row, 6 times more – 31 sts.

Work even until Sleeve measures 6 1/2" from beg.

Bind off.

Hemmed Sleeve measures 6" long
FINISHING

With RS facing, sew Fronts to Back, leaving center 13 sts of Back for neck.

With RS facing, sew Sleeves to armholes, leaving bound off sts of armhole free.

Sew those sts to sides of Sleeves for 1".

Sew Sleeve seams.

Turn hem to WS and sew invisibly.

Neck Band With RS facing and smallest needles pick up 25 sts around neck edge.

Work 3 rows in K1, P1 Rib; work 2 rows St st (k on RS, p on WS); then work hem as follows: Row 1: K 1, *yo, k2tog; rep from *.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: Knit.

Turn hem to WS and sew invisibly.



Front Button Band: With RS facing and smallest size needles, pick up and k 37 sts between sewn edge of neckband hem and the scalloped edge of lace (leaving scalloped edge free).

Work 2 rows in K1, P1 Rib.

Bind off in Rib.



Front Buttonhole Band: Pick up and k 37 sts as for button band.

Row 1 K 1, p 1, *bind off next st, counting 1 st on right-hand needle, Rib 6 sts more (so there are 7 sts between each 1-st buttonhole); rep from * 4 times more, end last rep Rib 2 sts.

Row 2 Keeping in Rib, cast on 1 st over each bound off st.

Bind off in Rib.
HAT

With largest size needles, cast on 6 sts and work 10 rep of Lace Edging.

Bind off lace.

With RS facing and smallest size needles, pick up and k 59 sts evenly spaced along the straight side edge.

Work 3 rows in K1, P1 Rib.

Change to middle size needles and work even in Seed st for 3 3/4" from beg of Rib, ending after a WS row.

Note WS of Lace is RS of hat.



Shape Crown:Row 1: Seed 8 sts, k3tog, (seed 9 sts, k3tog) 4 times – 49 sts.

Rows 2, 4, 6 and 8: Work 1 row even.

Row 3: Seed 6 sts, k3tog, (seed 7 sts, k3tog) 4 times – 39 sts.

Row 5: Seed 4 sts, k3tog, (seed 5 sts, k3tog) 4 times – 29 sts.

Row 7: Seed 2 sts, k3tog, (seed 3 sts, k3tog) 4 times – 19 sts.

Row 9: K3tog, (p1, k3tog) 4 times – 9 sts.

Break off yarn, leaving strand long enough to sew seam.

Draw yarn through rem sts; tighten and secure.

With RS tog, sew Hat seam.

Turn work so that the RS of lace are tog.

Sew seam leaving scalloped edge free.

Fold lace to RS of Hat and tack down if desired.
BLANKET

With middle size needles, cast on 77 sts.

Work in Seed St for 28".

Bind off.

Edging:With largest size needles, work 72 repeats of Lace Edging.

Sew short edges together invisibly, leaving the scalloped edge free.

Position Edging so that there are 16 rep along each short edge; 18 rep across each long edge; and 1 rep in each corner.

Sew Edging to blanket invisibly.

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ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
tr = treble (triple) crochet
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k1b = knit through the back loop
meas = measure(s)
ndl(s) = needle(s)
p = purl
p1b = purl through the back loop
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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