For Babies Who Arrive In The Spring – Knit Carriage Set – Saque, Bonnet and Mittens

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Materials Needed
Sock, Fingering or Baby weight yarn – 4 skeins pink, 1 skein white
One pair knitting needles size 2
Crochet hook size D
2 1/2 yards of pink satin ribbon, 3/4 inch wide . . . 2 1/2 yards of pink satin ribbon, 3/8 inch wide.

Check your Gauge: 8 sts make 1 inch; 10 rows make 1 inch.





Directions are given for 6 months size. Changes for 1 year size are in parentheses.

SACQUE

BACK . . . Starting at lower edge with White, cast on 75 (83) sts.
Work in moss st as follows:
1st row: * K 1, p 1. Repeat from * across to last st, k 1. This row constitutes the moss st pattern.
Work in moss st for 3 more rows.
Break off White. Attach Baby Pink. Now work in cable pattern as follows:
1st row:
* K 3, p 1. Repeat from * across to last 3 sts, k 3.
2nd row: * P 3, k 1. Repeat from * across to last 3 sts, p 3.
3rd row: * Sl 1 as if to purl, k 2, pass slipped st over the 2 knitted sts, p 1. Repeat from * across to last 3 sts, sl 1 as if to purl, k 2, pass slipped st over the 2 knitted sts.
4th row: * P 2, k 1. Repeat from * across to last 2 sts, p 2.
5th row: Inc 1 st in first st, k 1, * p 1, inc 1 st in next st, k 1. Repeat from * across.
6th row: * P 3, k 1. Repeat from * across to last 3 sts, p 3.
The last 4 rows (3rd to 6th rows incl) constitute the pattern. Work in pattern until piece measures 6 (6 1/2) inches in all, ending with 6th row of pattern.

To Shape Armholes: Bind off 3 sts at the beginning of next 2 rows.
Dec 1 st at both ends of every other row until there remain 65 (73) sts.
Work in pattern without decreasing until piece measures 3 1/2 inches from first row of armhole shaping.

To Shape Shoulders: Bind off 11 (12) sts at the beginning of next 4 rows.
Bind off remaining 21 (25) sts.

Note: When changing from one color to another, always twist the unused color around the other to prevent making holes.

RIGHT FRONT . . . Starting at lower edge with White, cast on 35 (39) sts.
Work in moss st for 4 rows.
Now work in pattern as follows:
1st row: With White k 1, p 1, k 1, attach Baby Pink, with Baby Pink, * p 1, k 3. Repeat from * across.
2nd row: * P 3, k 1. Repeat from * across to last 3 sts, with White k 1, p 1, k 1.
Keeping front border in moss st and White, work in pattern as established until piece measures 6 (6 1/2 ) inches in all, ending with 5th row of pattern.

To Shape Armhole: Bind off 3 sts at the beginning of next row.
Dec 1 st at same edge every other row until there remain 30 (34) sts.
Work in pattern without decreasing until piece measures 2 1/2 inches from first row of armhole shaping, ending at front edge.

To Shape Neck: Bind off 5 (7) sts at the beginning of next row.
Dec 1 st at same edge every other row until there remain 22 (24) sts.
Work without decreasing until piece measures 3 1/2 inches from first row of armhole shaping, ending at armhole edge.

To Shape Shoulder: Bind off 11 (12) sts at the beginning of next row.
Work one more row. Bind off remaining sts.

LEFT FRONT . .Work as for Right Front, reversing pattern, front band and shapings.

SLEEVES . . . Starting at lower edge with White, cast on 41 (45) sts.
Work in moss st for 4 rows, increasing 6 (10) sts evenly across last row.
Break off White, attach Baby Pink and work in pattern as for Back until piece measures 6 (6 1/2) inches in all.

To Shape Top: Bind, off 3 sts at the beginning of next 2 rows.
Dec 1 st at both ends of every other row until 25 (41) sts remain.
Dec 1 st at both ends of every row until 17 sts remain.
Bind off 2 sts at the beginning of next 4 rows.
Bind off remaining 9 sts.

NECKBAND . . . Sew shoulder seams.
With right side of work facing and White, pick up and k 71 (75) sts around entire neck edge.
Work in moss st for 1/2 inch. Bind off.
Block to measurements. Sew up side and sleeve seams. Sew in sleeves. Cut two 9-inch lengths of narrow ribbon. Sew in place for ties.

_ BONNET _





Starting at front edge with White, cast on 87 sts.
Work in moss st for 1 inch. Break off White.
Attach Baby Pink and work in pattern as for Sacque until piece measures 5 inches in all, ending with right side facing and decreasing 1 st at the end of last row (86 sts).

To Shape Crown: Now work in stockinette st (k 1 row, p 1 row) as follows: K 5, * k 2 tog, k 7. Repeat from * across (9 sts decreased).
2nd, 3rd and 4th rows: Work without decreasing.
5th row: K 5, * k 2 tog, k 6. Repeat from * across.
Continue to work in this manner, decreasing 9 sts evenly spaced on every 4th row, always working 1 st less between decreases until 50 sts remain, ending with a purl row.
Next row: * K 3, k 2 tog. Repeat from * across.
Dec 10 sts evenly spaced every other row until 10 sts remain.
Break off, leaving a 10-inch strand. Thread this yarn through a tapestry needle and run through remaining sts. Draw up tightly and fasten securely on wrong side. Sew up seam 1/2 inch past shaping of crown. Turn back moss st border. Press lightly through a damp cloth.
Cut 2 pieces of the wide ribbon, each 14 inches long, and sew in place for ties. Make 3 rosettes with remaining wide ribbon and sew one to top of Bonnet and one to each side of front as illustrated.

MITTENS





Starting at cuff with White, cast on 42 sts and work in ribbing of k 1, p 1 for 2 inches.
Next row (beading): * K 1, yarn over, k 2 tog. Repeat from * across.
Following row: Work in ribbing, increasing 1 st at end of row.
Break off White, attach Baby Pink and work in pattern as for Sacque, until piece measures 2 1/2 inches from top of ribbing, decreasing 1 st at end of row and ending with right side facing.

To Shape Tip: Now work in stockinette st as follows:
1st row: K 2, * k 2 tog, k 2. Repeat from * across.
2nd row: P across.
Work 2 rows in stockinette st without decreasing.
Next row: * K 2, k 2 tog. Repeat from * across.
Following row: P across.
Work 2 rows without decreasing.
Next row: * K 1, k 2 tog. Repeat from * across.
Break off, leaving a 10-inch length of yarn. Thread this yarn through a tapestry needle and draw through remaining sts. Sew securely on wrong side.
Press lightly through a damp cloth.
Sew up seam. Cut 2 16-inch lengths of narrow ribbon and run through beading at wrists.

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