For Babies Who Arrive In The Spring – A Knit Carriage Set Part Two – Soaker and Carriage Cover

Materials NeededSee previous post – Knit Carriage Set Part One

SOAKER




BACK — Left Leg Band . . . Starting at lower edge of leg band with White, cast on 40 (46) sts. Work in ribbing of k 1, p 1 for 5 rows.
Next row: P across, decreasing 10 sts evenly across. There remain 30 (36) sts.
Break off.

Right Leg Band . . . Work as for Left Leg Band until 30 (36) sts remain.
Now work in stockinette st as follows:
1st row: K 30 (36) sts from Right Leg Band, cast on 16 sts for crotch, k 3 sts from Left Leg Band. Turn.
2nd row: P 22, turn.
3rd row: K 25, turn.
4th row: P 28, turn.
5th row: K 31, turn.
6th row: P 34, turn.
Continue in this manner, working 3 sts more on every row until all sts are worked onto one needle.
Continue in stockinette st until piece measures 8 1/2 (9) inches from crotch, ending with a purl row and decreasing 1 st at end of last row.
Break off White, attach Baby Pink and work in pattern as for Sacque for 1  1/2 (1  3/4) inches. Bind off.

FRONT
Work exactly as for Back.

Sew up side and crotch seams. Press through damp cloth. Cut a 34-inch length of narrow ribbon and run
through cable stitch 1 inch from top as illustrated.

CARRIAGE COVER

Materials Needed
Fingering or Baby Weight Yarn – 9 skeins of Baby Pink and 5 skeins of White.
One pair of knitting needles, size 4

Use yarn double throughout.

With double yarn wind 8 bobbins of White and 7 bobbins of Baby Pink.









Check Your GAUGE: 6 1/2 sts make 1 inch; 9 rows make 1 inch.

With double strand of White, cast on 175 sts.
Work in moss st for 2 inches.
Now work in pattern as follows:
1st row: With White (k 1, p 1) 6 times; k 1, * drop White, attach Baby Pink, with Baby Pink (p 1. k 3)
4 times; p 1, drop Baby Pink, attach White, with White (k 1, p 1) twice; k 1. Repeat from * 5 more times, drop White, attach Baby Pink, with Baby Pink (p 1, k 3) 4 times; p 1, drop Baby Pink, attach White, with White (k 1, p 1) 6 times; k 1.
2nd row: With White, (k 1, p 1) 6 times; k 1, * with Baby Pink (k 1, p 3) 4 times; k 1, with White (k 1, p 1) twice; k 1. Repeat from * 5 more times, with Baby Pink (k 1, p 3) 4 times; k 1, with White (k 1, p 1) 6 times; k 1.
Now work as for Sacque in pattern as established, keeping moss st panels in White and cable panels in Pink, until piece measures 30 inches in all, ending with the 6th row.
Break off Baby Pink. With White only, work in moss st for 2 inches. Bind off.
Block to measurements. Press through damp cloth.

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  1. Mattenylou February 23, 2010

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