Baby’s Knitted Smock And Leggings Set

Smocking decorates the yoke of this mock-cable smock, buttoned down the back . . . and the leggings are practical-plus!

Directions are given for 6 Months Size. Changes for 1 Year and 18 Months are in parentheses.

Materials Needed:
Fingering or Baby Weight Yarn – 4 skeins each Lt. Blue and Blue Jewel for All Sizes.
Knitting Needles, 1 pair No. 2 and No. 3.
Tapestry Needle for Smocking.
3 small buttons for Smock.
1/2 yard elastic, 5/8 inch wide for Leggings.

Check Your Gauge!
Pattern Stitch—8 sts = 1 inch; 10 rows = 1 inch.
Rib Stitch (before smocking)—19 sts = 2 inches; 11 rows = 1 inch.
Leggings: Stockinette Stitch (No. 2 needles)—8 sts = 1 inch; 11 rows = 1 inch.

SMOCK

BACK
Starting at lower edge with No. 3 needles and Blue Jewel, cast on 106 (114, 122) sts loosely.
1st row—wrong side: Purl.
2nd row: Knit.
3rd row: Knit—hemline ridge.
4th row: Knit.
5th row: Purl.
Break off Blue Jewel, attach Lt. Blue and k 1 row.
Next row:
K 2, * p 1, O (yarn over), p 1, k 2. Repeat from * across—132 (142,152) sts, counting each O as one stitch.
Now work in pattern as follows:
1st row—right side: P 2, * k 3, p 2. Repeat from * across.
2nd row: K 2, * p 3, k 2. Repeat from *across.
3rd row: P 2, * sl 1, k 2, pass the slipped st over the 2 knit sts, p 2. Repeat from * across—one st is lost in each pattern but will be regained on the following row.
4th row: K 2, * p 1, O, p 1, k 2. Repeat from * across.
Repeat last 4 rows for pattern.
Work in pattern until length from hemline ridge is about 6 (6 1/2, 7) inches, ending with the 4th pattern row.

Armhole Shaping: Keeping in pattern, bind off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows—122 (132, 142) sts. Change to No. 2 needles.
Next row: P 2, * sl 1, k 2 tog, p.s.s.o., p 2. Repeat from * across—74 (80, 86) sts.

LEFT BACK YOKE
Next row: K 2, * p 1, k 2. Repeat from * across until there are 35 (38, 41) sts on right-hand needle.
Cast on 4 sts for button band—39 (42, 45) sts.
Place remaining 39 (42, 45) sts on a stitch holder to be worked later for Right Back Yoke.
Now work in rib pattern as follows:
1st row—right side: * K 1, p 2. Repeat from * across.
2nd row: * K 2, p 1. Repeat from * across to within last 3 sts, k 3.
3rd and 4th rows: Repeat first and 2nd rows.
5th row: K 1, p across.
6th row: Repeat 2nd row.
Repeat these 6 rows for Yoke Pattern.
Work even in pattern until length from first row of armhole shaping is 2 1/2 (3, 3 1/2) inches, ending at center back edge.

Neck Shaping:
1st row:
Work in pattern across the first 13 (14, 15) sts and place these sts on a stitch holder to be worked
later for back of neck; complete row in pattern.
Work 2 rows even on 26 (28, 30) sts.





Shoulder Shaping:
1st row:
Bind off 9 (9, 10) sts, complete row in pattern.
2nd row: Work across.
Repeat last 2 rows once more.
Bind off remaining sts. With pins, mark the position of 3 buttonholes evenly spaced on button band, having the first pin 1/2 inch above cast on sts and the last pin 1/4 inch below neck edge.

To make a buttonhole—Starting at beg of row, k 1, k 2 tog, O, complete row.
On next row, work the O as a stitch.

RIGHT BACK YOKE
Slip sts from holder onto a No. 2 needle, with wrong side facing, attach yarn at center back.
Next row: K 3—buttonhole band, * p 1, k 2. Repeat from * across.
Following row: * P 2, k 1. Repeat from * across.
Continue in rib pattern as for Left Back Yoke.
Reversing shapings and making buttonholes as directed, complete as for Left Back Yoke.





FRONT
Work same as Back until armhole shaping has been completed—122 (132, 142) sts.
Change to No. 2 needles.
Next row: P 2, * sl 1, k 2 tog, p.s.s.o., p 2. Repeat from * across—74 (80, 86) sts.

YOKE
Next row: K 2, * p 1, k 2. Repeat from * across.
Now work in rib pattern as follows:
1st row: P 2, * k 1, p 2. Repeat from * across.
2nd row: K 2, * p 1, k 2. Repeat from * across.
3rd and 4th rows: Repeat first and 2nd rows.
5th row: P across.
6th row: Repeat 2nd row.
Repeat last 6 rows for pattern.
Work in pattern until length from first row of armhole shaping is 2 1/2 (3, 3 1/2) inches, ending with a wrong-side row.

Neck Shaping:
1st row:
Work in pattern across the first 48 (52, 56) sts.
Place these sts on a stitch holder to be worked later, complete row in pattern.
Working over the last set of 26 (28, 30) sts only, complete as for Left Back.
Leaving the 22 (24, 26) center sts on stitch holder to be worked later for front neck, slip remaining sts onto a No. 2 needle and complete as for Right Back.

SLEEVES
Starting at lower edge with No. 3 needles and Blue Jewel, cast on 50 (54, 58) sts loosely.
Work first 5 rows same as Back.
Break off Blue Jewel, attach Lt. Blue and k 1 row.
Next row: K 2, * p 1, O, p 1, k 2. Repeat from * across— 62 (67, 72) sts, counting each O as a stitch. Now work in pattern same as Back until length from hemline ridge is 5 (5 1/2, 6) inches, ending with 4th pattern
row.

Top Shaping:
Keeping in pattern, bind off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Continue in pattern on 52 (57, 62) sts until length from first row of top shaping is 1 (1 1/2,
2) inches.
Keeping continuity of pattern, bind off 3 sts at beg of next 6 rows.
Next row: Decreasing one st at both ends, work in pattern across. Bind off.

SMOCKING
Thread a tapestry needle with Blue Jewel. Work from left to right overcasting the purl sts of 2 k ribs together.
1st row: Starting at lower edge of Yoke, pass needle from wrong side to the left of first k rib, make 2 overcast sts over this and second rib, ending with yarn on wrong side, fasten yarn on wrong side. * Bring yarn through to right side to left of next free rib and overcast this and next rib together the same way. Repeat from * across.
2nd row: Making first overcast sts over the 2nd and 3rd ribs, work as for first row.
Repeat the 2 rows over entire yoke.
Block. Sew shoulder seams.

NECKBAND
With right side facing, No. 2 needles and Lt. Blue, pick up and k the 13 (14, 15) sts from left back stitch
holder, place a marker on needle, pick up and k 10 sts along side of neck edge, place a marker on needle, pick up and k from front stitch holder 22 (24, 26) sts, place a marker on needle, pick up and k 10 sts along next side of neck edge, place a marker on needle, pick up and k the 13 (14, 15) sts from right back stitch holder—68 (72, 76) sts.
Break off Lt. Blue, attach Blue Jewel.
1st row: (P to within 2 sts before next marker, p 2 tog, slip marker, p 2 tog) 4 times; p to end of row.
2nd row: Slipping markers, k across.
3rd row: K across, decreasing one st before and after each marker.
Change to No. 3 needles.
4th row: K across, increasing one st before and after each marker.
5th row: P across, increasing one st before and after each marker. Bind off very loosely.
Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew in sleeves. Turn neckband, lower edge of smock and sleeves to wrong side on hemline and tack in place. Sew on buttons.

LEGGINGS





RIGHT LEG
Starting at waist with No. 2 needles, cast on 82 (86, 90) sts.
Work in stockinette st (k 1 row, p 1 row) for 20 rows.
Continue with short rows as follows:

NOTE: When turning, bring yarn to front of work, slip next st from left-hand needle onto right-hand needle, yarn to back, slip same st back on to left-hand needle, turn and proceed as given in instructions. This avoids
a hole in work.

1st row: K 12 (15, 18)—do not work over remaining sts, turn as directed.
2nd row: P 12 (15, 18).
3rd row: K across sts of previous row and next 7 sts—19 (22, 25) sts—turn as before.
4th row: P 19 (22, 25).
5th row: K across sts of previous row and next 7 sts, turn.
6th row: P across sts of previous row.
Repeat last 2 rows alternately 5 (6, 7) times more—54 (64, 74) sts.
Continue with long rows, working over all 82 (86, 90) sts and increasing one st at both ends of one row every 1 (1, 1 1/4) inches, 3 times in all.
Work even on 88 (92, 96) sts until total length of the short side is 7 1/4 (8 1/4, 8 3/4) inches, ending with a p row. Tie a marker at end of last row.

Leg Shaping:
Dec one st at both ends of next row and every other row thereafter until there remain 72 (76, 80) sts, then
dec one st at both ends of every 3rd row until there remain 44 (48, 52) sts.
Work even until length from marker is 7 (7 1/2, 8 ) inches, ending with a p row.

FOOT
1st row: K 38 (40, 42), turn.
2nd row: P 15 for Instep.
Continue in stockinette st over these 15 sts only for 16 (18, 20) rows.
Break off yarn.
Using the needle with the first 23 (25, 27) sts and with right side of work facing, pick up and k 12 (13, 15) sts along side edge of instep, k the 15 instep sts, pick up and k 12 (13, 15) sts along next side edge of instep, k remaining 6 (8, 10) sts.
Work in garter st (k each row) over these 68 (74, 82) sts for 13 rows.

To Shape Sole
1st row K 6, k 2 tog, k 1, k 2 tog, k 29 (32, 36), k 2 tog, k 1, k 2 tog, k 23 (26, 30)
2nd and all even rows: Knit
3rd row: K5, k2 tog, kq, k 2 tog, k 27 (30, 34) k 2 tog, k1, k2 tog, k 22 (25, 29)
5th row: K 4, k 2 tog, k 1, k 2 tog, k 25 (28, 32), k 2 tog, k 1, k 2 tog, k 21 (24, 28). Bind off,

LEFT LEG
Work as for Right Leg until 21 rows have been completed, ending with a k row.
Work short rows as follows:
1st row: P 12 (15, 18), turn.
2nd and all even rows: Knit.
Continue as for Right Leg having 7 more sts on each p row until there are 54 (64, 74) sts on row.
Continue with long rows and complete as for Right Leg to Foot.

FOOT
1st row: K 21 (23, 25), turn.
2nd row: P 15, turn.
Work 16 (18, 20) rows of stockinette st over these 15 sts. Break off yarn.
Using the needle with the first 6 (8, 10) sts and with right side of work facing, pick up and k 12 (13, 15) sts
along side edge of instep, k the 15 instep sts, pick up and k 12 (13, 15) sts along opposite side edge of instep, k remaining 23 (25, 27) sts.
Work in garter st for 13 rows over these 68 (74, 82) sts.

To Shape Sole:
1st row: K 23 (26, 30), k 2 tog, k 1, k 2 tog, k 29 (32, 36), k 2 tog, k 1, k 2 tog, k 6.
2nd and all even rows: Knit.
3rd row: K 22 (25, 29), k 2 tog, k 1, k 2 tog, k 27 (30, 34), k 2 tog, k 1, k 2 tog, k 5.
5th row: K 21 (24, 28), k 2 tog, k 1, k 2 tog, k 25 (28, 32), k 2 tog, k 1, k 2 tog, k 4. Bind off.
Block to measurements. Sew each leg seam from foot up to marker. Then sew center back seam joining the Right Leg to Left Leg. Sew center front seam. Sew sole seam from dec under the instep to dec at the heel. Fold 9 rows at waistband to wrong side and slip-stitch in place, leaving an opening for elastic. Draw elastic through and sew ends together. Sew up opening.

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