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Bubbles Layette from Paragon Knitting Book No 75

Bubbles baby layette

Materials

To make the complete set: 11 ozs. of 3-Ply Beehive Fingering.
Made separately:
The Frock, 3¾ ozs.;
The Coat, 3¾ ozs.;
The Pilches, 1½ ozs.;
The Bonnet, ½ oz.;
The Helmet, ½ oz.;
The Bootees, ½ oz.;
The Mittens, ½- oz.

2 pairs Needles, Old UK Nos. 10 and 12/US 3 and 3/Metric 3.25mm and 2.75mm

14 small buttons. Ribbon as required.

Gauge and Size

Using larger needles and over stocking stitch portions of work: 7½ sts to 1 inch.

To fit 6 to 12 months.

Abbreviations

K, knit;
p, purl;
sts, stitches;
tog, together;
rep, repeat;
inc, increase;
dec, decrease,
beg, beginning;
rem, remains (ing);
cont, continue;
patt, pattern;
yo, yarn over (by bringing or leaving the wool forward before a k st, or winding the wool around the needle before a p st);
ins, inches;
tbs, through back of sts;
rsf, right side facing;
sl, slip;
psso, pass slipped st over;
moss st (K1, p1 alternately on an uneven number of sts, but when working over an even number always work a k st over a k st of the previous row);
stst, stocking stitch (right side k, wrong side p);
garter st, every row k;
dc, UK double crochet/US single crochet

NOTE: The fancy pattern used in this design requires a number of stitches divisible by 18 plus 1.

Pattern

Detail of the lace pattern

The Frock

The Front

Using the larger needles, cast on 145 sts and work 8 rows in garter st.

Now work in patt as follows:
1st row: K7, * k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k13; rep from * ending with k7 instead of k13.

2nd and every alternate row: K2, * p15, k3; rep from * ending with k2 instead of k3.

3rd row: K6, * k2tog, yo, k3, yo , sl 1, k1, psso, k11; rep from * ending with k6 instead of k11.

5th row: K5, * k2tog, yo, k5, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k9; rep from * ending with k5.

7th row: K4, * k2tog, yo, k7, yo, sl 1 , k1, psso, k7; rep from '' ending with k4.

9th row: K3, * k2tog, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k5; rep from * ending k3.

11th row: As 9th row.

13th row: K5, * yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3, yo, k3tog, yo, k9; rep from * ending k5.

14th row: As 2nd row.

These last 10 rows (5 to 14 inclusive) form the patt.

Rep the 10 patt rows 4 more times.

Work next row as for 5th patt row.

Now k all right side rows and work all wrong side rows as for 2nd patt row, thus continuing the 3 garter st rib panels right up skirt and the rem of sts in stst.

Cont in this way until work measures 11½ ins ending with a wrong side row.

Change to smaller needles and dec for waist as follows:
Next row: (k2tog) 6 times, * k3tog, (k2tog) 13 times; rep from * until 17sts remain, k 3 tog, (k2tog), 7 times (70sts)

Now work in rib as follows:
1 st row: * P1, k1, rep. from * to end.

Rep. this row twice more (3 times in all).

Ribbonholes: P1, * yo, k2tog, k1, p1, rep. from * until 1 st rems, k1.

Work 3 more rows in rib.

Change to larger needles. 1st row: K, dec. 1 st in centre of row (69 sts).

2nd row: P6, * k3, p15, rep from * ending p6 instead of p15.

3rd row: K.

4th row: As 2nd row.

Cont as directed with armhole shapings.

Commence Armhole Shaping and Patt:
1st row: Cast off 2 sts, k12 sts (including st on right hand needle after casting off), * k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k13; rep from * ending with k14.

2nd row: cast off 2 sts, p4 (including st on right hand needle), * k3, p15; rep from * ending p4.

3rd row: k2tog, k9, * k2tog, yo, k3, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k11; rep from * ending with k9, k2tog.

4th row: P2tog, p1, * k3, p15; rep from * until 6 sts rem, k3, p1, p2tog.

5th row: k2tog, k6, * k2tog, yo, k5, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k9; rep from * ending with k6, k2tog instead of k9 (59 sts). Armhole shapings are now completed.

6th and every alternate row until 16th row has been completed: P1, * k3, p15; rep from * ending with p1, instead of p5.

7th row: K6, * k2tog , yo , k7, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k7; rep from * ending k6.

9th row: K5, * k2tog , yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k 2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k5; rep from * to end.

11th row: As 9th row.

13th row: K7, * yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3, yo, k3 tog, yo, k9; rep from * ending k7.

15th row: K7, * k2tog, yo, k5, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k9; rep from * ending k7.

17th row: K24, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k24.

18th and every alternate row from now on: P19, k3, p15, k3, p19.

19th row: K23, k2tog, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k23.

21st row: As 19th row.

23rd row: K25, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3, yo, k3tog, yo, k25.

25th row: K25, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k25.

This completes motifs on bodice. Cont working each right side row in k and all wrong side rows as 18th row until armhole measures 2½ ins. on straight.

Shape Neck (rsf): K22, cast off 15, k22, Cont working on the last 22 sts dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows.

Work straight until armhole measures 3½ ins. on straight. Cast off.

Rejoin wool to neck edge and work other side to correspond.

The Back: Work as for front until waist ribbing is completed.

Next row: Divide for back opening: K32, turn and cast on 5 sts (for underlap). Leave rem 37 sts on a spare needle until required.

Next row: K5, p to end.

Work 2 more rows in st st on these 37 sts, keeping 5 sts at centre back in garter st as a border.

Shape Armhole: Cast off 2 sts at beg of next row, then dec 1 st at this same edge on the following 3 rows (32 sts).

Cont straight until armhole measures 3¼ ins. on straight, ending with a right side row.

Shape Neck: Cast off 13 sts, p to end.

Dec 1 st at neck edge on the following 2 rows. Cast off.

Rejoin wool at centre back (do not cast on 5 sts at this side) and work to correspond with opposite side, making a buttonhole when work measures 1 in (and then at 1 inch intervals until there are 4 in all) thus:
(rsf) K 3, wind wool twice around needle, k2tog, k to end.
On the following row drop one made loop and k the other.

Sleeves: (both alike).

Using smaller needles, cast on 42 sts and work 6 rows in k1, p1 rib.

Change to larger needles: K6, * k twice into each of next 2 sts, k1; rep from * until 6 sts rem, k twice into next st, k5 (63 sts).

Cont in stst until work measures 1¾ ins.

Shape Top: Dec. 1 st at both ends of every row until 19 sts rem.

Cast off, working 2 tog at both ends.

The Coat

The Back: Work as for front of frock until work measures 11½ ins.

Dec for Waist: Change to smaller needles: k2tog all along row but k3tog once in centre of work instead of k2tog (72 sts).

work in k1, p1 rib for 7 rows.

Change to larger needles and work in st st for 4 rows.

Shape Armholes: Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then dec 1 st at both ends of next 4 rows. (60 sts).

Work in st st without further shaping until armholes measure 3¾ ins. on straight.

Shape Neck (rsf): K21, cast off 18, k21.

Cont on the last 21 sts dec 1 st at neck edge on next 2 rows.

Cast off.

Rejoin wool to neck edge and work other side to correspond.

Left Front: Using larger needles cast on 77 sts and work 8 rows in garter st.

Now work in patt with a border of 6 garter sts as follows:
1st row: K7, * k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k13, rep from * ending with k11.

2nd and every alternate row: K6, * p15, k3; rep from * ending k2.

3rd row: K6, * k2tog, yo, k3, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k11; rep from * ending k10.

5th row: K5, * k2tog, yo, k5, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k9; rep from * to end.

7th row : K4, * k2tog , yo, k7, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k7; rep from * ending k 8.

9th row : K3, * k2tog , yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog , yo, sl l, k1, psso, k5; rep from * ending k7.

11th row : As 9th row.

13th row: K5, * yo, sl 1, k2tog , psso, yo, k3, yo, k3tog, yo, k9 ; rep from * to end.

14th row: As 2nd row.

Rep from 5th to 14th row inclusive 4 more times, then work next row as for 5th row.

Now work each right side row k end all wrong side rows as 2nd row.

Cont thus until work measures 11½ ins, ending with a wrong side row.

Dec for Waist: Change to smaller needles, k3 tog, * (k2tog) 7 times, k3tog; rep from *until 6 sts rem, k6
(39 sts).

Now work 7 rows in k1, p1 rib, still keeping 6 sts at front edge in garter st.

Change to larger needles and work in st st on the main sts and garter st on border for 4 rows.

Shape Armhole: Cast off 2 sts at beg of next row, then dec 1 st at this edge on the following 4 rows (33 sts).

Work without further shaping until armhole measures 3 ins on the straight, ending with a right side row.

Shape Neck: Cast off 10 sts at beg of next row, then dec 1 st at this same edge on every row until 19 sts rem.

Work straight until armhole measures same as for back.

Cast off.

Right Front: Work as for Left Front with the border and all shapings at opposite ends of the work, making a buttonhole in the centre of waist band as follows (rsf). K3, wind wool twice around needle, k2tog, work to end.

On the following row drop one made loop and k the other.

Make 3 more buttonholes up front edge at evenly spaced intervals.

Measure these against the opposite front already completed and arrange so that the top buttonhole comes about ¼ inch from neck edge.

Note: To work the patt on this side just work the end number of patt rows first and the first number last. Thus the first patt row will beg with k11 and end with k7. The 2nd row will beg with k2 and end with k6. The 3rd row will beg with k10 and end with k6.

Sleeves (both alike): Using smaller needles, cast on 38 sts and work 10 rows in k1, p1 rib.

Change to larger needles end work the next row thus: K6, * k twice into each of next 2 sts k1; rep from * until 5 sts rem, k5. (56 sts).

Cont in st st inc 1 st at both ends of every 10th row until there are 62 sts on needle.

Work straight until sleeve measures 6 ins (or length required).

Shape Top: cast off 3 sts at beg of every row until 14 sts rem.

Cast off.

Collar: Using larger needles cast on 75 sts and work 6 rows in garter st

Now work in patt as for skirt of frock excepting that there will be 1 extra st at each end of needle. Thus the 1st patt row will beg and end with k8, the 2nd and every alternate rows with k3. The 3rd row with k7, the 5th row with k6 and so on.

Work in patt until collar measures 2 ins, ending with a wrong side row.

K next row, working tog every 9th and 10th sts. Cast off.

The Pilches

The Back: Using larger needles, cast on 25 sts and work 4 rows in garter st.

Next row: Work buttonholes thus - K4, yo, k2tog, k6, yo, k2tog, k6, yo, k2tog, k3.

Cont in garter st, casting on 3 sts at beg of every row until there are 85 sts on needle.

Now work in the rib patt as foll

1st row: K.

2nd row: P5, * k3, p15; rep from * ending with p5 instead of 15.

Rep these last 2 rows until side seam measures 6½ ins, ending with a wrong side row.

Shape the Back: 1st and 2nd rows: K until 8 sts rem, turn and patt until 8 sts rem, turn.

3rd and 4th rows: K until 16 sts rem, turn and patt until 16 sts rem, turn.

5th and 6th rows: K until 24 sts rem, turn and patt until 24 sts rem, turn.

7th and 8th rows: K until 32 sts rem, turn and patt until 32 sts rem, turn.

Next row: K to end.

Now work 7 rows in k1, p1 rib, beg and ending the 1st row with p1.

Make Ribbonholes: k1, * yo, k2tog, p1, k1; rep from * to end.

Work 5 more rows in rib, then cast off loosely in rib.

The Front: Using larger needles cast on 31 sts and work 2 rows in garter st.

Cont in garter st, casting on 3 sts at beg of every row until there are 85 sts on needle, then work as for back until side seam measures 6½ ins.

Now work the ribbing and the ribbonholes as for neck and cast off loosely.

Leg Bands: Join the side seams. Using smaller needles and with rsf pick up and k78 sts evenly around leg opening and work 6 rows in k1, p1 rib, making a buttonhole at the beg of the 4th row (right leg) thus: rib 4, yo, work 2 tog, rib to end.

Cast off loosely in rib.

For left leg make the buttonhole at the END of the 4th row thus: Rib until 5 sts rem, yo, work 2 tog, rib 3.

The Bonnet

Using smaller needles, cast on 91 sts and work 10 rows in garter st.

Change to larger needles and work in the patt stitch as for beg of frock for 14 rows, then rep the 10 patt rows twice more.

Work next right side row as for 5th patt row, then work in stst with 2 sts in garter st as borders at each end of work until the piece measures 4½ ins, ending with a p row, and dec 3 sts evenly in the last row (88 sts).

Shape Crown: 1st row: * K9, k2tog; rep from * to end.

2nd and every alternate row: P.

3rd row: * K8, k2tog; rep from * to end.

5th row: * K7, k2tog; rep from * to end.

Cont in this way, working 1 st less between the decreasings on every alternate row until 2 sts are being knitted tog all along row.

Break wool, thread through rem sts and fasten off securely.

The Helmet

Commence with the Left Ear Flap: Using smaller needles cast on 2 sts.

1st row: K twice into each st.

2nd row: K twice into first st, k1, k twice into next st, k1 (6 sts).

Now work in garter st, inc 1 st at the beg of every row until there are 27 sts on the needle, then turn and cast on 4 sts and leave these 31 sts on a spare needle until required.

Now work right ear-flap as follows:

Using smaller needles, cast on 5 sts and work 3 ins in garter st.

Cont in garter st, inc 1 st at the beg of every row until there are 27 sts on needle.

Cast on 4 sts at the beg of next row, k to end, then turn and cast on 29 sts at the opposite end of the needle, then work across the sts for the left ear flap, arranging so that the 4 cast on sts are worked at the end of the needle (91 sts) .

Work 10 rows in garter st across all sts.

Change to larger needles and work in the patt st as for beg of frock for 14 rows.

Now work from the 5th to the 14th row inclusive, then work the next right side row as for a 5th row.

Next row: As 2nd patt row.

Now work in st st across all sts for 5 rows, dec 3 sts evenly in the last row (88 sts).

Shape Crown: Use directions given for shaping crown of bonnet.

The Bootees

Commence at the Foot: Using larger needles, cast on 41 sts.

1st and alternate rows: K.

2nd row: K1, inc into next st, k16, inc, k 3, inc, k16, inc, k1.

4th row: K1, inc, k18, inc, k3, inc, k18, inc, k1.

6th row: K1, inc, k20, inc, k3, inc, k20, inc, k1.

8th row: K1, inc, k22, inc, k3, inc, k22, inc, k1.

10th row: K1, inc, k24, inc, k3, inc, k24, inc, k1 (61 sts).

Knit 9 rows without shaping.

Commence Instep Shaping:

1st row: K35, k2tog, turn.

2nd row: Sl 1, p9, p2tog, turn.

3rd row: Sl 1, k9, k2tog, turn.

4th row: Sl 1, p9, p2tog, turn.

Rep these last 2 rows until 39 sts rem, then turn and k to end of row.

Next row: P across all sts.

Make Ribbonholes: k1 * yo, k2tog; rep from * to end.

Next row: P.

Now work 4 rows in k1, p 1 rib, then work 20 rows in garter st. Cast off.

Make another bootee the same.

The Mittens

Using larger needles, cast on 36 sts and work 10 rows in garter st, then work 6 rows in st st.

Change to smaller needles and work 2 more rows in st st.

Make Ribbonholes: K2, * yo, k2tog; rep from * to end.

Next row: P.

Change back to larger needles and work 2¼ ins in stst.

Shape Top: 1st row: (rsf) k1, k2tog tbs, k12, k2tog, k2, k2tog tbs, k12, k2tog, k1.

2nd and every alternate row: P.

3rd row: k1, k2tog tbs, k10, k2tog, k2, k2tog tbs, k10, k2tog, k1.

5th row: k1, k2tog tbs, k8, k2tog , k2, k2tog tbs, k8, k2tog, k1.

7th row: k1, k2tog tbs, k6, k2tog , k2, k2tog tbs, k6, k2tog, k1.

8th row: P 10, turn.

Fold the work in half (right sides inside) and cast off from both needles together.

Make another mitten the same way.

Finishing

Press work lightly with a warm iron over a damp cloth, omitting ribbings.

The Frock

Join shoulder, side and sleeve seams.

Sew in sleeves.

Secure underlap at back waist.

Work a row of dc (UK double crochet/US single crochet) around neck, then work a picot edge as follows:

* 1 dc into first st, 3 chain, join by dc into the first of the 3 chain, 1 dc, miss 1 st, rep from * to end.

Press seams, sew on buttons.

Thread ribbon through waist.

The Coat

Join shoulder, side and sleeve seams.

Sew in sleeves.

Join collar to neck edge, allowing for half of borders to overlap at centre front.

Press seams. Sew on buttons.

The Pilches

Sew on buttons to crutch.

Press seams.

Thread ribbonholes with ribbon, elastic or a crocheted chain.

TO MAKE A CROCHETED CHAIN: Using double wool, crochet a sufficient length of chain, thread through the holes and finish off the ends with pom poms or small tassels.

The Bonnet

Join back seam.

Sew on ribbons.

The Helmet

Join back seam.

Work a row of dc around edges, making a chain loop on chin strap to fasten.

Sew on button.

The Bootees

Join leg and foot seams, reversing the back seam for turn over top.

Thread with ribbon or crocheted chain. DO NOT PRESS BOOTEES .

The Mittens

Join seams.

Press and thread with ribbons or crocheted chain.


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