Cuddle sack pattern for newborn

3 Oct

Materials and supplies:

  • Apx. 200 yards worsted weight wool (I used PeaceFleece, but alpaca, merino and others would be lovely)
  • US 8 16″ circular needle
  • US 8 double pointed needs 
  • Cable needle or one of the DPNs for pattern
  • Stitch marker for round
Abbreviations:

  • k -knit
  • p- purl
  • k2tog -knit two together (decrease)
  • m1- make one (increase)
Pattern:
Cast on 84 stitches and join to work in the round, place stitch marker. 
Knit in stockinette for 1.5-2 inches, on last round, mark the center of work (knit 42 stitches, place marker, knit to end)
Start cable pattern as follows: 
Rounds 1-5: Purl 4, knit 8 purl 4, knit 8, purl 4, knit to center marker, Purl 4, knit 8 purl 4, knit 8, purl 4 knit to marker
Repeat this round 4 more times
Round 6: Cable Round
(Purl 4, slip 4 onto cable needle and hold in front of work, knit 4, knit four from cable needle (twist made) purl 4, slip 4 onto cable needle and hold in BACK of work, knit 4, knit 4 from cable needle (twist made) purl 4, knit to marker), Repeat to marker (Purl 4, slip 4 onto cable needle and hold in front of work, knit 4, knit four from cable needle (twist made) purl 4, slip 4 onto cable needle and hold in BACK of work, knit 4, knit 4 from cable needle (twist made) purl 4, knit to marker). Note: The cables should twist towards each other. 
Rounds 7- 16: Repeat cable pattern round 1. 
Round 17: Repeat cable round 
Rounds 18-23: Repeat cable pattern round 1
Round 24: Switch back to stockinette. 
Round 25-27: Knit plain
Round 28: (Increase round)  (k21, m1) 4 times
Knit plan until sack measures about 14 inches from cast on row. It will be curling at the top and it’s supposed to, it will make it more comfy. 🙂
Decrease: 
Round 1: (k 20, k2tog) repeat around 
Round 2: knit
Round 3: (k19, k2tog) repeat around
Round 4: knit
Continue this pattern until there are 56 total stitches, now we’ll decrease more quickly:
Round 1: (knit 5, knit 2 together) repeat around
Round 2: knit
Round 3: (knit 4, knit 2 together) repeat around
Round 4: knit
Round 5: (k3, k2tog) repeat around
Round 6: knit
Round 7: (k2, k2tog) repeat around
Round 8: knit
Round 9: (k1, k2tog) repeat around
Round 10: knit
Round 11: (k2tog) around
Round 12: knit

break yarn, thread through tapestry need and pull through remaining loops. Weave through several times. 

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