Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Acorn Swaddle Sac and Cap knitting pattern

Swaddle Sac and Acorn Cap



Needles show in size 7 circular, four double point needles(various size needles from size 5-10 can be used depending on size desired and to accommodate bulkier or finer yarn) can also be don on straight needles with a seam.

Yarn: Approximately 1 skein (5-7 ounces) worsted weight yarn shown in ecospun plus 1 skein (less than 3 ounces) of light bulky weight yarn (shown in Bernat Alpaca Natural Blends) for acorn hat

Swaddle Sac

Cast on 60 stitches (worsted weight yarn) place marker to mark the beginning of the round (continue moving it to beginning of next round) knit rounds (stockinette stitch) until “tube” measures approximately 16 inches.

Decreasing round: (k 8, k 2 together) to end of round
K 1 round
Decreasing round: (k 7, k 2 together) to end of round
K 1 round
Decreasing round: (k 6, k 2 together) to end of round
K 1 round (switch to four needled when it is to tight/difficult to continue on circular needles)
Decreasing round: (k 5, k 2 together) to end of round
K 1 round
Decreasing round: (k 4, k 2 together) to end of round
K 1 round
Decreasing round: (k 3, k 2 together) to end of round
K 1 round
Decreasing round: (k 2, k 2 together) to end of round
K 1 round
Decreasing round: (k 1, k 2 together) to end of round
K 1 round
Decreasing round: (k 2 together) to end of round (6 stitches left)
K 1 round
thread a length of yarn through remaining stitches and pull tightly together, tie off and weave in ends.

Acorn Cap

Cast on 40 stitches (worsted weight yarn) place marker to mark the beginning of the round (continue moving it to beginning of next round) knit rounds (stockinette stitch) until “tube” measures approximately 4 inches. At beginning of next round switch to the thicker yarn and knit in garter (in the round this is k one round p one round) increasing (Kfb = knit in front and back of st)on the 10th, 20th, 30th and 40th stitch (44 stitches), purl next round, next round increasing (Kfb = knit in front and back of st)on the 11th, 22th, 33th and 44th stitch (48 stitches), purl next round. Continue garter pattern for 4 more rounds.
Decreasing round: (k 6, k 2 together) to end of round
P 1 round (switch to four needled when it is to tight/difficult to continue on circular needles)
Decreasing round: (k 5, k 2 together) to end of round
P 1 round
Decreasing round: (k 4, k 2 together) to end of round
P 1 round
Decreasing round: (k 3, k 2 together) to end of round
P 1 round
Decreasing round: (k 2, k 2 together) to end of round
P 1 round
Decreasing round: (k 1, k 2 together) to end of round
P 1 round
Decreasing round: (k 2 together) to end of round (6 stitches left)
P1 round
Decreasing round: (k 2 together) to end of round (3 stitches left) transfer all stitches to 1 needle and continue by making an I-cord (Slide stitches to opposite side of needle. The yarn should be coming out of the left stitch. Pull the yarn from behind. *K3. Slide stitches across needle.) Repeat from * until cord is about 1 inches, bind off and weave in loose ends.

IT HAS COME TO MY ATTENTION THAT PEOPLE ARE TAKING THIS PATTERN AND SELLING IT FOR PROFIT. THIS PATTERN WAS POSTED FOR FREE ONLY FOR PERSONAL AND CHARITABLE INTENTIONS. I WORK LONG AND HARD ON EACH OF MY PATTERNS AND ONLY ASK DONATIONS FOR THEIR USE AND THESE DONATIONS ARE USED TO RAISE FUNDS FOR OUR ADOPTION OF A SEVERELY DISABLED CHILD. BY USING THIS PATTERN FOR OTHER THAN WHAT IT WAS INTENDED OR STEALING MY WORK AND SELLING IT AS YOUR OWN YOU ARE ROBBING A CHILD AT HIS CHANCE OF A HOME AND LOVING FAMILY. IN ADDITION, IT MAKES ME HESITANT TO POST FURTHER FREE PATTERNS.

13 comments:

  1. Precious picture of the little one all snug!

    I’d like to invite you to visit my blog of inspirational messages.

    Cheers,
    Ron

    http://inspiredbyron.blogspot.com/

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  2. Beautiful, thank you. But do you have a tension square recipe for gauge? That would be very helpful, as I cannot locate 'ecospun' as a particular brand and so cannot guess at size of your finished garment, or at stitches per inch.
    Thanks.

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  3. I searched for a baby pattern to start for my grandchild to be and came across this.

    This took my breath away.

    Just lovely!

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  4. this is the cutest thing ever... i want to make this for a newborn, 2 mo old, will this fit? seems like 60 stitches is too small?

    how old is the baby in the photo?
    thanks!

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  5. Any chance you could post the gauge for this project? That would be so helpful. And any recommendations on width for a newborn?

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  6. just looked up baby size chart and it said the typical chest measurement for a 9-11 lb baby is 14 1/2 inches. At 60 stitches with a worsted weight on size 7 needles mine is 18 inches around so I figure that will be good. I suppose you want it snug to "swaddle"

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  7. Just discovered your blog and I'm loving it! This pattern is so cute! I plan to make it for my newest nephew who just arrived today. thank you for sharing it. Btw how do you do all that you do? I read your about you page and checked out your other blog sites and it makes me tired just reading all that you do. Adorable baby dolls too! I pray you're finances come together for your adoption.

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  8. Hi! We are expecting a new grandchild in October. I started looking for a blanket pattern and yours was the first site I visited. I thought --Perfect! Baby-to-be has two siblings ages 6 and 8 who each has a favorite little stuffed animal pet. I figured out that by starting the sac wit 42 sts and the cap with 28 sts, I could make them each a downsized version. The sas are done and oh so cute! Now for the caps---ss

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  9. I became a "great" Aunt for the first time two weeks ago. I'm going to knit this up for him this weekend so I can get it off to my niece first thing on Tuesday. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

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  11. Thank you for this sweet pattern. I will use it to knit for charity. I appreciate your kindness in sharing it with us.

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  12. This is an adorable pattern and thank you for sharing. I put it in my knitting folder. It's a shame and a crime for people to steal from you and then pretend they did it all on their own. They have no respect or morals doing what they are doing. If they did it to you you can be sure they will do it to others, even their friends. I can't blame you for wanting to be wary of sharing anymore patterns. These people whoever they are don't care they are not only ruining your joy of sharing but, they're ruining it for the rest of us. SHAME!! on them. They won't win in the end.

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