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Darling Layette booklet

from WIP Insanity
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Darling Layette booklet
Darling Layette booklet Back of bonnet
Darling Layette booklet Bonnet, mitten and bootie
Darling Layette booklet Mittens
Darling Layette booklet Booties, back of heel shown
Darling Layette booklet Booties, top of foot shown

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • increase
  • decrease
  • read charts
  • (optional; just makes the bobbles easier) knit backwards
  • pick up stitches (bonnet, booties)
  • do the three-needle bind-off (bonnet)
  • work small circumferences in the round, i.e. DPNs, magic loop, or 2-circular methods (booties, mittens)
  • work short rows; instructions given in pattern (booties)
  • graft, aka Kitchener stitch (booties)

Pattern Description:

One day, for fun, I decided to combine lace, ruffles, a texture pattern and bobbles all in a single pattern...and it worked! The result is an adorable little set which will keep a baby's extremities warm, while looking making them look absolutely darling at the same time.


29 stitches and 44 rows to 4"
measured over Chart B pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Mittens: 0-6 months[6-12 months]; finished wrist circumference: 2.75[3.75]" unstretched; finished hand circumference: 5" (both sizes); total height: 4[5.25]"
  • Booties: 0-6 months[6-12 months]; to fit foot circumference: 4[4.75]"; to fit foot length: 3.5[4.25]"
  • Bonnet: newborn[baby]; to fit head circumference: 12.5[13.75]"


  • sock weight yarn: about 55/77 yards for mittens, 63/87 yards for booties and 91/115 yards for bonnet
  • 2.5mm needles: double-pointed needles for mittens and booties, straights and 16"/40cm circular for bonnet
  • darning needle (for grafting): booties

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch marker: one for mittens, three for booties
  • ribbon, approx. 2.25" wide: (optional) two 17" lengths for mittens, (optional) two 18.5" lengths for booties, 37" for bonnet
  • stitch holder: booties, bonnet

Suggested yarn:

279 yards of Fingering weight

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