Dear Baby Francis

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Dear Baby Francis Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit in the round
  • cables
  • reading a chart is helpful, but written directions are also provided

Pattern Description:

"I've been hooked on making wee baby socks inspired by their matching adult socks for quite some time. Here the cable pattern from the Uncle Frank socks makes for a perfect unisex baby gift!

This set includes a baby hat and socks. The socks are a perfect way to use up leftover sock yarns. Adding a trim of contrasting color gives this set that something extra!"


For socks, 28 sts and 44 rows = 4" over st st
For hat, 22-24 sts and 36 rows = 4" over st st for fingering weight yarn; 21-22 sts and 32 rows = 4" over st st for sport weight yarn

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • For socks, 2 1/4" foot circumference, 1 1/2" approximate leg length
  • For hat, 5" unstretched (6 1/2" streteched) width, 6 1/4 " length for fingering weight yarn 5 1/4" unstretched (7" stretched) width, 7" length for sport weight yarn


  • For socks: ~ 80 yards of fingering weight yarn such as The Plucky Knitter Merino Cashmere Nylon fingering, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock mediumweight, Kollge Yarns Sock-a-licious, Knitted Wit Superwash Merino Fingering, Anzula Squishy ~3 yards of fingering weight yarn for contrasting trim, if desired
  • For hat: ~ 110 yards of fingering weight yarn as suggested above, or 90 yards of sport weight yarn such as Miss Babs Yummy Superwash Sport, Madelinetosh Pashmina, Sunshine Yarns Sport, The Plucky Knitter Primo Sport ~5-7 yards of sport weight yarn for contrasting trim, if desired
  • For socks, Size US 2 (2.75mm) or size to obtain gauge either DPNs or circular needles
  • For hat, Size US 6 (4.00 mm) either DPNs or Circular 16" with DPNs needed for decreases or size to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • Cable Needle
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle

About Designer

About Designer

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Carrie Sullivan, aka Irish Girlie Knits, is a blogger, sock-obsessed knitter, and designer known for her deceptively simple, perfectly gorgeous designs such as Cotty and Summer Wind. In addition to her self-published pattern line, Carrie has designed for sock clubs and yarn companies such as Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin' Sock Club, the Woolgirl Sock Club, The Plucky Knitter Classics, and Kollage ...

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