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I am a homeschooling mother of five wonderful children. I'm also a knitwear designer and a writer. I try to live simply and love to create. I began crocheting at the age of 8 and began designing my ...

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from Connie Stults
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Adaptation

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • simple decreases

Pattern Description:

Ottobre Design has a great wool soaker pattern that is knit with roving. I loved the way it looks, but wanted to knit with worsted weight rather than roving. So I re-worked the pattern for worsted weight wool. I also made a few changes that make the pattern easier to knit and to give a little better fit over a cloth dipe. I also re-worked it to make one size smaller than the original pattern, but it is still not as small as a newborn. However, it is very easy to re-size the pattern to make it smaller still.

This soaker is knit flat and seamed. It is knit in garter stitch with a ribbed waist and leg cuffs (that can be left off). This pattern is easy enough for beginners. Plus, the garter stitch is stretchy enough (even without short rows) to let this soaker fit for a long time.


5 sts and 8 rows per inch in garter stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Newborn~ 17" (43cm) hip, 13" (33 cm) rise
  • Small~ 21" (53cm) hip, 15" (38cm) rise
  • Med~ 23.5" (59.5cm) hip, 18" (45.5cm) rise
  • Large~ 26" (66cm) hip, 21" (53cm) rise
  • X-Large~ 26" (66cm) hip, 21" (53cm) rise


  • Worsted weight wool
  • US 5 knitting needles, or 2 sizes smaller than obtains gauge
  • US 7 knitting needles, or size to obtain gauge
  • US 7 double point needles, or size to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry or darning needle

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