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Simnia Layette consists of: cardigan, blanket, hat, mitts and booties making this series of patterns ideal to create gifts for a new baby.
Each item in this set has a patterning reminiscent of sea shells. It is a repeat of six stitches and is easy to memorise. Each item is seamless for baby's comfort.
The blanket is in several sizes with the larger sizes having the option of garter stripes (waves) running through the shells.
Instructions are given for a single colour but if preferred the shells could be knitted in a contrast yarn as seen on the red and grey hat.
All samples use yarn by Colour Adventures.
Simnia Cardigan is a traditional yoke style with a flared skirt. The patterning on the skirt is reminiscent of sea shells. It is a repeat of six stitches and is easy to memorise.
The sleeve and skirt lengths may be adjusted if desired.
The cardigan is worked from the top down seamlessly. Initially you will be working flat in rows from the neckband to the sleeve separation. Sleeve stitches are put on hold while you finish the skirt. Then the sleeve stitches are returned to the needles (circular or DPN's) and worked seamlessly to the cuff. There are optional short rows to add shaping to the back of the yoke. The button bands are knitted with the rest of the garment in one piece.
Cardigan: 22 sts x 28 rows = 10 cm/4 inches over stockinette stitch on 4 mm/US 6 needles or size required to meet gauge.
Mitts, Booties, Hat: 22 sts x 28 rows = 10 cm/4 inches over stockinette stitch on 4 mm/US 6 needles.
Blanket: 20 sts = 10 cm/4 inches over garter stitch on 5 mm/US 8.