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Ella Sleep Sack

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Yarn Weight Fingering (4 ply)
Sizing Children
Style Cute, Whimsical, Casual
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What was your source for this knitting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo The Ella & The Grady Sleep Sacks

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What needles did you use? US 3 / 3.0 mm / UK 11

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What materials did you use? Fingering weight superwash merino yarn (380-450 yards depending on which of the two patterns you use). Size US 2 and 3 needles, stitch markers, and cable need (for Ella Sack).

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What are you most proud of? I'm really proud that for the first several months, Ella lived in this sack. She loved it and other babies are now enjoying them, too! I've even had mothers tell me that people have asked to buy their sleep sack right off the baby!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I recommend that you stick with a semi-solid or solid for the Ella Sack to show off the cable. However, if you want to have fun and play with the different sock/fingering weight yarns that are out there and super fun, make a Grady Sack. I give yard amounts in the pattern, but if you want it super fun. Disclaimer: You are responsible for the health and safety of your child and should not leave baby unattended while in sack. You can purchase the pattern in my BrownieKnits Craftsy shop, the Brownie Knits Ravelry shop, my Etsy store at etsy.com/shop/brownieknits, and at BrownieKnits.com.

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I am anxious to knit one of these but not sure if I get patterns for both the cable and closed bottom one or do I order each separate?

11/13/2013 Flag

Hi there! The pattern includes directions for both the cabled and closed bottom versions. I hope you enjoy knitting one.

11/15/2013 Flag

Me too. Do we get both patt erns?

04/26/2014 Flag

You can purchase the pattern via Craftsy in the BrownieKnits pattern shop: http://www.craftsy.com/user/39070/pattern-store. The pattern includes both the cabled/open bottom version and the non-cabled/closed bottom version.

05/02/2014 Flag

I am trying to find this pattern and not making any progress. Where do I need to go?

11/17/2013 Flag

You can purchase the pattern in my BrownieKnits Craftsy shop, the Brownie Knits Ravelry shop, my Etsy store at etsy.com/shop/brownieknits, and at BrownieKnits.com.

11/22/2013 Flag

Where can I get this pattern?

11/17/2013 Flag

You can purchase the pattern in my BrownieKnits Craftsy shop, the Brownie Knits Ravelry shop, my Etsy store at etsy.com/shop/brownieknits, and at BrownieKnits.com. Thanks so much!

11/22/2013 Flag

ooooooooo....I need to know where to get one of those precious sleep sack fillers!! lol! What a great gift idea for a new mom!

01/18/2014 Flag

I really want to make one of these but I am a beginning knitter. Do you think that a beginner would be able to knit this or do I have a while to wait?

03/16/2014 Flag

Hi there and welcome to knitting!!! It all depends on how determined and adventurous you are. The pattern includes two options in one. For the cabled sack, you need the following skills: knit, purl, worked in the round, worked on small needles with fingering weight yarn, reading a cable chart, working with a cable needle, and combining knit and purl for the rib stitch. For the non-cabled sack, you need the following skills: knit, purl, worked in the round, worked on small needles with fingering weight yarn, combining knit and purl for the rib stitch, working simple decreases using double-pointed needles. My recommendation would be to learn how to do a hat in the round first and then give the non-cabled sack a go. All the steps you would learn in a beginner (in the round) hat would apply to that sack. Thanks for checking out the pattern!

03/21/2014 Flag