The Ella & The Grady Sleep Sacks »
InstructionsThe Ella sack is the one with the cable down the front. The instructions are charted with only right side showing. Work from right to left.
The pattern is available for purchase on the Brownie Knits site: http://www.etsy.com/shop/brownieknits.
However, you can also custom order finished sacks!
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Whimsical, Cute, Casual
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).
What was your inspiration?
These two sleep sacks in one pattern were inspired by the upcoming birth of my niece Ella and her mommy's friend who was also pregnant with Grady, at the time. Every time I thought of my three nephews and my upcoming niece, I thought of all the snuggles that I wanted to bundle up as memories and never forget. The sleep sacks were born!
You can get the pattern from my etsy site: http://www.etsy.com/shop/brownieknits
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!
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 long, I include directions for increasing length. BUY more yardage if you plan to increase the length.
Disclaimer: You are responsible for the health and safety of your child and should not leave baby unattended while in sack.