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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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY simple decreases GAUGE 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

Supplies Needed

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

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Connie Stults
Connie Stults
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 own patterns not long after. Knitting came much later, but it wasn’t long until I started writing knitting patterns as well. I’m thrilled to share the love of handmade creations with others~ so DaisyHead Creations was born! You can sign up for my newsletter, The Brave Creative, by visiting the DaisyHead Creations blog. The sign up form is in the top right sidebar. The newsletter will keep you up to date on my newest patterns, any sales that I’m having, and it often brings you a free pattern! You can also find me at my Etsy shop, DaisyHead Creations. Or at my mothering and homeschooling blog, the daisyhead.