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Seamless Soaker


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Soaker begins between the legs with a provisional cast-on. The back is worked while shaping the legholes then the back stitches are placed onto a stitch holder or waste yarn. Front stitches are picked up from the provisional cast-on and the legholes are shaped to the same length as the back. The back and front stitches are joined, casting on a few stitches at the top of each leghole. The body is then worked in the round maintaining the garter ridge pattern over the back and working stockinette stitch on the front. The top band is worked in ribbing or with a drawstring to suit your yarn choice. When choosing a wool yarn for your soaker take into consideration how well that yarn holds the elasticity in ribbing. I suggest knitting a small swatch (at least 2" (5 cm) square) in 1 x 1 Ribbing and washing your swatch in cool water, stretching and pinning it to dry. If the ribbing bounces back together when dry then it's a good choice to use ribbing on your top band. If the ribbing stays stretched out, I suggest knitting the top band with the drawstring. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY provisional cast-on knitting in the round with dpns and circular needles picking up stitches short rows m1 and m1p increases backwards loop cast-on, mid round GAUGE 18 sts and 24 rows/rnds = 4" (10 cm)in St st with larger needle. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Newborn (0-3 mos, 3-6 mos, 6-9 mos, 9-12 mos, 1-2 years) 141?4 (16, 181?4, 20, 221?4)" around diaper SUGGESTED YARN 190 yards of Worsted weight

Recommended with this pattern

  • Size U.S. 6 (4 mm): Straight and dpns or 16" (40 cm) circular needle
  • Size US 6 (3.75 mm) dpns and 16" (40 cm) circular needle
  • Aran weight (CYCA #5 Medium) yarn, 100% wool: approx 90 (110, 140, 160, 190) yards

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Kristen TenDyke
Kristen TenDyke
Kristen TenDyke designs classic sweaters with unique construction. She specializes in seamless knitting and always keeps Mother Nature in mind when making yarn choices. Kristen strives to provide you with patterns that are easy to follow, enjoyable and engaging to make! She is the author of Finish Free Knits, Knitting Maine and No-Sew Knits.