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The Ethan & The Grace Sacks

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Want to keep your little ones cozy in warm in the fall and winter months? These sacks are perfect for a sleepy snuggle! And, there are two different designs in the pattern! The Ethan Sack: This fun number is open on both ends for easy use when diaper changing. The gorgeous cable down the center front adds just the right touch of classic knitting. Knit out of a semi-solid or solid to show off the cable, it is a toasty warm sack that will keep your little one cozy in winter. The Ethan Sack can be worn under the arms or with the arms in the sack. The Grace Sack: This little cutie is knit in the round and starts with a section of ribbing. The stockinette section in the middle shows the beauty of variegated or painted yarns. The bottom of the sleep sack is decreased in to form a bag bottom. Grady is made to be worn under the arms or with the arms in the sack. (If you love these sacks, but want a lighter version check out The Ella & The Grady Sacks by Brownie Knits that are designed out of sock yarn.) Do not leave baby unattended in sack. Info about yarn in featured photos: The Ethan Sack: 300 yards (275 meters) of worsted weight yarn Blue sample knit out of Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in color Well Water (200 yards/182 meters; 100% superwash merino) Yellow sample knit out of Knit Picks Brava Worsted in color Canary (218 yards/200 meters; 100% premium acrylic) The Grace Sack: 300 yards (275 meters) of worsted weight yarn Sample knitted out of Knit Picks Swish Tonal in color Canopy (220 yards/202 meters; 100% superwash merino) Other good yarn options: Berroco Vintage, Dream in Color Classy, Knit Picks Comfy Worsted BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit in the round Rib stitch Ethan Sack has a simple cable panel with a chart. Grace Sack has simple decreases on double pointed needles. GAUGE 4.5 sts & 6.5 rows over St st = 1 inch on larger needles SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 0 to 6 months, depending on size of baby Ribbed areas measure 12 inches around and body measures 19 to 20 inches around after blocking. (Note: The sacks have a larger stretched circumference on baby.) Length measures 19-20 inches; IF YOU WANT TO MAKE EITHER OF THESE LONGER, THE INSTRUCTIONS ARE INCLUDED TO DO SO. HOWEVER, YOU WILL NEED ADDITIONAL YARDAGE. SUGGESTED YARN 300 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Knit Picks Swish Tonal (for Grace) COLORWAY Canopy

Recommended with this pattern

  • 300 yards of worsted weight yarn
  • US 6 16-inch circular needles
  • Adjust needle size to get gauge on larger needles

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