Pie is a garter stitch baby kimono with basketweave blanket framed in a mitered garter band.
Shown in size Newborn (3 mos)
Directions are for infant’s Newborn size (3 mos). Changes for sizes Small (6 mos) and Medium (9 mos) are in parentheses.
Chest (closed) – 19(21-23)”
Length – 9(10-11)”
Blanket – 36” square
4(5-6) Balls Berroco Pure Merino (50 grs), #8510 Wisteria for Sweater, 13 balls for Blanket
Straight knitting needles, size 10 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
29” Length circular knitting needle, size 10 for Blanket
Crochet hook, size 4.50 mm (G)
Two 1/2” snaps
16 sts = 4”; 32 rows = 4” in Garter St on size 10 needles
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
With straight needles, cast on 40(44-48) sts. Work even in Garter St (K every row) for 5(5 1/2-6)”. Mark beg and end of last row for beg of armholes. Work even until armholes measure 4(4 1/2-5)”. Bind off.
With straight needles, cast on 32(36-40) sts. Work even in Garter St for 5(5 1/2-6)”. Mark end of last row for beg of armhole. Work even until armhole measures 1(1 1/2-2)”, end on WS with armhole marker to your left.
Shape Neck: Bind off 7(8-9) sts, k to end. Dec 1 st 1 st in from same edge EVERY row 6(10-14) times, then every other row 7(5-3) times – 12(13-14) sts. Work even until armhole measures 4(4 1/2-5)”. Bind off.
Work to correspond to left front marking beg of last row. Reverse placement of neck shaping.
With straight needles, cast on 24(25-26) sts. Work even in Garter St for 1/2”. Inc 1 st each end of next row, then every 1 1/2(1 1/2-1)” 3(4-6) times – 32(35-40) sts. Work even until sleeve measures 6(7-8)” from beg. Bind off.
Sew shoulder seams. Sew on sleeves between markers. Sew side and sleeve seams. Lap right front over left front. Sew one half of first snap to WS of right front edge just below beg of neck shaping. Sew one half of second snap to WS of right front edge 3” up from lower edge. Sew the other half of both snaps to RS of left front to correspond with those on right front.
Bows (Make 2): With crochet hook, ch 3. Make a bobble as follows: (yo, draw up a loop in 3rd ch from hook) 4 times, yo and draw through all loops on hook. Chain for 6 1/2”, then ch 3 and turn. Make another bobble. Fasten off. Tie each chain in a bow and sew to RS of right front over snaps.
With circular needle, cast on 138 sts. DO NOT join.
Rows 1, 3, 5 and 7 (RS): P6, * k2, p2, k2, p6, rep from * across.
Row 2 and all WS rows: K the k sts and p the p sts as they face you.
Rows 9, 11, 13 and 15 (RS): K6, * p2, k2, p2, k6, rep from * across.
Row 10: Rep Row 2. Rep these 16 rows 10 times more, end on WS. Bind off.
* With RS facing, using circular needle, pick up and k127 sts along one edge of blanket. Work in Garter St until band measures 3”, increasing 1 st each end EVERY row. Bind off. Repeat from * along each edge of blanket making sure to work the same number of rows on each edge. Sew mitered corners tog.