Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Stripey Sleepy Sack

As of February 8th, 2011, you can now view and download the pattern from google. Click here for the pattern.



You will need:

*Any worsted weight yarn in at least 3 colors. About 400 yards total.
*Size 10.5 cable needle (20" length) and 10.5 DPN
*Tapestry needle


Abv:
k = knit
p = purl
k2tog = knit 2 together as one (decrease 1 stitch)
st(s) = stitch(es)

Gauge=17 sts & 20 rows = 4 inch square when holding 2 strands of yarn together.



Cast on 68. Join in round.

(Non-working yarn is carried up.)

In MC
Rounds 1-6: k2, p2 ribbing (1.5”)

Pattern as follow:
CC1 Round 1-3: knit

CC2 Round 4: knit
Round 5: purl
Round 6: knit
Round 7: purl
Round 8: knit

CC1 Round 9-11: knit

MC1 Round 12-13: knit
Round 14-15: purl
Round 16-17: knit

Alternate CC1 and CC2 in each pattern set.

Here is what we have so far:


So after the first round, the second round would look like this:

CC2 Round 1-3: knit

CC1 Round 4: knit
Round 5: purl
Round 6: knit
Round 7: purl
Round 8: knit

CC2 Round 9-11: knit

MC1 Round 12-13: knit
Round 14-15: purl
Round 16-17: knit

Now just repeat the pattern rounds 4 more times (6 times total). Your sack should be about 23" long. Then begin decrease pattern.

Decrease pattern:
Round 1-3: knit

(Switch color) Round 4: k3, (k2tog, k7)2x, (k2tog, k6)3x, (k2tog, k7)2x, k2tog, k3 (60 sts remain)
Round 5: purl
Round 6: k3, (k2tog, k6)2x, (k2tog, k5)3x, (k2tog, k6)2x, k2tog, k3 (52)
Round 7: purl
Round 8: k2, (k2tog, k5)2x, (k2tog, k4)3x, (k2tog, k5)2x, k2tog, k2 (44)

(Switch color) Round 9: knit
Round 10: k2, (k2tog, k4)2x, (k2tog, k3)3x, (k2tog, k4)2x, k2tog, k1 (36)
Round 11: knit

(Switch color) Round 12: k1, (k2tog, k3)2x, (k2tog, k2)3x, (k2tog, k3)2x, k2tog, k1 (28)
Round 13: knit
Round 14: (k2, k2tog)7x (21)
Round 15: knit
Round 16: (k1, k2tog)7x (14)
Round 17: (k2tog)7x (7)

Here is what the bottom will look like:


Break yarn, weave through live stitches, weave in ends. Stick baby in and cuddle!


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