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Sweetheart Layette


I'd like to share another vintage pattern with you all. I've knit this one several times and it is adorable. It's a surprisingly simple pattern that is easy to memorize.

Please Note: The pattern calls for Canadian size 7, 9, 10 and 11 needles. This converts to size 4.5mm, 3.75mm, 3.25mm and 3mm/7 US, 5 US, 3 US and something midway between a 2 and a 3 US.
The yarn called for in the pattern was a fingering weight baby yarn sold in 1 oz/28.35g balls.






Sweetheart Layette

(1st Size)
AFGHAN
Size 24 X 28 inches
Tension of Stitch - Garter Stitch: 6 sts.=1 inch. 18 rows (9 ridges)=2 inches.

Materials Used
Monarch Swan or Andalusian
4 balls Sky 1 pair # 7 needles
3 balls White 1 large bow

Using Sky wool, cast on 145 sts.
Work in garter stitch (all knit rows) for 2 1/2 inches (24 rows).

Start Pattern:
1st Row (Right Side) - K12 sts. (Join White) K1. *WO, K3, S1, K2tog, PSSO, K3, WO, K1, repeat from *, 11 times (join another ball of Sky) K12.
2nd Row - (Using Sky) K12 sts, (using White) P121 sts, (using Sky) K12 sts.
Repeat the last 2 rows, 3 times (being sure to twist wools on wrong side when changing colours).
9th Row - (Using Sky) Knit.
10th Row - Same as 9th row.
11th Row - (Using Sky) K12, P121, K12.
12th Row - Same as 9th row.
These 12 rows form pattern.
Continue working in pattern until there are 16 complete patterns from beginning.
Repeat the 1st and 2nd rows, 4 times. Break off White.
Using Sky wool, work in garter stitch for 2 1/2 inches (24 rows).
Cast off loosely.

To Finish - Darn ends on wrong side. Press lightly. Trim with large bow.

COAT
Measurements of finished garment when pressed: All around at underarm, 19 inches. Length from shoulder to lower edge, 9 inches. Length of sleeve at underarm seam, 6 inches.
Tension of Stitch - Garter Stitch Yoke: 7 sts=1 inch. 12 rows=1 inch.

Materials Used
Monarch Swan or Andalusian
2 Balls Sky 1 pair # 9 needles
2 Balls White 1 pair # 10 needles
Ribbon for Trim 2 buttons

Starting at neck, using # 10 needles and Sky wool, cast on 114 sts.
1st and 2nd Rows - Knit.
3rd Row (Beading) - K2, *WO, K2tog, K2, repeat from * to end.
Knit 13 rows even.
17th Row - K2, *WO, K1, repeat from * to end (226 sts on needle).
18th Row - Knit.
19th Row (1st Buttonhole) - K2, WO, K2tog, knit to end.
Knit 17 rows even.
37th Row - Same as 19th row (2nd buttonhole).
38th Row - Knit.

Start Sleeves :
39th Row (Wrong Side) - K 34 sts (slip these 34 sts on to a thread for right front), K46 sts (slip these 46 sts on to a thread for one sleeve), K66 sts (place these on a stitch holder for back), K46 sts (slip remaining 34 sts on to a thread for left front), turn.

Left Sleeve -
1st Row (Right Side) - K22, K2 sts in next st, K23 (47 sts on needle).
Knit 3 rows even. Break off Sky wool.
Change to # 9 Needles:
Start Pattern:
1st Row - (Join White) K4, *WO, K3, S1, K2tog, PSSO. K3, WO, K1, repeat from *, 3 times, K3.
2nd Row - Purl.
Repeat the last 2 rows, 3 times.
9th Row - (Join Sky) Knit.
10th Row - Same as 9th row.
11th Row - Purl.
12 Row - Same as 9th row.
Repeat the last 12 rows, twice.
Repeat the 1st and 2nd rows, 4 times (44 pattern rows). Break off White.
Change to # 10 Needles:
Next Row - K11, *K2tog, K10, repeat from *, twice (44 sts on needle).
Work in ribbing (K2, P2) for 11 rows.
Cast off loosely in ribbing.

Right Sleeve - Slip the 46 sts for sleeve on to one needle, with right side of work towards you, join Sky wool. Work in same manner as left sleeve.

Body - Using # 10 needles, with wrong side of work towards you, slip the 34 sts from right front on to one needle, slip the 66 sts for back on the same needle. Join Sky wool, knit the 34 sts from left front on to same needle (134 sts on needle), turn.
1st Row (Right Side) - Knit.
2nd Row - Knit.
3rd Row - K13, *K2 sts in next st, K3, repeat from *, 26 times, K13 (161 sts on needle).
4th Row - Knit.
Change to # 9 Needles:
Start Pattern:
1st Row - K10 sts (border sts). Join White, K1, *WO, K3, S1, K2tog, PSSO, K3, WO, K1, repeat from *, 13 times (join 2nd ball of Sky), K10 sts.
2nd Row - (Using Sky) K10, (using White) P141 sts, (using Sky) K10.
Repeat the last 2 rows, 3 times (being sure to twist wools on wrong side when changing colours).
9th and 10th Rows - (Using Sky) Knit.
11th Row - K10, P141, K10.
12th Row - Same as 10th row.
Repeat the last 12 rows, 3 times.
Cast off loosely.
To Finish - Sew seams neatly. Sew buttons, matching buttonholes. Thread ribbon through beading at neck edge. Press lightly.

BONNET
Materials Used
Monarch Swan or Andalusian
1 Ball Sky 1 pair # 9 Needles
1 Ball White 1 Medium Crochet Hook
Ribbon for Trim

Starting at back, using Sky wool, cast on 7 sts.
1st Row - Knit.
2nd Row - K2 sts in each st (by knitting into front and back of st).
3rd Row - Knit.
4th Row - *K1, K2 sts in next st, repeat from *, 6 times.
5th Row - Knit.
6th Row - *K2, K2 sts in next st, repeat from *, 6 times (28 sts on needle).
Continue increasing in this manner, 7 sts every 2nd row (having 1 st more between each increasing) until there are 77 sts on needle.
Continue evenly in garter stitch (all knit rows) until work measures 4 inches from last increasing (40 rows).
Next Row - *K15, K2 sts in next st, repeat from *, 3 times, knit to end (81 sts on needle).
Next Row - Knit. Break off wool.
Start Pattern:
1st Row (Right Side) - Join White, K1, *WO, K3, S1, K2tog, PSSO, K3, WO, K1, repeat from * to end.
2nd Row - Purl.
Repeat the last 2 rows, 3 times. Break off wool.
9th and 1oth Rows - (Join Sky) Knit.
11th Row - Purl.
12th Row - Knit. Break off wool.
Repeat the 1st and 2nd rows, 4 times. Break off wool.
21st Row - (Join Sky) Knit.
22nd Row - K2 sts in each st (162 sts on needle).
23rd Row - Purl.
24th Row - K2 sts in each st (324 sts on needle).
25th Row - Purl.
26th Row - Knit.
Cast off loosely.
To Finish - Sew back seam for 20 rows. Using Sky wool, work 1 row sc around neck edge. Turn back border and sew down each side. Trim with rosettes. Press lightly.

CAP
Materials Used
Monarch Swan or Andalusian
1 Ball Sky 1 Pair # 9 Needles
1 Ball White
Starting at lower edge, using Sky wool, cast on 101 sts.
Work in garter stitch (all knit rows) for 6 rows (3 ridges). Break off wool.
7th Row - (Join White) K1, *WO, K3, S1, K2tog, PSSO, K3, WO, K1, repeat from * to end.
8th Row - Purl.
Repeat the last 2 rows, 3 times. Break off wool.
15th and 16th Rows - (Join Sky) Knit.
17th Row - Purl.
18th Row - Knit. Break off wool.
Repeat the 7th and 8th rows, 4 times. Break off wool.
Using Sky wool, work evenly in garter stitch for 25 rows.
Shape Top:
1st Row - *K8, K2tog, repeat from *, 9 times, K1.
2nd Row - Knit.
3rd Row - *K7, K2tog, repeat from *, 9 times, K1.
4th Row - Knit.
Continue decreasing in this manner, 10 sts every 2nd row (having 1 st less between each decreasing) until 11 sts remain on needle.
Break wool, draw through remaining sts, draw up tightly, fasten off on wrong side.
To Finish - Sew seam neatly. Turn back border. Press lightly.

MITTS
Materials Used
Monarch Swan or Andalusian
1 Ball Sky 1 Pair # 9 Needles
1 Ball White 1 Pair # 11 Needles
Ribbon for Trim
Both Alike - Starting at cuff, using # 9 needles and Sky wool, cast on 51 sts.
1st and 2nd Rows - Knit.
3rd Row - Purl.
4th Row - Knit. Break off wool.
5th Row - (Join White) K1, *WO, K3, S1, K2tog, PSSO, K3, WO, K1, repeat from * to end.
6th Row - Purl.
Repeat the last 2 rows, 3 times. Break off wool.
Repeat the last 12 rows, once.
25th Row - (Join Sky) *K14, K2tog, repeat from *, twice, K3, (48 sts on needle).
26th Row - Knit.
27th Row (Beading) - *K1, WO, K2tog, repeat from * to end.
28th Row - Knit.
Change to # 11 Needles:
Knit 24 rows even.
Shape Top:
1st Row - *K2, K2tog, repeat from * to end.
2nd Row - Knit.
3rd Row - *K1, K2tog, repeat from * to end.
4th Row - Knit.
5th Row - K2tog, 12 times.
Break wool, draw through remaining sts, draw up tightly, fasten off securely on wrong side.
To Finish - Sew side seam neatly.
Thread ribbon through beading. Press lightly.

LONG BOOTIES
Materials Used
Monarch Swan or Andalusian
1 Ball Sky 1 Pair # 10 Needles
1 Ball White Ribbon for Trim
Both Alike - Starting at top, using Sky wool, cast on 40 sts. Work in ribbing (K2, P2) for 10 rows.
Shape Knee:
1st Row - K30 sts, turn, K20 sts, turn, K21 sts, turn, K22 sts, turn, Continue working in this manner (having 1 st more every row) until all side sts are worked off.
Next Row - K20, K2 sts in next st, K19 (41 sts on needle).
Next Row - Knit. Break off wool.
Start Pattern:
1st Row - (Join White) K1, *WO, K3, S1, K2tog, PSSO, K3, WO, K1, repeat from * to end.
2nd Row - Purl.
Repeat the last 2 rows, 3 times. Break off wool.
9th and 10th Rows - (Join Sky) Knit.
11th Row - Purl.
12th Row - Knit. Break off wool.
Repeat the last 12 rows, once, leaving Sky wool attached.
Next Row - K2tog, K1, P2, *K2, P2, repeat from * to end.
Work in ribbing (K2, P2), for 3 rows.
Knit 4 rows (2 ridges).
Next Row (Beading) - K1, *K1, WO, K2tog, repeat from * to end.
Next Row - Knit.
**Start Vamp:
1st Row - K27 sts. (slip the remaining 13 sts on to a thread), turn.
2nd Row - K14 sts. (slip the remaining 13 sts on to a thread), turn.
Continue evenly in garter stitch on these 14 sts for 20 rows. Break off wool.
Foot - With right side of work towards you, slip the 13 sts from right side of vamp on to one needle. Join wool at right side of vamp, pick up and knit 12 sts on side of vamp. Knit across 14 sts at centre. Pick up and knit 12 sts on left side of vamp. Knit remaining 13 sts from left side of vamp (64 sts on needle).
Knit 11 rows even.
Shape Foot :
1st Row - *K2, K2tog, K24, K2tog, K2, repeat from *, once.
2nd Row - Knit.
3rd Row - *K2, K2tog, K22, K2tog, K2, repeat from *, once.
4th Row - Knit.
5th Row - *K2, K2tog, K20, K2tog, K2, repeat from *, once.
6th Row - Knit.
Cast off remaining sts.**
To Finish - Sew seams neatly. Thread ribbon through beading. Press lightly.

SHORT BOOTIES
Materials Used
Monarch Swan or Andalusian
1 Ball Sky 1 Pair # 10 Needles
1 Ball White Ribbon for Trim
Both Alike - Starting at cuff, using Sky wool, cast on 41 sts.
1st and 2nd Rows - Knit.
3rd Row - Purl.
4th Row - Knit. Break off wool.
5th Row - (Join White) K1, *WO, K3, S1, K2tog, PSSO, K3, WO, K1, repeat from * to end.
6th Row - Purl.
Repeat the last 2 rows, 3 times. Break off wool.
Repeat the last 12 rows, once.
25th Row - (Join Sky) K20, K2tog, K19.
26th Row - Knit.
27th Row - Purl.
28th Row - Knit.
Work in ribbing (K2, P2) for 6 rows.
35th Row (Beading) - K1, * WO, K2tog, repeat from *, ending K1.
36th Row - Knit.
Repeat from ** to ** as given for Long Booties.
To Finish - Sew seams neatly. Thread ribbon through beading. Press lightly.

posted on Oct 17, 2008 10:12 PM ()

Comments:

What a beautiful set, I would love to try it, however I have one question. What does "WO" stand for?? Is it the same as yarn over??
comment by knittingspree on Mar 11, 2011 7:21 PM ()
That's right, yarn over. I've also seen that it stands for Wool Over and Wrap (yarn)Over. Sometimes it can be difficult deciphering these vintage patterns. If you have any trouble with it. Just give me a shout.
reply by nittineedles on Mar 11, 2011 7:40 PM ()
True, the pattern is nice. I'll leave it to you to do. I've never knitted.
comment by stiva on Oct 19, 2008 9:24 AM ()
That looks complicated.
comment by stiva on Oct 18, 2008 10:32 PM ()
Very nice. Our senior citizen center has a store and I often find adorable baby things there. Personally, I don't knit or crochet... but I admire people who do.
comment by anniel on Oct 18, 2008 12:08 PM ()
I believe my eye sight is failing me Marg? However, that is beautiful
comment by strider333 on Oct 17, 2008 10:17 PM ()

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