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Crucci presents a 4ply Double Breasted Matinee Jacket, Hat and Booties for babies aged newborn to 12 months in a versatile 4ply wool yarn.
Construction is knit in parts (back, right front, left front, sleeves and neckband), from bottom to top, with different shaping options for boys or girls. The hat is also knit flat and seamed, with the booties likewise knit flat and seamed.
This is an intermediate pattern suitable for knitters who are familiar with increases and shaping.
Five sizes: 0 Months (3 Months, 6 Months, 9 Months, 12 Months)
To fit underarm (cm) 35 (40, 45, 47, 50)
Actual Chest Size (cm) 41 (46, 52, 54, 58)
Length to back neck (approx, cm) 22 (26, 29, 31, 33)
Hat to fit head (cm) 35 (40, 45, 47, 48)
Booties size 0-3 (3-6, 6-9)
Gauge: 28 sts and 36 rows over 10cm square swatch in stocking stitch using a 3.25mm knitting needle, or size as required to get the correct gauge.
4ply wool - between 2 and 4 50g balls for the jacket - see our range here: https://knitnstitch.co.nz/collections/sock-fingering-baby-3-ply-4-ply
Only one ball is needed for the hat and booties combined.
1 pair each of 3.00mm and 3.25mm for the Jacket and Hat
1 pair of 2.75mm (3mm, 3.25mm) needles for the booties or size to give correct tension.
5 stitch holders for the Jacket
6 buttons for the Jacket
Narrow ribbon for booties (optional)