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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Quick Diaper Cover

I am attempting to bust my yarn stash and find quick projects to make for new and expected babies. I have hand-knitted and machine knitted woolies or soakers out of 100% wool in the past for mothers that wanted them for use with cloth diapers. This particular diaper cover is for use to cover disposable diapers and not for the cover's ability to resist moisture.
I was reading Stefanie Japel's blog post "Soakers and a Tutorial (how to knit your own)" and thought... hmmmmmm... this might be something to make on the USM! O Lordy I'm brilliant! No? Any who... the diaper cover is a breeze to knit up. However, I will make some adjustments for the next one...

Oh... the piggie? Well she is tuckered out watching me knit... 

MY NOTES: WARNING!! These are just notes, pattern has not been tested for accuracy as of yet.

Cast on 80 needles
Double ewrap
Knit 10 rows
Convert 1X1 ribbing
Knit 6 rows
Begin decreases: When the carriage is on the right decrease the last stitch on the left. When the carriage is on the left decrease the last stitch on the right.
NOTE: To make sure this stitch knits appropriately, put the needle in FWP and make sure the stitch is behind the open latch.
Be sure to adjust weight accordingly
Decrease until there are only 2 stitches left and bind off
At this time you can either hang the leg edges and knit 1X1 leg ribbing or stitch up the points and knit the leg ribbing by hand. I sewed up the front seam and down the leg openings a bit and hand knit the leg ribbing using size 5 circular needles

As Follows: Pick up stitches around the leg opening
Row 1&2: k1, p1
Row 3: Decrease evenly until there are @36 stitches left
Row 4: k1, p1
Bind off using Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off

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