Baby Sack

Still no new knitting around here… I have been heeding the advice of a couple of wise friends and just giving my hands a rest.  I did rebel and spend a few minutes finishing up this baby sack.  All that entailed was turning the thing inside out and doing a 3-needle bind off, but afterward my hands felt like they’d been slammed in a door.

  • Pattern: Kicking Bag for Babies by Annika (free Ravelry download)
  • Yarn: Interlacements Tiny Toes, 1.5 skeins or about 275 yards fingering weight
  • Needles: US size 1/2.25 mm and US 3/3.25 mm
  • Mods: I can’t remember if this was suggested or not, but I knit the cables on size 1s, then switched to the larger needles for the plain bit.  I also made it about 2 inches shorter than suggested.  Then I finished the whole thing off with a 3-needle bind off instead of grafting.

This was an easy project that uses up a fair bit of sock yarn.  This particular yarn was a prize I won from Lizzzknits some time ago.  I thought the colors were gender neutral, and it’s a soft, superwash yarn good for baby.  Had I known how nice the colors would turn out, and that the fabric would be so soft and squishy, I may have saved the yarn for socks!  I do have about a half skein left, so if I ever get my manual dexterity back I’ll likely make a matching hat with the same cable ribbing.

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2 thoughts on “Baby Sack

  1. I thought I recognized that yarn! Nice job, and I’m glad I could contribute to the baby-to-be. Sorry to hear about your hand problems…have you tried a larger gauge than sock yarn? Maybe worsted and bulky on larger needles won’t hurt so much. Best wishes.

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