en Pointe Layette designed by Donna Higgins
precious knits from head to toe.
sizing: newborn / 6 month
finished size: 4 (5)" foot / 14 (16)" head
gauge: 28 sts per 4 inches in stockinette stitch on smaller needle / 3 sts per 1 inch - triple stranded
yarn: pea weepaca by Big Bad Wool [50% fine washable merino / 50% baby alpaca; 175 yds / 160 m]
striped booties, hat and headband: 1 skein pea weepaca in 2 colors (shown in raw and bleach)
wrap & matching headband: 1 skein1 pea weepaca in 2 colors + 1 skein weepaca held together (triple stranded) & novelty handspun yarn for crochet trim. (shown in raw, minty, coral)
tools: size 2 - 16" circular needle for striped booties, hat and headband & an extra needle for 3-needle bind off, size 13 - 16" circular needle and set of DPN's for wrap, size C & J hook for crochet trim, size 9 - 16" circular needle for matching headband, stitch marker, tapestry needle for seaming
notions: small pom for each bootie, hat & headband, coil-less pins for attaching poms (removable for washing), 2 – 3/8-inch buttons for optional bootie strap (not shown), 2 - 3/4-inch buckles for optional slide, 1 - 3/4-inch buckle for headband.
Skills Recommended: increase & decrease, slip stitches, stripes(alternate each color every 2 rows), seaming and crochet.
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