Baby Folkwear Caftan

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Baby Folkwear Caftan

designed by Marilyn Losee
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Size

3 mos
18 1/2 inches
10 inches
6 mos
18 1/2 inches
10 inches
9 mos
20 1/2 inches
11 inches
12 mos
20 1/2 inches
11 inches
18 mos
22 1/2 inches
12 inches
2 yrs
22 1/2 inches
12 inches
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The materials for this project cost $41.44

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • 3 mos
  • 6 mos
  • 9 mos
  • 12 mos
  • 18 mos
  • 2 yrs
Chest
18 1/2 inches
Length
10 inches

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Simply Soft | Country Blue, 9710Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast A

Simply Soft | Soft Green, 9739Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast B

Simply Soft | Off White, 9702Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast C

Simply Soft | Soft Pink, 9719Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast D

Simply Soft | Soft Blue, 9712Edit Color
$4.29

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 7/4.5mm
$3.95

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 8/5mm
$3.95

Circular Aluminum Knitting Needles 16"

Size 7/4.5mm
$5.75

Aluminum Stitch Holder

3" 1/Pkg
$1.35

Chibi Tapestry Needle Set

Jumbo 2/Pkg
$4.99

Materials not included in this kit:

Split-ring stitch markers or waste yarn.

The materials for this project cost $41.44

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

cont = continue(ity)

RS = right side

Sl st = Slip stitch

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Chest
3 mos 18 1/2 inches
6 mos 18 1/2 inches
9 mos 20 1/2 inches
12 mos 20 1/2 inches
18 mos 22 1/2 inches
2 yrs 22 1/2 inches
Length
3 mos 10 inches
6 mos 10 inches
9 mos 11 inches
12 mos 11 inches
18 mos 12 inches
2 yrs 12 inches

MATERIALS

Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Sizes3 mos6 mos9 mos12 mos18 mos2 yrs 
Main Color (MC)
Country Blue (9710)
1111
Contrast A
Soft Green (9739)
111111
Contrast B
Off White (9702)
111111
Contrast C
Soft Pink (9719)
111111
Contrast D
Soft Blue (9712)
111111
Size US 7 and 8 (4.5 and 5 mm) straight needles or size to obtain gauge. Size US 7 (4.5 mm) 16-inch circular needle for neck finishing. Split-ring stitch markers or waste yarn. Stitch holder. Tapestry needle (tn)

GAUGE

In Stockinette stitch, using larger needles, 18 sts and 24 rows = 4"/10 cm Stitches Used Garter stitch (Garter st) Stockinette stitch (St st)

INSTRUCTIONS

BACK
Using smaller needles and MC, cast on 42 (46, 50) sts.
(RS) Begin Garter st; work even for 4 rows, ending with a WS row.
(RS) Change to larger needles and St st. Work even until piece measures 6 (6 1/2, 7) inches from beg; place marker for underarm. Cont in St st, work even until piece measures 10 (11, 12) inches from beg, ending with a WS row.
Shape shoulders and neck: (RS): BO 13 (14, 15) sts at beg of next 2 rows for shoulders; place rem 16 (18, 20) sts on holder for neck.

FRONT
Work as for Back until piece measures same as back to underarm, ending with a WS row; pm as for back.
Cont in St st, work 0 (2, 6) rows even, ending with a WS row; place marker (pm) each side of center 6 (6, 8) sts.
Shape placket: (RS) Work across to marker; join a second ball of yarn and BO center sts, work to end—18 (20, 21) sts each side. Working both sides at same time, work even for 15 rows, ending with a WS row.
Shape neck: (RS) At each neck edge, dec 1 st every row 5 (6, 6) times – 13 (14, 15) sts remain for shoulder.
Work even until piece measures same as Back to shoulder. Bind off remaining sts.

SLEEVES
Using smaller needles and MC, cast on 27 (29, 32) sts. (RS) Begin Garter st; work even for 4 rows, ending with a WS row. Change to larger needles and St st.
Shape Sleeve: (RS) Inc 1 st each side this row, then every 10 rows 4 (3, 3) times, every 8 rows 0 (2, 3) times—37 (41, 46 ) sts. Work even until piece measures 7 1/2 (8 1/2, 10) inches from beg, ending with a WS row. Bind off all sts loosely.

FINISHING
Block pieces to measurements. Sew shoulder seams.
Neck band: With RS facing, using circular needle and MC, beg at lower end of placket, pick up and knit 60 (62, 64) sts evenly around neck shaping as follows: 10 sts up side of placket, pm; 12 sts along neck shaping to shoulder; 16 (18, 20) sts from back neck holder; 12 sts along neck shaping to placket, pm; 10 sts to lower end of placket. Do not join. (WS) Beg Garter st; working back and forth on circular needle, work even for 1 row.
Shape neck band: Increase Row: (RS) * Work to one st before marker, inc 1 (by k1-f/b in next st); slip marker, inc 1; repeat from * once, work to end. Repeat Increase row every other row 1 (1, 2) times, ending with a RS row. Bind off all sts loosely on next (WS) row. Sew ends to bound off sts of placket. Sew on sleeves between markers; sew sleeve and side seams. Using tn, weave in all ends.

EMBROIDERY
Using colors as shown (see photo), or colors desired, work embroidery, (see diagrams and photo), at center front; beg at center back neck, work embroidery around neck edge; work embroidery on sleeve.