This classic layette of a blanket, hat and mitts would make a beautiful and practical gift for parents of a newborn. Designed by Sarah Hatton, the pattern is sized from birth to 12 months. It has been knitted in Rowan Wool Cotton which is soft enough for delicate skins, and Sarah has chosen neutral shades with a vintage feel. You can get hold of this pattern by buying a digital version of The Knitter Issue 36. Sarah has made a feature out of eyelets, which appear as diagonal stripes on the pram blanket and on the edgings of the hat and mitts. Borders of double moss stitch add a simple yet elegant touch.
Blanket: 46 x 61cm Hat and mittens: to fit 0-3 (3-6:6-12) months
Rowan Wool Cotton (DK weight; 50% merino wool, 50% cotton; 113m/50g balls) Blanket: A Clear 941; 4 x 50g balls B Celadon 979; 1 x 50g balls Hat and Mittens: A Clear 941; 1 x 50g balls B Celadon 979; 1 x 50g balls
Needles & Accessories
1 pair 4mm (UK 8/US 6) knitting needles 1 pair 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) knitting needles or set of circular needles if needed for edgings
21 sts and 30 rows to 10cm over eyelet patt using 4mm needles