Thursday, April 24, 2008

A Nit for Emily's New Baby

Emily loves "babies", but she is particular. She and I went to Goodwill the other day and of course she was keen to look at the "babies". But as we slowly cruised the aisle with the toys she was very carefully looking at all the dolls and occasionally she would request to see one up close. For the majority of the dolls she would inspect them and then she'd hand the "baby" to me and say "back". But eventually, after cruising the aisle twice she settled on one that she really liked. It was a soft body doll with no hair and eyes that open and close. And of course it has not clothes. In the basket aisle I found a lovely little basket doll carrier that is a perfect size this doll. I do have a pattern that is perfect for this doll, but this is a knitting site, and what I going to put here is the "nit" I am making for the doll. A "nit" is Emily's word for blanket.

A "nit" for Emily's "baby"

yarn: Galway worsted wool
needles: US6

Cast on 53 stitches.
Work for six rows in seed stitch starting with a knit stitch.
Then work in the pattern as follows:

row !; k1, (p1, k1, p1, k9) repeat to the last 4, p1, k1, p1, k1
row 2: (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p7) repeat to the last 5, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1

Work until you like the length and still have some wool left.
Work 6 rows of seed stitch.
Cast off.

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