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Daisy Soakers Who wouldn’t want to wear fancy pants like these? From a 1940s British pattern leaflet called The French Baby Book, these soakers can be used as a cloth diaper cover, or just as cute shorts over a regular disposable diaper or even training pants. (If you use them as a cloth diaper cover, be sure to lanolize the soakers following the instructions on page 29.) Keep in mind that cloth diapers tend to be bulkier than disposable diapers, so if baby is wearing disposables you’ll want to make the pants a size smaller. The yarn is a wonderful organic two-ply wool that knits into a lightweight but absorbent fabric.

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SIZES

YARN

NOTIONS

6-12 months (12-18 months, 18-24 months) Shown in size 18-24 months

Vermont Organic Fiber Company O-Wool Classic 2-Ply (100% certified organic Merino wool; 198 yards [181 meters] / 50 grams): 2 hanks #6510 Rose Gold

1 yard (1 meter) 1" (2.5 cm) wide pajama elastic; sewing needle and thread

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

16 ½ (17 ½, 18 ½)" [42 (44, 47) cm] waist 19 (21½, 24½)" [48 (55, 62) cm] hips 8¾ (9, 9¼)" [22, 23, 23.5] cm long

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NEEDLES

One pair straight needles size US 2 (2.75 mm) One pair straight needles size US 1 (2.25 mm) Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

GAUGE

26 sts and 34 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch (St st), using larger needles 24 sts and 32 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Chevron Pattern, using larger needles 32 sts and 36 rows = 4" (10 cm) in 2x2 Rib, using smaller needles

vintage baby knits

vintage baby knits

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Vintage Baby Knits:More Than 40 Heirloom Patterns from the 1920s to the 1950s by Kristen Rengren  

While working as a vintage clothing dealer, combing through estate sales and eBay listings, longtime knitter Kristen Rengren amassed hundred...

Vintage Baby Knits:More Than 40 Heirloom Patterns from the 1920s to the 1950s by Kristen Rengren  

While working as a vintage clothing dealer, combing through estate sales and eBay listings, longtime knitter Kristen Rengren amassed hundred...