Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sweet Baby Kate

Babies, babies, babies! When faced with at least 6 babies being born in the next few months, I knew I needed to knit something fast! That's when I was inspired to make a sweet, wee version of my Cotty socks, which were named after my great-aunt Katherine. The Cotty socks have been referred to as "potato chip socks" as in you can't knit just one pair. With an easy to memorize pattern that works with just about any yarn, I knew this would solve my baby knitting dilemna!

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Shown in BMFA Socks that Rock lightweight, colorway Goody Goody

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Also shown in Kollage Yarns Sock-a-licious, colorway Blue Mist

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Shown in BMFA Socks that Rock mediumweight, colorway Peek-a-Boo Peony

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This set includes a baby hat and socks. The socks are a perfect way for using up leftover sock yarns. Can you imagine a matching pair of Mommy Cotty socks too! Make these even daintier by adding a matching ribbon trim to the lace!

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Thank goodness I'm not hosting a baby shower anytime soon! Wouldn't these make perfect decorations that could go home with the mommy-to-be?!

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Pattern: Sweet Baby Kate

Yarn: ~65 yards of fingering weight yarn for the socks and ~80 yards of fingering weight yarn for the hat; for a slightly smaller size, and using smaller needles, approximately the same yardage may be used for lighter fingering yarn (e.g., BMFA Socks that Rock lightweight, Madelinetosh Tosh Sock, The Plucky Knitter MCN)

Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm) for socks, US 6 (4.00 mm) for hat

Gauge: 32 sts=4" for socks; 24 sts=4" for hat

Finished Measurements: 2 1/4" foot circumference, 1 1/2" leg length for socks; 6" width, 6" length for hat

Size: 3-6 months

I'm offering the pattern at an introductory sale price of $4 for Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 3-6)!

Happy Baby Knitting!

xoxo Irishgirlieknits


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Nicole said...

Hooray! I've been waiting for this for my own Sweet Baby Elle!

chemgrrl said...

Awww, too cute! I've got some babies coming at me soon too, I think I'll have to knit some of these.

French Press Knits said...

Too cute! At my recent baby shower, I put up all the knits I have knit for baby so far- it was a hit. For my next shower I should have a couple more sweaters to add to the clothesline!

Discoknits said...

Love 'em! And I love how you put them on sale for "Labor" Day. Geddit?! haha

Kathy said...

Absolutely adorable! They're sure to be a huge hit!

Zonda said...

Pattern acquired! Gosh I sure wished I had some wee girls to be to knit for. Oh well, I can still knit them and save them. :) You have a great knack also for "dressing" the FO photos! So cute!

dianne said...

So Sweet!

cockeyed said...

I recognize those beauties! Paytan loves hers!!!

peaknits said...

so sweet!! I may not be able to resist this set - off to think of babies coming into the world:)

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

So sweet lovely knitting:)Hugs Darcy

Jen said...

Oh my. That Cotty pattern is just about the most perfect thing on baby items! Love the hat and the socks.

SissySees said...

Hmmm... Might need to add that to my collection...

Rani said...

What a fantastic photo shoot. The soft lighting, the staging - it's perfect. So pretty!

Kyara said...

so cutee , adorable
kiss kiss