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The Ultimate Guide to Knitting a Vintage Baby Sailor Outfit: Pattern, Instructions, and Tips

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A Tiny Baby Wearing A Knitted Sailor Outfit, Complete With A Cardigan, Hat, And Pants. Knit A Baby Sailor Outfit Vintage Knitting Pattern For Baby Sailor Cardigan And Leggings

Knitting a baby sailor outfit is a delightful project that can create a timeless and cherished keepsake. This comprehensive guide will walk you through every step of the process, from gathering materials to casting off the final stitch. Whether you're a seasoned knitter or just starting out, we've got you covered with detailed instructions, helpful tips, and a vintage knitting pattern that will produce an adorable sailor outfit for your little one.

Knit a Baby Sailor Outfit Vintage Knitting Pattern for Baby Sailor Cardigan and Leggings
Knit a Baby Sailor Outfit - Vintage Knitting Pattern for Baby Sailor Cardigan and Leggings
by Craftdrawer Craft Patterns

5 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 142 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Print length : 9 pages
Lending : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported

Materials

  • Yarn: Worsted weight yarn in navy blue and white (approximately 500 yards of navy and 200 yards of white)
  • Knitting needles: Size US 7 (4.5mm) and size US 8 (5mm)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Gauge

16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on size US 7 needles

Abbreviations

  • CO: Cast on
  • K: Knit
  • P: Purl
  • St(s): Stitch(es)
  • Rnd(s): Round(s)
  • Rep: Repeat

Pattern

Cardigan

Size: 0-3 months

Materials:

  • Navy yarn: 2 skeins
  • White yarn: 1 skein
  • Size US 7 needles
  • Size US 8 needles

Instructions:

  1. Back:
    • CO 60 sts in navy on size US 7 needles.
    • K2, P2 for 1 inch.
    • Change to size US 8 needles and continue K2, P2 for 8 inches.
    • Shape armholes: BO 5 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rnds.
    • K2, P2 until the piece measures 11 inches from the CO edge.
    • BO off.
  2. Front:
    • CO 50 sts in navy on size US 7 needles.
    • K2, P2 for 1 inch.
    • Change to size US 8 needles and continue K2, P2 for 8 inches.
    • Shape neck: BO 5 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rnds, then BO 3 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rnds.
    • K2, P2 until the piece measures 11 inches from the CO edge.
    • BO off.
  3. Sleeves:
    • CO 32 sts in navy on size US 7 needles.
    • K2, P2 for 1 inch.
    • Change to size US 8 needles and continue K2, P2 for 3 inches.
    • Inc 1 st at each end of the next 10 rnds (42 sts).
    • K2, P2 until the piece measures 7 inches from the CO edge.
    • BO off.
  4. Assembly:
    • Sew the shoulders together.
    • Pick up and knit 60 sts around the neck edge and work in K2, P2 rib for 1 inch.
    • BO off.
    • Sew the sleeves to the body.
    • Fold the bottom edge of the cardigan up 1 inch and hem.
    • Make 3 buttons and sew them onto the front of the cardigan.

Hat

Size: 0-3 months

Materials:

  • Navy yarn: 1 skein
  • White yarn: 1 skein
  • Size US 8 needles

Instructions:

  1. Crown:
    • CO 60 sts in navy on size US 8 needles.
    • K2, P2 for 1 inch.
    • Dec 1 st at each end of the next 12 rnds (36 sts).
    • Draw yarn through the remaining sts to close.
  2. Brim:
    • Pick up and knit 120 sts around the edge of the crown.
    • K2, P2 for 1 inch.
    • BO off.
  3. Assembly:
  • Fold the brim up and sew to the crown.
  • Embroider an anchor or other nautical design on the front of the hat.

Pants

Size: 0-3 months

Materials:

  • Navy yarn: 2 skeins
  • Size US 8 needles

Instructions:

  1. Legs:
    • CO 70 sts in navy on size US 8 needles.
    • K2, P2 for 2 inches.
    • K2, P2 for 7 inches.
    • BO off.
  2. Crotch:
    • CO 50 sts in navy on size US 8 needles.
    • K2, P2 for 1 inch.
  3. Assembly:
    • Sew the inner leg seams of the legs.
    • Sew the crotch piece to the legs, matching the center of the crotch piece to the center of the legs.
    • Fold the top edge of the pants over 1 inch and hem.
    • Thread an elastic band through the waistband.

Knit a Baby Sailor Outfit Vintage Knitting Pattern for Baby Sailor Cardigan and Leggings
Knit a Baby Sailor Outfit - Vintage Knitting Pattern for Baby Sailor Cardigan and Leggings
by Craftdrawer Craft Patterns

5 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 142 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Print length : 9 pages
Lending : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
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Knit a Baby Sailor Outfit Vintage Knitting Pattern for Baby Sailor Cardigan and Leggings
Knit a Baby Sailor Outfit - Vintage Knitting Pattern for Baby Sailor Cardigan and Leggings
by Craftdrawer Craft Patterns

5 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 142 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Print length : 9 pages
Lending : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
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