Thursday, October 30, 2014

woolly bottoms

our baby is coming soon! 
i've been making woolly diaper covers
from a pattern found in a vintage book.

they are so simple
and so fun to make, i wanted to share. 
perhaps you have a baby to knit for too!
below modifications and the 'recipe'.


using worsted weight wool and size 6 needles, cast on 100 stitches.
knit 2, purl 2, for approximately 6 rows.
then work an eyelet row:
k2, p2, k2, yo, p2 tog, repeat to the end of the row.
work 6 more rows of rib.
change to garter stitch and begin decrease as follows:
k2, k2tog, knit to the last 4 stitches of the row, k2 tog, k2.
continue decreasing every other row until all stitches are used.


fold together like this


sew ribbing together


then seam the point until half the space is
 left for the leg openings.


 crochet or icord a chain, drawing through the eyelet holes


 done! 


i made tiny knitted leaves for this pair, for another pair, pom poms.
these bottoms measure 7 x 9 inches. i don't think any of the numbers
are terribly important, but i think the cast on amount needs to be divisible by 2 (for the ribbing)
i made a very small newborn pair and cast on 84 stitches. as soon as baby arrives,
i'll have a better idea of how these fit! for now it's fun to experiment.
(leaf pattern found here)


 we're here in mendocino still. i'm happy to have finished this pair so 
i could take photos on our 'driftwood cottage' table. 
and have time to start making another. :)
xxx lori


31 comments:

  1. Oh how much I love this baby bloomers ... So very cute and the leaves ....omg the leafs are the most adorable , I can imagine I cute little baby all cuddling and adorable wearing that. I actually have a baby to knit for also. My nephew is having a baby tomorrow or Saturday. His wife is being induced tomorrow and I'm knitting a pumpkin hat for her ( we know it's a girl) and I'm thinking about knitting a car seat blanket for her. Have you ever seen one ? A friend just showed me today and I absolutely loved it. I think I will also make one of the bloomers for her ... I just love it so much. Thanks for sharing the patter and I love the picture on your driftwood table ... Perfect fit.
    Ps: I thought about you today. I was in one of my favorite yarn stores today and found some Shetland yarn ... I was so excited I just wanted to tell you ... I will have to find something special to knit with it. :)

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    1. oh how exciting! good luck to your nephews wife! i haven't seen a car seat blanket, sounds like i may need to make one too! and how lovely too, you found shetland wool, i will look forward to seeing what you make with it! xoxo

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  2. Love these. Thanks for sharing the "recipe" :)

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  3. Om my goodness Lori, I love the excitement, the leaves, the bloomin' bloomers, the arrangements, but most of all, I love the grandmama love just oozing out of this post! Lucky you!! xxx Lucky bubba!

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    1. so SO excited jo, can hardly wait for this little bean! xxx

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  4. Oh Lori, they are so sweet! I can't wait until the day I (hopefully) have grandkids to knit for!
    I will copy the recipe and keep it for later! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. you will, and when the time comes i'll send you the pattern if you forget! i hope you have a wonderful weekend too! xoxo

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  5. That is going to be one fashionable baby! Wish I knew someone with a little on the way☺️

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    1. :) i've been wishing for so long susan, very much looking forward to a baby in the family again! xoxo

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  6. Adorable. I was admiring the table!

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  7. Love! I wish I'd knitted some for my babies... Will knit some when my sisters start their families instead :)

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    1. me too georgina! but grateful for the pattern now, i think you'll really enjoy making them! xo

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  8. Oh my gosh....adorable and simple! Would have loved this pattern 25 years ago...lol

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  9. Lori, I think that this beautifully explained and illustrated post is going to launch hundreds, or perhaps thousands, of woolly diaper covers! As someone already commented, your grandmomma love for this baby to be is so so sweet...lots of good wishes for all involved.

    (And yes, the wooden table and needles, and the leaves naturally grown and knitted are splendid.)

    xo

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    1. thank you so much frances, i love that these are being used again, so wonderful for baby, mama and the environment. and thank you for such kind words. xoxo

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  10. how lovely is that! I just felt in love with your knitted diapers!

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    1. oh yay! they are so simple and sweet! xo

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  11. So, so darling, especially the little leaves!

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  12. how incredibly darling and what a sweet thing to make. Congratulations on soon to be a mom

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    1. thank you very much! will pass on the congratulations. :)

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  13. Merci pour ces explications si précises
    Merci pour ces jolies photos qui nous invitent à tricoter également cette petite culotte

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    1. you are so welcome! thank you for your lovely comment, i hope you have fun making!

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xoxo lori