Button-Up Baby Wrap

Friday, February 03, 2012

Hey guys! Sorry it's been a while, but...I had my baby! She's the cutest little thing! I had her Jan. 15 at my home, everything went perfectly! So much better than going to the hospital. She was 6 lbs. 8 oz. and 21 inches long. We named her Maliya Mae. I wanted to make her a little cocoon and I have to say, I had some problems transferring my straight needle work onto a cable needle..I'm not sure what happened, I'm thinking it was a "dumb day" for me lol. But, I finally got it to work. So hopefully the video tutorial isn't too confusing for you to follow. The pattern says to CO 50, and I CO 36 and it was the perfect width. I thought the flaps were way too long, so I ended up stitching the side till the flaps were around 2-3 inches long. Mine turned out really plain, but I've seen some that look really good, I'm sure yours will turn out better than mine!

if I were to make one again, I wouldn't make the flaps as long. So I would maybe knit 15 rows instead of 30 and then knit in the round. Or you could just knit in the round the whole time if you don't want to have a slit/flaps. Lot of options! 

Pattern by Kimberly Wood
UPDATE!!!!
I haven't gotten a lot of people notifying me that this pattern is no longer available. It looks like the pattern maker is off of Ravelry, so therefore, all of her patterns are no longer available...not sure what happened. So, many of you have been asking for the written pattern, so here it is! (I hope it's okay!)

Materials:

-- Size US 17 circular needles(if using magic loop) or DPNs
-- Size US 17 straight needles
-- 2 skeins of Hometown USA Dallas Grey
-- 2 buttons
-- yarn needle
-- scissors

Gauge


5 stitches and 6 rows = 2 inches in stockinette. Finished piece measures 15 inches in length, but can be customized to a desired length by adding rows prior to decrease rounds.


Pattern


Cast on 50 stitches on straight needles.


Round 1: Knit all stitches 

Round 2: Purl all stitches

Repeat rounds 1&2 to work piece in stockinette stitch for 30 rounds to form flaps. Transfer work to DPN`s or circular needle, place marker and join sides.


Round 31– 34: Knit all stitches in the round 
Round 35: K7,K2tog* repeat from * to end of round (44 sts)
Round 36: K all stitches
Round 37: K6,K2tog* repeat from * to end of round (38 sts)
Round 38: K all stitches
Round 39: K5,K2tog* repeat from * to end of round (32 sts)
Round 40: K all stitches
Round 41: K4,K2tog* repeat from * to end of round (26 sts)
Round 42: K all stitches
Round 43: K3,K2tog* repeat from * to end of round (20 sts)
Round 44: K all stitches
Round 45: K2,K2tog* repeat from * to end of round (14 sts)
Round 46: K all stitches
Round 47: K1,K2tog* repeat from * to end of round ( 7 sts)

Using yarn needle, pull yarn through remaining live stitches and pull closed. Weave in all ends. Attach buttons using matching yarn and yarn needle to flap portion of wrap at approximately 3.5 & 7 inches down from cast on edge. Enjoy! 



 My Ravelry of this project


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