Florence is a cap and booty set worked in a classic lace pattern available in the Kelbourne Woolens Baby Collection and also as an individual PDF download.
The cap begins with an I-Cord that functions as both a firm edge and ties, and stitches are picked up to work the body of the cap. The booties begin with the soles and then stitches are picked up wo work the foot and top.
When slipping stitches with yarn in front, slip stitches as if to purl. When slipping stitches with yarn in back, slip stitches as if to knit.
DESIGNER Kate Gagnon Osborn.
YARN The Fibre Co. Canopy Worsted (50% baby alpaca, 30% merino, 20% viscose from bamboo; 200 yds/100gm skein): Quetzal, 1 skein.
GAUGE 20 sts + 40 rows = 4” (10 cm) in garter st, after blocking.
1 Lace Pattern repeat (11 sts) = 2.125”.
NEEDLES 1 - 16” US 5 (3.75 mm) circular.
1 - set US 5 (3.75 mm) DPNs.
NOTIONS Tapestry needle, 2 stitch markers.
SIZE To fit babies 4-12 months. Cap: 14” circular and 7.25” high. Bootie: 3.5” length, 6” circumference.
SKILLS Knitting lace, i-cord, increasing, decreasing.
For a tutorial on working from charts, visit our Charts Series here.
Photography: Amanda Stevenson