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Knitting Pattern for Baby Layette Set – Sailor Style

If you want to make a baby jumper with a nautical design then this knitting pattern for a baby layette with a sailor theme might be just what you’re looking for.

Where to Get the Pattern

If you click the image you will be directed to the website where you can download the pattern at no cost

As the image shows with this collection you get instructions to make the baby blanket, the beanie hat, the jacket and a pair of matching booties.

Double Knitting Yarn is Used

The popular double knitting yarn such as the Paintbox Baby DK range is recommended due to it being delicate and soft – ideal for babies. Moreover, it is a brand that can be washed up to 40 degrees C. The amounts of yarn needed are given on the pattern for each of the items.


3.25mm (US 3) 3.75 mm (US 5) and 4 mm (US 6 ) single point straight knitting needles are used. You will also need 2 by 3.25 mm (US 3) double-pointed needles.

However, for the blanket which requires that you cast on 133 stitches and then increase to a maximum of 157 stitches, I would use a circular needle just so that it can take the weight of the developing blanket rather than my wrists.

The gauge says 27 stitches to 10cm so for 157 stitches I would get a 60cm length circular which should comfortably take them. I love using the KnitPro Symfonie needles because the smoothness of the wood means they are a pleasure to knit with.

Other Supplies Needed

2 buttons for the jacket

Knitting Skill Level

Stitches You Need To Know How to Do

On the description for this pattern you’ll see that it is set for intermediate knitters. If you consider yourself a beginner and are confident enough to learn new skills then this would make a good project with which to learn some more intermediate knitting skills.

Here are the stitches and skills that are needed in this pattern.

  1. cast on and bind off, knit and purl
  2. increase by making one stitch – m1
  3. knit one through the back loop – k1tbl
  4. decrease by knitting 2 stitches together – k2tog and purl two together – p2tog
  5. decrease via skpo – slip one stitch, then knit one stitch, the pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
  6. pick up stitches to form the collar
  7. s2kpo – slip two stitches together as if to knit, then knit one stitch, then pass both slipped stitches over knitted one

None of these skills are difficult and can easily be learned from a YouTube video search. With most of them the description pretty much tells you what to do.

Picking up stitches around the collar section is one skill that a video can easily demonstrate. I have included one below.

Watch the Video to Learn How to Pick Up Stitches Around Neck Area

What I Like About this Design

I like that this set has instructions for a new born size right the way up to a 24 month old child. The same style and stitching pattern is repeated in each of the items and clear detailed instructions with diagrams are included throughout. Although it does include intermediate knitting skills I feel that a keen beginner could learn these techniques as they go along with the project. I also appreciate that these instructions are all given free of charge which helps to give access to everyone.

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