To continue the pattern parade, I would like to introduce you to my new soaker pattern. Cutie Bahootie!
For about 2 years now I have had people asking me to write a soaker pattern. These were customers who had knit my longies and bloomers patterns. They loved the fit of my other patterns and wanted a soaker with the same fit. I finally caved… er, uh… consented. The result is Cutie Bahootie.
Cutie Bahootie. That says it all, doesn’t it? What could be cuter than a little cloth diaper bum in this soaker?!
Cutie Bahootie is knit in the round from the top down. It employs short rows throughout the back to give plenty of room for the cloth diaper. All waist and hip shaping is done with changes in needle size~ so no increases or mistakes in stitch count!
The pattern has instructions for 4 waistbands, 4 ruffles for the bum, 4 leg cuff options. The Customizable Option walks you step by step through knitting to your baby’s measurements or to your own gauge. The pattern also includes a 32 page Appendix full of tutorials for all pattern techniques. You only need to know basic knitting skills! It also teaches you 4 types of drawstrings!
Written in 6 sizes~ Newborn, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and Toddler. Simple instructions to customize size~ especially helpful for toddlers/XXL.
54-pagepattern includes these features:
Ribbed, ribbed with eyelets, encased elastic, and encased
Shaping above waist achieved with changes in needle size
Trim fit in the waist and above hips
Employs short rows throughout entire back of pants
No grafting necessary~ option to graft or not to graft
4 different leg cuffs
4 different ruffles for the bum
Instructions for 4 different drawstrings
Pattern employs charts for sizing~ no more confusion over which number for which size
Option to customize~ especially helpful for toddlers/XXL
Appendix with pictorial instructions for pattern techniques
5 stitches per inch, and approximately 6 rows per inch (Row gauge is not as important. You
can always just measure as you go.)
100% wool yarn, worsted weight
US 7 (4.5mm) 16” circular knitting needle or size that obtains gauge
US 5 (3.75mm) 16” circular needle or 2 sizes smaller than gauge needle
US 3 (3.25mm) 16” circular needle or 4 sizes smaller than gauge needle (for ribbed waist only)
US 7 (4.5mm) Double point needles (DPNs) or size that obtains gauge (for grafting only)
US 5 (3.75mm) Double point needles or 2 sizes smaller than gauge needle (for cuffs)
3 stitch markers, each different from the others is helpful but need at least one distinctive for the round
marker (optional, 2 more for bum ruffles)
Darning (tapestry) needle
stitch holder, if you wish (though not necessary)
.75” elastic, for encased elastic waistband only
Size H (5mm) crochet hook, optional (for provisional cast-on and three-needle bind-off)
For size chart and approximate yardage needed, see DHC Knits.
This pattern is only for personal use. If you are giving the pattern as a gift, please contact me before purchasing so that I can send the pattern directly to the receiver.