The Ella & the Grady Sacks

Techniques

Knitting, knit in the round, ribbing, cable & chart (Ella), basic decreases (Grady)

Level

Adventurous Beginner to Intermediate

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The Ella Sack: This fun number is open on both ends for easy use when diaper changing. The gorgeous cable down the center front adds just the right touch of classic knitting. Knit out of a semi-solid or solid to show off the cable, it is a lightweight sack that will keep your little one cozy in cool or air-conditioned temperatures. This sack can be worn under the arms or with the arms in the sack.

The Grady Sack: This little cutie is knit in the round and starts with a section of ribbing. The St st section in the middle shows the beauty of self-striping sock yarn. The bottom of the sleep sack is decreased in to form a bag bottom. The perfect weight for the spring or summer baby. Grady is made to be worn under the baby’s arms or with the arms tucked.

If you desire a thicker sack, we suggest checking out our The Ethan & The Grace Sack (Coming Fall 2013) pattern or our Arthur Sack (Coming Fall 2013) pattern. Both are out of worsted weight yarns.

Materials

The Ella Sack: 450 yards (411 meters) of fingering weight yarn Coral sample knit out of 1 skein of Dream in Color Smooshy in color Melon Bomb (450 yards/411 meters; 100% superwash merino)
The Grady Sack: 380 yards (348 meters) of fingering weight yarn Brown & Teal sample knit out of 2 skeins of Shibui Knits Sock in color Pebble (191 yards/175 meters; 100% superwash merino)
Other good yarn options: Koigu KPPM; Knit Picks Stroll Hand-Painted, Tosh Sock


Gauge

The Ella Sack: 6.75 sts / 10 rounds over St st on larger needles = 1 inch
The Grady Sack: 6.5 sts / 9 rounds over St st on larger needles = 1 inch


Needle

US 2 (2.75mm) 16" or 20" circulars
US 3 (3.25mm) 16" or 20" circulars or size needed to get gauge
US 3 (3.25mm) DPNs (for Grady)

Notions

Cable needle (for Ella Sack)
Scissors
3 stitch markers
Tapestry needle


Sizing

0 to 6 months, depending on the size of the baby
Ribbed areas measure 12 inches around and body measures 19 inches around (The Ella Sack); 20 inches around (The Grady Sack) after blocked.
(Note: The sacks have a larger stretched circumference on baby.)
Length measures 17" to 18"; IF YOU WANT TO MAKE EITHER OF THESE LONGER, THE INSTRUCTIONS ARE INCLUDED TO DO SO. HOWEVER, YOU NEED TO PURCHASE ADDITIONAL YARDAGE.


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