Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Brownie Knits Wednesday: Arthur Sack a New Pattern from Brownie Knits

Remember the super cute little man from the Ethan & Grace Sack pattern photos? Well, get ready for some more of his cuteness. I couldn't not name a pattern after him when he was such a great little model and his parents gave him a great name. So, please meet The Arthur Sack. This pattern is available for purchase on Craftsy, Ravelry, and Etsy and can be reached via BrownieKnits.com, as well. It is $2.99.

The Arthur Sack

This snuggly and stripy sack is perfect to wrap up little ones. It is both cozy and pleasing to the eye. Knitted in the round out of worsted weight yarn, it is a great weight for fall and winter newborns. The pattern provides directions for a three-color sack, but you could also put together leftover worsted weight yarn for a unique Arthur sack! 

Materials: 
175 yards (161 meters) of worsted weight yarn for main color 
125 yards (115 meters) of worsted weight yarn for secondary color 
75 yards (69 meters) of worsted weight yarn for contrasting color 
Sample knit out of Dream in Color Classy in colors Tea Party and Blue Lagoon (250 yards/229 meters; 100% superwash merino) & Berroco Vintage in color Mushroom 5104 (217 yards/198 meters; 52% acrylic, 40% wool, 8% nylon) 

Gauge: 
4.5 sts / 6 rounds over St st = 1 inch 

Needles: 
US 7 (4.5mm) 16-inch circulars 
US 7 (4.5mm) DPNs 
or size needed to get gauge 



Notions: 
Scissors 
Stitch marker 
Tapestry needle 



Sizing: 
0 to 6 months, depending on size of baby 
Ribbed areas measure 12 inches around and body measures 20.5 inches around after blocking. (Note: The sacks have a larger stretched circumference to fit over baby.) 
Length measures 19 inches; IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A LONGER SACK, THE INSTRUCTIONS ARE INCLUDED TO DO SO. HOWEVER, YOU WILL NEED ADDITIONAL YARDAGE.


According to his mommy, Arthur loves his sack and wears it during his day naps. As he is growing, she is also able to tuck it under his arms and have it cover his belly and legs while he snuggles. 

1 comment:

Acorn to Oak said...

I love baby sacks. I've made several for gifts. I wish I'd had one when my daughter was a baby. I love the color combo you used on yours. It's wonderful!