I wrote this pattern a couple of years ago now, but it has only been available on The Nappy Network up until now. So I though I should pop it here to make it more available 🙂
This soaker has a high rise so that it is suitable to wear over a modern cloth nappy at night.
Uses 4mm needles, DK weight wool. It is knit using less than 50g of yarn.
Cast on 30 stitches, rib 10 rows.
Start to knit in stocking stitch and inc at each end of row and foll alt row (34).
SS 27 rows
Then dec 2 stitches at the end of each knit row until 20 stitches
SS 6 rows
Then inc each end of knit row until 38 stitches.
SS 27 rows, dec at each end of knit row and foll alt row (34)
Rib 10 rows.
I’ve crocheted the leg cuffs but you could easily rib them instead.
I have to report, however, that this wee soaker met a sad end after good usage (in a nappy hire kit). Silly me threw it in the machine and felted it 😦 When one of the girls has a doll of a suitable size (quite small!) I will produce it for them.
I’m going to link the pattern on Ravelry, so if you’ve made one of these, you might like to add it to your projects page 🙂