Pattern: Newborn Soaker on Flat needles

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 row

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.


Picture060.jpg picture by shortly_24

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 🙂

4 Responses to “Pattern: Newborn Soaker on Flat needles”

  1. 1 vanjeffery March 10, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Oh I’ll have to fish out the pics I have of the ones I did and get them linked to you. YAY!

  2. 2 shortly24 March 10, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Thanks C, I can see it there. I had trouble finding my pictures to add. You might be more organised than me!

  3. 3 I March 15, 2009 at 12:41 am

    oOh, thanks for this!

  4. 4 Amelia April 16, 2009 at 4:44 am

    I just wanted to say thanks for posting this pattern. My fuzzi’s have finally packed in and with number 4 on the way I have been searching for a cheaper alternitve to pockets. What are the actual measurements of the soaker. I used another pattern from kimber which was liked on the Nappy Network and it has turned out bigger than I thought it would. Then again I don’t know much about soakers at all!

    Thanks again.

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