The Baby Box Project
Giving gifts of hope to new moms

Do you know how to knit?

We have noticed a knitting revolution! If you love to knit cute things, please consider knitting a few items for us. We love home made beanies, booties, blankets and jerseys. 

Below are a few patterns that you may use for inspiration. 

Beanies



















Mother Theresa jersey 
Size 7/4,5 needles and double knit wool 

Cast on 48 stitches 

Work 20 rows K2,P2 rib 
Work 34 rows stocking stitch (1 row plain, 1 row purl) 
Cast on 16 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows, at the same time changing to K2,P2 rib (for sleeve) 
Rib 24 more rows 
Rib 26 sts, cast off 28 sts loosely in rib, rib 26 sts. 
Rib 26 sts, cast on 28 sts (loosely), rib 26 sts. 
Work 24 rows in rib 
Cast off 16 sts at beginning of next 2 rows. 
Work 34 rows stocking stitch 
Work 20 rows K2, P2 rib 
Cast off and sew up sides


Baby Booties

Gauge:
14 sts and 18 rows=4" in St st Materials:
Size 11 (8 mm) straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Instructions
Beginning at the sole, CO 16 sts.
Rows 1, 3, and 5: p
Row 2: k1, knit into front and back of next st, k4, k into front and back of next st, k2, knit into front and back of next st, k4, knit into front and back of next st, k1 - 20 sts
Row 4: k1, knit into front and back of next st, k6, k into front and back of next st, k2, knit into front and back of next st, k6, knit into front and back of next st, k1 - 24 sts These rows form the sides of the booties.
K 8 rows. This section is the top of the bootie and is the Blocks Pattern found in the matching hat.
k9, p2, k2, p2, leave remaining sts unworked.
Slip all sts with yarn in front:
Row 1: Sl 1 from left to right needle, turn, p1, k2, p2, k2 
Row 2: Sl 1, turn, p1, k2, p2, k2, p1
Row 3: Sl 1, turn, (k2, p2) twice, k1
Row 4: Sl 1, turn, (k2, p2) twice, k2
Row 5: Sl 1, turn, k1, (p2, k2) twice, p2
Row 6: Sl 1, turn, k1, (p2, k2) twice, p2, k1
Row 7: Sl 1, turn, (p2, k2) 3 times, p1
Row 8: Sl 1, turn, (p2, k2) 3 times, p2
Row 9: Sl 1, turn, p1, (k2, p2) 3 times, k2
Row 10: Sl 1, turn, p1, (k2, p2) 3 times, k2, p1, k4 to end of row.
Row 11: p4, k1, (p2, k2) 3 times, p2, k1, p4 Knit in k1, p1 rib for 2 inches for cuff. BO in pat, leaving a long tail for seaming. Finishing
Seam back and sole of bootie with tail, reversing side that is seamed for cuff when folded over in half. Weave in ends on WS.