Knitting KIT for Baby Kaftan (DIY)
Knitting KIT for Baby Kaftan (DIY)
Knitting KIT for Baby Kaftan (DIY)
Knitting KIT for Baby Kaftan (DIY)
Knitting KIT for Baby Kaftan (DIY)
Knitting KIT for Baby Kaftan (DIY)
Knitting KIT for Baby Kaftan (DIY)
Knitting KIT for Baby Kaftan (DIY)
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Knitting KIT for Baby Kaftan (DIY)

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This cute baby and toddler jacket is a functional shape with a wide cut sleeve to fit over other clothing easily. The lumber jacket styling has hidden mid front pockets to keep little hands warm or for hiding soothers! Of course you can omit these when knitting too.

3 sizes written pattern, will fit up to a large age two to three.

We love wool and it's offered here in three shades of an aran weight merino spun in Donegal.

Needle Size 5mm throughout or size to achieve tension

Tension on Stockinette: 16 sts and 22-24 rows to 4in (10 cm) square

Notions needed: tapestry needle for sewing (not included)


Small Size 1 : Chest   20ins (51cm)    Length 9.5ins (24cm)

Medium Size 2: Chest 24ins (61cm)      Length 11ins (28cm)

Large Size 3: Chest 28ins (32cm).    Length 12.5ins (32cm)

the width is generous, we suggest knitting small for up to six month, medium for up to one year and large for up to two years. The kaftan is quite a 'box' or square shape, increase the length of the back and the fronts to make a longer jacket. ADD another ball of the colour from our wool shop. However, you will have enough in the kit to add a couple of inches of length. 

Included in the Kit:

For size 1, the pattern printed and as a download, 200 g of merino wool, and one floral buttons

For size 2, the pattern printed and as a download, 250g of merino wool and two floral buttons

For size 3, the pattern printed and as a download, 300 g of merino wool and three floral buttons

(We will send the download to your contact e mail given, any questions you might have about the pattern can be sent back to us at the same address)

BUTTONS: if you would prefer dark olive wood buttons x 2 please ADD this to notes when ordered, or in a follow up e mail.

The yarns are dyed and spun in Donegal and conform to the REACH European standard.
As it knits in one piece there is very little sewing, only the short side and underarm seams need stitched. Suitable for boys and girls.

WOOL CARE wool wash with other wool garments in a suitable wool liquid, dry flat. or lightly hand wash in a bit of hair shampoo, since, squeeze in a towel and dry flat.Wool is naturally antibacterial and self cleaning through a process called 'wicking', it is the ideal choice for baby outerwear, offering breathable warmth and insulation. 

Lead Time: Should ship within week of ordering

Size Guide

Sweater Sizing Guide for Edel MacBride

UK 6-8 8-10 10-12 12-14 14-16 16-18
US 2-4 4-6 6-8 8-10 10-12 12-14
Chest 36 ins
92 cms
38 ins
96 cms
40 ins
102 cms
43 ins
110 cms
46 ins
118 cms
50 ins
126 cms
Length 26 ins
66.5 cms
26 ins
66.5 cms
27 ins
69 cms
27 ins
69 cms
28 ins
72 cms
28 ins
72 cms
Sleeve 17 ins
44 cms
17.5 ins
45 cms
18 ins
47 cms
18.5 ins
48 cms
18.5 ins
48 cms
19 ins
49 cms

These are the actual garment measurements.

Chest is measured under the point where the sleeve and body meet.

Length is measured from the centre shoulder point to below the waist.

Sleeve here is the underarm length of the sleeve including the cuff.

More measurements may be given in the garment description.

How To Care For Me

How to care for me

Maybe you’ve never owned one of me before?

Here’s my experience so far;

I’d prefer not to be stuck in that dark press but when I must go in there just roll me up loosely first. 

I don’t need much washing although my Italian cousins say that I’m a gorgeous natural thing and washing improves me! 

When washing make it no higher than 30 degrees and please only a wool recommended detergent. Squeeze all the water out after handwashing me, even roll me up in a towel to do this!  Dry me flat on my back.

Keep direct sunlight away from my cables!

Edel and many of her long-term clients machine wash my friends. Hopefully they never put them in the drum at higher than 30 degrees or with nasty biological stuff!!!! The horror.

I’m terrified of the tumble dryer, please never do that to me.

Through Summer if you don’t need me (I hope you will), store me in an airtight zip bag please and I’ll get a rest with no disruption. I hope to spend a lifetime with you, but if you want to give me to a friend or send me to a charity store for a break that’s OK.

My wool is so healthy to wear and antibacterial, plus you’ll be living off the compliments.

Bullet point summary:

  • Roll up when stored
  • 30 degree hand or machine wool wash cycle
  • Only recommended detergents
  • Squeeze all excess water out after a handwash (roll in a dry clean towel)
  • Dry flat
  • Avoid direct sunlight
  • Hang-up if you wish, choose the hanger carefully (incase shoulders get stretched)
  • Dry cleaning is allowed, but we prefer washing
  • Often all that’s needed is to hang in the air a few hours to refresh
  • Avoid seat belts and cross - body bags due to fabric abrasion