Tuck Stitch Baby Gift Set
Changing Mat ~ Burp Cloth ~ Baby Washcloth ~ Bottle Cover
Gift Set Designed by Margaret Parker © 1991
Standard Gauge Machine with Tuck Stitch Capability


All of these items used 2 strands of Ticaro Flake 8/2 weight 100% Cotton yarn.
Brother Standard Gauge, T:8.1
Tuck stitch used is XOXOXOXO … etc., across bed of machine, double length.

This set makes an EXCELLENT gift for the mother-to-be! This is also a very popular seller at craft fairs and at bazaars. They knit up quickly and take little effort to finish. I used a very soft 100% cotton for this gift set. The Changing Mat is really very absorbent. If you wish, purchase a rectangle of rubberized flannel at any fabric store and make two our our Changing Mats, sew up the bottom and two sides, leaving the top open as for a pillow slip to insert the flannel piece. Snap enclosures on strips can be sewn to the top inside edges.

Baby Wash Cloth: [ Measures approx. 8" square]
(triangle folded with bar of baby soap inside, pinned as for diaper)
1. Ewrap cast on over 40 needles
2. Knit 1 row to left, engage KC to select needles
3. Knit 1 row to right
4. Push in both tuck buttons, begin punchcard or patterning device
5. Knit 10 rows in tuck
6. Disengage Tuck and knit 3 rows plain. Re-engage tuck.
7. Knit in tuck pattern to RC85 (carriage is at left)
8. Disengage Tuck and knit 3 rows plain. Re-engage tuck.
9. Knit 9 rows in Tuck, disengage tuck and knit final row plain to right.
10. Latch off work around TWO gatepegs.

Weave in any yarn ends. Pin out to size, steam to set stitches.

Baby Changing Mat: [ Measures approx. 24" square.]
1. Ewrap cast on over 100 needles
2. Knit 1 row to left, engage KC to select needles
3. Knit 1 row to right
4. Push in both tuck buttons, begin punchcard or patterning device
5. Knit 30 rows in tuck
6. Disengage Tuck and knit 6 rows plain. Re-engage tuck.
7. Knit in tuck pattern to RC274
8. Disengage Tuck and knit 6 rows plain. Re-engage tuck.
9. Knit 29 rows in Tuck, disengage tuck and knit final row plain to right.
10. Latch off work around TWO gatepegs.

Weave in any yarn ends. Pin out to size, steam to set stitches.

Bottle Cover:
1. Weave cast on over 33 needles
2. Knit 11 rows plain (COL)
3. Engage KC to select needles - Knit 1 row to right
4. Knit in Tuck to RC 82 (COR)
5. Disengage Tuck and knit 3 rows plain. Re-engage tuck.
6. Knit 8 rows in Tuck, disengage Tuck and knit 1 row plain to right.
7. Latch off work around TWO gatepegs.

Pull weaving thread taut, sew up side seam. Run small piece of cord elastic
through center row of 3 plain rows at the top. Weave in any yarn ends.

Burp Cloth: [Measures approx. 14" wide x 16" long.]
1. Ewrap cast on over 70 needles
2. Knit 1 row to left, engage KC to select needles for tuck
3. Knit 1 row to right
4. Push in both tuck buttons, begin punchcard or patterning device
5. Knit 30 rows in tuck
6. Disengage Tuck and knit 4 rows plain. Re-engage tuck.
7. Knit in Tuck pattern to RC 176
8. Disengage tuck and knit 4 rows plain. Re-engage tuck.
9. Knit 29 rows in tuck, disengage tuck and knit final row plain to right.
10. Latch off work around TWO gatepegs.

Weave in any yarn ends. Pin out to size, steam to set stitches.

     
Bottle Cover        Wash Cloth *diaper        Burp Cloth

For those of you who are ardent dishcloth knitting fans, you'll notice that this pattern is very much derived from that basic one most machine knitters use. The gift set concept was designed by Margaret Parker and she retains all copyright to that portion of the design. The techniques of tuck and patterning of the basic tuck for "X" number of rows and then knit the plain band etc., have been around for quite some time. I do not know the originating author. That basic pattern is on many websites.

Please feel free to copy and distribute this pattern for your knitting friends, clubs, etc. and to produce these items for sale at craft fairs, boutiques, bazaars, for either personal profit or non-profit. If you want to do this on a large production scale for mass merchandising, I would appreciate prior notification and we'll discuss any issues. If you publish this in a newsletter, we would appreciate compilation copyright acknowledgement of design and a copy for our archive.
Thank you,
Marge Parker ~ MKDesigner