An heirloom in-the-making, each piece of our Knit Layette pattern features classic Aran cables and beautiful details. In a lovely cardigan, a snug hat and sweet, little booties, baby will be perfectly suited for his or her first venture into the world!

Knit Layette | Purl Soho

Sized from newborns to six-month-olds, our Knit Layette pattern features full-color photos and helpful instructions. The entire set requires just two skeins of Purl Soho’s incredibly soft Line Weight merino yarn and a collection of pretty mother-of-pearl buttons.

Knit Layette | Purl Soho

Whether you give the set itself to a crafty, expectant parent or you knit up the set yourself, our Knit Layette tries in every way to be incredibly special. Babies are very good at inspiring that kind of love! -Laura


Knit Layette | Purl Soho

To knit your own Knit Layette set, you will need…

  • 2 skeins of Purl Soho’s Line Weight, 100% merino, in the color Heirloom White
  • 6 of Purl Soho’s Small Mother of Pearl Buttons, Smooth 2-Hole, in the color Ecru (5 required, 1 extra)
  • A Purl Soho Knit Layette pattern, with full-color instructional photos (included in the Kit and also available separately)

You will also need…


36 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch with larger needles


0-3 (3-6) months

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 15 (17 1⁄4) inches
  • Finished Length from Shoulder to Bottom Edge: 9 1⁄4 (10 3⁄4) inches
  • Finished Length from Underarm to Bottom Edge: 4 3⁄4 (5 3⁄4) inches
  • Finished Length from Underarm to Cuff: 5 (6) inches

Ease: This garment is designed with a 0- to 1-inch ease around the chest.
Sample: The cardigan pictured here is Size 0-3 months.

Knit Layette | Purl Soho

  • Finished Circumference: 14 1⁄2 (16 1⁄4) inches
  • Finished Height: 6 1⁄4 (7 1⁄4) inches

Sample: The hat pictured here is Size 0-3 months.

  • Finished Foot Circumference: 4 1⁄4 inches
  • Finished Leg Circumference: 4 1⁄4 inches
  • Finished Foot Length: 3 1⁄2 (3 3⁄4) inches
  • Finished Height from Heel to Top of Cuff: 3 3⁄4 inches

Sample: The socks pictured here are Size 0-3 months.

Update: Colorful Socks!

April 2017

They are the perfect gift for all those expecting a newcomer this spring! Although small, these Knit Layette Socks are filled with pretty details, and in Line Weight’s beautiful colors, they also pack a punch. This project is so mini, you can pick a handful of colors like you’re picking flowers. The more the merrier!

Knit Layette | Purl Soho