Baby Einstein Coat Class

Date: Every 3 weeks
Time: 10:00 AM
3338 Van Buren street
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Sample made by Jacque Blocklyn (

Sally Melville’s “Baby Albert (Einstein) Coat”

May 6 and May 27 from 10a-1p

Come learn how to knit “The Baby Einstein Coat” at the library! Participants should plan on attending both sessions and work on their coat at home in between sessions.  The cost for the class is $10.  The only requirement in skill is that the participants must be able to knit (no purling!) 

This oversized baby coat is very easy to knit with minimal finishing.  It comes in three sizes:  0-3 (6-9, 12) months and there is even a bunting option!  BONUS:  The Einstein Jacket is also available in child and adult sizes – both for men and women.  If you learn the Baby Albert – you already know everything you need to know to make one for yourself!

For the “Baby Albert,” participants will need to bring:

  • 330 ((420, 550) yards of DK weight yarn (20 st/20 rows =4”)
  • a size 5 straight or circular knitting needle 
  • crochet hook (size E or F)
  • Helpful to have:  scissors, some stitch markers, tapestry needle.

The coat can be made in all one color – or combine several colors.

It is from the book:  The Knitting Experience:  Book 1:  The Knit Stitch, available at the library.  But, a copy of the pattern will be provided for you in class.

In the first class they will learn a special cast on method using a crochet hook, how to slip stitch, make a button hole, how to change colors, how to pick up stitches, and how to bind off.

In the second class they will learn how to decrease and sew the sleeve and shoulder seams.

Class size is limited to 12, so please register by calling the library at 669-1255 and asking for the instructor, Melissa.