Baby boy summer romper suit

Baby romper suit knitting pattern

Romper suit knitting patternSIZE 1 mth (3 mth: 6 mth: 12 mth)

YARN

Bergere de France Coton Fifty (Sport/baby weight; 50% cotton, 50% acrylic; 140m/153yds per 50g ball)

NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES

1 pair 2.5mm (UK 13-12/US 1-2) knitting needles

1 pair 3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) knitting needles

Stitch holders

5 transparent press fasteners

TENSION

26 sts and 37 rows to 10cm over st st on 3mm needles

PATTERN NOTES

STRIPE SEQUENCE

Work 1 row yarn B, 4 rows yarn A.

Repeat these 5 rows.

Work with 2 balls of yarn A to avoid cutting yarn when changing stripes.

DECREASING FOR RAGLAN

Work all raglan shaping 2 sts in from the edge as follows:

Dec row: K2, K2tog, work to last 4 sts, skpo, K2.

BACK

LEFT LEG

Using 2.5mm needles and yarn A, cast on 30 (32:35:37) sts.

Work in garter st for 5 rows.

Next row (WS): K27 (29:32:34), M1, K1, M1, K1, M1, K1.

33 (35:38:40) sts.

Change to 3mm needles.

Row 1: (K1, P1) 3 times, K27 (29:32:34).

Row 2: P27 (29:32:24), (K1, P1) 3 times.

Last 2 rows set patt.

Work 2 (1:2:3) more rows in patt as set.

Cont in patt as set, AT THE SAME TIME working Stripe Sequence, until work meas 2 (5:2 1/2:3:3) cm.

Inc row (RS) (inc): Rib 6, M1, work to end. Cont in patt as set, rep Inc row on foll 4th (6th:6th:8th) row, working all inc'd sts in st st.

35 (37:40:42) sts.

Work 2 (4:6:8) rows as set without shaping.

Next row (WS): P to last 7 sts, (P2tog) 3 times, P1.

32 (34:37:39) sts.

Leave sts on a spare needle.

RIGHT LEG

Using 2.5mm needles and yarn A, cast on 30 (32:35:37) sts.

Work in garter st for 5 rows.

Next row (WS): K1, M1, K1, M1, K1, M1, K27 (29:32:34).

Change to 3mm needles.

Row 1: K27 (29:32:34), (P1, K1) 3 times.

Row 2: (P1, K1) 3 times, P27 (29:32:34).

Last two rows set patt.

Work 2 (1:2:3) more rows in patt as set.

Cont in patt as set, AT THE SAME TIME working Stripe Sequence until work meas 2 (5:2 1/2:3:3) cm.

Inc row (RS): Work to last 6 sts, M1, rib 6. Cont as set, rep inc row on foll 4th (6th:6th: 8th) row, working all inc'd sts in st st. 35 (37:40:42) sts.

Work 2 (4:6:8) rows as set without shaping.

Next row (WS): (P2tog) 3 times, purl to end. 32 (34:37:39) sts.

BEGINNING OF BODY

Slip the sts for Right Leg onto 3mm needles, then the sts for Left Leg, ready to work a RS row.

Work across both legs in st st and Stripe Sequence, casting on one new stitch between the two legs. 65 (69:75:79) sts.

Cont in patt as set until work meas 14 (18:22:26) cm.

Dec row (RS): K2, K2tog, work to last 2 sts, Sl 1, K1, psso, K2. 2 sts dec'd.

Rep dec row on every foll 6th row twice, then on every foll 8th row twice.

Cont on the rem 55 (59:65:69) sts until work meas 24 (28:32:36) cm, ending after 4 rows in yarn A.

RAGLAN

Cast off 2 (2:3:3) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

51 (55:59:63) sts.

Work 2 (0:0:0) rows without shaping.

Dec as folls, AT THE SAME TIME continuing in yarn A only when work meas 3cm from the beg of Raglan shaping, after working 4 rows in yarn A:

Dec 1 st each each end of next 2 (1:3:1) RS rows. 47 (53:53:61) sts.

Dec 1 st each end of next 4th row. 2 sts dec'd.

Dec 1 st each end of foll RS row. 2 sts dec'd.

Last 6 rows set Raglan shaping. **

Cont decreasing for Raglans as set until there are 43 (45:49:53) sts.

Next row (WS): P19 (20:22:24), K5, place rem sts on a holder.

19 (20:22:24) sts.

Cont to decrease as set, working centre 5 sts in garter st, cont until 14 (14:15:16) sts rem.

Next row (RS): Cast off 5 sts, P to end.

Work 2 (0:2:0) more rows in st st.

Cast off.

With RS facing, pick up the 19 (20:22:24) sts on holder, then pick up 5 sts behind the 5 garter sts worked for the opening.

Cont to dec as set, working centre 5 sts in garter st until 14 (14:15:16) sts rem.

Next row (WS): Cast off 5 sts, K to end.

Work 2 (0:2:0) more rows in st st.

Cast off.

FRONT

Work as for Back to **.

Cont as set until 22 (22:24:26) sts rem.

Next row: K9, cast off 13 (13:15:17), leave rem 9 sts on a holder.

Cont on these 9 sts only, cont to dec at raglan as set, AT THE SAME TIME decreasing at neck edge as folls:

Cast off 2 sts at beg of next WS row, 1 st at beg of foll WS row, then cast off rem 4 sts at beg of next WS row.

With WS facing, rejoin yarn to rem 9 sts on holder.

Cont to dec in raglan as set, AT THE SAME TIME dec at neck edge as folls:

Cast off 2 sts at beg of next RS row, 1 st at beg of foll RS row, then cast off rem 4 sts at beg of next RS row.

LEFT SLEEVE

Using 2.5mm needles and yarn A, cast on 39 (44:49:54) sts.

Work in garter st for 6 rows.

Change to 3mm needles.

Work in st st for 3 rows.

Working in st st and Stripe Sequence, shape as folls, AT THE SAME TIME cont in yarn A only when work meas 3cm from cast-on edge, after working 4 rows in yarn A.

Cast off 2 (2:3:3) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

35 (40:43:48) sts.

Work 2 (0:0:0) rows without shaping.

Dec 1 st each each end of next 2 (1:3:1) RS rows. 31 (38:37:46) sts.

Dec 1 st each end of next 4th row. 2 sts dec'd.

Dec 1 st each end of foll RS row. 2 sts dec'd.

Last 6 rows set Raglan shaping.

Cont to rep last 6 rows until 11 (10:13:14) sts rem, then dec 1 st each end of 1 (0:1:0) foll 4th row.

9 (10:11:14) sts.**

Cast off 3 (3:4:7) sts at the beg of foll WS row, 2 sts at beg of next WS row, 1 st at the beg of foll 0 (1:1:1) WS row and 4 sts at beg of final WS row.

RIGHT SLEEVE

Work as for Left Sleeve to **.

Cast off 3 (3:4:7) sts at the beg of foll RS row, 2 sts at beg of next RS row, 1 st at the beg of foll 0 (1:1:1) RS row and 4 sts at beg of final RS row.

NECKBAND

Using 2.5mm needles and yarn A cast on 72 (75:78:82) sts.

Work in garter st for 4 rows then leave sts on a holder.

FINISHING

Join raglan seams. Graft the neckband around neck edge using Kitchener stitch. Sew sleeve seams and leg seams.

Sew 2 press fasteners at regular intervals on the back opening borders. Sew 3 press fasteners to the crotch (see diagram for spacing), placing the concave section of the stud on the WS of the front, the convex section on the RS of the back.

Weave in all ends. Gently block garment to measurements, following any yarn care instructions on the ball band.

Design by Petit Marin

Measurements

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