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Lesley Sunsuit

Lelsey

Description:
This simple baby sunsuit is perfect for a gift to a new mother.
S [M, L] (shown in size M) to fit size 6 (12, 18) months

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Waist: 19.75 (21.5, 22.5)"
Side length (waist to cuff): 8 (8.5, 9)"
Bib width: 6.5 (6.75, 7.25)"
Bib length: 4.5 (5, 5.5)"
Strap length: 9 (10, 11)"

MATERIALS
[MC] Lion Brand Cotton Ease [50% Cotton/50% Acrylic; 207 yd/188 m per 3.5 oz/100 g skein]; color: Almond; 1 (1, 2) skeins
1 US #7/4.5mm 16" circular needle
1 set(s) US #5/3.5mm double-point needles
4 stitch markers
Waste yarn or stitch holders
Tapestry needle
2 buttons, 16mm

GAUGE
20 sts/24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch using US#7/4.5mm needles

PATTERN

BACK
Using size 7/4.5mm circular needle, cast on 10 (10, 10) sts for crotch. K 1 row. P 1 row. Inc rows: Working in St st, cast on 3 sts at beg of every row 12 (14, 16) times: 46 (52, 58) sts. Put sts on holder.

FRONT
Cast on 10 (10, 10) sts for crotch. K 1 row. P 1 row. Inc rows: Working in St st, cast on 3 sts at beg of every row 12 (14, 16) times: 46 (52, 58) sts. Keep sts on needle.

Joining Round: K 46 (52, 58) sts of Front, place marker, k 46 (52, 58) sts of Back from holder, place marker and join for working in the round: 92 (104, 116) sts. K 4 rounds even.

Dec Round: **K1, k2tog, k to 3 sts before marker, skp, k1, slip marker, k1, k2tog, k to 3 sts before marker, skp, k1. Work 4 rounds even.** Rep from **to** 1 (2, 4) times: 84 (92, 96) sts.

Work even in St st, slipping markers, until length is 7 (7.5, 8)" from crotch cast on.

Waistband: Work k1, p1 ribbing for 1". Length is 8 (8.5, 9)" from crotch cast on.

BIB
Work ribbing over 7 (8, 8) sts, place marker, work rib over next 27 (29, 31) sts, place marker. Bind off all sts from 2nd bib marker to 1st bib marker. Working back and forth between bib markers, keep first and last 5 sts in ribbing and center 17 (19, 21) sts in St st. Work until bib length is 3.5 (4, 4.5)" from top of waistband. Work k1, p1 ribbing for 1", ending with a WS row.

STRAPS
Work 5 sts in ribbing, put on holder for Left Strap, BO next 17 (19, 21) sts, work 5 sts in ribbing for Right Strap. Working 5 sts for Right Strap, continue in ribbing until strap measures 7.5 (8.5, 9.5)". Work Buttonhole on RS: p1, k1, yo, k2tog, p1. Continue in ribbing until strap measures 8.5 (9.5, 10.5)". Work Buttonhole on RS: p1, k1, yo, k2tog, p1. Continue in ribbing until strap measures 9 (10, 11)". BO.

Join yarn and work 5 sts from Left Strap holder the same as Right Strap.

FINISHING
With RS together, sew crotch seam.
Leg Bands: With RS facing and size 5/3.5mm) dpn, start at crotch seam.
Pick up and knit 40 (46, 52) sts, dividing evenly on 3 needles: 13-14-13 [(15-1615), (17-18-17)]. Place marker and work k1 p1 ribbing for 1". BO in ribbing. Sew buttons on back waistband. Work in loose ends.

ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Erika Flory lives to knit in Philadelphia where she maintains her online business,
www.kidknits.biz, does production and sample knitting for Stella Pop Handknits, and teaches knitting to the blind and visually impaired. Her book of designs for babies, Head to Toe Knits: 23 Designs to Knit for Baby, is available through www.lulu.com. Not a day goes by when she doesnâu0080u0099t touch yarn.

Lesley Baby Sunsuit

Lesley Baby Sunsuit