||Directions are written
for Size 1
Size 2 is in parentheses
No. 2 knitting needles
||7 sts = one inch
9 rows = one inch
with No. 2 knitting needles
|| slip 2 st
| garter st
|| k every row
| stockinette st
|| k 1 row and purl
An easy to knit sun suit pattern for toddlers made with
soft two-ply yarn. Cotton is a preferred choice as baby's skin can be
sensitive. Add appliques, choose bright or pastel colours.
The sun suit begins at the crotch. The front
and back are made separately and leg bands completed last.
Cast on 26 (30) sts and work in garter st
for 10 rows (5 ridges).
Change to stockinette st and cast on 3 sts
at the end of every row until there are 84 (90) sts, then work even for 6
Dec for waist line: k 2, k 2 tog across row.
Work 10 rows in garter st, then in
stockinette st for 1 1/4 (2 1/4) inches.
Make a band of 10 rows of garter st and bind
Cast on and work same as front.
When 4 rows of garter st have been made,
off 2 sts, k 8 (10), bind off 2, k 8 (10), bind off 2, k 2.
K 1, cast on 2 sts, k 8 (10), cast on 2, k 8 (10), cast on 2, k 2.
Continue with 4 rows of garter st, and then
stockinette st as for front, casting on 3 sts at end of every row until
same width as front and until piece is same length as front.
At this point, the back is shaped by working
short rows as follows:
K across until 5 sts from the end, turn, sl
1, p to within 5 sts of other end, turn, sl 1, k back, making each row 5
sts shorter than the row before it until 30 sts remain.
Work entirely across.
Follow with one row of k 2, k 2 tog, and
complete as you did the other section, with a band of garter st,
stockinette st and garter st.
Make two. Cast on 12 sts and work in garter st for 7 inches.
To make the garter st band on each leg, pick up 75 (85) sts at the edge
and work 8 rows in garter st. (add more rows if you wish longer bands)
Sew side seams, attach straps and sew on
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