I am so happy to announce that Susan’s Sunsuit is finally available! This is a sweet little baby-girl romper that I designed ages ago — in fact it was one of my first few sales!
Pattern: Susan’s Sunsuit
Designer: Rachel Henry (that’s me!)
Available: in Fresh Designs: Kids for $16.95 (PDF only) or $22.95 (print copy + PDF) (individual sales coming soon)
Yarn: Three Irish Girls McClellan Fingering (1-2 skeins, depending on size)
Not long ago, my dear friend had her first baby. For Susan’s first summer on the planet, I designed this lacy sunsuit, knit in lightweight yarn at a comfortably loose gauge. The bottom is knit flat, then joined and knit in the round following a simple diamond eyelet pattern. Diamond slip-stitch smocking cinches the top. Girly ruffles finish the edges, and i-cord straps are soft and adjustable.
Knitters should be comfortable with basic lace, increasing/decreasing, provisional cast-on, picking up stitches, i-cord, and learning a slightly-new slipped-stitch pattern for the smocking.
This romper has become my go-to pattern for gifting baby girls — in sizes 12mo and under, a single skein of sock yarn is sufficient. The finished romper is cute and easy to put on and off. I’ve made it no less than four times!