New Pattern: Susan’s Sunsuit (Fresh Designs: KIDS)

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!


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Pattern: Susan’s Sunsuit

DesignerRachel 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)

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Design/Skills Needed:

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!



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7 thoughts on “New Pattern: Susan’s Sunsuit (Fresh Designs: KIDS)

  1. I love this! A friend of mine had a baby in June, and I was thinking about it for her baby’s first birthday, but you lost me at “provisional CO.” I can DO the provisional, but I absolutely HATE it. Ugh. 😦

    1. Maybe try a different provisional cast on than the one you hate? There are lots of ways to skin that cat. I like to provisionally cast on over a spare circ 🙂 — no waste yarn, no fiddling stitches back onto a needle.

      1. Oooh, okay – I only know two provisional COs. The one with the waste yarn and fiddly sts back on a needle and the crochet hook one. UGH (and not just because a hook is involved).

        I will investigate; thank you!

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