Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Baby Romper for JR Blue with Fair Isle Design

Here is the finished romper, finally....!! It is a size 12-18 months for my g'son. All it needs are the buttons. I used Millor Andino for it. Andino is a light weight summer yarn great for t-tops & other summer wear.

My pattern for this said to decrease 16 stitches across the leg openings. My g'son has chubby little thighs so I didn't do the decreases. Now I am rethinking that, as the leg opening seems a bit too large. I am wondering if maybe some elastic run through the leg might be a good idea rather than to decrease... & take the risk of the leg opening being too tight.  It would be a simple alteration to make. 

It takes about 5-6 hours to make this romper. There is a lot of binding off & shaping, but worth the effort I think. I am going to make several more of them for this summer. I am sending this one to my daughter-in-law so she can check the fit before I make any more. I am hoping that she will send me a picture of him in it so I can see for myself how it looks. 

This pattern is available online. 'Oh What a Beautiful Baby' by Ricki Mundstock.


Ella said...

I love it! Looks absolutely gorgeous.
Ella :)

Heather x said...

Oh that is so adorable Sheryl! I will have to look for the pattern, we have a few newbie's due this year :)
*hugs* Heather x

Sheryl Evans said...

Thank you Ella & Heather. It is very encouraging to get positive comments from others. Sheryl