Bonsai Sunsuit by Studio Misha and Puff
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Bonsai Sunsuit

Knitting
June 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
150 - 230 yards (137 - 210 m)
0-6m (6-12m, 12-18m, 18-24m, 2-3y)

Inspired by vintage bathing suits, this sunsuit is the perfect open-backed outfit for sunkissed shoulders and dimpled knees. The bottoms are worked from the waist down in the round; the bib is picked up from the waistband and shaped with simple decreases to the straps. A good excuse to learn short row shaping and Kitchener stitch.

Difficulty level
Intermediate

Sizes
0-6m (6-12m, 12-18m, 12-24m, 2-3y)

Finished Measurements
20 (21 1⁄2, 23 1⁄4, 24, 24 3⁄4)”/51 (55, 59 61, 63) cm hip circumference 11 1⁄4 (13, 13 1⁄2, 14 3⁄4, 15)”/29 (33, 34, 37.5, 38) cm tall to shoulder

YARN

  • 150 (180, 200, 215, 230) yds/135 (160, 180, 195, 210) m of worsted or DK weight yarn
  • 18-24m sunsuit shown in Berroco Indigo in Relaxed 6410 (95% cotton, 5% other; 219 yds/200 m100g)

NEEDLES

  • One 16”/40 cm circ needle in size US 4/3.5 mm
  • One 16”/40 cm circ needle in size US 6/4 mm
  • One set dpns 5”/12.5 cm long in size US 4/3.5 mm

NOTIONS

  • Two 5/8” or 3/4” buttons
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Waste yarn for holding sts
  • Safety pin
  • Sewing needles