Eric's Jumpsuit by Ainur Berkimbayeva

Eric's Jumpsuit

July 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
660 - 980 yards (604 - 896 m)
newborn, 6 months, 12 months, and 24 months
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Easily knit, practical and functional, this jumpsuit is worked top down using the raglan method, with short rows incorporated in the back for comfort and extra space for diapers. Worked in garter stitch, with mirrored yarn-over cables on the sides to add interest to the design and knitting experience, the bodysuit can be made with or without the hood. The zipper in the front makes this jumpsuit very easy to put on and take off! The pattern includes a tutorial for installing the zipper, so you can learn a new skill if you’ve never sewn a zipper onto knitwear. Modeled in the smallest size by my three-months-old son (14 lbs. and 25” tall at the time this picture was taken), the jumpsuit in the picture above was knit with Drops Merino Extrafine in Denim Blue colorway.

Knitting level: Intermediate

Skills required: provisional cast-on, wrap and turn short rows, making increases and decreases, circular knitting, magic loop knitting, Kitchener stitch

Size: newborn (6 months, 12 months, 24 months)

Yarn: Sport/DK weight wool yarn

Suggested yarns: Drops Merino Extrafine, Quince and Co Chickadee, Cascade 220 Sport SW

Yardage: approximately 600 (750, 870, 1060) yards 550 (685, 795, 970) meters

Needles: US 3 -- 3.25 mm 16” -- 40 cm and 32” -- 80 cm circular needles, US 3 --3.25 mm DPNs (optional)

Tension: 21 sts x 40 rows = 4” or 10 cm worked flat in garter stitch with US 3 -- 3.25 mm needles after wet blocking

Notions: tapestry needle, stitch markers, all-purpose zipper, spare needles if working non-hooded version

Tech-edited by Lana Jois.

When working the body (before the diaper area), for the biggest size, it should say “Repeat Rows 2-3 until the piece measures 30.5 cm from center front cast-on edge (not 35.5).