Lace Romper by Justine Turner
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Lace Romper

Knitting
August 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Newborn photo prop or Preemie (Large NB prop or NB regular)

This darling lace romper with a halter neck is so pretty, and perfect for newborn photos, especially when teamed with the lovely bonnet. You have three lace options to choose from, all charted AND written out in full.

The trends are moving towards finer knits in newborn photography, this romper has instructions for sport, DK and worsted yarn, you can use a finer fluffy yarn if desired to get the lacey open look…just be sure to get match the gauge.

Please ensure your garment complies with the safety suggestions in the e-book, particularly if the garment is for everyday wear.

Patterns suitable for intermediate knitters who can confidently read a pattern and work in the round. All lace patterns are written and charted.

SIZES
Newborn photo prop or Preemie
(Large NB prop or NB regular)
Actual chest (baby) 34 (41cm)/13.5 (16.5)”
The smaller size is for newborn prop (with no nappy/diaper) or very small newborns.
The larger size is for large newborn prop, or regular sized newborns (up to 4kg).

UNDERSTANDING SIZING
Sizing and yarn weights explanation:
Newborn (Large NB) Sport/ Newborn (Large NB) DK/
Newborn (Large NB) Worsted.
If there is only one number given it applies to all
sizes/weights. Circle the instructions for your size and weight prior to starting.

MATERIALS
Rompers and Large NB pants require 2 balls of your chosen yarn; all other patterns require one ball.
Sport (5 ply)
Heritage organic merino 100% merino wool, 50g = 192 m /210 yds
3.25mm and 4mm needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
DK (8 ply)
Zealana Willow 70% merino 30% cashmere, 50g = 128 m/140 yds
3.25 and 4mm needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Worsted (Aran, 10 ply)
madelinetosh Tosh Merino 100% merino, 100g = 192 m/210 yds
4mm and 5mm needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.

NOTE ABOUT NEEDLES
I work in the round using the magic loop method.
If you prefer to use a different method please choose your needles accordingly.

NOTIONS
Darning needle, Stitch markers

GAUGE
24/22/20 sts to 10cm/4” in Stocking stitch after blocking but in a relaxed state (the swatch and the knitter!). I do not give row gauge as I give length measurements.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited, however sometimes mistakes slip through, please contact me if you discover one.