These leggies (or armies!) are easy to knit and useful for kids of all sizes, on a teeny baby they will fit all the way up the leg, on a bigger chils they will fit over the knee, worn slouched at the ankles or all the way up, legwarmers should never go out of style.
The baby basics are a set of easy to knit tops and accessories for babies and young children. 4 of the tops are “popovers” tops with buttons or i-cord ties in place of side seams and sleeves, think “fitted poncho” or “tabard”. These tops are easy over the head and make independent dressing so easy for busy little people.
All of these garments are suitable for beginners who have access to: the internet, an experienced knitter or a good knitting reference book.
All abbreviations are explained and the pattern has been test knitted and tech edited.
Actual chest measurement (child) 40.5 (43, 45.5, 48, 50.5, 55, 57.5) cm/16 (17, 18, 19, 20, 21.75, 22.75)”
Yarn: Naturally Harmony Wool DK
125 m (136 yd) per 50 grams/1.76 ounces 100% Pure NZ Merino
2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) balls for popover tops and vest, Main colour (MC).
1 (1, 1, 2, 1, 2, 2) additional balls for Hooded popover.
1 ball for leggies and or hat (all sizes)
Small amount (up to 25g) for contrast colour (CC) on vest and square neck top if working intarsia.
4 ply (fingering) weight yarn: small amount in contrast colour (CC) for funnel neck popover.
Buttons: 2 buttons for popover tops, 2cm diameter (buttons must fit firmly through buttonholes) 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) buttons for vest
Needles: 3.25mm/US3 circular needle (used straight throughout) 4mm/US6 circular needle (used straight throughout) or size to attain gauge. Circular needles are easier to maneuver when you are knitting neckbands and hoods.
Accessories: darning needle, 3 stitch holders (or scrap yarn), stitch markers, 2 x 4mm double pointed needles if working vest or hat.