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Susan's Sunsuit

September 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
410 - 820 yards (375 - 750 m)
Approx age 3 (6, 12, 18, 24) mos.

Not long ago, my dear friend had her first baby. For Susan’s first summer on the planet, I designed this lacy sunsuit, knit in lightweight yarn at a comfortably loose gauge. The bottom is knit flat, then joined and knit in the round following a simple diamond eyelet pattern. Diamond slip-stitch smocking cinches the top. Girly ruffles finish the edges, and i-cord straps are soft and adjustable.

Finished Measurements
Chest 12.75 13.5, 14.5, 15.25, 16“/32 34, 36, 38, 40cm, unstretched (smocking pattern will stretch to fit)

Three Irish Girls McClellan Fingering 60% merino wool, 30% bamboo, 10% nylon; 410yd/375 per 100g skein; color: Isolde; 1 1, 1, 2, 2 skein(s)

40-inch US #3/3.25mm circular needle
40-inch US #4/3.5mm circular needle

Waste yarn for provisional cast on
Cable needle (cn)
Yarn needle
Stitch markers