Space Bébé by Virginia Blocher

Space Bébé

Knitting
May 2020
both are used in this pattern
Sport (12 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
804 yards (735 m)
6-9 mo, height 65-71cm(25-28"), 16-18 lbs, European size 68
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A super spacey baby onesie with a few fun astronaut space suit details: metallic yarn with bright red articulated knee and elbow joints, belt, name plate, articulated yoke and arm band patches. Knit seamlessly in the round in a soft and comfy summer weight bamboo. Opens in the front with a long zipper for easy putting on and taking off. Ample diaper space with a knit-in seamless gusset.

CONSTRUCTION:
Worked seamlessly in the round from the bottom up. Divided to work flat after the legs, leaving an opening for the zipper. The sleeves are worked in the round and joined to the body. The yoke is knit flat with mitered raglan decreases up to the neck and finished with an i-cord. Short-row shaping is used to create the knee and elbow caps, and extra ease on the upper back. Chain stitch embroidery for the name plate.

MEASUREMENTS:
Size 6-9 mo, height 65-71cm(25-28”), 16-18 lbs,
European size 68.
Finished chest size : 54cm(21“).
Finished length - neck to calf : 58cm(23“)

YARN :
(MC) Nurturing Fibres « Eco - Bamboo » (100% hand
dyed bamboo viscose, 125m per 50g/1.75oz), 5 skeins
in color Anvil (grey).
(CC) Drops « Cotton Viscose » (54% cotton, 46% viscose,
110m/120yd per 50g/1.75oz) 1 skein in color 05 (red).

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS :
2,5mm(US 1) 60mm circular knitting needle or dpn, and
a smaller needle for ribbing of 2mm(US 0) 20mm, or
sizes needed to obtain correct gauge
2mm(US 0) crochet hook
One 35mm(14”) zipper to match CC yarn
8 stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Scrap yarn

TECHNIQUES USED:
st st, k, p, M1R/L, w&t(short rows), k2tog, p2tog, ssk, sl st
selvedge, reverse st st i-cord, chain stitch embroidery,
grafting

The pattern includes charts, a schematic, and detail photos, 10 pages.

Technical editing by Anna of aersknits