Baby Santa one­sie

Could your lit­tle elves get any cuter?

Simply Knitting - - In This Issue -

Easy moss stitch and sim­ple stock­ing stitch make this play­suit a dod­dle to knit. Once you’ve got the shap­ing down, all that’s left to tackle is pick­ing up the stitches around the neck – for which you can fol­low the handy step- by-step guide on the next page! This del­i­cate 4ply yarn is held dou­ble through­out and knit­ted up on chunky 4 and 5mm nee­dles, cre­at­ing a dense but snug­gly fab­ric for baby.

STITCH PATTERNS

MOSS ST Round 1 *K1, P1; rep from * to end. Round 2 *P1, K1; rep from * to end.

LEG

(MAKE 2) Note Worked in the round on DPNs. Cast on 34 ( 36: 40: 44: 48) sts us­ing 4 mm DPNs and Yarn B held dou­ble. Join to work in the round, tak­ing care not to twist sts and PM to mark beg of round. Knit 1 round. Cont to work in Moss st un­til piece mea­sures 12cm. Cut Yarn B. Change to 5mm DPNs. Us­ing Yarn A, work 1 row in st st. Inc round K1, M1, K to last st, M1, K1. Cont in st st as set un­til piece mea­sures 14cm, AT THE SAME TIME rep inc round on ev­ery foll 2nd ( 2nd: 3rd: 4th: 5th) round 6 ( 7: 8: 8: 9) more times. [48 ( 52: 58: 62: 68) sts] Cont with­out shap­ing un­til piece mea­sures 21 ( 24: 27: 32: 37) cm, end­ing 2 sts be­fore the marker on the fi­nal round. Next round Cast off 4 sts, knit to end of round. [44 ( 48: 54: 58: 64) sts] Slip sts onto a holder and make one more Leg the same.

BODY

With the cast- off edges to­gether, slip both Legs on the same 5mm cir­cu­lar nee­dle. [88 ( 96: 108: 116: 128) sts] Now con­tinue back and forth on cir­cu­lar nee­dle from mid-front as fol­lows: Next row (RS) Cast on 3 sts, knit to end, turn, cast on 3 sts. [94 ( 102: 114: 122: 134) sts] Cont as folls: Row 1 K25 ( 27: 30: 32: 35) Right Front sts, PM, K44 ( 48: 54: 58: 64) Back sts, PM, K25 ( 27: 30: 32: 35) Left Front sts. Row 2 ( WS) K5, purl to last 5 sts, K5. Row 3 (RS) Knit. Rep last 2 rows un­til piece mea­sures 23 ( 28: 31: 34: 39) cm, AT THE SAME TIME plac­ing but­ton­holes on the Right Front band as folls: But­ton­hole row K2, K2­tog, yo, knit to end. Cont to work as set, re­peat­ing the But­ton­hole row when piece mea­sures as folls (note if no num­ber for your size then work no more but­ton­holes): 23 ( 28: 31: 34: 39) cm, 30 ( 36: 38: 42: 48) cm, 37 ( 44: 46: 50: 56) cm,

44 ( 52: 53: 58: 65) cm, 51 ( 60: 61: 66: 73) cm, - (-: 68: 74: 82) cm. When piece mea­sures 45 ( 53: 61: 66: 73) cm, end with a WS row and di­vide the piece by the 2 mark­ers and com­plete Front and Back pieces separately.

BACK

Con­tinue in st st, shap­ing as folls: Cast on 3 sts at beg of next 4 ( 2: 6: 2: 4) rows. [56 ( 54: 70: 74: 76) sts] Cast on 5 sts at beg of next 2 ( 4: 2: 4: 4) rows. [66 ( 74: 82: 84: 96) sts] Cast on 7 sts at beg of next 2 ( 2: 2: 4: 4) rows. [80 ( 88: 96: 112: 124) sts] Cast on 9( 10: 12: 14: 16) sts at beg of next 2 rows. [98 ( 108: 120: 140: 156) sts] Cont with­out shap­ing un­til piece mea­sures 55 ( 64: 73: 79: 87) cm. Next row K41 ( 45: 51: 60: 68), cast off the cen­tre 16 ( 18: 18: 20: 20) sts for neck, work to end. Next row Purl to cast- off sts, leav­ing rem sts on a holder. Next row Knit. Cast off. With RS fac­ing re­join yarn to rem 41 ( 45: 51: 60: 68) sts on hold. Work 2 rows in st st. Cast off.

LEFT FRONT

Con­tinue in st st with the 5 front band sts in garter st as set, AT THE SAME TIME shap­ing as folls: Cast on 3 sts at the sleeve edge of next 2( 1: 3: 1: 2) rows. [31 ( 30: 39: 35: 41) sts] Cast on 5 sts at the sleeve edge of next 1( 2: 1: 2: 2) rows. [36 ( 40: 44: 45: 51) sts] Cast on 7 sts at the sleeve edge of next 1( 1: 1: 2: 2) rows. [43 ( 47: 51: 59: 65) sts]

Cast on 9( 10: 12: 14: 16) sts at the sleeve edge of next row. [52 ( 57: 63: 73: 81) sts] Cont with­out shap­ing un­til piece mea­sures 52 ( 61: 69: 75: 83) cm.

SHAPE NECK

Next row Cast off 5( 6: 6: 7: 7) sts at neck edge, patt to end. [47 ( 51: 57: 66: 74) sts] Next row Patt to end. Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 WS rows. [43 ( 47: 53: 62: 70) sts] Dec 1 st at neck edge of next 2 rows. [41 ( 45: 51: 60: 68) sts] Con­tinue un­til piece mea­sures 56 ( 65: 74: 80: 88) cm and cast off loosely.

RIGHT FRONT

Work as for Left Front, re­vers­ing shap­ing and work­ing 5 st but­ton band in garter st as set with­out work­ing but­ton­holes.

TO MAKE UP

Sew up­per arm seams. Place Right Front band over Left Front band and sew tog at the bot­tom of Body piece. Sew un­der­arm seams, edge to edge in outer loops of sts. Sew on but­tons.

CUFF

Pick up 32 ( 36: 36: 40: 40) sts around the sleeve edge us­ing 4 mm DPNs and two strands of Yarn B held to­gether. Work moss st as set for Body un­til Cuff mea­sures 5cm. Cast off loosely in moss st. Re­peat around the other sleeve edge. Fold sleeve and Leg edges to­wards RS.

HOOD

With RS fac­ing, beg af­ter the 5 st bor­der on the Right Front and end­ing be­fore the last 5 sts on the Left Front, pick up and knit 42 ( 44: 46: 48: 50) sts around neck edge us­ing 5mm cir­cu­lar nee­dle and two strands of Yarn A held dou­ble. Work in st st back and forth on nee­dle, AT THE SAME TIME on the next RS row inc evenly across the row to 66 ( 70: 74:

78: 82) sts. Con­tinue in st st as set un­til Hood mea­sures 21 ( 23: 25: 27: 28) cm. Cast off. Sew Hood to­gether at the top edge.

HOOD BOR­DER

With RS fac­ing, us­ing 4.5mm nee­dles and 2 strands of Yarn B held to­gether, pick up and knit 81 ( 89: 97: 105: 109) sts along the open­ing of Hood. Next row ( WS) K1, *P1, K1; rep from * to end. Next row (RS) K1, *P1, K1; rep from * to end. Last 2 rows set moss st. Work in moss st back and forth as set un­til bor­der mea­sures 6cm. Cast off loosely in moss st. Fold bor­der dou­ble to­wards RS and sew bor­der to the 5 garter sts each side. Make a white pom­pom with a di­am­e­ter of ap­prox 5cm and at­tach to the top of Hood.

FIN­ISH­ING

Weave in ends and gently block to measurements, fol­low­ing any yarn care in­struc­tions on the ball band.

on Al­paca is soft baby’s skin and keeps them nice and toasty!

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