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Drops Cot­ton Merino, 50% wool/50% cot­ton, 50g/110m per ball, two balls in Sea Green (29) 3mm and 3.5mm cir­cu­lar nee­dles, 40cm (15¾") long 3mm dou­ble-pointed nee­dles 6mm ca­ble nee­dle or dou­ble-pointed nee­dle Three 1.5cm ( 5 /8") but­tons Two 2cm (¾") but­tons Ta­pes­try nee­dle Stitch holder Stitch marker


Ap­prox. 22 sts and 30 rows in st st to mea­sure 10cm (4")


st(s) stitch(es) k knit p purl sl slip st st stock­ing st (if straight nee­dles, knit one row, purl one row re­peated, if knit­ting in the round knit all rounds) k2­tog knit 2 stitches to­gether p2­tog purl 2 stitches to­gether dpn(s) dou­ble pointed nee­dle(s) tbl through back loop yo yarn over wyib with yarn in back wyif with yarn in front RS right side WS wrong side


To fit 38 (44, 50, 54)cm (15 (173/ , 19¾, 21¼)") 8 size waist

We can’t re­sist a Nordic knit, es­pe­cially when it’s as out-and­out adorable as this tiny romper.

Worked in a soft, muted yarn that’s del­i­cate enough for new­borns, the in­tri­cate de­tails in this mini de­sign are in­spired by tra­di­tional Scandi knitwear. It’s cosy enough for au­tumn days, and makes a thought­ful gift for ma­mas with se­ri­ously on-trend off­spring.


The romper is knit­ted top-down in the round on cir­cu­lar nee­dles. The pat­tern is given in four dif­fer­ent sizes, but writ­ten for the small­est size. The pat­terns for the larger sizes are shown in brack­ets, in­creas­ing in or­der of size e.g. 1 (2, 3, 4) sts.

Main body

Us­ing 3mm cir­cu­lar nee­dles, cast on 84 (96, 108, 120) sts and join to work in the round, be­ing care­ful not to twist the sts. Place a stitch marker to in­di­cate the start of each round. Start with 5 rounds of twisted rib, as fol­lows: Round 1 *k1 tbl, p1; re­peat from * to end of round Re­peat Round 1 an­other 4 times Round 6 *k twisted rib for 12 (14, 16, 18) sts, k1 tbl, yo, k2­tog, p1, re­peat from * once, k twisted rib to end of round Re­peat Round 1 an­other 4 times Round 11 change to 3.5mm cir­cu­lar nee­dle, k to end of round Flower st round: Round 12 *p1, (in­sert nee­dle purl­wise in next st, wrap yarn 3 times around the nee­dle and pull nee­dle out of the st) 5 times (there will be 3 loops on each of last 5 sts), re­peat from * to end of round Round 13 *p1, slip first loop of each of next 5 sts onto a ca­ble nee­dle (drop­ping the ex­tra 2 loops off each st), and wyib wrap the yarn twice round the 5 sts, re­peat from * to end of round Round 14 p Round 15 k Re­peat Round 15 un­til your work

mea­sures ap­prox. 12 (13, 14, 15)cm (4¾ (5¼, 5½, 6)") Cast off 10 (12, 14, 16) sts, k21 (23, 25, 27) sts (th­ese are the front sts), cast off 10 (12, 14, 16) sts, k to end of round. Put the front sts on a stitch holder Now work only on the back sts in rows in st st as fol­lows: Row 1 ( WS) p2­tog, p to last 2 sts, p2­tog Row 2 (RS) k2­tog, k to last 2 sts, k2­tog tbl Re­peat Rows 1 and 2 un­til 15 sts re­main on the nee­dle Put the back sts on a stitch holder With RS fac­ing, re­join yarn to front sec­tion and knit the front as fol­lows: Row 1 (RS) k2­tog, k to last 2 sts, k2­tog tbl Row 2 ( WS) p Re­peat Rows 1 and 2 un­til 15 sts re­main on the nee­dle Place a stitch marker on the nee­dle, and k all front sts Pick up 35 (40, 45, 50) sts be­tween front and back (first leg hole), put back sts onto a nee­dle and k them, pick up 35 (40, 45, 50) sts be­tween back and front (sec­ond leg hole) Join to work in the round and, start­ing with k1 tbl, work twisted rib in for 2 rounds Now, make the but­ton­holes: Next round *k1, yo, k2­tog, p1, k1, p1, re­peat from * once, k1, yo, k2­tog, start­ing with p1, work twisted rib to end of round Work 5 more rounds of twisted rib. Cast off.


Find the mid­dle st on the back of the waist. Us­ing 3mm dou­ble-pointed nee­dles, pick up 7 sts about 2 (2.5, 3, 3)cm (¾ (1, 1¼, 1¼)") from the mid­dle st, work on th­ese sts as fol­lows Row 1 ( WS) p1, p1 tbl, k1, p1 tbl, k1, p1 tbl, p1 Row 2 (RS) sl first st knit­wise, k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl, wyif sl last st purl­wise Re­peat Rows 1 and 2 un­til the straps mea­sure ap­prox 28 (30, 32, 34)cm (11 (117/ , 125/ , 133/ )"). Cast 8 8 8 off and sew in all ends.


Sew the two larger but­tons on the RS of the strap ends. Sew the three smaller but­tons to the RS of the romper’s back at the bot­tom point, en­sur­ing they align with the but­ton­holes at the front.

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