Cable & Rib Romper
Get your little one ready for cool days in the park with this romper. The simple mock cables-and-rib pattern adds textural interest, and the button front closure makes getting it on and off a breeze.
from back to front under horizontal strand between last st worked and next st on LH needle; knit into front of resulting loop. Slip, slip, purl (ssp): Slip 2 sts 1 at a time kwise to RH needle; return sts to LH needle in turned position and p2tog-tbl—a left-leaning single dec.
1x1 Rib (odd number of sts) Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 2: *P1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pat. 1x1 Rib (even number of sts) All Rows: *K1, p1; rep from * to end Mock Cable & Rib (multiple of 8 sts + 3) Note: A chart is provided for those preferring to work Mock Cable & Rib pat from a chart. Row 1 (RS): *K3, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3. Row 2: P3, *k1, p3; rep from * to end. Row 3: K3, p1, *Bind 3, p1, k3, p1; rep from * to last 7 sts, Bind 3, p1, k3. Row 4: K4, p3, *k5, p3; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Rep Rows 1–4 for pat.
The written version of the stitch pattern is for swatching purposes only; please follow chart when working pattern.
When shaping in Mock Cable & Rib pattern, if you do not have enough stitches to work complete Bind 3, work remaining stitches in stockinette stitch.
Work right-side decrease rows as follows: K1, work 2 stitches together (k2tog if 2nd stitch is a knit stitch; p2tog if 2nd stitch is a purl stitch) at beginning of row; work 2 stitches together (ssk if first stitch is a knit stitch; ssp if first stitch is a purl stitch), k1 at end.
Work wrong-side decrease rows as follows: P1, work 2 stitches together (ssk if first stitch is a knit;, ssp if first stitch is a purl) at beginning of row; work 2 stitches together (k2tog if 2nd stitch is a knit; p2tog if 2nd stitch is a purl), p1 at end.
Work increases as follows: K1, M1R at beginning of right-side rows and M1L, k1 at end of row.
Left Back Leg
Using larger needles and provisional cast-on (see page 111), cast on 33 (38, 39) sts.
Working from chart, work 2 rows in Mock Cable & Rib pat, beg and ending as indicated for desired size. Shape Leg Inc 1 st at beg of next RS row, then [every 6 (8, 8) rows] 6 (6, 7) times, working inc sts in pat—40 (45, 47) sts.
Work even until piece measures 7 (8, 91/2) inches, ending with a WS row. Shape Crotch Next row (RS): Bind off 2 sts, work to end—38 (43, 45) sts.
Dec 1 st at beg of next 2 RS rows, then work 1 WS row—36 (41, 43) sts.
Place sts on holder.