BABY JUMPSUIT KNIT-A-LONG Thread!

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BABY JUMPSUIT KNIT-A-LONG Thread!

Welcome to the Baby Jumpsuit Knit-a-long! Please feel free to post pictures of your progress, ask questions or simply talk about how its going! To start, show us the yarn you buy for the project! Who doesn't love pictures of yummy yarn

http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=b14&d_id=26&lang=en

Jumpsuit:
Size: 1/3 – 6/9 – 12/18 months (2 –3/4 years)
Size in cm: 50/56 – 62/68 – 74/80 (86/92 – 98/104)

Materials: Alpaca
150-150-200 (200-250) g colour no 7120, dusty green
150-150-200 (200-250) g colour no 7300, apple green

DROPS pointed needle size 5mm
DROPS wooden button no 501: 6-6-6 (7-) pcs

Knitting tension: 17 sts x 34 rows with 2 strands of Alpaca on needle size 5mm in garter sts = 10 x 10 cm.

Garter sts: Knit all rows

Buttonhole: Make buttonholes on right front edge from the right side as follows: cast off 3rd and 4th st from the edge, on next row cast on 2 new sts over the cast off sts. Make buttonholes as follows:
Size 1/3 months: 25, 31, 38, 44 and 50 cm
Size 6/9 months: 29, 37, 44, 52 and 59 cm
Size 12/18 months: 32, 41, 49, 58 and 66 cm
Size 2 years: 37, 45, 53, 61, 69 and 77 cm
Size 3/4 years: 42, 51, 60, 68, 77 and 85 cm

JUMPSUIT:
Left leg, back: Cast on 17-19-20 (22-24) sts with 1 thread of each Alpaca colour (= double thread) on needle size 5mm. Knit garter sts. When piece measures 8 cm inc 1 st at right side of piece (= inner side of leg) on every 5-6-6 (8-8 ) row a total of 9-9-11 (12-12) times = 26-28-31 (33-36) sts. When piece measures 22-25-28 (33-38 ) cm cast off 4 sts on inner side of leg, i.e. at the same side where sts were increased earlier = 22-24-27 (29-32) sts. Knit 6 rows garter sts and put sts on a thread.

Right leg, back: Knit as left leg but with inc and dec the opposite side. Keep sts on needle.

Back piece: Put legs in on the same needle with decreases towards each other = 44-48-54 (58-64) sts. Continue in garter sts over all sts. When piece measures 46-54-61 (71-79) cm cast on new sts for sleeves each side on every other row (i.e. at the end of each row) as follows: 2 sts 1-1-3 (1-1) times, 3 sts 2-2-2 (1-1) times, 4 sts 3-3-3 (6-7) times and then 16-17-17 (20-22) sts 1 time = 116-122-136 (156-174) sts on row. When piece measures 55-64-72 (83-92) cm cast off the middle 14-16-16 (18-18 ) sts for neck. Dec 1 st on neckline on next row = 50-52-59 (68-77) sts left on shoulder/sleeve. Cast off loosely when piece measures 57-66-74 (85-94) cm.

Left front piece: Cast on and knit as described for left leg back, but instead of putting sts on thread cast on 3 new sts towards mid front for front edge (i.e. at the same side where dec/inc were made earlier) = 25-27-30 (32-35) sts. Knit garter sts but purl the 5 outermost sts towards mid front until finished measurements (= front edge). This way the front edge will be accentuated. When piece measures 46-54-61 (71-79) cm cast on new sts at side for sleeve as described for back piece = 61-64-71 (81-90) sts. When piece measures 53-62-69 (80-88 ) cm cast off the outermost 5-6-6 (7-7) sts for neck. Dec to shape the neckline on every other row: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 2 times = 50-52-59 (68-77) sts left on shoulder/sleeve. When piece measures 57-66-74 (85-94) cm cast off loosely.

Right front piece : Cast on and knit as left front piece, but mirrored. Remember to make buttonholes, see explanation above.

Assembly: Pick up approx 40 to 55 sts round the neck with 1 strand of each colour. Knit 4 rows garter sts, at the same time after 1st row make buttonhole over the others on front edge. Cast off from the wrong side.
Sew shoulder + upper sleeve seams in outermost loop of sts to create a neat seam.
Sew under-sleeve and side seams the same way.
Sew inner leg seams.
Sew the opening between the legs.
Sew on buttons.
Fold approx 4 cm on each sleeve and each leg.

Note! There are diagrams and pictures on the actual pattern that you might find useful...use the link above to go to the official pattern.

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YEA! I think I'll go with the jumpsuit, but I don't know what yarn to use. I think I'll sit by and see what everyone else has choosen.

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Now where are all the baby jumpsuit ladies! Lol I wanna see some yarn! I mean come on already....the thread has been posted for...

a whole....

day? What are you waiting for? Lol :biglaugh:

j/k Can't wait to see though!

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I'm impatient to buy some yarn...the store was closed yesterday! Grrrr

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Gardenbug, what type of yarn are you planning to get? I'm horrible at picking appropriate yarn!

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I posted this in my progress thread the other day, but here it is again:

It's a recycled cotton/acrylic blend I got on a great! I did a gauge swatch last night and had to play around a little. It's pretty drapey, but I like it like that. Not sure what I'm going to do for buttons though.
I'm about half done the back of a leg.

Anybody else??

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Michelle, are you working with two strands and still finding it drapey?

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I am going to go out tomorrow and find some yarn. I'm excited to get started!

I just want to double check - alpaca is warm and doesn't shrink when washed, right? How much does it ball up?

GB - what size are you making yours? I'm wondering what size to start with. I was thinking smallest but that might be a little warm for July-September - unless Cletus (the fetus) is small to begin with. On the other hand, maybe DH will be right and he/she will be huge, in which case a 3/6mo size is better...

Sorry, GB, your sweater is on hold now. On the other hand, I know you'll just wear mine when you get here, and after you go home you won't want it until next fall!

-s

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I'm not sure about the alpaca. I'm going to ask about washing etc..as well as the tension.

I was thinking maybe 6/9 months. But even if we both do 6/9 months, they'll be different colours, different buttons I'm sure.

Hmmm, maybe I'll make mine pink!! :roll:

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Michelle, could you please share the type of wool, and needle size you are using to achieve the desired tension? Are you using two strands? 17 stitches x 34 rows is weird for 5mm needles!
I'm having a tough time finding the right yarn to use...especially cause I'd like it washable.

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Michelle, are you working with two strands and still finding it drapey?

No it is a single strand, I think that's why I'm finding it has more drape. Then I've never worked with double stranded Alpaca either :shrug: I like the drape though, so I'm going to go with it.

Michelle, could you please share the type of wool, and needle size you are using to achieve the desired tension? Are you using two strands? 17 stitches x 34 rows is weird for 5mm needles!
I'm having a tough time finding the right yarn to use...especially cause I'd like it washable

I am using Eco-fil (under the main name of the yarn it says 'recycled earth friendly yarn). I got it at Wal-Mart, but I'm in Canada, so I'm sure the yarn selection is very different here. It is machine wash on cold and lay flat to dry. Actually that was the main reason I bought it in the first place. I am only using one strand, and a size 4.0mm needle. I started with a size 4.5mm and my gauge was wonky.

edited to add:
:oops: Sorry GardenBug, I see that you're in Canada too! I shouldn't assume these things :oops: Btw, you live in an absolutely lovely part of Ontario.

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I bought yarn this morning and am playing around with needles to get a tension swatch that will work. The yarn is machine washable but must be spread flat to dry.

My computer seems to be sick...very hard to gain access here. Sad

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Hey all, I just went out and bought some yarn. It's 100% acrylic, machine wash and dryable, and I could find nothing that was close to the 17x34 gauge. So I have some 17x23 (supposedly) which I hope to use. I am hoping it will be OK because the pattern has stuff mostly in measurements, not in numbers of rows...

So here's the yarn that I chose:

http://www.marymaxim.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_10001_10054_13699_-1_15019_15024

I chose "Dark Moss" - but it actually looks a slightly lighter green than in this picture.

We'll see how it works.

-s

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He Sarah, I'm using yarn that is 18 stitches X 24 rows, so I'm going by measurements too. I'm using a smaller needle, so I think it will be for about 3-6 months rather than larger. We'll see. It's a navy tweed type effect. I hope to use fish shaped buttons on the front.

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Well, I think tha mine's about 8 cm long now, on the first leg.

I had it this length before when I saw a weird hole at about row 5, and then realized that I had accidentally increased a stitch as well - :roll: So I pulled it all out to that point and started over again. By that time it was way past my bed time...

So far, the yarn looks nice and is very soft! I will need to find a ruler before I can go any further though! Lol

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I started last night using a cotton yarn I have left over from an afghan a made last summer. It took me forever to realize that the needle size was 5mm, not size 5! Smile

My gauge is off, but I'm okay with that. I'm up through the fourth increase, and I'm doing the smallest size.

I'll update with pictures today.

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"sarahsunshine" wrote:

So here's the yarn that I chose:
http://www.marymaxim.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_10001_10054_13699_-1_15019_15024
I chose "Dark Moss" - but it actually looks a slightly lighter green than in this picture.

Sarah- Just wanted to let you know this is the same yarn I used for my first sock. Not sure how far you have came since this post.. but here is how my sock knit up:

http://www.gracefelt.com/Knit/02_07_firstsock.jpg

I really liked the way it striped. Biggrin

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"Alley912" wrote:

[quote=sarahsunshine]
So here's the yarn that I chose:
http://www.marymaxim.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_10001_10054_13699_-1_15019_15024
I chose "Dark Moss" - but it actually looks a slightly lighter green than in this picture.

Sarah- Just wanted to let you know this is the same yarn I used for my first sock. Not sure how far you have came since this post.. but here is how my sock knit up:

http://www.gracefelt.com/Knit/02_07_firstsock.jpg

I really liked the way it striped. :D[/quote]

Nice sock! I like the way it striped too! It's just going to be a trick to line up the colours for the two legs - front and back! Wink

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Well, I didn't get anything more done tonight (see progress thread) but I did take a picture:

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OOOH, I like the color!!!

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I love your colour choice, Gorlitsa!

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Here is my yarn and first few rows. It's Bernat Softee Chunky and it IS very soft! cheap too! I just hope it turns out the right size or close! This project is a bit daunting since it's only my 2nd!

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"morrisbuddy" wrote:

I love your colour choice, Gorlitsa!

Thanks! It's leftover from a brown-scale blanket I made. I hope I have enough of this drak shade, or else the jumpsuit will fade to tan towards the top! Biggrin

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Neat Stacey. Just ask if you have any problems! I'm a bit insecure the first time I try a pattern too.

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Nice Yarn Stacey! I almost picked that one too!

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Ok jumpsuit knitters, you check in too! How's it going?

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Well I made some progress on the back while I was away for a few days. I've attached the legs to the body and should start increasing for the arms next time I have a moment to knit. Still not sure about the size though. Will just have to wait and see how things go.
Bought some buttons and hope they are an OK size.

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I'm almost done the 2nd leg and will start knitting up the body soon. I'm nervous about the arms!

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I haven't had a chance to do anything more on it... spent this week packing and going to meetings. Sad

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Well, I haven't done anything on mine - but gardenbug has both front pieces almost completed! She was working on it last night and I was sitting there getting tired just watching those needles go!

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I can't wait to see a finished one! Come on ladies! This is your call to action! Lol :biglaugh:

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I wanna see some progress pictures! Anyone?

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This pic is a couple of days old, hopefully I'll be able to take a picture of the complete back by the end of the weekend. I joined the back legs together today and have been zooming up the back, almost to the armpits. I'm loving the colour of the yarn. Anyone else?

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I'm on the second buttonhole of the front. I'm busy with other things though...so it may be a while.

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OK, I've done 3 buttonholes.
I just want to say that this pattern is slower going than I anticipated. It isn't hard, but the increasing and front border and holes and checking that both sides do indeed match is very time consuming I find. Maybe it's just that I'm busy with other things too. I knit best in winter, not when there's gardening to do!

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Still working on things!

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They look great!

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OK! So I finished all the knitting part of the jumpsuit and it is pinned to the ironing board at the moment for blocking.
Then I need to stitch it together and sew on the buttons. Hope I get that done soon. It's just that gardening beckons and also I need to stitch together some curtains for DD's baby's room.

I'm adding a photo of it as it looks now.

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Oh, yay. I can't wait to see it all sewn up! tfs

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I hit a snag. The stitches they say to add for the neck band at the end were insufficient. So I'll remove them all and increase the number. They suggested 40-55. I only had 45 and that was way to tight. But I did make progress stitching seams after dinner tonight.

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OK. I'm done. I'd really like to talk about this pattern when a few more people have finished.

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Beautiful!

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Yay, Good job. I love the fishy buttons. Very cute!

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That's adorable! I love the buttons!

I haven't even finished the backside yet Sad working on the sleeves

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"Stacey" wrote:

I haven't even finished the backside yet Sad working on the sleeves

Do post a pic!!

DH is leaving next week for 2 weeks so I'm hoping to get some stuff in order and get going again on the knitting. I haven't touched it since I moved.

=s