Sunday, 12 July 2015

Top Down All-in-One Romper Suit


Top Down Romper Suit - Marianna / Lisa King Maclean

Small / Early Newborn



This adorable little romper suit was knitted by Lisa King Maclean

Lisa altered my original all-in-one baby top pattern to make this cute little romper.
I love it! Clever lady .......

DK yarn
4mm needles


All-in-One Baby Top – as a Romper Suit         
For an early or small newborn baby

Yarn    any DK  (tension 22sts over 4”/10cm)    
           

Needles  – 4mm throughout

Small buttons

Worked from the neck downwards           
                       
                       

Tips:
                  
      ·Cast off loosely on row25 for the cap sleeves – if you find this difficult – use a larger needle

      ·m1 (make 1) on row27 – I do this by knitting into the front&back of a stitch – some knitters pick  
        up the bar of yarn from the previous row – either way will be OK
              
      ·yfwd – yarn forward seems to be a very UK term – you may know this as yo (yarn over) or yrn (yarn round needle) - this makes the buttonholes and also the little eyelet holes on the yoke

                         
Cast on 57sts

Rows 1 & 2             Knit
Row 3                     K2, yfwd, k2 tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Rows 4 & 5             Knit
Row 6                     K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 7                     Knit
Row 8                     K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 9                     K8, *(yfwd, k1, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts,k4                  75sts
Row 10                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 11                   Knit
Row 12                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 13                   K8, *(yfwd, k3, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts, k4               93sts
Row 14                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 15                   K2, yfwd, k2 tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Rows 16                  K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 17                   K8, *(yfwd, k5, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts, k4              111sts
Rows 18, 19, 20      As rows 10, 11, 12
Rows 21, 22, 23, 24  Knit
Row 25                   K18, cast off 20sts, k34, cast off 20sts, k17
Row 26                   Knit                                                                                  71sts
Row 27                   K2, yfwd, k2 tog, (makes a buttonhole), (k2, m1) 15 times, k3, m1, (k2, m1) 14 times, k6
Row 28                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                        101sts
Row 29                   Knit
Row 30                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat last 2 rows
until work measure 11½ “ from cast on edge, making further buttonholes on the 39th row, and every following 12 rows


Increase one stitch at the end of the last row                                                       102sts

Divide for legs

Work on the first 51sts (put the remaining 51stitches onto a stitch holder)

**      Row 1:                              K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                                      49sts

Row 2:                              P2tog, purl to last 2sts, p2tog                                      47sts

Row 3:                              K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                                      45sts

Row 4:                              Purl

Rows 5 – 11:                    K1, p1 rib

Cast off in rib **


Rejoin yarn to remaining 50sts –
Repeat the instructions from ** to **

Sew up leg seams
Darn away ends                
Sew on buttons



This beautiful little romper , hat & booties were knitted by Pauline Cook
 
 
You can make a romper of any size -
Just follow the instructions for the baby top of the size you want ....... keep knitting until the length is long enough (this might be the difficult bit - but you can probably judge it by eye ....) - then divide the number of stitches you have in half (2 even amounts) - and complete each separately decreasing one stitch at each end of every row for a few rows - then finish with a rib or garter stitch border.
 

 
 


44 comments :

  1. That is gorgeous. You are so clever to design this and so generous to share it with us.

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  2. Thank you so much for this latest beauty, as always, so generous of you

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  3. Adorable pattern. How many yards are needed?
    Thanks.

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  4. This is adorable! what a great idea. I need to make one :-)

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  5. Oh Marianna! how do I love you? Thank you!

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  6. Three cheers for marrianna, hip, hip hooray. Yet another brilliant design.

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  7. Hi marrianna
    I've just read through your pattern for the romper and I'm wondering if there's a mistake?
    When you get to - 'Divide for legs', the pattern says 'Work on the first 51sts (put the remaining 51stitches onto a stitch holder)'.
    Further down the pattern says - 'Rejoin yarn to remaining 50sts' .
    There a difference of 1 stitch. Am I right?

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    1. My pattern says ~
      Increase one stitch at the end of the last row 102sts
      Divide for legs
      Hope this helps M

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  8. Marianna thank you for this pattern again. Can I ask I don't want to be a pest, I have been trying to get added to your Facebook page for a while now and I don't know if because my name is in Urdu you have blocked me for thinking I may be a spammer? Its just I know via my boss and friends (who use your patterns as I do to donate to the local hospitals) that there are other variations and people with different ideas for your items and also some of their own creations. I don't want to be annoying but I would very much love to be part of your Facebook community. Kathryn :)

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    1. Sorry Katmurray - please try again ...... I will look out for you .... :)

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    2. It won't let me search for your group anymore...

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  9. Hi Marrianna, I started your Romper as soon as I saw it. My question, I have not seen a real baby for 37 years, but in the instructions you say to knit body till it measures 11 1/2 ", from the top. This looks sooooo long, Most babies seem to be pretty bunched up around the legs for awhile. Is this lenght really correct?? I trust you if you say yes. Maybe my tape measure is defective. Thanks again for your beautiful patterns, I am hooked on all of them.

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    1. I only have a doll to go by - so in truth I am not sure ........ you may very well be right!
      I really hope someone with a real baby knits this and lets us know!! ..........

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    2. I have just looked it up. It says a baby of 1 -3 months measures roughly 9 " from neck to hip.

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  10. Awe this awesome and so beautiful. Thank you so much. I love your patterns. They are easy and quick to knit. I use them for my charity project for premature babies. We have handed out 180 going home parcels to Moms with premature babies yesterday

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  11. I'm making this in the round and think it's going to be cute!

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  12. I'm making this in the round and think it's going to be cute!

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    1. How did turn out in the round? Do you have instructions that will help me?

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  13. Thank you for this lovely little pattern, but I'm a bit stuck: row 25: I have 111 stitches - the instructions read knit 18, cast off 20, knit 34, vast off 20, knit 17 - those stitches equal 109
    I can't see where I've gone wrong? Please can you help?

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    1. Cath the stitch from your last cast off doesn't start your next knit section. The last stitch from your cast off isn't included in the pattern. So basically you knit the 18 stitches and then cast off 20, but you would have 19 stitches on the right needle then you would work your knit 34 stitches etc. I hope that helps

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    2. Thank you so much, been wondering what to make for my nephew's first child coming in August!

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  15. Simply gorgeous! Thanks to you both for sharing!

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  16. Just love this pattern. It knits up quickly and our charity group for prem babies are loving it too. We are knitting up a storm

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  17. Hi, Marianna please need to know at what row do you make the color change, ,, thanks for this beautiful pattern I love it so much

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    1. Hi, did you work out which row to change colour on? I'm knitting this at the minute.
      Thanks.

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    2. I did the color change at row 29.

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  18. This was the first one of your patterns I done I was that pleased with it I looked up more of your patterns and omg they are all gorgeous I'm now working through them all.
    Thank you for your kindness and sharing your lovely work x

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  19. This was the first one of your patterns I done I was that pleased with it I looked up more of your patterns and omg they are all gorgeous I'm now working through them all.
    Thank you for your kindness and sharing your lovely work x

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  20. This was the first one of your patterns I done I was that pleased with it I looked up more of your patterns and omg they are all gorgeous I'm now working through them all.
    Thank you for your kindness and sharing your lovely work x

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  21. I made this romper for my niece due in December. It turned out super cute and was really easy!

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  22. I have been knitting for over 40 years and I have just completed this delightful suit. It really is the most beautiful item I have knitted to date. Thank you. x

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  23. Hi I'm knitting this at the minute and love it, can someone tell me, on which row do I change the colour of yarn?
    Thanks.

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  24. Help I am stuck on row 27, new at this. Do you really do (k2,kfb) 15 times need help

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    1. hi,Anna Colonese...... if you are making your M1 stitch by KFB you dont k2 m1 ...you k1 then on the 2nd stitch you kfb.....same when it says K3 M1..you KFB on the 3rd stitch....thats how i did it you end up with the correct amount of stitches....to make it a little easier i did the button hole then i counted out 2 stitches 15 times and (30 stitches)and marked them off at the end with a marker,then just K1,KFB until i had completed the 30 stitches....hope ive explained this so you can understand it.. lol..im new too knitting too.

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  25. Hi, I am also unable to understand the above comment for Row 27 pls explain.
    Also if I am finishing the border with garter stitch then also have I to follow from ** to ** as Row 1- 11 to end it ? OR
    Will it be different??
    Can I use Needle size 5 mm instead of 4 mm throughout? Will it be ok to start for the neck or shud I use smaller size for neck & later use needle 5 mm? Pls explain. Thanks.

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  27. Can't wait to start this pattern!!! Thanks so much. Will let you know how it turns out

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  28. Hi if I used a size 3mm instead would it fit a baby born doll please x

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  29. Hi, I'm new to knitting but have managed to make several of you patterns, you make it so easy to understand so thank you, I would like to know if this pattern could be made with long legs as I'm knitting for a winter baby or do you have such a pattern.
    many thanks
    julie-dawn




























    many thanks
    julie-dawn

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  30. Hi, I love this pattern, but as I don't have a baby as a model, I am stuck as to how long to make the romper before dividing for the legs. I want to make a three month size. Could anyone help please?

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  31. Hi I would love to make this is a newborn size, as a beginner knitter I can't work this out on my own? Any chance of this pattern in a bigger size please???? I do love your patterns I would never of knitted without your patterns!

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