Mark's Summer Suit

I made this for My nephew

Created by: Mary H

  • Project Details

    About

    My cousin wanted a special occasion outfit for her son and had a picture of an expensive two-piece knit. I combined features from two patterns I purchased (Milla’s Summer Suit by PetiteKnit and Top Down Baby Pullover) to make the sweater pullover part. The finished project is reminiscent of the original picture. It fits perfectly. I am almost done with the second piece, a romper. My nephew probably will outgrow the outfit before the event in July. But my cousin really likes it, so I agreed to knit the same outfit again when we get to two weeks before the big day.

    Pattern

    Milla's Summer Suit by Petit2Knit

    This pattern can be found here:
    petiteknit.com

    Needles & Hooks

    • Crochet Hook 3.75mm (US 5)
    • Circular 3.75mm (US 5) 30cm
    • Circular 3.25mm (US 3) 30cm
    • Circular 3.75mm (US 5) 50cm
    • Double Point 3.25mm (US 3) 10cm
    • Crochet Hook 3.25mm (US 3)

    Accessories

    • Stitch Markers
    • Tapestry Needle
    Other : My interchangeable circular needles were essential for this project

    Measurements

    Notes: I wanted to make this top down, as a pullover, not as a onesie, and I wanted to use two colors, Light Blue (MC). and Barley (CC). The “Milla’s Summer Suit” is a onesie knitted from the bottom up. I used the Top Down Baby Pullover stitch counts for size 9 to 12 months but changed the needle sizes to US #3 for ribbing and US #5 for the body, in order to match the top down pullover pattern’s gauge.
    I used the smocking pattern from Milla’s Summer Suit only on the front, with a waist of ribbing all around the pullover. The contrast color is in the neck ribbing, with 2 two-row stripes in the body, the sleeve-edge ribbing and the bottom ribbing. This project is planned to go under a romper with reversed main and contrast colors, with stripes in the body. There are more details on my ravelry.com site under my ravelry name "Alluvus."

    Tags

    • Sweaters
    • Babies

    Craft

    craft-knitting Knitting

    Skill Level

    difficulty Intermediate

    Status

    project-state Complete
    Started on: May 8, 2017 Finished on: May 13, 2017
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    • Chris Q

      This is a classic! Definitely something that will be treasured in each new generation.
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