Thursday, July 28, 2011

Elephant Onesie on the Loose


On my trip across the US to Philadelphia, New York, and Boston, I wanted a little knitting project to take with me on the plane. Because I still had some of the soy yarn that I have been slowly working my way through (just keep scrolling) I decided to do a little stash buster baby onesie I found a pattern for at Fiber Fervor.
The pattern took about a skein and a half all together and I made a few adjustments, including removing the crocheted edging, and adding 5 rows of 2 by 2 knit/purl rib in a contrasting color instead of adding a sleeve. Also, when I was all done I added three snaps at the crotch and one snap at the neck, then embroidered a little elephant on the chest in the contrasting color I used for the sleeve. Below is the pattern I adapted for this cute little onesie (I would argue even cuter than the original!) I'm no baby expert, but I would guess it turned out a 6-9 month size.

Knit from top down
Using main color and a size 4 16-inch circular needle
CO: 54 sts
Row 1: K14, marker, K10, marker, K16, marker, K10, marker, K4
Row 2: purl across
Row 3: K1, Kfront&back, K11, Kf&b, slip marker (SM), Kf&b, K8, Kf&b, SM, Kf&b, K14, Kf&b, SM, Kf&b, K8, Kf&b, SM, K3
Row 4: purl across
Row 5: K1, Kf&b, *(K to one before marker, Kf&b, SM, Kf&b), repeat from * to one stitch before last marker, Kf&b, SM, K to end.
Row 6: purl across
Repeat last 2 rows 7 times more. 126 sts total.

Row 20: place 12 sts on double pointed needle. Place the double-pointed behind the main 16” circular, left hand needle, holding the yarn behind. Place marker.
K1 from the main needle and 1 from the double-pointed needle. Continue knitting one stitch from each until no stitches remain on the double-pointed needles. Work should now be joined in the round.
*(K to one before marker, Kf&b, SM, Kf&b), repeat from * to one stitch before last marker, Kf&b, SM, K to end of round.
Row 21: Kf&b, K to next marker, remove marker and place next 28 sts on scrap yarn or stitch holder (for right sleeve), remove marker. CO 4 sts, K to next marker, remove marker, and place next 28 sts on scrap yarn or stitch holder (for left sleeve). CO 4 sts, slip marker. (74 sts).
Row 22: Knit round.
Continue knitting in the round until piece measures 7.5 inches from armhole.
Next row continues as “row 23” but many rows have past.

Row x23: Knit until 3 sts left in round. BO last 3 sts.
Row x24: BO 3 sts, K31, BO 6, K to end of round.
Turn work (front now separated from the back).

Back side:
Row 25: purl across.
Row 26: K1, ssk, K to 3 sts before the end, K2tog, K1
Row 27: purl across (all odd rows will be purl rows).
Row 28: K1, ssk, K to 3 sts before the end, K2tog, K1
Row 29: purl across
Row 30: K1, ssk, K to 3 sts before the end, K2tog, K1
Row 31: purl across
Row 32: Knit across
Row 33: purl across
Row 34: Knit across
Row 35: purl across
Row 36: K1, ssk, K to 3 sts before the end, K2tog, K1
Row 37: purl across
Row 38: K1, ssk, K to 3 sts before the end, K2tog, K1
Row 39: purl across
Row 40: Knit across
Row 41: purl across
Row 42: K1, ssk, K to 3 sts before the end, K2tog, K1
Row 43: P1, ssp, P to 3 sts before the end, P2tog, P1
Row 44: K1, ssk, K to 3 sts before the end, K2tog, K1
Row 45: P1, ssp, P to 3 sts before the end, P2tog, P1. 13 sts remain.
Row 46: SL1 knit wise, K to end.
Row 47: SL1 purl wise, P to end.
Repeat last 2 rows 6 times more (12 rows more).
BO all sts.

Front side (continuing with additional 31 sts on needle)
Row 25: purl across.
Row 26: K1, ssk, K to 3 sts before the end, K2tog, K1
Row 27: purl across (all odd rows will be purl rows).
Repeat last 2 rows until 13 sts remain.

Row 46: SL1 knit wise, K to end.
Row 47: SL1 purl wise, P to end.
Repeat last 2 rows 4 times more (8 rows more).
BO all sts.

Left Sleeve:
Place 12 sts on two double-pointed needles, picking up final 4 sts on a third needle. Using contrast color, pick up 6 sts from underarm.
K 4 rows in K2 P2 rib. BO all sts in rib.

Right Sleeve:
Place 12 sts on two double-pointed needles, picking up final 4 sts on a third needle. Using contrast color, pick up 6 sts from underarm.
K 4 rows in K2 P2 rib. BO all sts in rib.

Weave in loose ends. Attach three snaps to bias tape and sew in to crotch by hand
Attach snap at shoulder closure. 

Embroider with elephant.
Begin with topmost stitch at center chest 12 stitches below neck.

X denotes a blue stitch. O denotes a purple stitch.

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOXXOOOXX
OOOOOOOOXXXXXOOXX
OOOOOOOXXXXXXOXXO
OOOOOOXXXXXXXOXXO
OOOOOXXXXXXXXOXXO
OOOOOXXXXXXXXOXXO
OOOXXXXXXXXXXOXXO
OOXOXXXXXXXXXXXXO
OXOOXXXXXXXXXXXOO
OXOXXXXXXXXXXXOOO
OXOXXXXXXXXXXXOOO
XXOXXXXXXXXXXOOOO
OOOXXXXXXXXXXOOOO
OOOOXXXXXXXXOOOOO
OOOOXXXXXXXXOOOOO
OOOOXXXXXXXOOOOOO
OOOOOXXXXXXOOOOOO
OOOOOXXXXXXOOOOOO
OOOOOXXOOXXOOOOOO
OOOOXXXOXXXOOOOOO
OOOOXXXOXXXOOOOOO


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