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PONY BABY ROMPERS

Pony Baby Rompers Project

Level: Intermediate

Project Name: Pony Baby Rompers

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • '4 Seasons' Pony 4Ply 1 (2-2-3) x 50g balls
  • 1 pair 3.25mm knitting needles or size required to give correct tension.
  • 2 buttons
  • 3 snap fasteners
  • Scissors, yarn needle, tape measure

TENSION

28 sts and 36 rows to 10cm over stocking st,

using 3.25mm needles.

INSTRUCTIONS

BACK

Using 3.25mm needles, cast on 14 (16-16-18) sts.

BEG TAB

Work 7 rows stocking st.

8th row (WS ridge) - Knit.

Work 8 rows stocking st, thus completing tab for snap fasteners.

BEG LEG OPENINGS

Working in purl fabric (1 row P - RS, 1 row

K - WS), inc one st at each end of next row, then in every foll alt row until there are 24 (30-30-34) sts.

Work 1 row.

Cast on 3 sts at beg of every row until there are 60 (66-72-76) sts, thus completing leg openings.

Work 12 rows purl fabric.

Dec one st at each end of next row, then in every foll 14th (10th-14th-14th) row until 54

(58-66-70) sts rem.

Cont without shaping until work measures 21 (22-23-24) cm from beg of leg openings, ending with a knit row. **

BEG RIB

1st row (RS) - K2, * P2, K2, rep from * to end.

2nd row - P2, * K2, P2, rep from * to end.

Rep 1st and 2nd rows for 7cm, ending with a 2nd row.

Cast off loosely in rib.

FRONT

Work as for Back to **.

Next row (RS) - K2, (P2, K2) 2 (2-3-3) times,

P34 (38-38-42), (K2, P2) 2 (2-3-3) times, K2.

Next row - P2, (K2, P2) 2 (2-3-3) times, K34

(38-38-42), (P2, K2) 2 (2-3-3) times, P2.

Rep last 2 rows for 7cm, working last row on WS.

BEG BIB

1st row (RS) - Cast off 9 (9-13-13) sts loosely in rib, K2 (incl sts left on needle after cast off), P5, K2, (P2, K2) 5 (6-6-7) times, P5, K2, cast off rem 9 (9-13-13) sts loosely in rib.

Break off yarn. Rejoin yarn to WS of rem 36 (40-40-44) sts.

2nd row (WS) - P2, K5, P2, (K2, P2) 5

(6-6-7) times, K5, P2.

3rd row - K2, P5, K2, (P2, K2) 5 (6-6-7) times, P5, K2.

Rep 2nd and 3rd rows until bib measures 4 (5-5-6) cm, working last row on WS.

Next row - K2, P2, yrn, P2tog, P1, rib to last

7 sts, P1, P2tog, yrn, P2, K2 ... 2 buttonholes.

Rep 2nd and 3rd rows once, then 2nd row once.

Cast off loosely.

LEG OPENING BANDS

Fold snap fastener tabs to WS at ridge and slip st in position. Using mattress st, join side seams of Back and Front. With RS facing and using 3.25mm needles, knit up 58 (66-70-78) sts evenly around leg opening and side edge of snap fastener tabs, working through both thicknesses.

1st row (WS) - P2, * K2, P2, rep from * to end.

2nd row - K2, * P2, K2, rep from * to end.

Rep 1st and 2nd rows once more, then 1st row once.

Cast off loosely in rib.

Work other leg band in same manner.

SHOULDER STRAPS (make 2)

Using 3.25mm needles, cast on 8 sts.

1st row (RS) - K2, P4, K2.

2nd row - P2, K4, P2.

Rep 1st and 2nd rows until strap measures 14 (15-16-17) cm (or length desired) from beg, ending with a 2nd row. Cast off.

MOCK POCKET TABS (if desired, make 2)

Using 3.25mm needles, cast on 18 sts.

1st row (RS) - K2, * P2, K2, rep from * to end.

2nd row - P2, * K2, P2, rep from * to end.

Rep 1st and 2nd rows twice more.

Cast off loosely in rib.

FINISHING

DO NOT PRESS. Sew one end of each strap to Back, placing each strap approx 5cm from side edges. Sew a button to other end of each strap, adjusting to fit. Fasten through buttonholes. Sew snap fasteners to tabs at crotch. If desired, slip st side edge of pocket tabs to Front, leaving 4cm between pocket tabs.

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