Designed by queen of the clever knit, Ainur Berkimbayeva, the little Pinwheel Baby Romper exceeds any notion of adorable we may have had! Aside from the baby wearing it, the highlight here is the pinwheel, a whimsical bib that evokes a whirligig in the breeze, a sand dollar on the beach, or a sweet William blossom in the garden. The pinwheel is also where you begin, casting on at its center, then working in the round and increasing at five points. Make another one for the back, then cast on stitches for the underarms and work the piece in the round down to the bottom, shaping the hips and gusset into an irresistibly voluminous puffball. Attached I-cords around the armholes finish as straps that tie over the shoulders and adjust with the baby’s size... smart and simple! In our wonderfully soft Picnic Cotton, you'll only need three or four skeins of this affordable, machine wash- and dry-able yarn. Its lively spin creates a playful marled fabric, and its 100% Peruvian Pima cotton fiber is the very best for your little bugaboo!
NOTE: This is the same pattern as the original one designed for Buttercup Cotton, which was discontinued. The only difference is the yarn recommendation!
29 stitches and 52 rounds = 4 inches in garter stitch
29 stitches and 38 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
To fit actual chest circumference of approximately 16 (18, 20) inches with approximately 2–3 inches of ease
Sample: The romper shown here is size 3–6 months. The blanket is our Arbor Blanket. You can find the free pattern here!