Water Baby Outfit, Size 2 and 4 Years

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Size 2 and 4 Years

Materials—Fleisher’s Casa-Laine Sport Yarn, 2 balls; or Fleisher’s Sweater and Stocking Yarn, 2 skeins. 1 skein Bucilla Softwist for Embroidery. White Knitting Needles, 1 pair Size 1. White Crochet Hook, Size 0.

Instructions are written for size 2 years, changes for size 4 years are in parentheses.

Gauge: 8 sts = 1 inch; 11 rows = 1 inch

Back—Cast on 23 (25) sts for crotch. P 1 row, cast on 4 sts.

2nd row—K 4, slip, k and pass, k 19 (21), k 2 tog, cast on 4 sts.

3rd row—P 29 (31), cast on 4 sts; 33 (35) sts.

4th row—K 8, slip, k and pass, k 17 (19), k 2 tog, k 4, cast on 4 sts.

5th row—P 35 (37), cast on 4 sts; 39 (41) sts.

6th row—K 12, slip, k and pass, k 15 (17), k 2 tog, k 8, cast on 4 sts. Continue in this way to dec. 1 st on each side of crotch every 2nd row 7 (8) times more, having 2 sts less between decreases each times, at the same time casting on 4 sts at the end of each of next 14 (16) rows; 83 (91) sts. This completes crotch decreases. Cast on 3 sts at end of next 2 rows; 89 (97) sts. Work 2 (2 ½) ins. even, end with p row.

Dec. row—K 2 tog, k to within 2 sts of end, slip, k and pass. Repeat dec. row every 4th (6th) row 5 times more; 77 (85) sts. Work even until measurements at center, from beginning of crotch is 6 ½ (8) ins., or desired length to waistband ribbing, end with k row.

Short rows—First row—P 73 (81) sts.

2nd row—Turn, slip 1, k 68 (76).

3rd row—Turn, slip 1, p 64 (72).

4th row—Turn, slip 1, k 60 (68). Continue to work 4 sts less each row for 8 rows more. Break yarn, slip remaining sts to right hand needle. Join yarn at left side.

Ribbing—First row—wrong side—P 1, k 1, p 1, k 1, pick up next st in row below and place on left needle, p this st together with next st, this prevents a hole, continue k 1, p 1 across row, working all slipped sts in the same way.

2nd row—K 1, * p 1, k 1; repeat from * to end. Continue ribbing for 1 ½ ins. Bind off in ribbing.

Front—Work as for back up to short rows, end with k row. Do not work short rows. Work ribbing as on back, end on wrong side.

Next row—Bind off 11 (13) sts, work ribbing on next 13 sts, bind off 11 (13) sts. Break yarn and join in last st.

Bib—First row—Work ribbing on 13 sts, p 29 (33), work ribbing on 13 sts.

2nd row—Work ribbing on 13 sts, k 29 (33), work ribbing on 13 sts. Repeat these 2 rows until bib measures 1 ¾ (2 ½) ins., end on wrong side. Work ribbing on 55 (59) sts for 8 rows.

Next row—Continue ribbing, work 13 sts, slip on holder for left shoulder strap, bind off 29 (33) sts, work to end. Work ribbing on 13 sts of right shoulder strap for 9 (10) ins. Bind off in ribbing.

Note—Shoulder strap should stretch to 13 (14) ins. when blocked.

Slip 13 sts of left strap to needle, beginning at neck edge work to correspond to right strap. Sew side seams of front and back.

Left Leg Ribbing—Working from right side, beginning at cast-on row of front crotch, pick up and k 43 (47) sts on slanting edge to seam, 43 (47) sts on back edge to cast-on row of back crotch; 86 (94) sts. Work k 1, p 1 ribbing for 8 rows. Bind off in ribbing.

Right Leg Ribbing—Beginning at cast-on row of back crotch, work to correspond to left leg.

Finishing—Sew edges of leg ribbing and crotch together. Steam.

Cross shoulder straps in back and sew ends to bound-off edge of back waistband, with 13 (17) sts between straps. Embroider in duplicate st, using top part of Anchor on Chart.

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