By all accounts, I should hate rompers as much as I hate other hipster fashion trends (looking at you harem pants) but I just can’t seem to escape them. Perhaps I am just nostalgic for the days of infant wear, perhaps I love the idea of one article of clothing (it’s your shirt and pants in one!) Whatever it is I try not analyze it too much – I’m too busy running around in my rompers!
This pattern is very easy to adjust to fit your particular preference or size in both the bust and legs. Very few people are a “standard” size between both top and bottom which can present a difficulty with a full body piece. Measure yourself in these areas and make adjustments where necessary buy increasing or decreasing 6 stitches/inch.
Finished Size 30 (34, 37, 41, 44)” bust/chest circumference. Romper shown Knit Picks Shine Sport Reef in 41″ on a 5’ 4” model, and in HiKoo Simplicity 038 in 34” on a 5’ 7” model.
Yarn Knit Picks, Shine Sport, 60% Pima Cotton, 40% Modal; 110 yards/50g: Reef, 7(7, 9, 9, 10) skeins, keeping in mind that if you are taller or shorter you’ll need more or less yarn.
Yarn HiKoo Simplicity, 55% Merino Superwash, 28% Acrylic, 17% Nylon; 107 meters/50g: 038, 9 (9, 11, 12, 12) skeins, keeping in mind that if you are taller or shorter you’ll need more or less yarn.
Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): 16″ and 24″ circular (cir), 1 size 4 straight needle, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); stitch holders or waste yarn; tapestry needle; cable needle; 4 3/4” buttons (optional 2 additional buttons for straps); aprx. 1 yard of 1 in. wide no roll elastic; sewing needle and thread.
Gauge 25 sts and 30 rows= 4″ (10 cm) in St st.
Designer Lilith Ubbelohde is a knitter based out of Chicago, IL. She runs The Owl and the Bee and aims to infuse everyday with a touch of handmade. For questions about this pattern please contact firstname.lastname@example.org