If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen my youngest in this adorable Summer romper.
When I asked him this week if he wanted to wear a little cotton romper I knitted for him (in size 3 years) and he excitedly said yes, I was very pleased. Then I realised that I hadn’t even blogged about it here. It was one of the last pieces I knitted in England, before we made our big move to Australia last August.
I used cotton yarn, specifically DROPS Muskat, which is a lovely mercerised cotton. It has a wonderful sheen on it, and this ‘apple green’ is such a wonderfully bright colour.
The suit itself is a Tiddelibom pattern, originally written in Norwegian, some of their patterns are translated into English, including this one. It’s a very well presented and written pattern, with a lot of detail and I was able to knit this romper in a couple of days (even in between packing up).
The beautiful leaf pattern in the middle runs the entire front and back of the romper and is just such a joy to knit and absolutely beautiful to look at. I was fortunate to have some leaf buttons in my stash, which I was able to add on the front (even though they are only for decoration) and four extra ones to close the romper, even allowing for growth.
But my youngest is such a big boy, he will be three in March, but has already been wearing clothes for a four year old for about six months. So I knew that we needed to make the most of wearing it. So without further ado, here’s Max wearing it.
STATS Pattern: Olavas Summer Suit by Tiddelibom. Yarn: DROPS Muskat in apple green. Needle size: 3.5mm Knitting time: 25th-28th July 2016.
When Max was born I knew there were a few things I wanted to knit for him. One was the Pocket Playsuit by C. Pettersen who is behind Ministrikk. It’s such a sweet pattern.
I used some DROPS Baby Merino that I had left in my stash, luckily I had enough to finish the little suit. Because I wanted to knit up stripes I had to improvise a little bit for the pockets and for top just before getting to the straps.
But I think it adds to the finished piece. I doubled the straps as I wanted to make sure that they would hold and be strong.
Since Max was only four months old when I was knitting this, it took me a little longer than it usually would, but I am very pleased with the end result.
A friend from my previous work life saw me post about another winter romper here, asked me to make one for her gorgeous little girl.
I used the lovely Vinterdrakt pattern from the Paelas ladies. It’s a great pattern, but it’s got a few mistakes throughout, which I had spotted the first time I used the pattern and had corrected in my version. I keep thinking I should let them know so they can correct it for others that buy the pattern.
I used DROPS Muskat for the romper as I had done for the previous one I had knitted.
I love the colour my friend picked, it’s such a wonderful purple and the pictures don’t really do it justice.
The waffle stitches at the top works really well, especially after I learnt from the last time knitting this that I needed to keep them very loose.
And the added i-cord in the pink gives it that extra pop of colour, which looks great!
My friend sent me these gorgeous pictures of her little girl wearing them and I am so pleased with how it fits her and she just looks adorable!
On this dreary, grey day I thought I’d share a lovely sunny yellow romper with you that I knitted in January this year for a friend who had a baby girl (her second daughter).
This is another great Paelas Paelas pattern, three women, based out of Norway, who design beautiful classic baby clothes with a vintage feel.
I have knitted a few of their patterns in the last few months and even though the translations are often quite rough I do love the end result. I knitted one of their rompers for Max and another for a friend’s daughter.
The popcorn or bobbles on this little romper are very sweet and there is a bit of a theme emerging with some orders I have knitted and some that I am just about to start. It’s actually a really simple way of adding some texture to a garment, providing a great look.
The buttons are from my stash, originally from TextileGarden I am sure.
The back construction is pretty cool, as it has an added elastic band at the waist. I am sure this makes it a great fit as there won’t be any gaping holes.
I am not sure why yellow is so hard to photograph and looks so different in some of the pictures, but it’s a lovely sunny yellow.
My beautiful Max turned one year old today! I just cannot believe this year has passed by so quickly! In honour of his big day I’d like to share a little romper I knit for him in June.
I used this lovely Kjappstrikka Drakt: Quick Knit Suit pattern from Paelas Paelas. The pattern is great, just not very well translated. But as I’m an experienced knitter it wasn’t a huge problem for me. The pattern calls for Merino yarn, but I decided to pick some DROPS Muskat for it as Max was going to be wearing it during the Summer months.
I loved the end result so much I almost want to make it again, and I did put Max in it a lot while it fit him. But just judge for yourselves, be warned: picture and cuteness overload!
Isn’t he adorable in his little romper?
And here he and Luke are together…aren’t they sweet? They make my heart sing!!!
A good friend who moved back to her home country of South Africa a couple of years ago and then had a gorgeous daughter and wanted a playsuit for her, so she asked me.
This is a great little pattern called Vinterdrakt/Winter romper by Paelas Paelas. However, it is a pretty bad translation, which someone who has not been knitting as long as I have might not be able to follow it.
And instead of using Merino wool I used DROPS Muskat, since it would be worn by my friends little girl in South Africa.
I didn’t really have a problem reading the pattern, but I knit the top a little too tight, so had to open it up again and knit it again.
My friend picked the colours, which are just so pretty together. But I don’t think I need to say anything else, but will let the following pictures do the talking…
It’s the parcel from the lovely Roberta at Rowantree Design. You may remember I knitted the little blue waistcoat for her gorgeous grandson Rowan. We did a swap for one of her overalls, here’s a little sneak peek:
The romper came in this brilliant bag (it might be something I have to steal from Roberta, it’s such a fantastic idea!). And here is the romper in all its glory, I promise to take some pictures of Luke wearing it tomorrow, although it’s probably a little too cold for it at the moment and I think it might be a tad too big at the moment. But it’ll be perfect in the summer!
And have a look at what Roberta also included for Luke, the best T-Shirt ever! Thank you so much Roberta, we’re going to cherish both!
You might remember I knitted this romper suit for my niece in blue and red stripes a little while ago. A friends friend liked it so much that she asked me to knit it for her soon-to-be born niece or nephew. I choose a Safran yarn, which I got from the Scandinavian Knitting guys. Now, because the little one will be born some time in July I thought cotton was better than wool.
Also, because she doesn’t know whether it’s going to be a girl or boy I decided to choose some lovely bright colours. I think they make it look really cute and I’m sure it’ll suit the little one well.
It’s a really nice pattern (from a really old German magazine) that is easy to knit. I did make some changes to it this time around and replaced the zip with buttons. I just knitted on some button holes, which I think actually works better then the zip.
I’m sure it’ll fit well and look good. I’m hoping to write up the pattern as well, but that’s after I’ve completed writing up the one for the booties.
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