Directions are for 1-year size. Changes for 2 and 3 years are in parentheses.
NOMOTTA Non-Shrink Mothproof Nylon or Baby Wool
5 (5-6) 1-oz. balls Main Color (MC)
small amount of 2 Contrasting Colors (A and B)
1 pair needles size 2
8 small buttons
¾ yard (½-inch) elastic
GAUGE: 8 sts = 1 inch; 12 rows = 1 inch
BACK: First Leg: Cast on 36 (39-42) sts. Work in Stockinette-st (K 1 row, P 1 row) for 9 rows. Knit across next purl row (hemline). Continue in Stockinette-st for 9 more rows. Next Row: Purl, increasing 1 stitch in every 3rd st across row; 48 (52-56) sts. Cast on 20 sts at end of row for crotch. Break yarn, slip these 68 (72-76) sts on a holder. Work 2nd Leg to correspond, working 8 rows after hemline. Next Row: Knit, increasing 12 (13-14) sts across row same as for first leg; 48 (52-56) sts. Slip the 68 (72-76) sts from holder on free needle. Shape Crotch and work Short Rows as follows: With needle of 2nd Leg sts, knit across 28 sts of first Leg, turn; slip first st (always slip first st as if to purl), P 35, turn; slip first st, K 43, turn; slip first st, P 51, turn. Continue to work in this manner, always working 8 sts more at end of every row until 8 (4-8) sts remain unworked at each side, turn; slip first st, work to end of needle. Turn and work straight until back measures 6½ (7¼-8) ins straight up from center of crotch, end with a knit row. Next Row: P 2 (4-6) sts, P 2 together across row to last 2 (4-6) sts, purl these sts; 60 (66-72) sts remain.
Waistband: Work in ribbing of K 1, P 1 for ½ inch. Work Buttonholes in next row as follows: Work in ribbing across 16 (18-20) sts, bind off next 2 sts, work in ribbing across next 24 (26-28) sts, bind off next 2 sts, work to end of row. On next row, cast on 2 sts over the bound-off sts. Continue in ribbing until waistband measures 1¼ (1-1¼-1½) ins. Bind off in ribbing.
FRONT: Work same as for back to beginning of waistband, end with a knit row. Next Row: P 2 (3-4) sts, (P 2 together) 17 (18-19) times. Purl last 2 (3-4) sts; 82 (88-94) sts remain.
Waistband: Work in ribbing of K 1, P 1 across 29 (31-33) sts, knit center 24 (26-28) sts, work in ribbing across remaining 29 (31-33) sts. Keeping center 24 (26-28) sts in Stockinette-st and omitting buttonholes, work waistband same as for back. Bind off 19 (21-23) sts at beginning of next 2 rows; 44 (46-48) sts remain.
Bib: Keeping 10 sts at each end in ribbing of K 1, P 1 and working center 24 (26-28) sts in Stockinette-st, work straight until bib measures l¼ (1½-1¾) ins above bound-off sts increasing 1 stitch in center of last row. Now, work in ribbing across all 45 (47-49) sts for ¾-inch.
Straps: Work in ribbing across 10 sts, bind off center 25 (27-29) sts. Both straps may be worked at same time, using 2 balls of yarn. Work straight for 10 (11-12) ins or desired length. Bind off in ribbing.
FINISHING:Press lightly and sew side and crotch seams. Turn back hems of legs and sew to wrong side. Draw elastic through hems. Following chart, embroider design in duplicate stitch.
BACK: Cast on 84 (88-96) sts. Work in ribbing of K 1, P 1 for 1¼ (1¼-l½) ins. Change to Stockinette-st and work straight until back measures 3½ (4-4½) ins from start. Place a marker at each end to indicate start of sleeves.
Cap Sleeves: Increase 1 stitch at beginning of next 8 rows; 92 (96-104) sts. Work straight until sleeve edge measures 4 (4¼-4½) ins straight up from markers.
Shape Shoulders: Bind off 7 sts at beginning of next 10 (8-8) rows; 0 (8-11) sts at beginning of next 2 rows. Bind off remaining 22 (24-26) sts for back of neck.
NOTE: Buttonholes are worked on Left Front for Boy, on Right Front for Girl. Work the Front without buttonholes first.
RIGHT FRONT: Cast on 56 (58-60) sts. Work in ribbing of K 1, P 1 for 1¼ (l¼-l½) ins. Keeping 8 sts at front edge in ribbing, change to Stockinette-st and work straight until front measures 3½ (4-4½) ins from start. Place a marker at side edge to indicate start of sleeve.
Shape Sleeve and Neck: Increase 1 stitch at side edge every other row 4 times, at the same time, decrease 1 stitch inside front border every other row until 43 (44-47) sts remain. Work straight until sleeve measures same as back. Shape Shoulder same as back.
Neckband: On remaining 8 sts, work straight until band will reach center of back. Slip sts on a holder.
With pins, mark position of 3 sets of buttons, having first pin about ½ inch from bottom and remaining 2 sets about 1½ (1¾-2) ins apart.
LEFT FRONT: Work to correspond with Right Front, reversing shaping and working 3 sets of Buttonholes as follows: Starting at center front edge, work border, bind off next 2 sts, work 14 (15-16) sts, bind off next 2 sts, work to end of row (2 buttonholes in row). On next row, cast on 2 sts over the bound-off sts.
FINISHING: Press lightly and sew shoulder seams. Sleeve Bands: With right side toward you, pick up and knit about 60 (64-70) sts across sleeve edge. Work in ribbing for ½ inch. Bind off in ribbing. Weave neckband-sts together. Sew band to back of neck holding in neck slightly. Sew side seams.
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