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Theo's Winter Onesie.

It's finished! I love it! However it turned out too big, but he will grow into it. Better that than too small... I used leftover yarns for this one, and they all are different shades of Drops Baby Merino. I underestimated the need for the dark gray yarn and needed to buy more, so now I have about as much of it left as I had when I started, but it doesn't matter, I'm sure I will find use for it. I was afraid I'd have to buy more of the lavender as well, but I had just enough and there were even a few meters to spare:

If you have missed the post where I wrote about this project earlier, let me bring you up to date. The inspiration for it came from a mystery-sock-KAL by a Finnish blogger, called Muita Ihania (you can find the original pattern here). I had just finished my Arne&Carlos socks so I didn't feel the need for another pair but I loved the pattern and wanted to do something with it. So I decided to use it for a knitted onesie. 

I used the Litte William's Body pattern from Drops Design as the guideline and base for my body, but substituted the charted sections with the ones from the Muita Ihania blog. I didn't do any decreases for the sleeves but knitted them straight. I think those are the only modifications I made (even though mine looks now completely different than the original!)

Yarns: Drops Baby Merino MC #20 dark gray
CCs #13 navy blue, #10 light turquoise, #25 lavender, 
#28 light mint and #02 off-white
Needles: 2.5mm and 3.0mm

By the way: I should start to weave in the end as I knit so I don't end up with a monstrosity like this:

I counted: there were 76 tails to weave in! That took like forever!!!


  1. Fair isle is still new to me, so I am always in awe of your projects! Love the colors you chose!

    1. Oh thank you! I've been eyeing your Snowflake cowl on Instagram and you Fair isle looks amazing to me!

  2. wow, this is a super impressive modification, I love this little knitted suit! I can't wait to see Theo in it, he's going to be cute as pie in his special onesie!

    1. I was so looking forward for him to get to wear it, but I just have to wait. He's grown quite a lot during the past few weeks so I might not have to wait that long after all :)

  3. what an adorable onesie -- so much work but it's fabulous

    1. Thanks, I really like how it turned out as well!


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