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Wild Blueberry Suit For Theo.




Theo needed a woolen jumpsuit to wear under his overalls while palying outside now that the weather is getting colder. I tried to look for one for him (either new or secondhand) but the ones I liked were way too expensive and the ones that were affordable were ugly. So what does a crazy knitter mum do? Right - I decided to knit him one. Since this was something he needed ASAP I dropped (almost) everything I had on my needles and for once concentrated on (almost) only one project until it was ready for use.


I used the Wild Blueberry Suit pattern that is freely available on the Drops Design website. It is knitted flat until for the length of the buttonband, then joined in a round for the sleeves and legs. However, if I would knit this again, I would knit the whole thing in a round with a steek, and add the buttonbands later. First of all, it's so much more convinient to knit fair-isle in a round instead of back and forth, and secondly, it would have reduced the amount of yarn tails that had to be woven in. (although I still absolutey dread cutting steeks!)
This was my first time using Lettlopi, and I'm still having a bit mixed feelings about it. I loved the color and the look of it, however it felt quite rough and prickly to me and I do have doubts about how my skin woud react to wearing clothes or garments made from it. Luckily Theo will be wearing other clothes beneath it so it won't be straight against his skin. The rest of the yarns I used for the colorwork were leftover bits and pieces from my stash (the reddish brown was leftover from a hat I made for my husband's birthday, the light beige one was the same I used for my Snoqualmie and Porter cardigans, and the blue yarn was the rests from Theo's birthday Arlo cardigan.)




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  1. You can make Lett-lopi feel softer by soaking it in apple cider vinegar-water mixture :)

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  2. That is absolutely darling! I love "crazy knitting moms"!!!

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  3. Wow, what an incredible suit, it's beautiful!! And little Theo looks so sweet.

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