etive romper and a sweet discount

May 24, 2017

I have a new knit to share today--a perfect pair of baby pants with suspenders. Gah, I just love them. With elements of British patterns from the 1950’s, the Etive romper will remind you of the ones our grandmothers and great grandmothers made, except this one is knit in one piece and uncomfortable seams have been banned!  A provisional cast-on at the gusset edge makes this romper seamless and especially comfortable for busy babies. The two back button positions allow for growth.

This beautifully produced pattern is easy to follow and includes 5 sizes from newborn to 24 months. Knit in popular DK weight yarn, you'll have it finished in no time! Choose one of the many superwash wools and wool blends available to hand knitters.  I chose one of my favorite newish yarns, Rowan Softyak DK, a blend of cotton, yak and nylon.  The blend is as soft as cashmere and creates an even, easy-to-knit fabric that is durable and machine washable--perfect for babies and children. I have amassed quite a stash of this, so you'll see me using this often!
Designer Abigail Clark from Rainer and Bear has kindly offered my readers an exclusive discount of 30% off the Etive Romper pattern through May 30 with the code knitionary.  It's a lovely little pattern to have in your pattern library and makes such an adorable gift. I had so much fun knitting it and it practically flew off my needles.  You can purchase the PDF pattern download here.  Add it to your cart and at check out use the coupon code. Enjoy!

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Below is my deep basket filled with Softyak.
Yikes, it looks like a lot, and it is a lot,
 but I do have plans for each and every skein!


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  1. Adorable, looks like Sammy as a baby.

  2. LOVE your site. Your home and knitting are so gorgeous. Trying to purchase the romper pattern. I put one (1) in my cart and go to checkout and it says my cart is empty. Have tried several times... :(

    1. I'm so sorry. just emailed the designer to see if she can help.

    2. Christie, we tried to get a hold of you through blogger, but I don't know it it got thought. If you are still having a problem, can you please contact the designer through Ravelry? PM her at rainerbear.


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