For me it was one evening project! I was never addicted to wash cloth knitting, so I didn't know it is such a fun. I want to share my chart of a baby suit, which I consider a good symbol for baby theme.
Many days ago I have drawn up and used my own onesie chart for cross-stitch embroidery. This is the time to turn it into the knitting chart. Enjoy!
MATERIALS Сotton yarn (Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) US #2 (2.75 mm) needles 2.5-3 mm crochet hook (option)
INSTRUCTIONS Cast on 51 stitches, including 2 edging stitches (each row slip the 1st stitch and purl the last stitch). Work in garter stitch for 10 rows, or seed stitch for 8 rows, depending on what frame do you prefer. Next row and all other rows work 6 first and 6 last stitches in garter stitch or seed stitch (I don’t take into account the edging stitches, and if you do, it should be read like this: “work 7 first and 7 last stitches in garter stitch or seed stitch”). At the same time work in chart on the central 37 stitches. The chart is written so that in the right side rows you knit all stitches and in the wrong side rows you build the image. All empty cells in the chart are stockinette stitch, each of these stitches is K1 in right side rows or P1 in wrong side rows. All the black cells in the chart meet in the wrong side rows and have to be knitted. Each of these stitches will look like P1 in right side rows. Thus you receive onesie image in garter stitch on the stockinette stitch background. When the chart rows are over, continue in garter stitch for 10 rows, or seed stitch for 8 rows, to complete the frame. Bind off and from the last stitch chain 20 tightly with or without a crochet hook to make the loop. You can also knit an I-cord on the 3 last stitches for the loop. Fix the loop end with a couple of sewing stitches and weave in the ends.