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Noni Grow-Veralls -- Overalls That Grow With Your Child $8.50

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Nora Bellows of Noni tells her story of designing the Grow-Verlis --Overalls That Grow With Your Child.  "These fun overalls were inspired some time ago when my little boy started sprouting up, seemingly over night, leaving the hems of pants that fit perfectly well, or were even still too big, waving around far above his little feet and the tops of his shoes. Girls can get away with this phenomena a bit more easily, passing off jeans that used to cascade over shoes as Capri pants. You see, every mom and grandma knows that our wee ones tend to grow like weeds vertically and only very slowly horizontally. Could I easily make clothes longer. . . without the fuss of taking out hems, adding fabric, ripping out the hem and purl rows, etc?"

"These overalls, Grow-veralls I call them, are my solution to this problem. I made them striped so you could use anything in your stash that gets the gauge (and you are willing to wash in whatever way the fiber requires). I made them striped, too, so that you could add to them quickly and easily and at any time without worrying about dye lots or whether you have enough of such and so color. No, add to them with abandon when your little sprout starts to shoot up. If a knee gets ripped up, no worries. Simply take out that block of color and rework. Quite simple."

"I left out the ubiquitous overall buttons on the side since knitted fabric gives and a tube shape would be more wearable than fussing with buttons or snaps that added bulk (and thus the possibility of pokey things my little boy would hate) and the propensity to come undone on the playground. Finish with conventional overall strap and button hardware or your preference. I used ribbons as straps so they could easily be replaced-a little non-fusible medium weight interfacing was all I added to give the hardware something to grab onto so as not to pull right through your knitting just as your sweet one reaches for the next monkey bar."

 Pattern Difficulty Intermediate. Requires knowledge of knitting, purling, increasing and decreasing, working on circular and double-pointed needles, and some simple seaming and hand-sewing.
Gauge 22 sts and 26 - 28 rows over 4"/10 cm on a US 7/4.5 mm or adjust needle size up or down to obtain stitch gauge.

Yarn Requirements
Size         Amount

18 mo     500 yards
24 mo     600 yards
2T           700 yards
3T           800 yards
4T           900 yards
5T           1,000 yards

Needles & Other Materials US 7 (4.5mm) 16" circular needle (for grow-veralls pant legs), US 7 (4.5mm) 24" circular needle (for body of grow-veralls) and US 7 (4.5mm) set of double pointed needles (for straps)
Blunt and sharp tapestry needles
Sewing needle & like-colored sewing thread
Suspender button and 1.5" Suspender Button Hook (at your LYS via Noni)
1/8 yd non-fusible medium weight interfacing (for inside bib facing)

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Noni Grow-Veralls -- Overalls That Grow With Your Child
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