Rainbow Infant Gown

This simply adorable baby gown is modeled after one a friend used when her kids were infants. Worked from the top down, it features a long body that covers short little legs and tiny feet, a zipper for easy access, and cheerful rainbow stripes.

The piece begins with a provisional cast-on at the neck. The yoke is shaped with four increase rows distributed between the neck and underarms, then the sleeve stitches are placed on holders while the body is worked to the ribbed edging. The sleeves are worked downward to the cuff, and the rolled neckband and 7″ (18 cm) zipper are added last.

The one-size gown fits 0-6 months and takes two skeins of Urth Yarns Uneek Fingering (100% Extrafine Superwash Merino; 435 yards [400 meters]/100 grams) worked at a gauge of about 6.3 stitches/inch on size U.S. 3 (3.25 mm) needles.