These trendy Trollies will look gorgeous on babies of all ages, from Preemie up to 12 months old. They will also be super comfy for you little one, even as they grow. The stocking stitch body section had enough stretch that they should grow with your baby for quite some time. The shorts are the perfect outfit for playing on the floor when learning to roll over or crawl. The cute little lace detail on the legs can be left off if you would prefer a plainer knit.
How Do You Knit Trollies?
The bottom legs and lace are knitted separately and flat. The body is joined and then knitted in the round. This part is super fast, and great for a last minute gift. It is the ideal project if you are new to knitting in the round and are ready to give it a go!
Trollies are also a great project if you need something portable to pop into your bag in case you have a few spare moments to knit in between running errands. I kept mine in the car when I was making them as I was able to pick them up and put them down when I had a few moments spare.
I added elastic to the waistband to give more secure fit, but that is completely optional. One of my test knitters added an i-cord tie which could be an option if you prefer? Or knit them plain with some negative ease if you would like a slightly snug fit.
What Yarn Did You Use for Trollies?
The sample was knitted in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK (45% Acrylic/55% Nylo
n) in colourway Misty Grey 703. Any baby yarn in DK weight will work really well. Some of my test knitters used up scraps by knitting the lace in a contrasting colour. I used a plain yarn, but some knitters chose to use a variegated type. You could check out some of the testers projects on my blog post – My Trendy Trollies
or here on Ravelry
Who will you be making your Trollies for? My step-daughter requested that any knitting I did for the new baby be in the colours grey and pink. I have seen some of the test knits in a few different colours. I am excited to see which colours you knit yours in! Don’t forget to share you photos of your projects with me on Ravelry and on all the different social media sites. I love seeing your WIPs and FOs.
I decided to use a cute little pink ribbon tied into a bow as a finishing touch as my Trollies were for my granddaughter. You could use a decorative button or leave the front plain without any embellishments. All three options will look just as nice.
Any Other Information You Need
22 sts and 30 rows worked in stocking stitch on 4mm/US6 needles = 4x4inches/10x10cm.
You will need elastic for the waistband if you choose to use it.
Optional ribbon or button for decoration.
Extra yarn for i-cord if you chose this option.
Stitch holders for the lace.
The pattern for Trollies was produced with help from my wonderful test knitters and tech editor. Without whom I would not be able to share this with you.
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