Bonsai Collection

Bonsai Collection

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Collection of two patterns from the Misha and Puff archive reimagined for the home knitter. Our classic sunsuit and pixie bonnet are a perfect match for cotton yarn but will equally delight in a wool come fall. 

Bonsai Sunsuit

Inspired by vintage bathing suits, this sunsuit is the perfect open-backed outfit for sunkissed shoulders and dimpled knees. The bottoms are worked from the waist down in the round; the bib is picked up from the waistband and shaped with simple decreases to the straps. A good excuse to learn short row shaping and Kitchener stitch. 

Difficulty level

Intermediate 

Sizes

0-6m (6-12m, 12-18m, 12-24m, 2-3y) 

Finished Measurements 20 (21 ½, 23 ¼, 24, 24 ¾)”/51 (55, 59 61, 63) cm hip circumference 

11 ¼ (13, 13 ½, 14 ¾, 15)”/29 (33, 34, 37.5, 38) cm tall to shoulder 

YARN

• 150 (180, 200, 215, 230) yds/135 (160, 180, 195, 210) m of worsted or DK weight yarn • 18-24m sunsuit shown in Berroco Indigo in Relaxed 6410 (95% cotton, 5% other; 219 yds/200 m [100g]) 

NEEDLES

• One 16”/40 cm circ needle in size US 4/3.5 mm • One 16”/40 cm circ needle in size US 6/4 mm • One set dpns 5”/12.5 cm long in size US 4/3.5 mm

NOTIONS

• Two 5/8” or 3/4” buttons • Stitch markers • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends • Waste yarn for holding sts • Safety pin • Sewing needles 

GAUGE

• 20 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10 cm in St st with larger needles • 20 sts and 36 rows = 4”/10 cm

Bonsai Bonnet

A simple summer bonnet with a pixie peak at the top of the head. Seed stitch stripes create a beautiful all-over texture. This bonnet is worked flat, then seamed up the back and finished with I-cord ties. 

Difficulty level

Easy 

Sizes

0-6m (6-12m, 12-24m, 2-4y) 

Finished Measurements 6 ¾ (7 ½, 8, 8 ¾)”/17 (19, 20, 21) cm tall 

6 ½ (7, 7 ½, 7 ¾)”/16.5 (17.5, 18.5, 19.5) cm wide 

YARN

• 90 (110, 120, 130) yds/85 (100, 110, 120) m of worsted or DK weight yarn 

• 12-24m bonnet shown in Berroco Indigo in Cut-offs 6402 (95% cotton, 5% other; 219 yds/200 m [100g]). 

NEEDLES

• One pair straight needles in size US 4/3.5 mm

• One set dpns 5”/12.5 cm in size US 4/3.5 mm

NOTIONS

• Tapestry needle for weaving in ends 

GAUGE

• 20 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10 cm in St st 

• 20 sts and 36 rows = 4”/10 cm in seeded stripe stitch 

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