Knitted Sailor Dress Pattern for little ones

IMG_1414SIZES To t chest measurement 12 mos 18 mos 2 yrs 19″ [48 cm] 21″ [ 53.5″] 231⁄2″ [59.5 cm] Finished chest INTERMEDIATE BACK **With MC and smaller needles, cast on 192 (216-240) sts. 1st row: (RS). K7. *Sl1K. K7. P1. K15. Rep from * to last 17 sts. Sl1K. K7. P1. K8. 2nd row: P8. *K1. P7. K1. P15. Rep from * to last 16 sts. (K1. P7) twice. Change to larger needles and rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 6 (7-71⁄2)” [15 (18-19) cm], ending with a WS row. Next row: (RS). (Make Pleats). *Slip 8 sts onto 1st double-pointed needle. Slip next 8 sts onto 2nd double-pointed needle. Turn 2nd needle (WS of both needles are faced to each other). Align left-hand needle behind the two double pointed needles and knit tog rst st from each of 3 needles (3 sets of 8 sts will be worked tog) – Pleat made. Rep from * to end of row. 64 (72-80) sts. Next row: Purl, dec 2 (inc 0-inc 2) sts evenly across. 62 (72-82) sts. Next 2 rows: With A, knit. Next 2 rows: With MC, knit. Next 2 rows: With A, knit. Next row: With MC, knit. Next row: Purl. Proceed in Panel Pat as follows: 1st row: (RS). *P2 (3-4). Kfb. K2 (3-4). Kfb. Rep from * to last 2 (0-2) sts. P2 (0-2). 82 (90-98) sts. MATERIALS Patons® GraceTM (1.75 oz/50 g; 136 yds/125 m) Size Main Color (MC) Snow (62005) Contrast A Blue Bayou (62134) 12 mos 6 1 18 mos 7 1 2 yrs 8 balls 1 ball Sizes U.S. 3 (3.25 mm) and U.S. 5 (3.75 mm) knitting needles. Pair of size U.S. 5 (3.75 mm) double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge. Cable needle. 3 stitch holders. ABBREVIATIONS: http://www.yarnspirations.com/abbreviations 30 sts and 38 rows = 4″ [10 cm] with larger needles in Panel Pat. INSTRUCTIONS The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Panel Pat (worked over 8 sts). 1st row: (RS). P2. C4B. K2. 2nd and alt rows: Purl. 3rd row: P2. K6. 5th row: P2. K2. C4F. 7th row: As 3rd row. 8th row: Purl. These 8 rows form Panel Pat. Alt = Alternate Cont = Continue(ity) C4F = Slip next 2 sts onto a cable needle and leave at front of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle. C4B = Slip next 2 sts onto a cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle. Dec = Decrease(ing) Inc = Increase(ing) K = Knit K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together Kfb = Knit into front and back of next stitch P = Purl Pat = Pattern P2tog = Purl next 2 stitches together P2togtbl = Purl next 2 stitches together through back loops Psso = Pass slipped stitch over Rep = Repeat RS = Right side Sl1k = Slip next stitch knitwise. St(s) = Stitch(es) WS = Wrong side Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together Tog = Together 12 mos 18 mos 2 yrs GAUGE 22″ [56 cm] 24″ [ 61 cm] 26″ [66 cm]

2nd row: Purl. 3rd row: (Work 1st row of Panel Pat) 10 (11-12) times. P2. 4th row: Purl. Panel Pat is now in position. Cont in pat until work from beg measures 121⁄2 (14-15)” [32 (35.5-38) cm], ending with a WS row. Armhole shaping: Keeping cont of pat, cast o 3 sts beg next 2 rows. 76 (84- 92) sts. Dec 1 st each end of needle on next 3 rows, then on following alt rows twice. 66 (74-82) sts.** Cont even in pat until armhole measures 41⁄2 (5-51⁄2)” [11.5 (12.5-14) cm], ending on a WS row. Back neck shaping: Next row: (RS). Pat 20 (22-26) sts. Turn. Leave rem sts on a st holder. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 3 rows. Cast o rem 17 (19-23) sts. With RS of work facing, join MC to rem sts and cast o next 26 (30-30) sts. Pat to end of row. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 3 rows. Cast o rem 17 (19-23) sts. FRONT Work from ** to ** as given for Back. Cont even in pat until armhole measures 11⁄2″ [4 cm], ending with a WS row. V-Neck shaping: Next row: Pat 31 (35- 39) sts. Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle. Dec 1 st at V-neck edge on next 3 (3-1) row(s), then every alt row to 17 (19-23) sts. Cont even in pat until armhole measures same length as Back to shoulder, ending with a WS row. Cast o . With RS of work facing, join MC to rem sts. Cast o center 4 sts. Dec 1 st at V-neck edge on next 3 (3-1) row(s), then every alt row to 17 (19-23) sts. Cont even in pat until armhole measures same length as Back to shoulder, ending with a RS row. Cast o . SLEEVES With A and smaller needles, cast on 44 (50-56) sts. Next row: (WS). With A, knit. Next 2 rows: With MC, knit. Next 2 rows: With A, knit. Change to larger needles, MC, and proceed as follows: 1st row: (RS). *K2. Kfb. K2. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2. 58 (66-74) sts. 2nd row: Purl. 3rd row: (Work 1st row of Panel Pat) 7 (8- 9) times. P2. 4th row: Purl. 5th row: (Work 3rd row of Panel Pat) 7 (8- 9) times. P2. 6th row: As 4th row. Panel Pat is now in position. Cont in pat, keeping cont of Panel Pat, inc 1 st each end of needle on next and following 4th row, taking inc sts into garter st. Work 1 row even, thus ending with a WS row. 62 (70-78) sts. Cap shaping: Keep cont of pat, cast o 2 sts beg next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each end of needle on next 12 (14-16) rows. Cast o 2 sts beg next 6 rows. Cast o rem 22 (26-30) sts. FINISHING Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth leaving to dry. Sailor Collar With A and smaller needles, cast on 60 (66-72) sts. 1st row: (WS). With A, knit. 2nd row: With MC, ssk. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog. 3rd row: With MC, knit. 4th row: With A, ssk. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog. 5th row: With A, knit. 6th row: With MC, Sl1K. K1. psso. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog. 54 (60-66) sts. Place markers at each end of row. Change to larger needles, MC, and beg with a purl row, proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 41⁄2 (5-5)” [11.5 (12.5-12.5) cm], ending with a WS row. Next row: K12 (13-16). K2tog. Turn. Leave rem sts on a st holder. Next row: P2tog. Purl to end of row. Next row: Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog. Next row: Cast on 3 sts. Purl to end of row. 14 (15-18) sts. Tie shaping: 1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Knit to end of row. 2nd row: Purl to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1. 3rd row: K1. ssk. Knit to last 2 sts. Kfb. K1. 4th row: As 2nd row. Rep last 4 rows 0 (1-1) time more. 11 (9- 12) sts. Proceed as follows: 1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Knit to end of row. 2nd row: Purl. 3rd row: K1. ssk. Knit to last 2 sts. Kfb. K1. 4th row: Purl. Rep last 4 rows 5 (5-6) times more. 5 (3-5) sts. Work 4 rows even in stocking st. Cast o .

With RS of work facing, join yarn to rem sts. Cast o 26 (30-30) sts. Knit to end of row. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 3 rows. 11 (12-15) sts. Next row: Cast on 3 sts. Knit to end of row. 14 (15-18) sts. Next row: Purl. Tie shaping: 1st row: (RS). Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 2nd row: P1. P2tog. Purl to end of row. 3rd row: Kfb. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 4th row: As 2nd row. Rep last 4 rows 0 (1-1) time more. 11 (9- 12) sts. Proceed as follows: 1st row: (RS). Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 2nd row: Purl. 3rd row: Kfb. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 4th row: Purl. Rep last 4 rows 5 (5-6) times more. 5 (3-5) sts. Work 4 rows even in stocking st. Cast o . Right side edge of Collar: With RS of work facing, smaller needles and A, pick up and knit 58 (61-64) sts from marker along right side of Collar. Next row: (WS). Cast on 15 sts. Knit to last 2 sts. Kfb. K1. Next row: With MC, Kfb. Knit to end of row. Next row: With MC, knit. Next row: With A, Kfb. Knit to end of row. Next row: With A, knit. Cast of. Left side edge of Collar: With RS of work facing, smaller needles and A, pick up and knit 58 (61-64) sts along left side of Collar to marker. Next row: (WS). Kfb. Knit to end of row. Turn. Cast on 15 sts. Next row: With MC, knit. Next row: With MC, Kfb. Knit to end of row. Next row: With A, knit. Next row: With A, Kfb. Knit to end of row. Cast o . Ring: With MC and smaller needles, cast on 3 sts. Proceed in stocking st for 2″ [5 cm]. Cast o . Sew cast on and cast o edges tog to form a ring. Inset: With MC, cast on 5 sts. 1st row: (RS). With MC, Kfb. Knit to last 2 sts. Kfb. K1. 2nd row: With MC, purl. 3rd row: With A, as 1st row. 4th row: With A, purl. Rep last 4 rows 3 times more. 21 sts. With MC, knit 3 rows. Cast o knitwise (WS). Sew back of Collar to Back neck edge. Sew front of Collar to V-neck edge, leaving Side Edge extensions loose. Insert Side Edge extensions into ring. Sew ring and inset in position to Front. Sew in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams. Using damp cloth, steam press pleats into position.

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