Knitted Kid’s Dress
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Knitted Kid’s Dress


Easy border stitch details make this adorable dress a perfect fit for your little girl.
Designed by Little Grins
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Little Grins:
    #147 4 (4-5) x 1.75oz/50g balls Main Color (MC-print)
    #147 2 (2-3) x 1.75oz/50g balls Main Color (CC-solid)
  • A pair US 7 (4.50mm), (UK 7) Knitting Needles or size that gives correct gauge
  • Stitch Holders, 2
  • Yarn Needle
  • Buttons, 2
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

FINISHED SIZE: 9 (12-24) Months.
To fit underarm 19 (20 - 21) ins/47 (50 - 53) cms.
To measure at underarm 21 (22½ - 23½) ins/53 (56 - 59) cms.
Length to shoulder (approx) 17 (18 - 19) ins/43 (45 - 47) cms.


Step: 2

GAUGE
19 sts and 25 rows to 10 cm/4 ins over stockinette st, using US 7 (4.50mm), (UK 7) Knitting Needles and 22 sts and 40 rows to 10 cm/4 ins over patt, using US 7 (4.50mm), (UK 7) Knitting Needles.
Note: Correct gauge is essential for a successful handknit.


Step: 3

BACK
Using US 7 (4.50mm), (UK 7) Needles and MC, cast on 73 (75-79) sts.


Step: 4

Knit 2 rows garter st (1st row is WS).


Step: 5

3rd row: K4 (4-6), inc in next st, * K6 (5-5), inc in next st, rep from * to last 5 (4-6) sts, K5 (4-6) = 83 (87-91) sts. Break off MC. Using CC, Beg patt - 1st row (RS) - Knit.


Step: 6

2nd row: Purl.


Step: 7

3rd row: K1, * sl 1 purlwise, K1, rep from * to end.


Step: 8

4th row: K1, * wyif, sl 1 purlwise, wyib, K1, rep from * to end.


Step: 9

Rows 1 to 4 incl form patt. Cont in patt, dec one st each end of next row, then in every foll 8th row until 75 (79-81) sts rem. Work 3 (7-1) row/s patt.


Step: 10

Next row: K5 (6-6), ssk, * K5 (4-4), ssk, rep from * to last 5 (5-7) sts, K5 (5-7) = 65 (67-69) sts.


Step: 11

Next row: Purl. Break off CC.


Step: 12

Using MC and working in stockinette st for rem, dec one st at each end of 3rd (next-5th) row, then in every foll 8th row until 53 (55-59) sts rem.


Step: 13

Cont without shaping until work measures 12 (12½-13) ins/30 (31-32) cms from beg, ending with a purl row.


Step: 14

Shape armholes - Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows = 47 (49-53) sts. Dec one st at each end of next row and every foll alt row until 43 (45-47) sts rem. ** Work 21 (23-23) rows stockinette st, beg with a purl row.


Step: 15

Shape back neck: Next row - K16, turn. Cont on these 16 sts. Dec one st at neck edge in every row until 11 sts rem. Work 2 rows stockinette st. Bind off . Slip next 11 (13-15) sts onto a stitch holder and leave. With RS facing, join MC to rem sts and knit to end. Cont on these 16 sts. Dec one st at neck edge in every row until 11 sts rem. Work 3 rows stockinette st. Knit 3 rows garter st for left back band. Bind off knitwise.


Step: 16

FRONT
Work as for Back to **.


Step: 17

Work 15 (17-15) rows stockinette st, beg with a purl row.


Step: 18

Shape neck: Next row - K16 (16-17), turn. Cont on these 16 (16-17) sts. Dec one st at neck edge in every foll alt row until 11 sts rem. Work 3 rows stockinette st, beg with a purl row.


Step: 19

Beg button band: Knit 2 rows garter st.


Step: 20

Next row: K2, yarn over to make a stitch, ssk, K3, ssk, yarn over to make a stitch, K2 = 2 buttonholes in total.


Step: 21

Next row: Knit. Bind off knitwise. Slip next 11 (13-13) sts onto a stitch holder and leave. With RS facing, join MC to rem sts and knit to end.


Step: 22

Dec one st at neck edge in every foll alt row until 11 sts rem.


Step: 23

Work 4 rows stockinette st, beg with a purl row. Bind off knitwise.


Step: 24

NECKBAND
Using yarn needle and mattress st seam, join right shoulder seam. With right side facing, using US 7 (4.50mm), (UK 7) Needles and MC, pick and knit 13 (13-15) sts evenly along left front neck and side edge of button band, knit across sts from front stitch holder, pick up and knit 10 (10-12) sts evenly along right front neck, 5 sts evenly along right back neck, knit across sts from back stitch holder, then pick up and knit 8 sts evenly along left back neck and side edge of left back band = 58 (62-68) sts. Knit 3 rows garter st. Bind off very loosely knitwise.


Step: 25

LEFT ARMHOLE BAND
Using yarn needle and mattress st seam, join side seams. With RS facing, using US 7 (4.50mm), (UK 7) Needles and MC, pick up and knit 62 (66-70) sts evenly around left armhole and side edge of bands. Knit 3 rows garter st. Bind off loosely knitwise.


Step: 26

RIGHT ARMHOLE BAND
With RS facing, using US 7 (4.50mm), (UK 7) Needles and MC, pick up and knit 56 (60-64) sts evenly around right armhole. Knit 3 rows garter st. Bind off loosely knitwise.


Step: 27

FINISHING
DO NOT PRESS. Using yarn needle, darn in ends. Sew on buttons to left back band to correspond with buttonholes.


Step: 28

ABBREVIATIONS
alt = alternate


Step: 29

beg = begin/ning


Step: 30

cont = continue


Step: 31

dec = decrease


Step: 32

foll = follow/ing


Step: 33

garter st = knit every row


Step: 34

inc = increase


Step: 35

incl = inclusive


Step: 36

K = knit


Step: 37

P = purl


Step: 38

patt = pattern


Step: 39

rem = remain/ing.


Step: 40

rep = repeat


Step: 41

RS = right side


Step: 42

sl = slip


Step: 43

ssk = slip next 2 sts knitwise, one at a time to right hand needle; insert tip of left hand needle into fronts of these sts, from left to right; knit them together, thus dec one st.


Step: 44

stockinette st = 1 row K, 1 row P


Step: 45

St/s = stitch/es


Step: 46

WS = wrong side


Step: 47

wyib = with yarn in back


Step: 48

wyif = with yarn in front


Tips

Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.

When picking up stitches, divide the section into 4 equal parts and mark with pins. Then divide the amount of sts to be picked up into 4 and pick up sts.