Size 4 Years
MaterialsFleisher’s Casa-Laine Sport Yarn, 3 balls; or Fleisher’s Sweater and Stocking Yarn, 3 skeins.
White Knitting Needles, 1 pair Size 3.
White Crochet Hook, Size 1.
Bucilla Softwist, 4 skeins for Smocking.
Gauge: Stockinette St7 sts = 1 inch; 9 rows = 1 inch
MeasurementsChest 23 ½ ins. Width of back and front at underarm 11 ¾ ins. (smocked). Width of skirt at lower edge 39 ½ ins. around. Waistline 20 ins. (smocked). Length of skirt 10 ins. Length from lower edge to shoulder 18 ins.
Back HalfCast on 138 sts for lower edge of skirt. Work stockinette st (p 1 row, k 1 row) for 13 rows.
First dec. rowK 10, * k 2 tog, k 21; repeat from *, end last repeat k 11 (132 sts). Work 13 rows even.
2nd dec. rowK 10, * k 2 tog, k 20; repeat from *, end last repeat k 10 (126 sts). Continue to dec. 6 sts every 14th row 3 times more, having 1 st less between decreases in each successive dec. row and 1 st less at alternate sides every dec. row (108 sts). Work even until 10 ins. from lower edge, end with a k row.
WaistbandFirst row (wrong side)K 1, p 1, * k 2, p 1; repeat from *, end k 1.
2nd rowP 1, k 1, * p 2, k 1; repeat from *, end p 1. Repeat these 2 rows 4 times.
Waist PatternFirst row (wrong side)P 11, * k 2, p 1; repeat from * to within 10 sts of end, p 10.
2nd rowK 11, * p 2, k 1; repeat from * to within 10 sts of end, k 10. Repeat these 2 rows twice. Inc. 1 st each side of next row; repeat every 6th row twice, working increased sts in stockinette st (114 sts). Work even until 26 rows above waistband.
Next rowBind off 13 sts, work to within 13 sts of end, bind off 13 sts. Join yarn in last st on needle; continue pattern on 88 sts for 9 rows.
Dec. row (wrong side)Work 22, k 2 tog, * p 1, k 2 tog; repeat from * 13 times, work 22 (73 sts).
Neck RibbingFirst rowWork 22, p 1, * k 1, p 1; repeat from * to within 22 sts of end, work 22.
2nd rowWork 22, k 1, * p 1, k 1; repeat from * to within 22 sts of end, work 22. Repeat last 2 rows once; then work 22, slip on holder, bind off next 29 sts in ribbing, work to end. Continue pattern on last 22 sts for 26 rows more. Bind off in pattern. Take up 22 sts form holder, join yarn at neck edge; work 26 rows. Bind off.
Front HalfMake front half same as back.
FinishingSew side and shoulder seams. Steam. Working from right side and keeping work flat, work 1 row sc around armhole edges and on neck edge of shoulder straps. Work 2 rows sc around lower edge of skirt from right side.
SmockingRun a basting thread on right side around skirt below first row of waistband. Run 26 more bastings above first basting with 2 rows between each basting, running last thread over shoulder seams. Thread a tapestry needle with Softwist; join on wrong side at left underarm seam at first basting. Pull needle from wrong to right side in center of 2nd k rib from seam on front at first basting. Working from right side, insert needle under first k rib (from right to left) and back under 2nd k rib. Draw these 2 ribs together tightly; embroider over them twice more bringing needle through to right side in 2nd row of basting in center of 3rd k rib. Embroider over 2nd and 3rd k rib of this row as before, bringing needle through to right side in center of 4th k rib at first basting. Being careful not to draw yarn too tightly on wrong side, continue smocking each successive k rib across these 2 basting rows around waistband. Repeat this double row of smocking once around waistband; then continue smocking on front and back to shoulder seams. Work single row of smocking over shoulder seams. Draw out bastings.
Note: Do not work smocking over k 1, p 1 ribbing at neck edge. Steam crochet edges.
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