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"Bunnies" Dressing Gown for Toddlers

Materials

14 ozs. 6-ply wool;

1 pr. old UK No. 6/US 8/metric 5mm needles;

9 buttons.

Measurements

Length, 26 inches;
sleeve seam, 8½ inches;
chest, 24 inches.

Tension

9 stitches and 13 rows to 2 inches.

Pattern

Back

Cast on 73 sts. Knit 2 rows.

Commence Pattern:

3rd row: Knit.

4th row: Purl.

5th row: Knit.

6th row: K1, (P3, K1) to end.

Repeat 3rd, 4th and 5th rows once.

10th row: P2, (K1, P3) to last 3 sts., K1, P2.

Repeat last 8 rows 6 times.

Then keeping continuity of patt., dec. once at each end of needle in next and every following 8th row till 57 sts. remain.

Work 16 rows in patt.

Cast off 3 sts. beg. of next 2 rows.

Then dec. once each end of next and following 2 alt. rows (45 sts).

Work 28 rows in patt.

Cast off 7 sts. at beg. of next 4 rows.

Cast off.

Left Front

Cast on 42 sts. 1st row: K37, moss st. 5.

2nd row: Moss st. 5, knit to end.

3rd row: Knit to last 5 sts., moss st. 5.

4th row: Moss st. 5, purl to end.

5th row: As 3rd row.

6th row: Moss st. 5, K1, (P3, K1) to end.

Repeat 3rd, 4th and 5th rows once.

10th row: Moss st. 5, P2, (K1, P3) to last 3 sts., K1, P2.

Repeat last 8 rows twice.

27th row: Knit to last 4 sts., cast off 2, P1, K1.

28th row: K1, P1 cast on 2 sts., K1, purl to end.

Continue in patt. for 14 rows.

43rd and 44th rows: As 27th and 28th rows.

Continue in patt. for 14 rows.

59th row: K2tog, knit to last 4 sts, cast off 2, P1, K1.

60th row: As 28th row.

Making further buttonholes on every 15th and 16th rows, dec. 1 st. at beg. of 7th and following 8th rows till 34 sts. remain.

Work 17 more rows, making 7th buttonhole on 8th and 9th rows.

Cast off 3 sts. at beg. of next row.

Dec. once at end of next and following 2 alt. rows (28 sts).

139th and 140th rows: As 27th and 28th rows.

Work 17 rows in patt., making 9th buttonhole on 15th and 16th rows.

158th row: Cast off 8, (P1, K1, P2) to end.

Dec. once at neck edge in next 6 rows.

Work 2 rows without shaping.

167th row: Cast off 7, K7.

168th row: P7.

Cast off.

Right Front

Work to correspond with left front, omitting the buttonholes.

Sleeves (both alike)

Cast on 9 sts.

1st row: Inc. in first st., knit to end.

2nd row: Inc. in first st., purl to end.

3rd row: As 1st row.

4th row: Inc. in first st. (K1, P3) to last 3 sts., K1, P2.

Repeat these 4 rows 5 times.

Inc. 1 st. each end of next 5 rows.

30th row: Purl to end, cast on 3 sts.

31st row: Knit to end, cast on 3 sts. (49 sts).

32nd row: P2, (K1, P3) to last 3 sts., K1, P2.

Continue in patt., dec. 1 st. each end every 6th row till 31 sts. remain.

Knit 2 rows.

Cast off.

Collar

Cast on 16 sts.

Knit 3 rows.

4th row: K14, turn, knit to end.

6th row: K7, turn, knit to end.

8th and 9th rows: Knit.

Repeat from 4th to 9th rows 7 times.

52nd and 53rd rows: Knit.

54th row: K14, turn; knit to end.

58th row: K7, turn; knit to end.

58th and 59th row: Knit.

Repeat from 52nd to 59th rows 5 times.

Repeat from 4th to 9th rows 7 times.

Knit 2 rows.

Cast off.

To Make Up

Sew up shoulder, side and sleeve seams.

Press lightly.

Sew in sleeves.

Attach collar, bringing edge of collar to within 7 sts. of front edge of gown.

Sew on buttons to correspond with buttonholes.

Bunnies

Materials

½ oz. 3-ply wool;

1 pr. old UK No. 11/US 2/metric 3mm needles; small quantity of cotton-wool.

Pattern

Commence at top of ear. Cast on 1 st.

1st row: Knit, purl, knit into this st. (3 sts).

2nd and 3rd rows: Knit.

4th row: Knit, inc. once in 1st and last st.

Repeat 2nd to 4th rows twice (9 sts)

Then repeat 2nd row 17 times.

Leave these sts., and work another in same manner.

Proceed as follows:
1st row: K3, place other ear behind and knit tog. 1 st. from each needle 6 times, K3 (12 sts. on needle).

2nd row: Knit.

3rd row: Cast on 2 sts., purl to end.

4th row: Cast on 2 sts., knit to end.

5th row: Purl

6th row: Inc. once in 1st st., knit to last st., inc. once.

7th row: Purl.

8th row: Knit.

9th row: P2tog, purl to last 2 sts ., P2tog.

10th row: Knit.

Repeat 9th and 10th rows 3 times

17th row: Inc. once in 1st st., (P2, inc. once in next st.) 3 times.

18th row: Inc. once in 1st st., knit to last st., inc. once.

19th row: Purl.

20th row: Inc. once in 1st st., (K4, inc. once in next st.) 3 times (20 sts).

21st row: Purl.

22nd row: Inc. once in 1st st., knit to last st., inc. once.

Repeat 21st and 22nd rows 3 times.

Then work 15 rows in stocking st.

Continue in stocking st., dec. once each end of needle in next and 2 alt. rows.

Then cast off 5 sts. at beg. of next 2 rows.

Cast off remaining sts.

To Make Up

Press lightly.

Using a darning needle run a gathering thread round edge of head, gather in slightly and place a small quantity of cotton-wool on wrong side.

Do same to body.

Stitch to gown as illustrated.

Sew eyes and mouth in black wool.


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