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Vivian Baby Dress - Free Knitting Pattern from Patons Knitting Book No. 357

Free knitting pattern for a lace baby dress

Size and Materials

Patons Beehive Lady Betty 3 ply or other fingering weight wool

20 inch underarm - 4 ozs.
Length from top of shoulder - 16½ ins.
Length of sleeve from under-arm - 2 ins.

Knitting Needles, 1 pair each Old UK sizes 10 and 12/US 3 and 2/metric 3.25mm and 2.75mm
Crochet Hook, Old UK No. 13/US 1/Metric 2.25mm

Three Small Buttons.
Length of Ribbon.
A Small Quantity of Pearsall's Filoselle Silk for Embroidery.

Gauge

To get these measurements it is absolutely necessary to work at a tension to produce 8 stitches to the inch in width on larger needles.

Pattern

The Front

Using larger needles, cast on 147 stitches.

1st row: Knit plain.

Rep. 1st row once.

Proceed as follows:
** 1st row: K1, * K1, yo, K5, yo, rep. from * to last 2 sts., K2.

2nd row: K1, * P1, K1, P5, K1, rep. from * to last 2 sts., P1, K1.

3rd row: K1, * K1, P1, yo, K5, yo, P1, rep. from * to last 2 sts., K2.

4th row: K1, * P1, K2, P5 tog, K2, rep. from * to last 2 sts., P1, K1. **

Rep. from ** to ** twenty-four times.

Using smaller needles, proceed as follows:
1st row: K4, * K2tog, rep. from * to last 5 sts., K5 (78 sts.).

2nd, 4th and 6th rows: Knit plain.

3rd row: K2, * P1, K1, rep. from * to end of row.

5th row: K2, * yo, K2tog, K1, rep. from * to last st., yo, K1.

7th row: K2, * P1, K1, rep. from * to last st., K1 (79 sts.).

8th row: K1, inc. once in next st., knit plain to last 2 sts., inc. once in next st., K1 (81 sts.). ***

Using larger needles, proceed as follows:
1st row: Knit plain.

2nd row: K1, purl to last st., K1.

Rep. 1st and 2nd rows three times.

Continue in plain smooth fabric, casting off 3 sts. at beg. of next 2 rows; then 2 sts. at beg. of following 2 rows, then dec. once at beg. of every row eight times.

Work 4 rows without shaping.

Work 2 rows in Garter Stitch.

Rep. from ** to ** twice.

Proceed as follows:
1st row: K1, (K1, yo, K5, yo) three times, K1, yo, K3, cast off 17 sts., K3, yo, (K1, yo, K5, yo) three times, K2.

2nd row: (K1, P1, K1, P5) three times, K1, P1, K1, P2, K1.

3rd row: Cast off 3 sts., (K1, P1, yo, K5, yo, P1) three times, K2.

4th row: K1, (P1, K2, P5 tog, K2) three times, P1, K1.

5th row: K2tog, (yo, K5, yo, K1) three times, K1.

6th row: (K1, P1, K1, P5) three times, K2.

7th row: K2tog, (yo, K5, yo, P1, K1, P1) three times, K1.

8th row: K1, (P1, K2, P5 tog, K2) three times.

9th row: K10, turn.

10th row: Work to end of row. Cast off.

Join in wool at neck edge and work on remaining sts. to correspond with other side.

The Back

Work as given for Front to ***.

Using larger needles, rep. from ** to ** twice.

Proceed as follows:
1st row: Cast off 4 sts., K2, * K1, yo, K5, yo, rep. from * to last 2 sts., K2.

2nd row: Cast off 4 sts., P3, * K1, P1, K1, P5, rep. from * to last 5 sts., (K1, P1) twice, K1.

3rd row: Cast off 2 sts., * K1, P1, yo, K5, yo, P1, rep. from * to last 6 sts., K1, P1, yo, K4.

4th row: Cast off 2 sts., P3 tog, K2, * P1, K2, P5 tog, K2, rep. from * to last 2 sts., K2tog.

Keeping continuity of patt., dec. once at beg. of every row eight times.

Continue in patt. without shaping until armholes measures same as Front armholes.

Shape for shoulders as follows:
1st and 2nd rows: Work to last 10 sts., turn.

3rd row: Work to end of row. Cast off.

The Sleeves

Using smaller needles, cast on 42 stitches.

1st row: K2, * P1, K1, rep. from * to end of row.

Rep. 1st row five times.

7th row: K8, * inc. once in next st., rep. from * to last 7 sts., K7, (69 sts.).

8th row: Knit plain.

Using larger needles, rep. from ** to ** four times.

Keeping continuity of pattern dec. once at each end of every row, until 21 sts. remain. Cast off.

Work another Sleeve in same manner.

The Neck Band

Using a flat seam, sew up right shoulder seam.

With right side of work facing and using smaller needles, knit up 84 sts. evenly round neck.

1st row: K2, * P1, K1, rep. from * to end of row.

Rep. 1st row three times. Cast off in rib.

To Make Up Frock

With a slightly damp cloth and warm iron, press lightly.

Using a flat seam, sew up left shoulder for ¼ of an inch.

Sew up side and sleeve seams.

Sew in sleeves placing seam to seam.

Using Crochet Hook work 2 rows of d.c. (US single crochet) round shoulder opening, making 3 buttonhole loops on front side in 2nd row.

Work one row of d.c. round lower edge of frock.

Sew on buttons to correspond with loops.

Work grub roses on bodice as illustrated.

Thread ribbon through holes at waist. Finally press all seams.


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