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Home : Patterns : Perfect Sundress
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Perfect Sundress

Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern #: 80909AD
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 5 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)

SIZE: 12 mos, 24 months (2 yrs), Child 3, Child 4, Child 5-6
Finished Chest 21 (22, 23, 24, 25 in.) (53.5 (56, 58.5, 61, 63.5) cm)
Finished Length 18 (19, 20, 21, 22 in.) (46 (48.5, 51, 53.5, 56) cm)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Color (A)
Cotton-Ease®

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Color (B)
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Cotton-Ease®
Almond Snow Cherry Taupe Seaspray Hazelnut Cactus Terracotta
Plum Turquoise Stone Charcoal Violet Lime
*Cotton-Ease® (Article #830). 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (207yds/188m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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•  830-194 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Lime
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$ 7.69  
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•  830-112 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Berry
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Note: (B)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

Perfect Sundress

Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®

GAUGE:

18 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

DRESS
BACK

With A, cast on 70 (72, 74, 76, 78) sts. Knit 2 rows, purl next (WS) row.
Change to B and work in St st (k on RS, p on WS), dec 1 st at each side every 6th row 6 times, then every 8th row 5 times – 48 (50, 52, 54, 56) sts. Work even until piece measures 13 1/2 (14, 15, 16, 16) in. (34.5 (35.5, 38, 40.5, 40.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Armhole
Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows – 42 (44, 46, 48, 50) sts.
Dec 1 st at each side every other row 3 times – 36 (38, 40, 42, 44) sts. Work until armhole measures 3 (3 1/2, 3 1/2, 3 1/2, 4 1/2) in. (7.5 (9, 9, 9, 11.5) cm), end with a WS row.
Shape Neck
Next Row (RS): Knit 12 sts, bind off 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) sts for neck, k to end of row.
Working sts for left shoulder only, bind off 2 sts at neck edge every other row twice – 8 sts.
Work even until armhole measures 4 1/2 (5, 5, 5, 6) in. (11 1/2 (12.5, 12.5, 12.5, 15) cm). Bind off.
Join yarn at center front and work right shoulder as for left, reversing shaping.


FRONT
Work same as for Back, until left armhole measures 2 (2 1/2, 2 1/2, 2 1/2, 3 1/2) in. (5 (6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 9) cm), end with a WS row.
Shape Neck (RS): Knit 15 sts, bind off 6 (8, 10, 12, 14) sts for neck, k to end of row.
Working on sts for left shoulder only, dec 1 st at neck edge every other row 7 times – 8 sts. Work even until armhole measures 4 1/2 (5, 5, 5, 6) in. (11 1/2 (12.5, 12.5, 12.5, 15) cm). Bind off.
Join yarn at center front and work right shoulder as for left, reversing shaping.


POCKETS (make 2)
With B, cast on 8 (8, 10, 12, 12) sts. Work in St st, increase 1 st each side every other row 3 times – 14 (14, 16, 18, 18) sts. Work even until piece measures 3 (3, 4 1/2, 4 1/2, 4 1/2) in. (7.5 (7.5, 11.5, 11.5, 11.5) cm), end with a WS row. Change to A and k 2 rows.
Bind off.

FINISHING
Sew right shoulder seam.
Neck Edging
From RS, beg at left shoulder with A, pick up and k 68 (72, 72, 72, 80) sts evenly spaced around neck. Knit 2 rows. Bind off. Sew left shoulder seam including edging.
Armhole Edging
From RS, with A, pick up and k 50 (58, 58, 58, 75) sts evenly spaced around armhole. Knit 2 rows. Bind off. Repeat edging on other armhole.
Sew side seams. Sew on Pockets. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit p = purl
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 5 reviews)
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Perfect Sundress Reviewed by Harriet Schwartz on 2012-07-01 *****
Have done this dress numerous times for all size girls. I have added ruffles on one, left out the pockets and put on large flowers instead on another,etc. You can go anywhere with this basic dress.It is great. I would love to see more dresses in this size range.




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