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Free Knitting Pattern: Sweet Sweater Dress

Lion Brand® Amazing®
Pattern #: 90363AD
Rating: *****4.6 (based on 21 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)

SIZE: 12 mos, 24 months (2 yrs), Child 4

Finished Chest 19 (22, 25) in. (48.5 (56, 63.5) cm)
Finished Length 14 (15 1/2, 17) in. (35.5 (39.5, 43) 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: (applied May 29, 2013)
FRONT

Shape Neck

Continue on these 12 sts only for shoulder.
Purl one row.
Next Row (RS): K1, k2tog, knit to end Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 11 sts rem.
Next Row (WS): Purl to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1 P1, p2tog, purl to end - 10 sts rem.

Slip 12 sts from holder back onto smaller needle, ready to work a WS row.
Purl one row.
Next Row (RS): Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 K1, k2tog, knit to end - 11 sts rem.
Next Row (WS): P1, p2tog, purl to end Purl to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1- 10 sts rem.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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Add some color to your little girl's wardrobe! This jumper dress is bright and cozy.

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Sweet Sweater Dress

Lion Brand® Amazing®

GAUGE:

18 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needles.

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
FRONT

With larger needles cast on 63 (74, 83) sts. Knit 4 rows.
Change to St st (k on RS, p on WS) and work until piece measures about 9 1/2 (10, 11) in. (24 (25.5, 28) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Next (Decrease) Row: K3 (2, 2), (k2tog, k1) 20 (24, 27) times – 43 (50, 56) sts remain at the end of this row. Bind off.
Bodice
Note:
Binding off the skirt, then picking up sts with a smaller needle creates the a-line shape of this dress.
With RS facing and smaller needles, pick up and k43 (50, 56) sts evenly spaced across bound-off row (top of Skirt).
Purl 1 row.
Next (Increase) Row (RS): K2 (3, 3), (k into front and then into back of next st [making an increase of 1 st], k1) 20 (22, 25) times, k1 (3, 3) – total sts increased to 63 (72, 81) at the end of this row.
Continue in St st until piece measures 10 (10 1/2, 12) in. (25.5 (26.5, 30.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Armhole
Bind off 7 (7, 8) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 49 (58, 65) sts rem.
Next (Dec) Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 47 (56, 63) sts rem at the end of this row.
Next (Dec) Row (WS): P1, p2tog, p to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1 – 45 (54, 61) sts rem at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows until 43 (50, 55) sts rem.
Work even in St st until piece measures about 11 1/4 (12 1/4, 13 3/4) in. (28.5 (31, 35) cm) from beg, end with WS row.
Shape Neck
Next Row (RS):
K12 sts and slip to a holder, bind off next 19 (26, 31) sts, then k to end of row.
Continue on these 12 sts only for right shoulder.
Purl one row.
Next Row (RS): K1, k2tog, knit to end – 11 sts rem.
Next Row (WS): Purl to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1 – 10 sts rem.
Rep last 2 rows until 7 sts rem. Work even on these 7 sts until Front measures 14 (15 1/2, 17) in. (35.5 (39.5, 43) cm) from beg. Bind off.
Slip 12 sts from holder back onto smaller needle, ready to work a WS row.
Rejoin yarn and purl one row.
Next Row (RS):  Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 11 sts rem.
Next Row (WS): P1, p2tog, purl to end – 10 sts rem.
Rep last 2 rows until 7 sts rem. Work even on these 7 sts until same length as right shoulder. Bind off.

BACK
Make same as for Front.

FINISHING
Seam Back to Front across top of right shoulder.
Neck Edging
Note:
Edging on neck and armholes is simply a narrow band of sts that are picked up and then immediately bound off, without working any rows.
From RS with smaller needles, and beg at left shoulder, pick up and k88 (104, 116) sts evenly spaced around neck. Bind off. Sew left shoulder seam including edging.
Armhole Edging
From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k59 (70, 70) sts evenly around armhole. Bind off. Rep edging around other armhole. Sew side seams, including edging. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.6 (based on 21 reviews)
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Sweet Sweater Dress Reviewed by Julia on 2014-02-24 *****
I just finished making one for my grand daughter. I could not believe how easy it was.... and how gorgeous (it was crumbled up before I ironed it)... the size is forgiving too - a dress can become a vest as she gets taller!


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