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Free Knitting Pattern: Knit Christening Gown And Bonnet

Lion Brand« Jamie®
Pattern #: L10356
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SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)

SIZE: One Size

One Size: 3-9 months
Finished Chest 20 in. (51 cm)
Finished Length 27 in. (68.5 cm)



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Jamie®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 881-100: Jamie Yarn: Angel White
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*Jamie® (Article #881). 100% Acrylic; package size: Solids: 1.75 oz (50 g), 137 yd (125 m)
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  881-100 Jamie Yarn: Angel White
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]   $ 3.60  
Clover Soft Touch Crochet Hooks- Size D (replaces item #5573-D4)   $ 5.99  
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
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Additional Materials
3 pearl buttons, 3/8 in. (12 mm) diameter
1-2 yards (1-2 meters) 1/2 in. (13 mm) wide satin ribbon
Sewing needle and thread
 

Knit Christening Gown And Bonnet

Lion Brand« Jamie®

GAUGE:

20 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Eyelet pattern.

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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.
skp Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 1, pass slip stitch over knit stitch - 1 st decreased.
sl2kp (slip 2-k1-pass slipped sts over)
A double decrease worked as follows:
1. Insert right needle into next 2 sts as if to knit them tog, and slip them from the left needle to the right needle.
2. Knit the next st.
3. With tip of left needle, lift the 2 slipped sts (the 2nd and 3rd sts on the right needle) up and over the knit st (first st on right needle) and off the needle - you have decreased 2 sts.

PATTERN STITCHES
Eyelet Pattern (multiple of 8 sts + 5)
Rows 1 and 5 (RS):
*K5, p3; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.
Rows 2 and 4: *P5, k3; rep from * to last 5 sts, p5.
Row 3: *K5, p1, yo, p2tog; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.
Row 6: Purl.
Rows 7 and 11: K1, *p3, k5; rep from * to last 4 sts, p3, k1.
Rows 8 and 10: P1, k3, *p5, k3; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 9: K1, *p1, yo, p2tog, k5; rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, yo, p2tog, k1.
Row 12: Purl.
Rep Rows 1-12 for Eyelet pattern.


Large Lace Pattern (multiple of 10 sts + 5)
Row 1 (RS):
*P5, k5; rep from * to last 5 sts, p5.
Row 2 and all WS Rows: *K5, p5; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.
Row 3: *P5, yo, k1, sl2kp, k1, yo; rep from * to last 5 sts, p5.
Row 5: *P5, k1, yo, sl2kp, yo, k1; rep from * to last 5 sts, p5.
Row 6: *K5, p5; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.
Rep Rows 1-6 for Large Lace pattern.


Small Lace Pattern (multiple of 7 sts + 2)
Row 1 (RS):
*P2, k5; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 2 and all WS Rows: *K2, p5; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 3: *P2, yo, k1, sl2kp, k1, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 5: *P2, k1, yo, sl2kp, yo, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 6: *K2, p5; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Rep Rows 1-6 for Small Lace pattern.

NOTES:

1. Gown is worked in five pieces; Front Bodice, Front and Back Skirts and 2 Sleeve/Back Bodice pieces.
2. The Gown features an unusual method of construction. Study the schematics carefully before beginning to be sure you understand the construction.
3. When you see 'work even' in the instructions, this means to continue in the pattern st you have been working without changing the st count by increasing or decreasing.


FRONT BODICE
Cast on 29 sts.
Beg with Row 1, work in Eyelet pattern for 18 rows.
Shape Neck and Shoulders
Row 1 (RS):
K1, *p3, k5, p2, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off next 7 sts, p2, k5, p3, k1 - 11 sts for each shoulder.
Work both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn.
Row 2: On first shoulder, p1, k3, p4, p2tog tbl, p1; on 2nd shoulder, p1, p2tog, p4, k3, p1 - 10 sts rem on each shoulder.
Row 3: On first shoulder, k1, p1, yo, p2tog, k3, k2tog, k1; on 2nd shoulder, k1, skp, k3, p2tog, yo, p1, k1 - 9 sts on each shoulder.
Row 4: On first shoulder, p1, k3, p2, p2tog tbl, p1; on 2nd shoulder, p1, p2tog, p2, k3, p1 - 8 sts on each shoulder.
Row 5: On first shoulder, k1, p3, k1, k2tog, k1; on 2nd shoulder, k1, skp, k1, p3, k1 - 7 sts on each shoulder.
Row 6: On first shoulder, p4, p2tog tbl, p1; on 2nd shoulder p1, p2tog, p4 - 6 sts on each shoulder.
Row 7: On first shoulder, k3, k2tog, k1; on 2nd shoulder, k1, skp, k3 - 5 sts on each shoulder.
Row 8: On first shoulder, p2, p2tog tbl, p1; on 2nd shoulder p1, p2tog, p2 - 4 sts on each shoulder.
Row 9: On first shoulder, k1, k2tog, k1; on 2nd shoulder, k1, skp, k1 - 3 sts on each shoulder.
Row 10: On first shoulder, p1, p2tog tbl; on 2nd shoulder, p2tog, p1 - 2 sts on each shoulder.
Row 11: On first shoulder, k2tog; on 2nd shoulder, k2tog - 1 st on each shoulder.
Fasten off last st on both shoulders.


FRONT SKIRT
Cast on 146 sts.
Scallop Edge
Row 1 (WS):
P1, *p5tog, (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1) in next st; rep from * to last st, p1 - 146 sts at the end of this row (24 scallops).
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: K2tog, knit to end - 145 sts at the end of this row.
Begin Large Lace pattern
Beg with Row 1, work in Large Lace pattern until piece measures 22 in. (56 cm) from beg, end with a Row 1. Note: End with a Row 1 means that the last row you work should be a Row 1 of the Large Lace pattern.
Next Row (WS): K1, sl2kp, k1, *p5, k1, sl2kp, k1; rep from * to end of row - 115 sts at the end of this row.
Bind off.


BACK SKIRT
Work as for Front Skirt until piece measures about 16 in. (40.5 cm) from beg, end with a Row 6.
Shape Back Opening
Row 1 (RS):
(P5, k5) 7 times, p2, join 2nd ball of yarn, bind of next st, p2, (k5, p5) 7 times - 72 sts for each side.
Work both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn.
Row 2: On first side, (k5, p5) 7 times, k2; on 2nd side, k2, (p5, k5) 7 times.
Row 3: On first side, (p5, yo, k1, sl2kp, k1, yo) 7 times, p2; on 2nd side, p2, (yo, k1, sl2kp, k1, yo, p5) 7 times.
Row 4: Rep Row 2.
Row 5: On first side, (p5, k1, yo, sl2kp, yo, k1) 7 times, p2; on 2nd side, p2, (k1, yo, sl2kp, yo, k1, p5) 7 times.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Row 7: On first side, (p5, k5) 7 times, p2; on 2nd side, p2, (k5, p5) 7 times.
Rep last 6 rows until piece measures 22 in. (56 cm) from beg, end with Row 1.
Next Row (WS): On first side, (k1, sl2kp, k1, p5) 7 times, k2; on 2nd side, k2, (p5, k1, sl2kp, k1) 7 times - 58 sts on each side.
Bind off all sts on both sides.


LEFT SLEEVE/BACK BODICE
Beg at cuff (wrist) edge cast on 44 sts.
Scallop Edge
Row 1 (WS):
P1, *p5tog, (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1) in next st; rep from * to last st, p1 - 44 sts at the end of this row (7 scallops).
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: (K5, M1, k6, M1) 3 times, k5, M1, k to end of row - 51 sts at the end of this row.
Beg Small Lace Pattern
Beg with Row 1, work in Small Lace pattern until piece measures 6 in. (15 cm) from beg. Place a marker at beg and end of last row for end of sleeve. Continue in Small Lace pattern until piece measures 8 in. (20.5 cm) from beg, end with a RS row.

 

Important Note: When you work the following section of the Left and Right Sleeve/Bodice pieces, you will need to adjust the lace pattern so that the stitches continue to line up in the pattern while you bind off and decrease sts. Look carefully at your work and visually confirm the adjustment you will need to make as your st count changes.

Shape Neck and Back Bodice
Next Row (WS):
Bind off 26 sts for side edge of Bodice, work in pattern as established (see Important Note above) - 25 sts at the end of this row.
Decrease Row: Work in pattern as established to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 24 sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Work even in pattern as established.
Rep last 2 rows 6 more times - 18 sts rem.
Work even in pattern as established until piece measures 10 1/2 in. (26.5 cm) from beg, end with Row 6.
Buttonband Next Row (RS): (K3, k2tog) 3 times, k3 - 15 sts at the end of this row.
Knit 4 rows.
Bind off.

RIGHT SLEEVE/BACK BODICE
Beg at cuff (wrist) edge, cast on 44 sts.
Shape Scallop Edge
Row 1 (WS):
P1, *p5tog, (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1) in next st; rep from * to last st, p1 - 44 sts at the end of this row (7 scallops).
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: (K5, M1, k6, M1) 3 times, k5, M1, k to end of row - 51 sts at the end of this row.
Begin Small Lace pattern
Beg with Row 1, work in Small Lace pattern until piece measures 6 in. (15 cm) from beg. Place a marker at beg and end of last row for end of sleeve. Continue in Small Lace pattern until piece measures 8 in. (20.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Neck and Back Bodice
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 26 sts for side edge of Bodice, work in pattern as established - 25 sts at the end of this row.
Decrease Row: K1, skp, work in pattern as established to end of row - 24 sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Work even in pattern as established.
Rep last 2 rows 6 more times - 18 sts rem.
Work even in pattern as established until piece measures 10 1/2 in. (26.5 cm) from beg, end with Row 6.
Buttonloop Band
Next Row (RS):
(K3, k2tog) 3 times, k3 - 15 sts at the end of this row.
Knit 4 rows.

Note: In the following row, you will bind off sts using a crochet hook. To do this, insert crochet hook into the next st on your left hand needle, wrap the yarn around your hook and draw through the st (removing st from your needle) You will have one loop on your hook. *Insert crochet hook into the next st, yarn around the hook and draw this loop through both the st on your needle (removing st from your needle) and the loop on your hook - 1 st bound off and one st rem on your hook.
Buttonloop Row (RS):With crochet hook, bind off 2 sts, *ch 3 for buttonloop, bind off 6 sts; rep from * once, ch 3, bind off remaining sts.

 

FINISHING
Seam sleeve portion of Sleeve/Back Bodice pieces, beg at cast-on edge and ending at markers Referring to schematic, seam Sleeve/Back Bodice pieces to Front Bodice.
Seam sides of Back and Front Skirts. With sewing needle and thread, sew basting sts along top edge of seamed Skirt.
Pull up basting sts to gather top edge of Skirt, but do not fasten off thread.

 

Baste waist edge of Bodice to Skirt, adjusting gathers of Skirt to fit. With sewing thread, sew gathered Skirt to Bodice.
Remove basting sts.
Sew buttons to left buttonband, opposite buttonloops.
Neck Edging
Cast on 133 sts.
Shape Scallop Edge
Row 1 (WS):
*K1, p5tog; rep from * to last st, k1 - 45 sts at the end of this row.
Bind off.
Sew bound-off edge around neck.
Weave in ends.
Beg and end at center of front, tie satin ribbon around waist. Secure ribbon with a few sts at each side seam.

BONNET
Beg at face edge, cast on 74 sts.
Shape Scallop Edge
Row 1 (WS):
P1, * p5tog, (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1) in next st; rep from * to last st, p1 - 74 sts at the end of this row (12 scallops).
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: (K23, k2tog) 2 times, k to end of row - 72 sts at the end of this row.
Begin Small Lace Stitch
Beg with Row 1, work in Small Lace st until piece measures 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) from beg, end with WS row.
Shape Back Gusset
Row 1:
Bind off 21 sts, work in pattern as established to end of row - 51 sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Rep Row 1 - 30 sts rem.
Work even in pattern as established until piece measures 7 1/2 in. (19 cm) from beg, end with a Row 2.
Row 3 (Decrease): *P2, k1, sl2kp, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2 - 22 sts at the end of this row.
Row 4: K2, *p3, k2; rep from * to end of row.
Row 5 (Decrease): P2, *sl2kp, p2; rep from * to end of row - 14 sts at the end of this row.
Row 6: K2, *p1, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 7 (Decrease): P2tog, *p1, p2tog; rep from * to end to end of row - 9 sts at the end of this row.
Row 8: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row.
Slip sts to a stitch holder.

FINISHING
Sew bound-off sts to each side edge of back.
Trim and Ties
Cast on 72 sts.
Row 1: Without working any rows, bind off the 72 sts just cast on for tie, with RS facing and working across lower edge of Bonnet, pick up and k25 sts across edge of front, k9 sts from back st holder, pick up and k25 sts along lower edge of rem front section.
Row 2: Cast on 72 sts, without working any rows, bind off the 72 sts just cast on for tie, k to end.
Knit 4 rows.
Bind off.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side sk = skip
st(s) = stitch(es) tbl = through the back loop
tog = together WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over  


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