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Free Knitting Pattern: Ruffle Party Dress

Lion Brand« Vanna's Choice® - Imagine
Pattern #: L30277
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: 24 months (2 yrs), Child 4, Child 5-6

Finished Chest About 22 (24, 26) in. (56 (61, 66) cm)
Finished Length About 20 (20 3/4, 21 1/2) in. (51 (52.5, 54.5) 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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Get ready for the holidays and knit this adorable dress in Vanna's Choice® with Imagine for the trim.

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Color (A)
Vanna's Choice®

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Color (B)
Vanna's Choice®

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Color (C)
Imagine

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Linen White Pink Aqua Soft Pink Silver Blue Sapphire Dusty Blue
Colonial Blue Navy Raspberry Scarlet Beige Toffee Taupe Chocolate
Espresso Honey Radiant Orange Brick Terracotta Rust Dusty Rose Wild Berry
Rose Antique Rose Magenta Eggplant Dusty Purple Purple Burgundy Silver Grey
Charcoal Grey Black Radiant Yellow Mustard Fern Kelly Green Dusty Green Olive
Radiant Lime Cranberry Lime Mountain Print Woods Print Purple Print Autumn Print Charcoal Print
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Grey Marble Wheat Barley Dark Grey Heather Silver Heather Patchwork Grey Twilight Plum Jam
Oceania Cambridge
Imagine
Strawberry Fields Blueberry Hill White Diamonds Brown Sugar Autumn Leaves Purple Haze Black Ice Blue Bayou
*Vanna's Choice® (Article #860). 100% Premium Acrylic
400, 401, 403: 92% Acrylic, 8% Rayon
402: 96% Acrylic, 4% Rayon; package size: Solids: 3.5 oz (100 g), 170 yards (156 m)
Prints, Tweeds, & Heathers: 3 ozs (85 g) , 145 yards (133 meters)
Twists: 2.5 oz (70 g), 121 yards (111 meters)
*Imagine (Article #515). Prints: 40% Acrylic, 30% Wool, 30% Nylon
Metallic: 38% Acrylic, 30% Wool, 30% Nylon, 2% Metallic Polyester; package size: 1.40oz/40.00 gr. (8yds/7m) pull skeins

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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  860-147 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Purple
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Note: (A)
•  860-141 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Wild Berry
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•  515-314 Imagine Yarn: Purple Haze
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Note: (C)
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Ruffle Party Dress

Lion Brand« Vanna's Choice® - Imagine

GAUGE:

15 sts + 22 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) with A and B in Pattern st.

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:

ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog - 1 st decreased.

PATTERN STITCH (worked over an odd number of sts)
Rows 1-4:
With A, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 4 rows. Change to B.
Rows 5-8: With B, work in St st for 4 rows. Change to A.
Row 9 (RS): With A, knit.
Row 10: With A, p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 11: With B, knit.
Row 12: With B, rep row 10.
Rep Rows 1-12 for Pattern st.

NOTES:

1. Dress is worked in 2 pieces, Front and Back.
2. Ruffles are made with C.


BACK
With A, cast on 61 (65, 69) sts.
With A, knit 1 row.
With A, beg with a RS row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 4 rows.
With B, knit 2 rows.
With B, work in St st for 4 rows.
Beg Pattern st
Row 1 (RS):
With A, k1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 59 (63, 67) sts.
Rows 2-12: Work Rows 2-12 of Pattern st.
Rows 13-24: Rep Rows 1-12 - 57 (61, 65) sts at the end of Row 24.
Row 25: (K7, k2tog) twice, k to last 18 sts, (k2tog, k7) twice - 53 (57, 61) sts.
Rows 26-36: Work Rows 2-12 of Pattern st.
Rows 37-72: Rep Rows 25-36 three more times - 41 (45, 49) sts at the end of Row 72.
Continue to change color as in Pattern st.
Work first 0 (2, 4) rows of Pattern st. Note: When you see '0' repeats in an instruction, this means that you should not perform that particular instruction, just skip to the next part of the pattern.
Shape Armholes
Next Row (RS): Bind off 2 (3, 4) sts, k to end of row - 39 (42, 45) sts.
Next Row: Bind off 2 (3, 4) sts, p to end of row - 37 (39, 41) sts.
Next Row: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 35 (37, 39) sts.
Beg with Row 4 (6, 8) of pattern work even in Pattern st, without decreasing, for 19 (21, 23) more rows.
Divide for Neck (RS): Work next row of Pattern st over first 10 sts for right shoulder, bind off center 15 (17, 19) sts, work same row of Pattern st to end of row for left shoulder - 10 sts rem for each shoulder. You will now work each shoulder separately. Note: Place right shoulder sts on holder.
Shape Left Shoulder
Working over 10 left shoulder sts only.
Row 1 (WS): Work next row of Pattern st to last 2 sts, p2tog through back loops - 9 sts.
Row 2: Ssk, work next row of Pattern st to end of row - 8 sts.
Row 3: Rep Row 1 - 7sts.
Bind off.
Shape Right Shoulder
Working over 10 right shoulder sts only. Note: Return sts to needle ready to work a WS row.
Rejoin yarn at beg of right shoulder sts.
Row 1 (WS): P2tog, work next row of Pattern st to end of row - 9 sts.
Row 2: Work next row of Pattern st to last 2 sts, k2tog - 8 sts.
Row 3: Rep Row 1 - 7 sts.
Bind off.


FRONT
Make same as Back to armhole shaping - 41 (45, 49) sts.
Shape Armholes
Next Row (RS): Bind off 2 (3, 4) sts, k to end of row - 39 (42, 45) sts.
Next Row: Bind off 2 (3, 4) sts, p to end of row - 37 (39, 41) sts.
Next Row: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 35 (37, 39) sts.
Work Row 4 (6, 8) of Pattern st.
Divide for Neck (RS): Work next row of Pattern st over first 12 sts for left shoulder, bind off center 11 (13, 15) sts, work same row of Pattern st to end of row for right shoulder - 12 sts rem for each shoulder. Note: Place left shoulder sts on holder.
Shape Right Shoulder
Working over 12 right shoulder sts only.
Row 1 (WS): Work next row of Pattern st.
Row 2: Ssk, work next row of Pattern st to end of row - 11 sts.
Rows 3-5: Work next 3 rows of Pattern st without decreasing.
Rows 6-21: Rep Rows 2-5 four more times - 7 sts at the end of Row 21.
Work even in Pattern st, without decreasing, until piece measures same length as Back.
Bind off.
Shape Left Shoulder
Working over 12 left shoulder sts only. Note: Return sts to needle ready to work a WS row.
Rejoin yarn at beg of left shoulder sts.
Row 1 (WS): Work next row of Pattern st.
Row 2: Work next row of Pattern st to last 2 sts, k2tog - 11 sts.
Rows 3-5: Work next 3 rows of Pattern st without decreasing.
Rows 6-21: Rep Rows 2-5 four more times - 7 sts at the end of Row 21.
Work even in Pattern st, without decreasing, until piece measures same length as Back.
Bind off.


FINISHING
Sew right shoulder seam.
Neck Trim
With A, pick up and k76 sts evenly spaced across neck edge.
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * across.
Bind off. Sew left shoulder seam, including edges of neck trim.
Armhole Trim
With A, pick up and k46 sts evenly spaced across armhole edge.
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * across.
Bind off.
Rep across other armhole edge.
Sew side seams, including edges of armhole trim.
Ruffle Trim
Cut 3 lengths of C, each about 56 in. (142 cm) long. With sewing needle and thread, turn under cut edges and whip stitch cut ends. With a length of A or B, threaded into large-eyed blunt needle, work a running st down the center of one length of C. Pull strand to gather C to a length of about 16 in. (40.5 cm). Rep with remaining pieces, gathering each to a length of about 17 in. (43 cm). With sewing needle and thread sew shorter ruffle to center front of dress by sewing down center of ruffle at gather. Sew down longer ruffles in same manner to either side of center ruffle. Position side ruffles approximately 1 1/2 in. (4 cm) at center neck and 5 in. (12.5 cm) at hem from center ruffle.
Weave in ends.


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


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