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Free Knitting Pattern: Ballet Set: Leg Warmers and Sweater

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Lion Brandฎ Jiffy®
Pattern #: kjif-balletSet
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Child 4, Child 5-6, Child 7-8
Finished chest measurement 24 (27, 30)"
Leg Warmers Size 4 (6/8)
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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Knit this terrific Jiffy Ballerina Set for the little dancer: Pretty leg warmers and a sweater that can be finished as either a cardigan or surplice pullover. Pattern is also available in a crochet version.
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Additional Materials
2 snaps and 2 buttons for Pullover.
 

Ballet Set: Leg Warmers and Sweater

Lion Brand Jiffy®

GAUGE:

12 sts + 20 rows = 4" (10 cm) with larger needles 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:

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

PATTERN STITCHES

Eyelet Ribbing worked back and forth on straight needles (multiple of 5 sts + 2)
Rows 1 and 3 (WS)
*K 2, p 3, repeat from * across, end k 2.
Row 2 *P 2, k 1, yo, ssk, repeat from * across, end p 2.
Row 4 *P 2, k2tog, yo, k 1, repeat from * across, end p 2.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Eyelet Ribbing.

Eyelet Ribbing worked in-the-rnd for Leg Warmers (multiple of 5 sts)
Rnds 1 and 3
*P 2, k 3, repeat from * around.
Rnd 2 *P 2, k 1, yo, ssk, repeat from * around
Rnd 4 *P 2, k2tog, yo, k 1, repeat from * around.
Repeat Rnds 1-4 for Eyelet Ribbing in-the-rnd.

Eyelet Pattern worked back and forth on straight needles (multiple of 8 sts + 6)
Row 1 (RS)
Knit.
Rows 2, 4 and 6 Purl.
Row 3 *K 6, yo, k2tog, repeat from * across, end k 6.
Row 5 Knit.
Row 7 K 2, *yo, k2tog, k 6, repeat from * across, end k 4.
Row 8 Purl.
Repeat Rows 1-8 for Eyelet Pattern.

Eyelet Patterm worked in-the-rnd for Leg Warmers (multiple of 8 sts)
Rnds 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 8
Knit.
Rnd 3 *K 6, yo, k2tog, repeat from * around.
Rnd 7 K 2, *yo, k2tog, k 6, repeat from * to last 6 sts, end yo, k2tog, k 4.
Repeat Rnds 1-8 for Eyelet Pattern in-the-rnd.


LEG WARMERS (Circular Version – worked in-the-rnd)

With smaller double-pointed needles, cast on 25 (30) sts. Join and mark beg of rnd. Work Eyelet Ribbing in-the-rnd for 3 repeats – 12 rnds, ending with Rnd 1 and dec first (inc 1 st) in last row – 24 (32) sts. Change to larger double-pointed needles. Work in Eyelet Pattern in-the-rnd for 10 (12)"or desired length, ending with a knit rnd; AT SAME TIME, inc 1 st at beg and end of each rnd every 3" 3 times – 30 (38) sts. Change to smaller double-pointed needles. Work in Eyelet Ribbing for 12 rnds, inc 2 sts for size only in first rnd – 30 (40) sts. Working Rnd 1 of Eyelet Ribbing, bind off all sts.

LEG WARMERS (Flat Version – worked back and forth)

With smaller straight needles, cast on 27 (32) sts. Work Eyelet Ribbing, back and forth, for 3 repeats – 12 rows, ending with Row 1 and dec 1 (2) sts evenly spaced across row – 26 (30) sts. Change to larger needles. Work in Eyelet Pattern as follows:

Next Row K 2 (0), work Eyelet Pattern across 22 (30) sts, k 2 (0).

Continue in this manner, keeping first 2 and last 2 sts in size 4 only in St st (k on RS, p on WS); AT SAME TIME, inc 1 st at beg and end of rnd every 3 inches 3 (4) times – 32 (38) sts.

Continue in Eyelet Pattern until 10 (12) inches or desired length, ending with a knit row.

Change to smaller straight needles. Work in Eyelet Ribbing for 12 rows, dec 1 st in first row for size 6/8 only – 32 (37) sts.

Working Row 1 of Eyelet Pattern, bind off all sts. Sew back seam.

SWEATER

BACK

With smaller straight needles, cast on 37 (42, 47) sts. Work 6 rows of Eyelet Ribbing, then repeat Row 1, inc 1 (0, dec 1) st in last row – 38 (42, 46) sts.

Change to larger straight needles.

Next Row K 0 (2, 0), work Eyelet Pattern across next 38 (38, 46) sts, k 0 (2, 0).

Continue in this manner, keeping first 2 and last 2 sts on size 6 only in St st, until piece measures approximately 13 (14, 15)" from beg, ending with Row 8.

Working Row 1, bind off all sts.

LEFT FRONT

Work same as Back until Eyelet Pattern section measures 3 (3, 4)" from beg (not including ribbing), ending with a RS row.

Shape Left Front Surplice Edge

Next Row (WS) Maintaining pattern, bind off 9 sts, work pattern to end.

Continue in Eyelet Pattern, dec 1 st at Left Front surplice edge every other row 17 (19, 21) times – 12 (14, 16) sts remain. Work even until same length as Back. Bind off.

RIGHT FRONT

Work same as Left Front until Eyelet Pattern section measures 3 (3, 4)" from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape Right Front Surplice Edge

Next Row (RS) Maintaining pattern, bind off 9 sts, work pattern to end.

Continue in Eyelet Pattern, dec 1 st at Right Front surplice edge every other row 17 (19, 21) times – 12 (14, 16) sts remain. Work even until same length as Back. Bind off.

SLEEVES

With smaller straight needles, cast on 22 (27, 27) sts. Work in Eyelet Ribbing for 6 rows, then repeat Row 1, inc 0 (3, 3) sts evenly spaced across last row – 22 (30, 30) sts. Change to larger needles. Work in Eyelet Pattern, inc 1 st at each end every 6 (10, 10) rows 7 (5, 6) times, keeping Eyelet Pattern as established – 36 (40, 42) sts. Work even until Sleeve measures 12 (12, 14)" from beg or desired length. Bind off loosely.

FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams. Center Sleeve top at shoulder seam and sew Sleeve to Pullover body. Sew Sleeve seams.

For Surplice Pullover

Overlap Right Front over Left Front and sew side seams through all thicknesses. For Cardigan

Sew side seams. Sew snaps to close left side under right side.

For Pullover

Edging On right side, pick up and k 17 sts along free edge. Work 3 rows of ribbing, binding off on last row. Note Use eyelet in rib for buttonholes, placing buttons accordingly on left side and sew into place. Weave in ends.

For Both Versions

Starting at bottom edge of Right Front, pick up and k approximately 72 (82, 87) sts along Right Front surplice edge, across Back neck, along Left Front surplice edge, ending at top of Left Front side seam edge. Work in ribbing for 3 rows, binding off on last row.

For Pullover

Tack ribbing into place. 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
p = purl rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  


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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Ballet Set: Legwarmers and sweater Reviewed by Linda` Koulouris on 2008-09-20 *****
I've been knitting for over 50 years and just finished knitting this for my granddaughter. It came out beautifully. The directions were easy to follow except when sewing together, I was not familiar with the term "free" edge. I decided to wing it and use my common sense as I proceeded to assemble the sweater. My 8 1/2 year old granddaughter was so pleased and will wear it proudly to ballet class. She will soon be in the "Nutcracker Suite". thank you for providing these lovely patterns for "FREE". With appreciation, Linda K.


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