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nov062012

Good morning dress

Sizes
6-12 m (1) 2-3 (4-5) 6-7 (8-9) 10-12 y
Size 6-7 y for free this time, the rest can be purchased in our shop.

Yarn
Abuelita 4-ply Merino
200 (300) 300 (400) 500 (500) 600 g

Needles
24 or 32” circular needles and DPN US 4 and 6

Gauge per 4”
18 s/30 rows

Measurements, laid flat
Chest: 10 (12) 13 (14) 15 (16) 17.5”
Lenght:  16.5 (17.5) 21.5 (23) 25.5 (27.5) 29.5”

A cute and practical everyday dress. The dress is knitted in soft yarn wich comes in a fantastic palette of duotones, which really stands out with the ridge teqnique.

Cast on 120 on circular needles US 4 and work ribbing in the round, K2, P2 for 2”. Change to US 6 needles and knit one round while evenly increasing 16 s. = 136 s. Place marker at the beginning of the round and after 68 s to mark the sides. Repeat the following 3 rounds until your piece measures about 19” (and you have completed a round 3):

Round 1: Purl
Round 2 and 3: Knit

Divide and knit front and back pieces separately.

Front
Start from the right side and work back and forth like this:

Row 1 (RS): Purl

Row 2 (WS): Purl

Row 3 (RS): Knit
Row 4 (WS) Knit
Row 5 (RS): Knit

Row 6 (WS): Purl

Repeat these rows until your piece measures about 24”.  
Bind off for neck opening while continuing in the same manner:

Work 26 s, bind off 16 s, work 26 s. Work each side separately from now on. Bind off 1 s towards the neck every 2. row 5 times. Finish with a garter ridge from the right side. Leave the s on a spare needle while knitting the back.

Back
Start from the right side and work like the front until the piece measures 25”.  Bind off for neck like this:

Work 22 s, bind off 24 s, work 22 s. Work each side separately from now on. Bind off 1 s towards the neck every 2. row 1 time. Finish with a garter ridge from the right side. Assemble with kitcheners stitch.

Change to US 4 needles. Pick up 72 s around the neck opening and purl one round. Continue in ribbing, K2, P2 for 3 cm. Bind off.

Use US 6 needles and pick up 56 s around the arm opening. Work in the round in the following manner until the arm measures 10.5” (and you have completed a round 3):

Round 1: Purl

Round 2 and 3: Knit

Purl one round. Change to US 4 needles and knit one round while evenly decreasing 12 s on the round.

Work ribbing, K2, P2 for 1.5”. Bind off.