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M.1 to M.7 and M.9: 32 sts x 34 rows on needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
Stockinette sts: 25 sts x 34 rows on needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
Garter sts (back and forth on needle: knit all rows.
Garter sts (on circular needle): knit 1 round, purl 1 round.
Pattern: See diagrams M.1 to M10. The diagrams are seen from the RS.
Buttonhole: Make buttonholes on the right edge mid back from the RS. 1 buttonhole = bind off the 3rd and 4th sts from the edge and cast on 2 new sts in the same place on the return row. Make buttonholes as follows:
Size 1/3 months: 2, 5, 8 and 11 cm
Size 6/9 months: 2, 5, 9 and 12 cm
Size 12/18 months: 2, 6, 10 and 13 cm
Size 24 months: 2, 6, 10 and 14 cm
Dec tips (apply to armhole and neckline): Dec inside 2 edge sts in garter sts from the RS.
Dec as follows after 2 edge sts: slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso.
Dec as follows before 2 edge sts: K2 tog.
Back and front piece:
The dress is knitted round on circular needle from bottom edge up.
Cast on 216-252-288-324 sts on circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with pink.
Knit 2 rounds in garter sts and continue in M.1.
When piece measures 8-10-13-17 cm begin the dec. Dec 12-14-16-18 sts per round, i.e. dec 2 sts on every 2nd repeat across – see arrows in diagram. This means the size of the zig-zags in the pattern will decrease as you go along.
Dec as follows:
When piece measures 8-10-13-17 cm knit first 1 round with dec = 204-238-272-306 sts, continue in M.2.
When piece measures 10-14-17-21 cm knit second round with dec = 192-224-256-288 sts, continue in M.3.
When piece measures 12-17-21-25 cm knit third round with dec = 180-210-240-270 sts, continue in M.4.
When piece measures 14-20-25-29 cm knit fourth round with dec = 168-196-224-252 sts, continue in M.5.
When piece measures 16-23-29-33 cm knit fifth round with dec = 156-182-208-234 sts, continue in M.6.
When piece measures 18-26-33-37 cm knit sixth round with dec = 144-168-192-216 sts, continue in M.7.
When piece measures 19-27-34-38 cm knit M.8 (= row with holes), at the same time on the last round of M.8 dec 2 sts evenly = 142-166-190-214 sts.
Now carry on measuring piece from the first round of M.8. Divide the piece mid back and finish the dress back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 2 new sts each side = 146-170-194-218 sts.
Knit next row as follows form the RS: 5 edge sts in garter sts, M.9A (= 8 sts), M.9B over 120-144-168-192 sts, M.9C (= 8 sts) and 5 edge sts in garter sts. Continue in pattern whilst making buttonholes on right edge – see explanation above.
When piece measures 3 cm / 1 1/8'' (from 1st round of M.8) knit next row as follows from the RS: 5 edge sts in garter sts, 28-34-40-46 sts of M.9, 10 sts in garter sts, 60-72-84-96 sts of M.9, 10 sts in garter sts, 28-34-40-46 sts of M.9, 5 edge sts in garter sts.
Continue in pattern until there are 4 rows in garter sts over 10 sts each side. On the next row bind off 6 sts each side for armhole and finish each piece separately.
Front piece: = 64-76-88-100 sts. Continue in M.9 with 2 sts in garter sts each side. At the same time dec 1 st for armhole – see Dec tips – on every other row a total of 5-8-8-8 times = 54-60-72-84 sts. P the sts (seen from the RS) not fitting into M.9. After the dec for armhole continue with 2 sts in garter sts + 1 st in stockinette st each side (i.e. 1 st in stockinette sts along armhole).
When piece measures approx 9-10-10-11 cm – adjust after 1 full repeat of M.9 – knit 4 rows with garter sts over the middle 22-22-28-34 sts (M.9 over remaining sts). Now bind off the middle 18-18-24-30 sts for neck and dec 1 st towards neckline on every other row a total of 6 times – see Dec Tips = 12-15-18-21 sts left on each shoulder.
Continue in M.9 with 2 sts in garter sts + 1 st in stockinette st towards the neckline.
When piece measures approx 14-15-16-17 cm (= 33-42-50-55 cm full length) bind off remaining sts – adjust after a full pattern repeat.
Left back piece: = 35-41-47-53 sts. Continue in M.9 with 2 sts in garter sts towards armhole and 5 edge sts in garter sts towards mid back.
At the same time dec for armhole as described for front piece = 30-33-39-45 sts.
When piece measures approx 12-13-14-15 cm – adjust after a full pattern repeat – knit 4 rows with garter sts over 18-18-21-24 sts towards mid back. Now bind off 16-16-19-22 sts towards mid back for neck and dec 1 st towards neckline on every other row 2 times – see Dec Tips = 12-15-18-21 sts left on shoulder.
Continue in M.9 with 2 sts in garter sts + 1 st in stockinette st towards the neckline. When piece measures approx 14-15-16-17 cm (= 33-42-50-55 cm full length) bind off remaining sts – adjust after a full pattern repeat.
Right back piece: = 35-41-47-53 sts. Knit as left back piece, but mirrored. Remember buttonholes!
Assembly: Sew shoulder seams. Place right edge over left edge on back piece and sew at bottom. Sew on buttons.
Crochet borders: Crochet round armholes and neckline with crochet hook size 2.5 mm /C with pink as follows (crochet round the 2 outermost sts in garter sts): 1 sc, *ch 3, 1 sc in first ch, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next st* , repeat from *-*.
Foot length: 10-11-12-14 cm
Cast on 56-56-64-64 sts on double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with white Alpaca. Knit 1 round and knit 2 cm / 3/4'' of diagram M.10.
Knit 1 round, at the same time dec 16-16-20-20 sts evenly on round = 40-40-44-44 sts. Knit M.8.
Now knit heel as follows:
Knit 3-3.5-3.5-4 cm stockinette sts back and forth on needles over 18 sts mid back.
Heel dec (1st row = RS):
1st row: Knit 10 sts, K2 tog into back of st, K1, turn.
2nd row: slip 1 st as if to P, P4, P2 tog, P1, turn.
3rd row: slip 1 st as if to K, K5, K2 tog into back of st, K1, turn.
4th row: slip 1 st as if to P, P6, P2 tog, P1, turn.
5th row: slip 1 st as if to K, K7, K2 tog into back of st, K1, turn.
6th row: slip 1 st as if to P, P8, P2 tog, P1, turn.
7th row: K2 tog, K8, K2 tog into back of st = 10 sts on needle (= total 32-32-36-36 sts).
Now pick up 7-8-8-9 sts on each side of the heel = 46-48-52-54 sts.
Continue in stockinette sts over all sts and dec 1 st on each side of the upper 18-20-22-24 sts on every other row a total of 7 times = 32-34-38-40 sts.
When foot measures 8-9-11-12 cm (from the start of the heel dec) insert a marking thread each side and dec 1 st on each side of both threads on every round (4 dec per round) a total of 7-7-8-8 times.
Cut the thread and pull through remaining sts. Sew tight.
Crochet a chain with pink , approx 35 cm long, and pull through row with holes.
K from RS, P from WS
K into back of st from RS, P into back of st from WS
P from RS, K from WS
slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso
slip 1 st as if to knit, K2 tog, psso.
Put 1 st on cable needle behind piece, K1 into back of st, P1 from cable needle
Put 1 st on cable needle in front of piece, P1, K1 into back of st from cable needle.
Arrow pointing from right to left in M.1 to M.7 = decrease
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