Thursday, August 17, 2017

Eggy Chicky Dress


Size: 12 - 18 months.

Measurements:

Length: 15 inch / 38 cm.
Width of the waist: 24 inch / 60 cm in diameter
From the center of the back to end of the sleeve: 14.75 inch / 37.5 cm.  

Materials:
Yarn: Alize Happy Baby 100 g / 3.53 Oz, 330 mt / 361 yds, 65% acrylic 35% polyamide.
In colors: white 55 (1 skein), yellow 187 (1 skein) and beige 310 (2 skeins).
Knitting needles: 4 mm.
Buttons: four yellow, 12mm in diameter.
Beads: six brown, 5mm in diameter.

Gauge:
24 sts in 16 rounds 10X10 cm 4X4 inch.

Abbreviations:
K: knit
P: purl
K2tog: knit two sts together
M1: increase one st

Patterns:

Stocking Pattern: Knit right side rows, purl wrong side rows.

Rib Pattern: k1, p1.

Strip Patterns used in the back and the front:

Strip pattern 1:
1st row: k3, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 4 sts, slip st, k3.
2nd row: p3, (slip st, p7) repeat to the last 4 sts, slip st, p3.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.

Strip pattern 2:
1st row: k7, (slip stitch, k7) repeat to the last 8 sts, slip stitch, k7.
2nd row: p7, (slip stitch, p7) repeat to the last 8 sts, slip stitch, p7.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.


Chick Pattern:


 Note repeat the chick pattern two time (total 6 chicks)

Dress Tutorial

Back:

The skirt

Cast on 111 sts with color A
Work 5 rows in stocking pattern.
6th row (turning row): K1, (yo, k2tog) repeat to the last st.
Work 6 rows in stocking pattern.

(Change to color B, Work strip pattern 1 once, Change to color A, Work strip pattern 2 once), Repeat three more times.

Change to color B, work the first two of the strip pattern 1.

Decreasing row: k2, (k3tog, k1) repeat to the last two sts, k2. (56 sts remaining)
Next row: work rib pattern starting with purl.
Work four more rows with color B in rib pattern, and two rows in color A. The length of the skirt now is approx. 8 inch/ 20 cm.

The Yoke:

Continue working rows in stocking pattern for 1.75 inch/ 4.5 cm (14 rows).
Begin the arm hole shaping: decrease 5 sts at the beginning of the next two rows (46 sts), continue working in the stocking pattern 32 rows.
(Back length now measures 14 inch / 35 cm back).

Neckline shape:
Knit 11 sts, hold 24 st in a st holder, work right side shoulder band with color B as follows:
Work 8 rows in rib pattern and bind off sts. Work left side shoulder band the same as the right side.


The front:

The Skirt:

Cast on 111 sts with color A
Work 5 rows in stocking pattern.
6th row (turing row): K1, (yo, k2tog) repeat to the last st.
Work 6 rows in stocking pattern.
Change to color B, work strip pattern 1 once, change to color A, work the four rounds of strip pattern 2, work chick pattern, work the next four rows in stocking pattern.
Change to color B, Work strip pattern 1 once, Change to color A, Work strip pattern 2 once.

Change to color B work the first two of strip pattern 1.

Decreasing row: k2, (k3tog, k1) repeat to the last two sts, k2. (56 sts remaining)
Next row: work 1x1 rib pattern starting with purl.
Work four more rows in color B rib pattern, and two rows in color A. The length of the skirt now is approx. 8 inch/ 20 cm.

The Yoke: All is worked in stocking pattern
Continue working rows in stocking pattern for 1.75 inch/ 4.5 cm (14 rows).
Begin the arm hole shaping, decrease 5 sts at the beginning of the two rows (46 sts), continue working in the stocking pattern 20 rows, (The length of the front now is approx. 12.75 inch / 33 cm the front).

Neckline shaping:
Bind off six sts at the center for neck shaping, and finish each side separately.
Work the left neckline: decrease 4 sts once, 2 sts twice and one st once, at the beginning of each knitting row, when the front measures 13 inch / 35 cm.

Change to color B and work 8 rows in rib pattern to make the left shoulder band, making two button holes in the 4th row as follows:
4th row: K1, p1, k2tog, k1, p1, k2tog, k1, p1, k1.
5th row: p1, K1, p1, m1, p1, k1, p1, m1, p1, k1, p1.

Bind off the sts.
Work the right neckline and shoulder band the same as the left mirror wise.

Sleeve: (make two)

Cast on with color A 33 sts
1st, 3rd and 5th: knit.
2nd and 4th: purl.
6th: K1, (yo, k2tog) repeat to the last st, k1.
Work 6 rows knitting the right side and purling wrong side.

Change to color B, (increase one st at each end of the first row of the strip pattern)
1st row: k4, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 5 sts, slip st, k4. (35 sts)
2nd row: p5, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 6 sts, slip st, p5.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.

Change to color C: (increase one st at each end of the first row of the strip pattern)
1st row: k1, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 2 sts, slip st, k1. (37 sts)
2nd row: p2, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 3 sts, slip st, p2.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.

Change to color A: (increase one st at each end of the first row of the strip pattern)
1st row: k6, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 7 sts, slip st, k6. (39 sts).
2nd row: p7, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 8 sts, slip st, p7.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.


Change to color B, (increase one st at each end of the first row of the strip pattern)
1st row: k3, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 4 sts, slip st, k3. (41 sts)
2nd row: p4, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 5 sts, slip st, p4.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.

Change to color C: (increase one st at each end of the first row of the strip pattern)
1st row: k8, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 9 sts, slip st, k8. (43 sts)
2nd row: p9, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 10 sts, slip st, p9.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.

Change to color A: (increase one st at each end of the first row of the strip pattern)
1st row: k5, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 6 sts, slip st, k5. (45 sts)
2nd row: p6, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 7 sts, slip st, p6.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.

Change to color B, (increase one st at each end of the first row of the strip pattern)
1st row: k2, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 3 sts, slip st, k2. (47 sts)
2nd row: p3, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 4 sts, slip st, p3.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.

Change to color C, (increase one st at each end of the first row of the strip pattern)
1st row: k7, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 8 sts, slip st, k7. (49 sts)
2nd row: p8, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 9 sts, slip st, p8.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.

Change to color A: (increase one st at each end of the first row of the strip pattern)
1st row: k4, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 5 sts, slip st, k4. (51 sts)
2nd row: p5, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 6 sts, slip st, p5.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.

Change to color B, (increase one st at each end of the first row of the strip pattern)
1st row: k1, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 2 sts, slip st, k1. (53 sts)
2nd row: p2, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 3 sts, slip st, p2.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.

Change to color C, (increase one st at each end of the first row of the strip pattern)
1st row: k6, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 7 sts, slip st, k6. (55 sts)
2nd row: p7, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 8 sts, slip st, p77.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.

Note: do not increase in the first row.
Change to color A:
1st row: k3, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 4 sts, slip st, k3. (55 sts)
2nd row: p3, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 4 sts, slip st, p3.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.

Change to color B:
1st row: k7, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 8 sts, slip st, k7. (55 sts)
2nd row: p7, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 8 sts, slip st, p7.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.

Bind off all the sts.
Sleeve measures approx. 11 inch / 28 cm.

Finishing: block pieces to measurement.
Place the front shoulder bands over the back shoulder bands and sew sleeves in position, close sleeves and side seams.

Finishing the neck:
Front neck: pick up 40 sts evenly through the neckline and the front shoulder bands, work 4 rows in rib pattern, bind off.
Back neck: pick up the 24 sts of the neck and work 4 rows in rib pattern catching the edge of the back shoulder bands at the end of each row, bind off.

Fold over the brim at turning row and tack down cast on row to inside of brim, at the hem of the skirt and the sleeves

Sew the buttons and the beads in place.





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