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Little Girl's Sundress

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Knit the Skirt
Close-up of skirt beginning and frilled cast on edge

Close-up of skirt beginning and frilled cast on edge. (Click for larger image).

© Eileen Casey

Starting the Skirt:

  1. Using Frilled Cast On, cast on 176 (192, 208, 224) stitches.
  2. Place marker and join in the round being careful not to twist. Work 1 round in Stockinette Stitch, placing a marker every 16 stitches. There are now 11 (12, 13, 14) sections around the skirt.
  3. Set row counter to Row 1. Continue with instructions for the size you are working below.

Size 2 Years:

  1. Round 1: *yarn over, knit 14, knit 2 together. Repeat from * to end of round.
  2. Round 2: Knit.
  3. These two rounds establish the swirl pattern -- repeat them, working the decrease round (see below) on rounds 6, 12, 20, 28, 38, 48, 60 and 72.
  4. Decrease round: *Work to last 2 stitches before marker, K2tog. Repeat from * to end of round (11 sts decreased).
  5. Continue without decreases in swirl pattern until skirt measures 14 inches.

Size 4 Years:

  1. Round 1: *YO, K14, K2tog. Repeat from * to end of round.
  2. Round 2: Knit.
  3. These two rounds establish the swirl pattern -- repeat them, working the decrease round on rounds 7, 15, 24, 34, 45, 57, 70 and 84.
  4. Decrease round on even rounds: Work to 2 sts before marker, K2tog. Repeat all around (11 sts decreased).
  5. Decrease round on odd rows: *YO, K2tog, knit to 2 sts before marker, K2tog. Repeat from * to end of round (12 sts decreased).
  6. Continue without decreases in swirl pattern until skirt measures 16 inches.

Size 6 Years:

  1. Round 1: *YO, K14, K2tog. Repeat from * to end of round.
  2. Round 2: Knit.
  3. These two rounds establish the swirl pattern -- repeat them, working the decrease round on rounds 9, 18, 29, 40, 53, 66, 81 and 96.
  4. Decrease round on even rounds: Work to 2 sts before marker, K2tog. Repeat all around (11 sts decreased).
  5. Decrease round on odd rows: *YO, K2tog, knit to 2 sts before marker, K2tog. Repeat from * to end of round (13 sts decreased).
  6. Continue without decreases in swirl pattern until skirt measures 18 inches.

Size 8 Years:

  1. Round 1: *YO, K14, K2tog. Repeat from * to end of round.
  2. Round 2: Knit.
  3. These two rounds establish the swirl pattern -- repeat them, working the decrease round on rounds 10, 21, 33, 46, 60, 75, 91 and 108.
  4. Decrease round on even rounds: Work to 2 sts before marker, K2tog. Repeat all around (11 sts decreased).
  5. Decrease round on odd rows: *YO, K2tog, knit to 2 sts before marker, K2tog. Repeat from * to end of round (14 sts decreased).
  6. Continue without decreases in swirl pattern until skirt measures 20 inches.



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