Girl's Old-Time Raglan Banded Dress
Free Girl Dress Knitting Pattern
4 [6, 8, 10, 12] (shown in size 4)
Chest: 23 [25, 26.5, 28, 30] inches [58 (64, 67, 71, 76) cm}
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes 100% wool worsted weight yarn 110 yards (101 meters) / 50 grams, color Black Cherry Heather - 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) skeins (A)
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes 100% wool worsted weight yarn 110 yards (101 meters) / 50 grams, color Cloud - 1 skein (B)
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes 100% wool worsted weight yarn 110 yards (101 meters) / 50 grams, color Marshmallow - 1 skein (C)
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes 100% wool worsted weight yarn 110 yards (101 meters) / 50 grams, color Carnation - 1 skein (D)
Needles: #7 (4.50 mm) circular needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Gauge for stockinette stitch: 18 st x 24 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm).
Stockinette Stitch in rows:
1st row and all odd rows - knit sts
2nd row and all even rows - purl sts
In rounds: all rows - knit
Garter Stitch in rounds:
1st round - knit
2nd round - purl
Repeat rounds 1-2
p – purl
m1 (Make 1 increase) - I used the increase described by Elizabeth Zimmerman
Make a backward loop over the right-hand needle and in the next row knit (purl) it as a regular stitch.
The dress is worked from the top to the bottom back and forth and in rounds without seams.
With yarn A cast on 23 (27, 29, 31, 31) sts and purl 1 row.
Divide stitches as follows: 1 edge st, 1 st (left front), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 3 (4, 4, 5, 5) sts (left sleeve), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 9 (11, 13, 13, 13) sts (back), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 3 (4, 4, 5, 5) sts (right sleeve), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 1 sts (right front), 1 edge st.
Work stockinette st pattern for 38 (42, 46, 50, 54) rows increasing by 8 sts (double increase at the raglan sts) in each odd row as follows: M1, k1, M1 at the raglan st.
At the same time increase by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row (2 sts per row) in every 6th row 3 (4, 5, 5, 5) times. Work row 19 (25, 31, 31, 31), at the end of the row cast on 1 st with the single cast on method and continue to work in rounds.
Divide for sleeves
Row 39 (43, 47, 51, 55): Transfer left sleeve sts to a length of yarn, cast on 3 sts with single cast on, work back sts, transfer right sleeve sts to a length of yarn, cast on 3 sts with single cast on and work front stitches. Place marker on the 2nd left underarm stitch. That will be the beginning of the row.
Continue to work bodice in rounds.
Work stockinette st for 10 rounds. Divide all the stitches into 6 parts and place 5 markers (you already have the 1st marker). Increase for 1 st at each marker every 6th round (6 increases per round).
Work 60 (66, 72, 78, 84) rounds.
Round 71 (77, 83, 89, 95) (of the bodice): change to yarn B, knit
Rounds 72-74 (78-80, 84-86, 90-92, 96-98): purl
Round 75 (81, 87, 93, 99): change to yarn A, knit, make 6 increases at markers.
Rounds 76-77 (82-83, 88-89, 94-95, 100-101): knit
Repeat rounds 71-77 (77-83, 83-89, 89-95, 95-101) 2 times, with yarns C and D.
Work 3 more rounds with yarn A, knit.
Work Garter St for 6 rounds. Bind off
Sleeves are worked in rounds.
Transfer sleeve sts from the yarn to the needles and pick up 3 sts over the 3 underarm sts. Work stockinette st for 6 rounds. Bind off
With yarn A pick up sts on circular needles along the neckline.
Work stockinette stitch for 10 rounds, increasing for 1 st on both sides of the center st of the front in each odd round. Bind off.
With yarn B knit I-cord for 35" for the bow.
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December 18, 2015
with only 27 stitches to start ,how is a size 6 suppose to get the dress over their
August 11, 2015
I have few questions for the author of this pattern. First, thank you for posting it, it is great. However, I am a beginner and I would like to clarify few things, since I don't know how to start.
After casting 23 stitches (I am doing the size 4), when am I going to make it into a closed loop / round?
I am also very confused by the sentence "Work stockinette st pattern for 38 (42, 46, 50, 54) rows increasing by 8 sts (double increase at the raglan sts) in each odd row as follows: M1, k1, M1 at the raglan st." What does M1 and k1 mean? Can you please write one round step-by-step for me?
Thank you very much.
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