Marianna’s Meadow Sweet Dress

2015_04_22-01Marianna’s Meadow Sweet Baby Dress

To fit a baby of around 3 months
DK weight yarn 90g
US size #6/4.0 mm 24-inch circular knitting needle
2 small buttons

Matching baby bonnet is here
Matching baby booties are here:

Note: This pattern is from Marianna’s Lazy Daisy Days.  I have modified it to be “no sew” (the skirt is worked in the round), and so that it uses American knitting abbreviations.

Cast on 68sts
1st Row: S1, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k9
2nd Row: S1, knit to end
3rd Row: S1, yo, k2tog (buttonhole), k6, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k10
4th Row: S1, knit to end
5th Row: S1, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k11
6th Row: S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
7th Row: S1, k10, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k12
8th Row: S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
9th Row: S1, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k13
10th Row: S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
11th Row: S1, k12, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k14
12th Row: S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
13th Row: S1, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k15
14th Row: S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
15th Row: S1, k14, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k16
16th Row: S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
17th Row: S1, yo, k2tog (buttonhole), k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k17
18th Row: S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
19th Row: S1, k16, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k35, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k18
20th Row: S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
21st Row: S1, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k37, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k19
22nd Row: S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
23rd Row: S1, k18, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k39, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k20
24th Row: S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
25th Row: S1, knit to end (164sts)
26th Row: S1, k2, p20, k36, p46, k36, p20, k3
Repeat last 2 rows once more
29th Row: S1, knit to end
30th Row: S1, k2, p20, cast off 36sts knitwise, p45, cast off 36sts knitwise, p19, k3
31st Row: S1, knit across row. (23sts for back, 46sts for front, 23sts for back = 92 sts)

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From this point, the garment will be worked in the round. With the wrong side facing you, slip the last three stitches of the row (the garter stitch edging) off onto a holding needle. Bring the stitches on the holding needle around and align them with the 3-stitch garter stitch edge at the beginning of the row so that they overlap (see below), making sure that the edge with the button holes is on top and the edge without the button holes is underneath. Slip stitches one at a time onto the right-hand needle alternately from the left hand needle and the holding needle until all six stitches have been transferred over to the left-hand needle.

Place a row marker. This joins the work for knitting in the round with the right side of the garment on the outside and the wrong side on the inside.

32nd Row: Working in the round, knit until there are six stitches left on the needle. K2tog three times. (89 sts)
33rd Row: *(Kfb, k1) repeat from * to last 3 stitches on the needle. Kfb, K2tog. (132 sts)
34th Row: Knit.

Skirt:
1st Row: Knit
2nd Row: Knit
3rd Row: *K2tog, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k2tog, repeat from * to end.
4th Row: Purl
Repeat rows 1-4 until the dress is the length desired.

Finishing the Skirt:
1st Row: Knit.
2nd Row: Purl.
3rd Row: Knit.
4th Row: Purl.
Cast off knitwise – loosely – (if you find it difficult to do this – use a larger size needle)
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons

Add a little crochet flower if desired

Abbreviations:
K2tog – knit two stitches together.
Kfb – knit in the front and back of the stitch

Pattern © 2015 Marianna’s Lazy Daisy Days

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One thought on “Marianna’s Meadow Sweet Dress

  1. thank you so much for the pattern for knitting in the round for the skirt I was trying to figure how to do it ty again love your knitting

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