Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Perfect Sundress
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 80909AD This pretty little dress will soon be her favorite.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: 12 mos, 24 months (2 yrs), Child 3, Child 4, Child 5-6
Finished Chest 21 (22, 23, 24, 25 in.) (53.5 (56, 58.5, 61, 63.5) cm) Finished Length 18 (19, 20, 21, 22 in.) (46 (48.5, 51, 53.5, 56) cm)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

830-194 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Lime

Soft lime green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.69
Note: (A)

830-112 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Berry

Dusty mauve


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 15.38
Alternative Quantity: (3, 3, 3, 4)
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
18 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.


INSTRUCTIONS
DRESS
BACK
With A, cast on 70 (72, 74, 76, 78) sts.

Knit 2 rows, purl next (WS) row.


Change to B and work in St st (k on RS, p on WS), dec 1 st at each side every 6th row 6 times, then every 8th row 5 times - 48 (50, 52, 54, 56) sts.

Work even until piece measures 13 1/2 (14, 15, 16, 16) in.

(34.5 (35.5, 38, 40.5, 40.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.


Shape Armhole
Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 42 (44, 46, 48, 50) sts.


Dec 1 st at each side every other row 3 times - 36 (38, 40, 42, 44) sts.

Work until armhole measures 3 (3 1/2, 3 1/2, 3 1/2, 4 1/2) in.

(7.5 (9, 9, 9, 11.5) cm), end with a WS row.


Shape Neck
Next Row (RS): Knit 12 sts, bind off 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) sts for neck, k to end of row.


Working sts for left shoulder only, bind off 2 sts at neck edge every other row twice - 8 sts.


Work even until armhole measures 4 1/2 (5, 5, 5, 6) in.

(11 1/2 (12.5, 12.5, 12.5, 15) cm).

Bind off.


Join yarn at center front and work right shoulder as for left, reversing shaping.
FRONT
Work same as for Back, until left armhole measures 2 (2 1/2, 2 1/2, 2 1/2, 3 1/2) in.

(5 (6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 9) cm), end with a WS row.


Shape Neck (RS): Knit 15 sts, bind off 6 (8, 10, 12, 14) sts for neck, k to end of row.


Working on sts for left shoulder only, dec 1 st at neck edge every other row 7 times - 8 sts.

Work even until armhole measures 4 1/2 (5, 5, 5, 6) in.

(11 1/2 (12.5, 12.5, 12.5, 15) cm).

Bind off.


Join yarn at center front and work right shoulder as for left, reversing shaping.

POCKETS (make 2)
With B, cast on 8 (8, 10, 12, 12) sts.

Work in St st, increase 1 st each side every other row 3 times - 14 (14, 16, 18, 18) sts.

Work even until piece measures 3 (3, 4 1/2, 4 1/2, 4 1/2) in.

(7.5 (7.5, 11.5, 11.5, 11.5) cm), end with a WS row.

Change to A and k 2 rows.


Bind off.



FINISHING
Sew right shoulder seam.


Neck Edging
From RS, beg at left shoulder with A, pick up and k 68 (72, 72, 72, 80) sts evenly spaced around neck.

Knit 2 rows.

Bind off.

Sew left shoulder seam including edging.


Armhole Edging
From RS, with A, pick up and k 50 (58, 58, 58, 75) sts evenly spaced around armhole.

Knit 2 rows.

Bind off.

Repeat edging on other armhole.


Sew side seams.

Sew on Pockets.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


Every effort has been made to have the knitting and crochet instructions accurate and complete. We cannot be responsible for variance of individual knitters and crocheters, human errors, or typographical mistakes.
We want your project to be a success! If you need help with this or any other Lion Brand pattern, e-mail support is available 7 days per week by mailing support@lionbrand.com.

For over a thousand free patterns available in versions for the vision-impaired, visit our website http://www.LionBrand.com

To order, visit our website http://www.e-yarn.com or call: (800) 258-9276 any time!

Copyright ©1998-2011 Lion Brand Yarn Company, all rights reserved. No pattern or other material may be reproduced -- mechanically, electronically, or by any other means, including photocopying -- without written permission of Lion Brand Yarn Company.

Click here for Non-Braille display: View With Images