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Knit Shell Bunting
Lion Brand® Jamie® Pompadour
Pattern Number: kja-shellBunting Delicate bands of print-color shell stitch alternate with bands of solid stripes in this adorable bunting.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: 3-6 mos
Around chest (buttoned) 25 1/4 inches [65 cm] Length to shoulder 21 1/4 inches [55 cm]

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

890-198 Jamie Pompadour Yarn: Floral Print (discontinued) Soft tones of mint, blue, yellow and pink on a white base
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.96
Note: (MC)

890-201 Jamie Pompadour Yarn: Pastel Pink (discontinued) A pretty, gentle pink.
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 1.99
Note: (CC)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 4 [3.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.70


Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


Lion Brand Stitch Holders
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.99


6 Buttons
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 9.00

GAUGE:
With larger needles in pat st: 21 sts = 4"; 36 rows = 4" [10 cm] 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
PATTERN STITCH (multiple of 9 sts plus 3)
Note Original number of sts inc from Row 1 and is restored in Row 7.
Row 1 (RS) K2, * yo, k8, yo, k1; rep from * , end last rep k2 instead of k1.
Row 2 K3, * p8, k3; rep from * to end.
Row 3 K3, * yo, k8, yo, k3; rep from * to end.
Row 4 K4, * p8, k5; rep from * , end last rep k4.
Row 5 K4, * yo, k8, yo, k5; rep from *, end last rep k4.
Row 6 K5, * p8, k7; rep from * , end last rep k5.
Row 7 K5, * k4 tog thru back lps, k4 tog, k7; rep from * , end last rep k5.
Row 8 Knit.

Rep Rows 1 - 8 for pat st.


INSTRUCTIONS



BUNTING
BACK

With larger needles and CC, cast on 75 sts.

Work in garter st (k every row) for 8 rows.

Cont in pats as foll: * With MC, work Rows 1 - 8 of pat st twice; with CC, work Rows 1 - 8 of pat st once; rep from * (24 rows) 4 times more.

With MC, work Rows 1 - 8 of past st twice-piece measures approx 16" from beg.

With CC, k next row, dec 12 sts evenly spaced across-63 sts.

With CC, work in garter st for 5 rows more.

Shape Armhole Cont in garter st with CC, bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows-57 sts.

Work 24 rows of pat st as before once more, then with MC, work Rows 1 - 8 of pat st twice.



Shape Shoulder With MC, knit, binding off 18 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Bind off rem 21 sts for back neck.



LEFT FRONT

With larger needles and CC, cast on 39 sts.

Work in garter st for 8 rows.

Work 24 rows of pat st same as back until piece measures 16" from beg.

Next Row (RS) With CC, knit, dec 6 sts evenly spaced across-33 sts.

Cont in garter st for 5 rows more.



Shape Armhole: Next Row (RS) Bind off 3 sts, k to end-30 sts.

K 1 row with CC.

Work 24 rows of pat st once, then with MC work Rows 1 - 7 of pat st.



Shape Neck: Next Row (WS) With MC, bind off 9 sts at beg of row (neck edge), k to end.

Cont in pat same as back, dec 1 st at neck edge every other row 3 times-18 sts.

Work even until same length as back.

Bind off sts for shoulder.



RIGHT FRONT

Work to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping.

SLEEVES

With smaller needles and CC, cast on 27 sts.

Work in k1, p1 ribbing for 6 rows, inc 3 sts evenly spaced across last row-30 sts.

Change to larger needles.

Work in pat st same as back, inc 1 st each side (working inc sts in garter st) every 4th row 8 times-46 sts.

Work even until piece measures 5" from beg.

Bind off.

FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams.

Neckband With RS facing, smaller needles and CC, beg at right front edge, pick up and k51 sts around neck edge.

Work in k1, p1 ribbing for 6 rows.

Bind off in ribbing.



Left Front Band With larger needles and CC, beg at top of left front, pick up and k97 sts along left front edge.

Work in garter st for 8 rows.

Bind off.

Place markers on band for 6 buttons, first marker 3/4" from top edge, last marker 3/4" from lower edge, others spaced evenly between.



Right Front Band Work same as left front band for 3 rows.

Work buttonholes opposite markers on next row by binding off 2 sts for each buttonhole.

K next row, casting on 2 sts over each set of bound-off sts.

K 3 rows more.

Bind off.

Place markers on front and back 4" down from shoulder seam.

Sew top of sleeve to front and back between markers.

Sew side and sleeve seams.

Sew on buttons.



NOTE:
If you wish baby to be able to wear Bunting while in car seat, do not sew bottom seam.

Bottom hem can be left as is (the stockinette stitch will naturally roll) or you can pick up stitches along bottom hem and knit a few rows of garter stitch (knit every row if working Back and Front separately on straight needles or alternate rounds of knit and purl if using circular needles to work in the round) to flatten it, adding buttonholes evenly spaced, if desired, along one side and sewing buttons opposite to match.

Bottom hem may also be closed by sewing in a zipper or Velcro.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble (triple) crochet
WS = wrong side
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
CC = contrasting color
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
lp(s) = loop(s)
MC = main color
p = purl
pat = pattern
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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