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Ballet Set: Leg Warmers and Sweater
Lion Brand® Jiffy®
Pattern Number: kjif-balletSet Knit this terrific Jiffy Ballerina Set for the little dancer: Pretty leg warmers and a sweater that can be finished as either a cardigan or surplice pullover. Pattern is also available in a crochet version.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Child 4, Child 5-6, Child 7-8
Finished chest measurement 24 (27, 30)" Leg Warmers Size 4 (6/8)
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

450-358 Jiffy Yarn: Savannah (discontinued) White with a tiny print of purple, medium pink, peach and aqua
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: (5, 5)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]
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Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 8
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
2 snaps and 2 buttons for Pullover.
GAUGE:
12 sts + 20 rows = 4" (10 cm) with larger needles in Eyelet Pattern. 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:
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, 1 at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.



PATTERN STITCHES

Eyelet Ribbing worked back and forth on straight needles (multiple of 5 sts + 2)
Rows 1 and 3 (WS) *K 2, p 3, repeat from * across, end k 2.
Row 2 *P 2, k 1, yo, ssk, repeat from * across, end p 2.
Row 4 *P 2, k2tog, yo, k 1, repeat from * across, end p 2.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Eyelet Ribbing.



Eyelet Ribbing worked in-the-rnd for Leg Warmers (multiple of 5 sts)
Rnds 1 and 3 *P 2, k 3, repeat from * around.
Rnd 2 *P 2, k 1, yo, ssk, repeat from * around
Rnd 4 *P 2, k2tog, yo, k 1, repeat from * around.
Repeat Rnds 1-4 for Eyelet Ribbing in-the-rnd.



Eyelet Pattern worked back and forth on straight needles (multiple of 8 sts + 6)
Row 1 (RS) Knit.
Rows 2, 4 and 6 Purl.
Row 3 *K 6, yo, k2tog, repeat from * across, end k 6.
Row 5 Knit.
Row 7 K 2, *yo, k2tog, k 6, repeat from * across, end k 4.
Row 8 Purl.
Repeat Rows 1-8 for Eyelet Pattern.



Eyelet Patterm worked in-the-rnd for Leg Warmers (multiple of 8 sts)
Rnds 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 8 Knit.
Rnd 3 *K 6, yo, k2tog, repeat from * around.
Rnd 7 K 2, *yo, k2tog, k 6, repeat from * to last 6 sts, end yo, k2tog, k 4.
Repeat Rnds 1-8 for Eyelet Pattern in-the-rnd.


INSTRUCTIONS



LEG WARMERS (Circular Version - worked in-the-rnd)

With smaller double-pointed needles, cast on 25 (30) sts.

Join and mark beg of rnd.

Work Eyelet Ribbing in-the-rnd for 3 repeats - 12 rnds, ending with Rnd 1 and dec first (inc 1 st) in last row - 24 (32) sts.

Change to larger double-pointed needles.

Work in Eyelet Pattern in-the-rnd for 10 (12)"or desired length, ending with a knit rnd; AT SAME TIME, inc 1 st at beg and end of each rnd every 3" 3 times - 30 (38) sts.

Change to smaller double-pointed needles.

Work in Eyelet Ribbing for 12 rnds, inc 2 sts for size only in first rnd - 30 (40) sts.

Working Rnd 1 of Eyelet Ribbing, bind off all sts.

LEG WARMERS (Flat Version - worked back and forth)

With smaller straight needles, cast on 27 (32) sts.

Work Eyelet Ribbing, back and forth, for 3 repeats - 12 rows, ending with Row 1 and dec 1 (2) sts evenly spaced across row - 26 (30) sts.

Change to larger needles.

Work in Eyelet Pattern as follows:

Next Row K 2 (0), work Eyelet Pattern across 22 (30) sts, k 2 (0).



Continue in this manner, keeping first 2 and last 2 sts in size 4 only in St st (k on RS, p on WS); AT SAME TIME, inc 1 st at beg and end of rnd every 3 inches 3 (4) times - 32 (38) sts.

Continue in Eyelet Pattern until 10 (12) inches or desired length, ending with a knit row.

Change to smaller straight needles.

Work in Eyelet Ribbing for 12 rows, dec 1 st in first row for size 6/8 only - 32 (37) sts.

Working Row 1 of Eyelet Pattern, bind off all sts.

Sew back seam.

SWEATER

BACK

With smaller straight needles, cast on 37 (42, 47) sts.

Work 6 rows of Eyelet Ribbing, then repeat Row 1, inc 1 (0, dec 1) st in last row - 38 (42, 46) sts.

Change to larger straight needles.

Next Row K 0 (2, 0), work Eyelet Pattern across next 38 (38, 46) sts, k 0 (2, 0).

Continue in this manner, keeping first 2 and last 2 sts on size 6 only in St st, until piece measures approximately 13 (14, 15)" from beg, ending with Row 8.

Working Row 1, bind off all sts.

LEFT FRONT

Work same as Back until Eyelet Pattern section measures 3 (3, 4)" from beg (not including ribbing), ending with a RS row.

Shape Left Front Surplice Edge

Next Row (WS) Maintaining pattern, bind off 9 sts, work pattern to end.



Continue in Eyelet Pattern, dec 1 st at Left Front surplice edge every other row 17 (19, 21) times - 12 (14, 16) sts remain.

Work even until same length as Back.

Bind off.

RIGHT FRONT

Work same as Left Front until Eyelet Pattern section measures 3 (3, 4)" from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape Right Front Surplice Edge

Next Row (RS) Maintaining pattern, bind off 9 sts, work pattern to end.



Continue in Eyelet Pattern, dec 1 st at Right Front surplice edge every other row 17 (19, 21) times - 12 (14, 16) sts remain.

Work even until same length as Back.

Bind off.

SLEEVES

With smaller straight needles, cast on 22 (27, 27) sts.

Work in Eyelet Ribbing for 6 rows, then repeat Row 1, inc 0 (3, 3) sts evenly spaced across last row - 22 (30, 30) sts.

Change to larger needles.

Work in Eyelet Pattern, inc 1 st at each end every 6 (10, 10) rows 7 (5, 6) times, keeping Eyelet Pattern as established - 36 (40, 42) sts.

Work even until Sleeve measures 12 (12, 14)" from beg or desired length.

Bind off loosely.

FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams.

Center Sleeve top at shoulder seam and sew Sleeve to Pullover body.

Sew Sleeve seams.

For Surplice Pullover

Overlap Right Front over Left Front and sew side seams through all thicknesses.

For Cardigan

Sew side seams.

Sew snaps to close left side under right side.

For Pullover

Edging On right side, pick up and k 17 sts along free edge.

Work 3 rows of ribbing, binding off on last row.

Note Use eyelet in rib for buttonholes, placing buttons accordingly on left side and sew into place.

Weave in ends.



For Both Versions

Starting at bottom edge of Right Front, pick up and k approximately 72 (82, 87) sts along Right Front surplice edge, across Back neck, along Left Front surplice edge, ending at top of Left Front side seam edge.

Work in ribbing for 3 rows, binding off on last row.

For Pullover

Tack ribbing into place.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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