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A classic girl’s pinafore, this piece will be loved for many years. Knit from the bottom up in one piece, the bodice separates at the back with an integrated fold-over button band. The ornate floral bouquet pattern at the hemline changes this dress into a party piece that can be work at any special family occasion. For a casual look work the hemline without the edging.
24 (25¾ , 27½ , 29¼ )” chest circumference; to fit 4 (6, 8, 10)-year-old.
Dress shown measures 25¾ “, modeled on a 6-year-old.
Debbie Bliss Pure Cotton (100% cotton; 96 yd [88 m]/50 g): #39014 spruce, 8 (9, 11, 13) balls.
Inner hem: size 7 (4.5 mm): 24″ circular (cir).
Body: size 8 (5 mm): 24″ cir and straight needles. Edging: size 7 (4.5 mm): set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Markers (m); stitch holders; waste yarn; tapestry needle; four (four, five, five) Â½ ” shank buttons.
18 sts and 24 rows = 4″ in St st on larger needles.
Originally published Interweave Knits Summer 2010