Rosebud Nightgowns

Rosebud Twins Knitted Sprigged Nightgowns Free Pattern

From the English Women’s Weekly October 18th 1952

How Attractive Our Twins Look In Their New Flower Sprigged Nightdresses

The little flowers are of lazy-daisy loops with a straight stitch for the tiny leaf.

A small ball of 2ply fingering wool in white
A pair of No. 14 knitting needles
A few yards of stranded cotton or
Silk in pink and green
2 tiny buttons

To Work

Begin at the lower edge by casting on 80 stitches with white wool and No. 14 needles and work 6 rows in stocking stitch.

7th Row: *K. 9, p. 1; repeat from * until 10 remain, K.10.

Work 5 rows in stocking stitch, beginning and ending with a purl row.

13th Row: *K. 4, * p. 1, k. 9; repeat from * until 6 remain, p. 1, k. 5.

Work 4 rows in stocking stitch.

18th Row: All purl.

Repeat from the 7th to the 18th row twice more, then work the 7th row again.

Work 5 rows in stocking stitch.

Decrease Row: K. 2 tog. all along the row. (40 sts.)

Work 5 rows in stocking stitch.

To Shape The Armholes

 Next Row: K. 4, p. 1, k. 4,

Cast off 3 (1 st. on needle), k. 6. p. 1, k. 7, cast off 3, k. 3, p. 1, k. 5.

The Right Back

Work 8 rows straight in stocking stitch on the last 10 sts.

To Shape The Neck

Cast off 5 sts. at the beginning of the next row, work 1 row straight; then cast off the remaining 5 sts.

The Front

 Rejoin wool to wrong side of centre 15 sts. and work 5 rows straight.

Next Row: K. 2, p. 1, k. 9, p. 1, k. 2.

Purl 1 row.

To Shape The Neck

Cast off 4 sts. at the beginning of the next row, work 1 row straight, then cast off the remaining 5 sts.

The Right Front Shoulder

 Working on these last 6 stitches, decrease 1 st. at the neck edge of the next row, then work 2 rows straight. Cast off.

The Left Front Shoulder

 Rejoin wool to wrong side of remaining 6 sts. and work as for the Right Front Shoulder.

The Left Back

Rejoin wool to wrong side of remaining 9 sts. and work 7 rows in stocking stitch, beginning and ending with a purl row.

To Shape The Neck

Cast off 4 sts. at the beginning of the next row, work 1 row straight, then cast off the remaining 5 sts.

The Sleeves

Cast on 12 sts. and work 2 rows in single rib.

Increase Row: To increase knit into front then back of stitch (Increase, k. 1) 5 times, (inc.) twice. (19 sts.)

Purl 1 row.

Knit 1 row.

Purl 1 row.

4th Row: K. 9, p. 1, k. 9.

Work 5 rows in stocking stitch.

10th Row: K. 4, p. 1, k. 9, p. 1, k. 4.

Work 5 rows in stocking stitch, then work the 4th row again.

To Shape The Sleeve Top

Dec. 1 st. at each end of the next 5 rows.

Cast off the remaining 9 sts.

Work another sleeve in the same way.

The Collar

Cast on 15 stitches and work 3 rows in moss stitch. Cast off.

Make another piece in the same way.

To Make Up The Nightdress

Press lightly on the wrong side with a hot iron over a damp cloth. With pink silk, work a flower consisting of four lazy-daisy loops on each purl st. of the pattern, then, beginning with (he first row of flowers, work a stem, consisting of 2 stem stitches, between the top two petals of each flower and sloping to the left. On the next row, work the stems sloping to the right. Continue in this way, sloping the stems in opposite directions on each alternate embroidered row.

Join the centre back seam to within one inch of the waist. Join the shoulder seams, then set sleeves into armholes and join sleeve scams.

Sew the two pieces of the collar to the neck edge, so that they meet at the centre front. Sew 2 buttons to the left side of the back opening and make 2 button loops on the right side to correspond.

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