Almondine Bed Jacket

Almondine Doll Bed Jacket Part 2 of 9

Free Knitting Pattern For Large 20″ to 22″ Dolls Vintage

Part 1 The Dress

 

 

MATERIALS

2 ozs 3 ply Nursery Knitting yarn in Baby Sky

Small ball of Nursery Knitting yarn in Snow

1 ½ yard narrow ribbon

1 medium sized crochet hook

1 pair 3.25mm /US 3 /UK 10

TENSION

7 ½ stitches to 1 inch. Check this and your doll’s measurements against the yarn and needles you choose.

SUGGESTED YARN

Lion Brand Collection® Superwash Merino 100% wool. Shown in Spring Leaf. Needles (4.00mm)

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BED JACKET

Cast on 157 sts. Work in garter st. for 4 rows. Continue in pattern as follows:

1st and 3rd rows: Slip 1, K. 3 * yn. fwd., K. 3, K. 3 tog., K. 3 yrn. fwd., K. 1 * repeat * to * to last 3 sts., K. 3

2nd row: Sl. 1, K. 2, P. to last 3 sts., K. 3

4th row: Sl. 1, K. to end. Repeat last 4 rows once

9th row: Sl. 1, K. to end

10th row: Sl. 1, K. 2, P. to last 3 sts., K. 3

Repeat 9th and 10th rows until work measures 3 inches from cast on, ending on a K. row.

Shape armholes and divide work:

Next row: Sl. 1, K. 2, P. 29, cast off 15 sts., counting st. on the right-hand pin, P. 63, cast off 15 sts., P. to last 3 sts., K. 3.

Commence ribbing for smocked yoke. Work on last 32 sts. for right front as follows:

1st row: Sl. 1, K. 2 * P. 2, K. 1 * repeat * to * to last 2 sts., P. 2

2nd row: K. 2 * P. 1, K. 2 * repeat * to * to last 3 sts., K. 3

Repeat the 1st and 2nd rows for 3 inches. Cast off.

Join yarn at needle point and work across the next 63 sts. Thus:

1st row: * K. 1, P. 2 * repeat * to * to end

2nd row: * K. 2, P. 1 * repeat * to * to end

BACK

Repeat last 2 rows for 3 inches. Cast off.

LEFT FRONT

Work on remaining 32 sts. as follows:

1 st row: * P. 2, K. 1. * repeat * to * to last 5 sts., P. 2, K. 3.

2nd row: Sl, 1, K. 2 * K. 2, P. 1 * repeat * to * to last 2 sts. K. 2.

Repeat last 2 rows for 3 inches. Cast off.

SLEEVES

Cast on 51 sts. and work 4 rows in garter st.

Repeat the 4 pattern rows of frock twice.

Next row: * K. 6, K. 2 tog. * repeat * to * to last 3 sts., K. 3 (45 sts.).

Continue in st.st. until work measures 41/2 inches from cast on.

Cast off 7 sts. at beginning of next 2 rows.

Take 2 tog. at each end of every row until 21 sts. remain. Castoff.

TO MAKE UP

Press work carefully on wrong side with hot iron over damp cloth.

Work the smocking on 2 fronts and back as follows

Using Blue yarn, catch tog. with 2 back sts. the 1st and 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 5th and 6th ribs, etc., Leave 3 rows plain.

In next row the alternate sts. are caught tog., i.e., catch tog. the 2nd and 3rd, 4th and 5th, etc., Repeat this until the whole of the ribbed yoke is smocked.

Sew up shoulder seams for about 1¼ inches. Sew up sleeve seams. Sew sleeves into armholes.

Work 1 row of d.c. round neck, working 1 d.c. into each st. of knitting.

On next row make a row of holes for ribbon thus :-1 tr.* 2 ch., 1 tr. into the 2nd st. from hook. * Repeat * to * all round. Thread ribbon through holes and finish in a bow at front. Press seams.

 

 

 

Dollys Woollies Set

Dollys Woollies Set Free Vintage Knitting Pattern

 

Old English Knitting patterns for three vintage doll sets, including a lacy chevron layette. Bairns-Wear Booklet 85 England. 3 or 4 ply baby wool gives a soft drape. Needles required throughout: No. 9 knitting needles (3.50mm/US 4) No. 10 knitting needles (3.25mm/US 3). Crochet hook size 14 (2.00mm/US B-1 or 2 steel).

Layette for baby doll, length from shoulder 14 ½ inches

Set: Petticoat, vest, pilch

Layette Vest wool, 2ply

2oz Bairns-Wear Sweet Briar Lustre wool

Outdoor set for baby doll

Set: Matinee coat, bonnet

2ozs Bairns-Wear Sweet Briar Lustre wool 2ply

Outfit for 16 inch doll

Set: Dress, knickers, petticoat, vest

1oz Bairns-Wear Shetland wool

Vest in Layette vest wool 2ply

Dress for 20 inch doll

Bairns-Wear Sweet Briar Lustre wool 2ply

Soft embroidery cotton or silk in blue, pink and green

Stitches used: lazy daisy, French knots, arrow heads

3/4 yard ribbon

SUGGESTED YARN

Jamesons Shetland Spindrift 100% wool. Shown in Anemone. Sea and cottage, old days.

Patons Smiles 100% wool. Shown in Pale Blue. Modern, tender wool.

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Doll Walking-Out Set

Vintage Doll Walking-Out Set Free Knitting Pattern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MATERIALS

Lister’s Lavenda 3-ply wool, allow the following quantities:

3 Sizes: 10, 12 and 14 inches

1st size 1 oz red and 1 oz blue

2nd size 1½ ozs red and 1 oz blue

3rd size 1½ ozs red and 1 oz blue

For each size you will also require:

Knitting needles 1 pair of No. UK 10/US 3/ Metric 3.25mm

Medium size crochet hook

4 buttons and 4 tiny press studs for coat and dress

Short length of elastic thread for pants

TENSION

Over the st.st., 8 sts. and 10 rows to 1 inch. Over the moss stitch, 15 sts. and 23 rows to 2 inches.

MEASUREMENTS

1st size—To suit a 10-in. doll; chest, 6 ins.; dress and coat lengths, 4¾; hat round edge, 9 ins.

2nd size—To suit a 12-in. doll; chest 7 ins.; dress and coat lengths, 5¾; hat round edge head, 10 ins.

3rd size—To suit a 14-in. doll; chest 8-ins ; dress and coat lengths, 6½; hat round head edge, 11 ins.

ABBREVIATIONS  

K. knit; p., purl; st.(s)., stitch(es); rep., repeat; tog together; alt., alternate; foll., following; rem. remain(ing); patt., pattern; t., turn; in.(s)., inch(es); sl., slip ; p.s.s.o., pass slipped stitch over; inc., increase (by working twice into same st.); dec., decrease (by taking 2 sts. tog.); m.st., moss stitch; st.st., stocking stitch (1 row knit and 1 row purl alternately); ch., chain ; tr. treble; R, red ; B, blue.

NOTE ON THE SIZES

The following instructions are for all sizes. The first set of figures in brackets applies to the 10-in. doll; the second set to 12-in doll and the third set to the 14-in. doll. Figures not in brackets apply to all sizes.

THE DRESS

FRONT AND BACK (both alike)

With B wool, cast on (49, 53, 57) sts and work in m.st. thus:

Moss Stitch row  K 1, * p. 1, k. 1 ; rep from * to end

Rep the m.st. row 5 times more.

Now proceed in st.st. for (24, 28, 32) rows.

Dec row K. (0,2,4) sts., * k. 2 tog.; rep from * to last (3,1, 3) sts., (k. 3 tog., k. 1, k. 3).

Starting with a p. row, work (5, 7, 9) rows in st.st. on these (24, 28, 32) sts.

To shape armholes, cast off (2, 2. 3) sts at end of next 2 rows, then dec 1 st. at start of the foll. (2, 4, 4) rows. Work 2 rows straight.

Next row K. 3; t. Work (5, 6, 7) rows on these 3 sts., then cast off.

With right side of work facing you, join B wool to inner end of rem. sts. on needle, cast off next (12,14.16) sts., k. to end Work (5, 6, 7) rows on rem 3 sts ; cast off.

THE NECKBAND

With right side of work facing you, join B wool to neck edge of left shoulder and pick up and k. (5, 6, 7) sts. along left side of neck

1 st from corner, (11, 13, 15) sts across centre, 1 St. from corner and lastly (5, 6, 7) sts. along other side of neck to shoulder. Work in m.st. on these (23 , 27, 31) sts thus:

1st row: K. 1, * p 1, k. 1; rep from * to end

2nd row: M.st. (4, 5, 6), sl. 1, k. 2 tog., p.s.s.o., m.st. (9, 11, 13). si. 1. k. 2 tog., p.s.s.o., m.st. to end

3rd row: As 1st

4th row:  M.st. (3, 4, 5), sl. 1, p. 2 tog., p.s.s.o., m.st. (7, 9, 11). sl. 1, p. 2 tog., p.s.s.o., m.st. to end

5th row:  As 1st. Cast off

THE SLEEVES (both alike)

With B wool, cast on (25, 27, 29) sts. and work 4 rows In m.st. Now working in st.st., shape top. Cast off 2 sts. at start of next 8 rows. Cast off remainder.

TO COMPLETE

Press work. Join tiny shoulder seams for ⅛ inch at armhole end. Set in sleeves, then join side and sleeve seams. Fasten each shoulder with a press stud

THE COAT

THE BACK

With R wool, cast on (45, 49, 53) sts. and work (34, 38. 44) rows in m.st. as given for dress.

Dec. row  K. (2. 3. 5), * k. 2 tog.; rep from * to last (1,4,6) sts, k. (1,4,6).

Now starting with a p. row, work (5, 7, 9) rows in st.st. on these (24, 28, 32) sts. To shape armholes, cast off 2 sts. at start of next 2 rows, then dec. 1 st. at start of next (2, 4, 4) rows.

Work (8, 8, 10) rows straight; cast off.

THE LEFT FRONT

With R wool, cast on (29. 31. 33) sts. and work (34, 38, 44) rows in m.st. Dec. row; K. (0, 2, 4) sts. * k. 2 tog., k. (1, 1, 2) sts. ; rep. from * to last 5 sts.. k. 2 tog., m.st. 3 for border.

Now starting with a p. row, work (5,7,9) rows in st.st. with m.st. border at front edge.

**To shape armhole, cast off 2 sts. at start of next row, then dec. 1 st. at start of the foil. (1, 2, 2) alt rows.

Work (4, 4, 6) rows straight.

To shape neck, cast off (9, 10, 12) sts. at start of next row, then dec. 1 st. at neck edge of the foil. 4 rows. Work 2 rows straight. Cast off.**

THE RIGHT FRONT

With R wool, cast on (29, 31. 33) stitches and work (34, 38, 44) rows in m.st.

Dec. row  M.st. 3 for border, * k. 2 tog., k. (1, 1, 2) ; rep. from * to last (2, 4, 6) sts., k 2 tog., k. (0, 2, 4) sts. Starting with a p. row, work (6, 8, 10) rows in st.st. with m.st. border at front edge. Now work as left front from ** to **.

THE SLEEVES (both alike)

With R wool, cast on (25, 27, 29) sts. and work 6 rows in m.st., but inc. 1 st. at each end of last row. Change to st.st. and work (12. 16, 20) rows. To shape top, cast off 2 sts at start of next 8 rows. Cast off remainder.

TO COMPLETE

Press work. Join shoulder seams, set in sleeves, then join side and sleeve seams.

THE COLLAR

With right side of work facing you, join R wool to the (8th, 9th, 10th,) cast-off st. at neck edge of right front, then pick up and k. (35, 39, 43) sts all round neck, finishing in same position on left front. Working in m.st. inc. 1 st. at each end of 2nd row and the foil. (2, 3, 4) alt. rows. Work 1 row; cast off in patt. Wrap right front over left in double breasted effect and fasten with 2 press studs, then trim with 4 buttons.

THE PANTS

With B wool, cast on (25, 27, 29) stitches for waist edge and work 4 rows in m.st., but for 2nd size dec. 1 st. at end of last row. Change to st.st. and work (10, 14, 20) rows.

For legs, cast off 2 sts. at start of next (8, 10, 10) rows. Work 6 rows straight on rem (5, 6, 9) sts., then cast on 2 sts. at start of next (8,10,10) rows.

Work (10, 14, 20) rows straight, but for 2nd size, inc. 1 st. at end of last row Now work 4 rows in m.st. Cast off.

Press work. With right side of work facing you, join B wool to one leg at side edge and work a crochet edging thus : Make 3 ch. to stand as first tr., * miss 1/8-in. of edge and work 1 tr., into next st. ; rep. from * all along edge to end Fasten off. Finish other leg to match. Join side seams and thread a length of elastic thread round waist.

THE HAT

The Crown: With R, wool, cast on (72.80.88) sts. and k. 1 row and p. 1 row. Now continuing in st.st., shape work thus:

1st shaping row: * K. 6, k. 2 tog; rep. from * to end

2nd and every alt. row: P

3rd row: * K 5. K2 tog; rep from * to end

5th row: * K. 4. k. 2 tog; rep from * to end

7th row: *K. 3, k. 2 tog; rep from *to end

9th row: * K. 2, k. 2 tog; rep from * to end

11th row: * K. 1, k. 2 tog; rep. from * to end

13th row: * K. 2 tog; rep from * to end

14th row: P

For 3rd size only: Next row : K. 1, * k. 2 tog; rep. from * to end

Next row: P

Break off wool, leaving an end, which run through rem. sts., draw up and secure, then join seam.

THE BRIM

With R wool, cast on (11, 13, 15) sts and work 4 rows in m.st. Next row : M.st. (6, 7, 8) sts. ; t.

Next row : SI. 1, m.st to end Work 6 rows in m.st. over all sts. Rep the last 8 rows (14. 16, 18) times more, then work the first 2 of these rows again. Work 4 rows in m.st. Cast off

TO COMPLETE

Press work; join ends of brim to form a round, then sew the shorter edge to cast-on edge of crown, taking ⅛ in. seam turnings.

THE SHOES

With B wool, cast on (21, 23, 25) sts and work 2 rows in m.st., then (6, 8,10) rows in st.st. Break off B ; join on R.

Next row: K. (15,16,17) sts.; turn and slip rem. (6, 7, 8) sts. on a safety-pin.

Next row: P. 9 sts.; t. and slip rem. (6, 7, 8) sts. on another safety-pin. Work (7, 9, 9) rows straight on these 9 sts. for instep, then with the needle holding these sts., pick up and k. (7, 9, 9) sts. down side of instep, after which k. the sts. from first safety-pin.

Next row: P. these sts., then pick up and p (7, 9, 9) sts. down other side of instep and lastly, p. the sts. from second safety-pin. Work (2, 4, 4) rows straight on these (35, 41, 43) sts.

1st shaping row: K. 2 tog., k. (11, 14, 15) sts., k. 2 tog., k. 5, k. 2 tog., k. (11, 14, 15) sts., k. 2 tog.

Next row:P

2nd shaping row: K. 2 tog., k. (10, 13, 14), k 2 tog , k 3, k 2 tog , k. (10, 13, 14), k. 2 tog. P 1 row, then cast off

Press work, then join back and under foot seam.

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Ice Yarns Baby Merino (Shown in Deluxe Red) 40% Merino Wool, 60% Premium Acrylic




Weldons Doll Lace Layette

Weldons Knitted Doll ~ Lace Layette Free Knitting Pattern

Knit these enchanting doll’s clothes and the doll herself. Instructions are given for a long or short dress and petticoat.

MATERIALS

1oz Bairns-Wear Lambs Wool 3ply in pink for the doll

6ozs Bairns-Wear Shetland wool 2ply in white for the set with long dress and petticoat, or 4ozs for set with short dress and petticoat

½ oz ball of Patons Fuzzy Wuzzy Angora for bonnet

1 pair each of No. UK 8/US 6/Metric 4mm, No. UK 10/US 3/Metric 3.25mm and No. UK 12/US 2/Metric 2 knitting needles

Medium size crochet hook

4 yards of narrow ribbon

3 yards narrow lace

4 small buttons

Oddments of embroidery silk

Wadding for stuffing doll

PATTERN

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Rosebud Underwear Set

Rosebud Twins Underwear Set Free Knitting Pattern

The 7 ½ inch Vintage Twins Underwear

Dressing ourselves for Sunday morning…

 

MATERIALS

A ball of 2 ply fingering in white

A pair of No. 14 knitting needles

A steel crochet hook No. 3

A short length of bead elastic

ABBREVIATIONS

knit plain ; p., purl; st., stitch; tog., together; inc., increase (by working into the back and front of the same stitch); dec., decrease (by working 2 sts. tog.) s.s., stocking stitch (k. on the right side and p. back); single rib is k. 1 and p. 1 alternately; m.s., moss stitch * (k. 1 and p. 1 alternately and on subsequent rows the sts. are reversed); garter st. is knit plain on every row; double crochet. Directions in brackets are worked the number of times stated after the last bracket.

TO WORK

 Cast on 20 sts. and work 30 rows in single rib, working into the backs of the sts. on the 1st row to give a neat edge.

Now divide the stitches for the neck and shoulders as follows:

 Next row

 Rib 8, and leave these sts. on a safety pin until required for second shoulder, cast off 4, rib to end. (8 sts. for first shoulder).

The First Shoulder To Shape the Armhole

 Cast off 3 sts. at the beginning of the next row, then dec. 1 st. at the beginning of the following alternate row (4 sts.)

Rib 17 rows.

Inc. 1 st. at the beginning of the next row, work 1 row straight, then cast on 3 sts. at the beginning of the following row.

Break off wool and leave these 8 sts. on a safety-pin until required.

The Second Shoulder

 Rejoin wool to wrong side of 8 sts. left on safety-pin for second shoulder and rib 1 row, then work as for First Shoulder but do not break off wool. Turn and cast on 4, turn, and on to the same needle, rib the 18 sts. from First Shoulder. (20 sts.)

Rib 30 rows, then cast off in rib.

The Neck Edging

 With crochet hook, si. st. into the beginning of one shoulder, * 3 ch., miss 1 St., si st. into next st.; repeat from * all round. Fasten off.

The Armhole Edging

st. into 1st st. of one armhole, * 3 ch., miss 1 St., si. st. into next st.; repeat from * all round. Fasten off. Work an edging round the other armhole in the same way.

To Make Up The Vest

Do not press. Join the side seams.

THE KNICKERS

Cast on 20 sts.

1st row * K. 1 into the back of the st., p. 1; repeat from * to end.

2nd row K. 1, ( k. 2 tog.) 9 times, p. 1.

3rd row K. 1, p. 1, * pick up and k. the loop which lies between the sts., p. 1; repeat from * to end. (20sts)

Work 4 rows in s.s., then inc. 1 st. at each end of the next row and following 4th row. (24 sts )

Work 3 rows straight.

To Shape the Legs

Dec. 1 st. at each end of the next 9 rows. ( 6 sts.)

Work 4 rows straight, then inc. 1 st. at each end of the next 9 rows.

Work 4 rows straight, then dec. 1 st. at each end of the next row and following 4th row.

Work 3 rows straight. Repeat the 2nd and 3rd rows, then rib 1 row. Cast off in rib.

The Leg Edging

 With right side of work facing, pick up and k. 19 sts. evenly from along the edge of one leg. Work 1 row in rib.

2nd row K. 1, p. 1, * m. 1, k. 1, p. 1; repeat from * until 1 st. remains, k. 1.

3rd row P. 1, k. 1, p. 1, * k. 2 tog. p. 1; repeat from * to end.

Cast off in rib.

With crochet hook, slip. st. into 1st St., * 3 ch., miss 1 St., slip. st. into next st. repeat from * to end. Fasten off. Work an edging on the other leg in the same way.

TO MAKE UP THE KNICKERS

Press lightly on the wrong side with a hot iron over a damp cloth. Join the side seams. Thread elastic through slots at waist and tie to fit the doll.

THE PETTICOAT

Cast on 26 sts. loosely and work 6 rows in s.s.

Dec. 1 st. at each end of the next row and following 6th row, then work 5 rows straight.

Dec. row K. 2, * k. 2 tog., k. 3 ; repeat from * to end. (18 sts.)

Work 9 rows in s.s., beginning and ending with a p. row.

Now divide the sts. for neck and shoulders as follows:

 Next row: K. 7, and leave these sts. on a safety-pin, cast off 4, k. to end. ( 7 sts. for first shoulder)

The First Shoulder: Cast off 3 sts. at the beginning of the next row, then dec. 1 st. at the beginning of the following alternate row. Work 17 rows in s.s. Inc. 1 st. at the beginning of the next row, work 1 row straight, then cast on 3 sts. at the beginning of the next row.

Break off wool and leave these 7 sts. on a safety-pin.

The Second Shoulder: Rejoin wool to wrong side of other 7 sts., and p. 1 row, then work as for First Shoulder, but do not break off wool. Turn and cast on 4 sts., turn, and on to the same needle work 7 sts. from First Shoulder. ( 18 sts ) Work 9 rows in s.s., beginning and ending with a p. row.

Inc. row K. 2, * inc., k. 3 ; repeat from * to end. (22 sts.)

Work 5 rows in s.s., then inc. 1 st. at each end of the next row and following 6th row. ( 26 sts ) Work 5 rows straight. Cast off.

Work the neck edging and armhole edging as for the Vest.

The Lower Edging: First join one side seam. Pick up and k. 53 sts. all round the lower edge, then work as for the Leg Edging of Knickers.

TO MAKE UP THE PETTICOAT

 Press as for knickers. Join the remaining side seams.

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Dimity Pudding Doll Dress

Dimity Vintage Doll Dress Free Knitting Pattern 

Designed by Dianthe Bells  (Australia)

A coy little pudding style dress in Luna blue for a 1930s dolly. Easy to knit in dimpled eyelet garter stitch. Cream edging is knitted along the completed dress hem by picking up the cast on stitches.

1 ball Bella Baby Sugar 4ply 100% wool in Luna

1/2 ball Bella Baby Sugar 4ply 100% wool in Cream

3.00mm/2-3/11 knitting needles

3.00mm /D/10 crochet hook

Fine wool needle

Pure silk ribbon 3-5mm/¼ inch wide in cream

Cream cotton hand sewing thread and fine needle

Size

Fits a 10-12 inch doll. Width 7 inches/8cm. Shoulder to hem 6 inches/5cm. Upper chest before eyelets 3½ inches/9cm. Change yarn and needles for other sizes.

Abbreviations

0 (yarn forward between needles)

Dress Front and Back

Take the end of Luna and wind into a tiny ball of yarn for seaming before casting on stitches. Secure ball with slip loop over itself. It will dangle freely as you work. Leave a short length from ball before casting on. Cable cast on 48 stitches. Right side facing, complete 5 pattern repeats of Dimity Eyelets:

Dimity Eyelets

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: Knit.

Row 3: *K6, 0, K2tog* repeat across row.

Row 4: Knit.

Row 5: Knit.

Row 6: Knit.

Row 7: K2 *0, K2tog, K6* repeat across row, ending with K4.

Row 8: Knit.

Shape Bodice

Next row: K2 tog across row (24 sts).

Knit 1 row plain.

Eyelet row for ribbon: *K3, 0, K2tog* repeat across row, ending K4.

Knit 1 row plain.

Knit plain for 6 rows.

Armholes

Knit 7 sts for first shoulder, cast off 10 sts for neck, knit 7 stitches for other shoulder. Place first 7 sts on scrap yarn, to be worked later. Knit 7 shoulder stitches on needle.

Right side facing now, knit 8 rows on these 7 sts. Cut yarn, placing stitches on scrap yarn. Remove scrap yarn from other shoulder stitches, placing stitches on needle. Wrong side facing, join yarn and knit 8 rows. Cut yarn, placing stitches on scrap yarn. Work back of dress, but leave length of yarn at each shoulder for seaming.

Back and Front Shoulder Seams

With right sides facing, join shoulders with a 3-needle bind off, or graft stitches.

Dress Edging

With right sides facing upwards and on table, sew left side seam of dress by weaving (lacing) each garter stitch row exactly side by side (match bumps to bumps).

With Cream wool knit edging on dress hem. Begin with right side facing (dress is upside down). Pick up and knit 97 stitches from open right seam across.

Dimity Edging (Multiple of 6+7)

Row 1: Knit 1, 0, K1, Knit 3 together, K1 *0, K1, 0, K1, Knit 3 together, K1* across row, 0, K1.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: Knit 1, 0, K1, Knit 3 together, K1 *0, K1, 0, K1, Knit 3 together, K1* across row, 0, K1.

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: Knit.

Row 6: Knit.

Row 7: Slip 1, *K1, 0 twice, K2tog* repeat across row to end.

Row 8: Knit across, knitting into first yarn over and dropping the second yarn over.

Cast off lightly. Cut yarn and pull through last loop on needle, threading onto wool needle. Weave end chain to beginning chain by forming a lazy daisy chain from last stitch to first (needle under first chain from right to left, then passing down through centre of last chain). This makes an invisible join. On right side, seam edging lace as for side seam of dress. With Luna, continue the seam.

Finishing

Double crochet (US single crochet) around neckline with Cream. Weave in all ends of yarn using a fine wool needle. Hand wash dress using few drops organic laundry liquid. Rinse thoroughly. Dry flat on tea-towel, shaping as it dries. Edging will ease out slightly after washing.

Weave silk ribbon through eyelets in hem edging, starting at left side. Tie ends into bow. For bodice eyelets begin threading the silk ribbon at centre front, around and back to start. Under the armholes (as there is no eyelet positioned there) take a small stitch over the side seam keeping it level with the other eyelets. Make a tiny bow.

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