Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Super Simple Baby Tunic - For knit in the round




I have worked on my simple design for people who want to knit it in the round rather than on flats and seaming.

It is still knit from the bottom up, but it would easily be knit from the top down if you wanted to
not run out of yarn. Just follow the pattern backwards. The only difference is that instead of decreasing on every bodice stitch you would increase on every stitch by kf&b or M1. The kf&b would add in a purl look stitch every second stitch. the m1 would add an eyelet look after every stitch.

ALTERATIONS - for bottom up - In the round 0-3m (6-12m)

CO 112 (136)stitches. Follow original pattern from here.

After the decrease for 'puff' in bodice. split the stitches 50/50 for front and back. Continue on original pattern.

When sewing ends in i like to strengthen the split for the bodice with a 3-4 loop stitches. This stops any pull / stress on the garment when being put on the baby and also looks tidier.

All done.

11 comments:

  1. Do I join the yarn then cont original pattern?

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  2. I'm a little confused. I'm knitting this in the round. I don't understand what u mean by after the decrease for puff in bodice. Do I decrease 5 knit stitches in the knit row and then by 5 in the purl row? Would u pls elaborate a bit more on the instructions for knitting in the round? I'm a self-taught knitter. Thanks so much.

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  3. How much yarn do you estimate for the 0-6 month and 6-12 month sizes?
    Thank you

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  4. If knitting in the round, the bottom edge should be a vertical 1x1 rib - so you should alternate knit/purl/knit/purl or the bottom edge will curl.

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  5. For 18-24 months would you just add another 20% and go with about 165? I am new to knitting so I'm not sure if you need to keep it divisible by a number or anything. Thanks so much, this is just adorable!

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  6. How long should the circular needles be?

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  7. I'm knitting in the round and this is a little confusing for me the way it's written and having to go back and forth between the two patterns. I'm now at the bodice and not sure if I'm doing it right or not. I've cast off 3 knit then knit around so now do I cast off 3 more?

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  8. I'd really like the whole pattern for knit in the round from start to finish and not have to go to the original pattern.

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  9. You can't just 'follow the original pattern'. If you K first (bottom) 4 rows you would end up with stockinette instead of garter, which would curl...

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  10. Reached the decrease part for the bodice and am now stuck :/ please help! Xx

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