Super Simple Baby Tunic.
An item that grows with the baby – from dress to puff vest.Difficulty: Beginner / Easy - INSTRUCTIONS IN THE ROUND - FOLLOW THIS LINK.
0-6, (6-12)month size
Chest: 16", (18")
Length from shoulder: 10", 25.5cm (33cm, 13")
Bottom tunic width: 11", 28cm (12.2 "31cm)
Yarn 8ply / dk – needle size 4mm
Instructions for Bottom up in two pieces/ flat needles.
Row 1-4: Knit
5: Eyelet row *K1, YO, K2TOG* repeat from * until end.
6-7: Knit. Count stitches to make sure you still have 60 on your needle. If you don't either increase or decrease to 60 in the following stocking stitch rows.
8- Start and continue is stocking stitch – adding any pattern you want to incorporate or stripes, until your work measures: total 7",18cm (8",,20cm)
STOP – you will now need to do a front panel and a back panel – follow the two different instructions below. J
1: On a K row cast off 3 stitches then K to end.
2: On next purl row cast off 3 stitches and purl to end.
3 decrease row: *K2tog* on every stitch till end. 26sts
4: Moss stitch (K1P1 then P1K1 on alternate rows) for bodice for the next 2 ¼", 6cm.
Neck row: moss 7 cast off 12 sts moss remaining 7.
Straps: work on the closest 7 stitches in moss for 4 extra rows. Cast off. Join yarn to other 7 remaining stitches and moss 4 rows and cast off.
BACK Bodice instructions:
1: On a K row cast off 2 stitches then K to end.
2: On next purl row cast off 2 stitches and purl to end.
3: decrease row: *K2tog* on every stitch till end. 28sts
4: Moss stitch (K1P1 then P1K1 on alternate rows) for bodice for the next 2 1/2 ", 7cm.
Neck row: moss 7 cast off 14 sts moss remaining 7.
Straps: work on the closest 7 stitches in moss for 10 extra rows. On next row incorporate a
button hole: Moss 3, YO, k OR p 2tog, moss to end. Moss one more row. On next row decrease 1 stitch on each end of row by either k OR p 2tog. Total 5 sts. Next row cast off.
Repeat on other strap.
Mattress stitch sides together. Reinforcing under the armpits.
Sew on buttons.
This is a two short evening knit. Great for a gift.
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Little Gunn Designs, 2011. Copyright.
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