Little Sailor Girl
Ahoy! Your little one will look fresh as an ocean breeze when dressed in this nautical-themed outfit.
Girl’s 12 (18, 24, 36) months Instructions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes.
Chest: 19 (20, 21, 23) inches (with 1–2 inches of ease) Dress Length: 14 (151/2, 161/4, 183/4) inches Beret: 8 inches high x 15 (15, 16, 17) inches in circumference (unstretched)
• Plymouth Yarn Cleo (DK weight; 100% mercerized pima cotton; 125 yds/50g per hank): 2 (2, 3, 4) hanks cream #0101 (A); 1 hank each regatta #0163 (B) and red #0130 (C) • Size 6 (4mm) 16-inch circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge • Size 6 (4mm) double-point (set
of 4) needles (beret) • Stitch markers, 1 in CC for beg of rnd • 4 (3/4-inch) anchor or nautical-themed buttons • Sewing needle and thread
22 sts and 28 rows/rnds = 4 inches/10cm in St st. 22 sts and 34 rows/rnds = 4 inches/10cm in Seed St. To save time, take time to check gauge.
Slip marker (sm): Slip marker from LH to RH needle. Make 1 Left (M1L): Insert tip of LH needle from front to back under strand between sts; knit into back of resulting loop.
Seed St (even number of sts) Row/Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end. Row/Rnd 2: Knit the purl sts and purl the knit sts.
Rep Row/Rnd 2 for pat.
Jogless Stripes *Work first rnd as usual with new color. On 2nd rnd of new color, slip first st of rnd purlwise and work rem of rnd as established. Rep from * with every color change.
The dress is worked from lower edge of bodice upward. After sides are seamed, stitches are picked up along bottom edge of bodice and worked in rounds down to hem.
While working color changes, join and cut colors if instructed; otherwise, carry unused strands loosely up inside of work until no longer needed.
Boat motif is worked in duplicate stitch (see page 128) after garment is complete.
Using A, cast on 52 (54, 58, 62) sts.
Knit 2 rows. Row 1 (RS): Work 6 sts in Seed St, pm, work 8 sts in Seed St, pm, k24 (26, 30, 34), pm, work 8 sts in Seed St, pm, work 6 sts in Seed St. Row 2 (WS): Work 6 sts in Seed St, sm, work 8 sts in Seed St, sm, p24 (26, 30, 34), sm, work 8 sts in Seed St, sm, work 6 sts in Seed St. Rows 3–10: Continue working in pat as established.
Bind off 6 sts at beg of next 2 rows— 40 (42, 46, 50) sts.
Work 10 rows even. Next 4 rows: Work Seed St across all sts. Shape Neck Division row (RS): Work 8 sts, join 2nd ball of A and bind off next 24 (26, 30, 34) sts, work to end.
Working both sides of yoke at once, work 19 (23, 27, 31) rows even or until armholes measure 61/2 (7, 73/4, 81/4) inches. Buttonhole row (WS): [Work 3 sts, bind off 2 sts for buttonhole, work to end] twice. Next row: Work across, casting on 2 sts above bound-off sts from previous row. Work 4 rows even. Bind off all sts.
Work same as back bodice excluding buttonholes.
Sew side seams. With RS facing, beg at underarm seam and using A, pick up and knit 102 (108, 114, 120) sts around cast-on edge; pm for beg of rnd and join. With A, knit 4 rnds. Drop A and join B (do not cut A). With B, knit 2 rnds. *With A, knit 4 rnds. With B, knit 2 rnds Rep from * 1 (1, 2, 3) time(s). With A, knit 1 rnd. Inc Rnd 1: With A, *k17 (18, 19, 20), M1L; rep from * around—108 (114, 120, 126) sts. With B, knit 4 rnds. With A, knit 1 rnd. Inc Rnd 2: With A, *k18 (19, 20, 21), M1L, rep from * around—114 (120, 126, 132) sts.
Work even in established stripe pat until body measures approx 61/2 (71/2, 81/2, 91/2) inches, ending with 3 rnds A. Cut B.
Purl 1 rnd.
Knit 2 rnds. Inc rnd: *K2, M1L; rep from * around— 171 (180, 189, 198) sts.
Knit 3 rnds. Next rnd: Knit and dec 1 (0, 1, 0) st(s) at end of rnd—170 (180, 188, 198) sts. Work 3 rnds in Seed St. Bind off in pat.
Weave in ends. Block to finished measurements. Place top edges of back yoke over top edges of front yoke, overlapping 8 rows. Mark positions of buttonholes on front straps. Sew 1 button to each front strap at marked positions.
Work boat motif on front bodice, using duplicate st following chart and centering on panel.
With C, cast on 90 (90, 99, 108) sts; pm for beg of rnd and join, being careful not to twist sts.
Knit 5 rnds. Change to k1, p1 rib and work 6 rnds. Knit 1 rnd. Cut C and join A. Knit 3 rnds. Inc rnd: *K3, M1L; rep from * around—120 (120, 132, 144) sts.
Work even until piece measures 6 inches.
Note: Change to dpns when sts no longer fit comfortably on circular needle. Rnd 1: *K8 (8, 9, 10), k2tog, pm; rep from * around—108 (108, 120, 132) sts. Rnd 2 and every other rnd: Knit.
Cut A, join B. Dec rnd: *Knit to 2 sts before marker, k2tog; rep from * around—96 (96, 108, 120) sts.
Rep Dec rnd [every other rnd] 6 (6, 7, 8) times—12 sts. Last rnd: K2tog around—6 sts. Cut yarn, leaving a 12-inch tail. Using tapestry needle, thread tail through rem sts and pull tight.
Weave in ends.
Sew 2 buttons to center front of band as shown in photo.