Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Meadow Sweet Baby Dress

Hope you love this little baby dress as much as I do!
Meadow Sweet  Baby Dress      3 months

Large Premature            Meadow Sweet Baby Dress            Medium Premature


Meadow Sweet Baby Dress                    
To fit a baby of around 3 months
DK (8ply) yarn                    90g
4mm needles
2 small buttons
Cast on 68sts
1st Row:                S1, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k9
2nd Row:               S1, knit to end
3rd Row:               S1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), k6, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k10
4th Row:                S1, knit to end
5th Row:                S1, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k11
6th Row:                S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
7th Row:                S1, k10, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k12
8th Row:                S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
9th Row:                S1, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k13
10th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
11th Row:             S1, k12, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k14
12th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
13th Row:             S1, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k15
14th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
15th Row:             S1, k14, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k16
16th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
17th Row:             S1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k17
18th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
19th Row:             S1, k16, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k35, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k18
20th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
21st Row:              S1, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k37, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k19
22nd Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
23rd Row:             S1, k18, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k39, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k20
24th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
25th Row:             S1, knit to end                                                                   (164sts)
26th Row:             S1, k2, p20, k36, p46, k36, p20, k3                                             
Repeat last 2 rows once more
29th Row:             S1, knit to end      
30th Row:             S1, k2, p20, cast off 36sts knitwise, p45, cast off 36sts knitwise, p19, k3  
31st Row:              S1, knit across row           (23sts for back, 46sts for front, 23sts for back = 92sts)
32nd Row;             P3tog, purl to last 3sts, p3tog                                      (88sts)
33rd Row:             S1, *(kfb, k1) repeat from * to last st, kfb             (132sts)
34th Row:             S1, purl to last st, k1
35th Row:             S1, knit to end
36th Row:             S1, purl to last st, k1
37th Row:             *K2tog, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k2tog, repeat from * to end.
35th Row:             S1, knit to end
These 4 rows form the pattern for the skirt.
Repeat the last 4rows until the dress is the length desired
 (finish after a 4th pattern row)
Knit 3 rows
Cast off knitwise - loosely – (if you find it difficult to do this - use a larger size needle)
Sew up the back seam
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons
Add a ribbon bow or little crochet flower if desired





Meadow Sweet Baby Dress      


Meadowsweet Baby Dress - Large Premature Baby


                        

To fit a large premature baby

Size:

Width:                  15"
Length:                  10½ "

Tension: 

22sts = 4" (10cm)


Requires:

Around 48 - 50g of DK (8ply) yarn
2 small buttons

Using DK yarn and 4mm needles ~

Cast on 56sts

1st Row:                S1, k5, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k7

2nd Row:                S1, knit to end

3rd Row:                S1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), k4, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k8

4th Row:                S1, knit to end

5th Row:                S1, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k9

6th Row:                S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3

7th Row:                S1, k8, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k10

8th Row:                S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3

9th Row:                S1, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k11

10th Row:              S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3

11th Row:              S1, k10, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k12

12th Row:              S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3

13th Row:              S1, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k13

14th Row:              S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3

15th Row:              S1, k12, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k14

16th Row:              S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3

17th Row:              S1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k15
18th Row:              S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3

19th Row:              S1, k14, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k16

20th Row:              S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3

21st Row:              S1, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k17

22nd Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3

23rd Row:              S1, knit to end                                                                  (144sts)

24th Row:              S1, k2, p17, k32, p40, k32, p17, k3 

25th Row:              S1, knit to end                    

26th Row:              S1, k2, p17, k32, p40, k32, p17, k3 

27th Row:              S1, knit to end      

28th Row:              S1, k2, p17, cast off 32sts knitwise, p39, cast off 31sts knitwise, p16, k3

29th Row:              S1, knit across row              (20sts for back, 40sts for front, 20sts for back = 80sts)

30th Row;              P3tog, p17, p2tog, p36, p2tog, purl to last 3sts, p3tog               (74sts)

31st Row:              S1, *(kfb, k1) repeat from * to last st, k1                                                    (110sts)

32nd Row:             S1, purl to last st, k1


33rd Row:              *K2tog, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k2tog, repeat from * to end.

34th Row:              S1, knit to end

35th Row:              S1, knit to end

36th Row:              S1, purl to last st, k1

37th Row:              *K2tog, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k2tog, repeat from * to end.

38th Row:              S1, knit to end

These 4 rows form the pattern for the skirt.

Repeat the last 4rows until the dress is around 10” or the the length desired

 (finish after a 4th pattern row)

Knit 3 rows

Cast off knitwise - loosely – (if you find it difficult to do this - use a larger size needle)


Sew up the back seam

Darn away ends

Sew on buttons

Add a little ribbon bow or crochet flower if desired






Meadow Sweet Baby Dress                               


To fit a medium premature baby




Size:

Width:                   13"

Length:                  9½ "



Tension: 

22sts = 4" (10cm)



Requires:

Around 38 - 40g of DK (8ply) yarn

2 buttons

Using DK yarn and 4mm needles ~

Cast on 46sts

1st Row:                S1, k4, kfb, k1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k6

2nd Row:               S1, knit to end                                                   54sts

3rd Row:                S1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), k3, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k7

4th Row:                S1, knit to end                                                   62sts

5th Row:                S1, k6, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k8

6th Row:                S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3                               70sts

7th Row:                S1, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k9

8th Row:                S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3                               78sts

9th Row:                S1, k8, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k10

10th Row:              S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3                               86sts

11th Row:              S1, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k11

12th Row:              S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3                               94sts

13th Row:              S1, k10, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k12

14th Row:              S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3                               102sts

15th Row:              S1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k13

16th Row:              S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3                               110sts

17th Row:              S1, k12, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k14

18th Row:              S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3                               118sts

19th Row:              S1, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k15

20th Row:              S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3                               126sts

21st Row:              S1, knit to end                                                                   

22nd Row:             S1, k2, p15, k28, p34, k28, p15, k3 

23rd Row:              S1, knit to end                    

24th Row:              S1, k2, p15, k28, p34, k28, p15, k3 

25th Row:              S1, knit to end      

26th Row:              S1, k2, p15, cast off 28sts knitwise, p33, cast off 28sts knitwise, p14, k3

27th Row:              S1, knit across row              (18sts for back, 34sts for front, 18sts for back = 70sts)

28th Row;              P3tog, purl to last 3sts, p3tog                                        66sts

29th Row:              *(kfb, k1) repeat from * to end                                      99sts

30th Row:              S1, purl to last st, k1

31st Row:              *K2tog, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k2tog, repeat from * to end.

32nd Row:             S1, knit to end

33rd Row:              S1, knit to end

34th Row:              S1, purl to last st, k1

35th Row:              *K2tog, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k2tog, repeat from * to end.

36th Row:              S1, knit to end

These 4 rows form the pattern for the skirt.

Repeat the last 4rows until the dress is around 9” or the length desired

 (finish after a 4th pattern row)

Knit 3 rows

Cast off knitwise - loosely – (if you find it difficult to do this - use a larger size needle)


Sew up the back seam

Darn away ends

Sew on buttons

Add a little ribbon bow or crochet flower if desired



Meadow Sweet is a herbaceous perennial shrub.
In 1597, botanist John Gerard noted that the smell of meadowsweet “delighteth the senses.”




You will find a matching baby hat at ~





Copyright © 2015 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved

This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced

or republished on another webpage or website.

‘This work is registered with the UK Copyright Service.’

37 comments :

  1. Another pretty pattern and the name is perfect.

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    1. Thank you Una - I am really happy with this design :)

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  2. Thank you for another lovely desing

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    1. Glad to know that you like it aviva danielli, Hope you make one. x

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  3. It's beautiful! thank you for another lovely pattern.:) x

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    1. Thank you for your message Linda - I really appreciate your support and positive comments. :)
      x

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  4. I have started knitting this and love it. What length approx should I knit the skirt??

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    1. Hi Sharon - I made the skirt 8 1/2" (22cm) - full length from the top of the shoulder to the bottom is 13 1/2" (34cm) .
      Happy Knitting. M

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  5. Thanks a million, only a couple more inches to go 😎

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  6. Please can you put the pattern for a new born and older than 6 months. I have made 2 now and would love to know how to make in different sizes. These dresses are absolutely gorgeous. Thank you. Xx

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  7. Larger sizes would be much appreciated for sure! :) :) :)

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    1. Glad you like this design :)
      I do plan to add larger sizes .......... Best wishes. M

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  8. I don't know what DK weight yarn is. In the US would this be a baby sport yarn?

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    1. Hello Jeannie Murphy - DK is a UK yarn weight. It is the same as US ~3 light worsted yarn - the important thing is that it knits to a gauge of 21 - 24sts = 4" over stocking (stockinette) stitch
      Happy Knitting.........

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  10. I made this for my first cousin's grandbaby (due August 2015). I modified the pattern to be "no sew" (worked in the round). I put my modification up on my knitting blog, but was sure to link and give you all the credit for such a lovely pattern.

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  11. Do you design diaper covers in different sizes, using DK yarn, to match your wonderful sweaters and dresses? I have tried, but can't make it work. Thank you for any help.

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  12. Lovely Pattern, as usual! Please could you give us the larger sizes :):)

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  13. Love this and all of your patterns. This made it easy for me to make the next step from being a hat and scarf only knitter! Thanks!

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  14. I can't wait to start, it is so sweet. On lines 3 and 17, the second stitch reads either "yrn (YRN)" or "ym (YM" Which one is it and what does it mean? Thanks, Billie

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  17. I want to thank you for sharing this lovely pattern. Knitted it for my granddaughter Kayla. It was so nice to knit a well written pattern. Keep up your great knitting. Greetings all the way from South Africa.

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  18. hi,
    I just started knittiin the little dress but in yarn from my own stock! It's baby merino 100% wool, it's 50 grammes (1.76 oz) aoor 175 m (191 yds) I''m using needle no. 3. I just wonder how many cm/inches does the armholes have to be? (height) untill round no, 26.. I don't know what is dk-weight, we don't use these names in Denmark!

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  19. How can I adjust to fit 9-12 months

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    1. HI..I was noticing that you were in the same boat as me...needing a nine month old pattern...I was just looking at the lilac blossom dress and that has directions for 9 months...the yolk part is the same as this dress, just the bottom half is different.im going to try to adjust that with this bottom. Let's see what happens 😀

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    2. Did you have any luck? I would love this pattern for a 9 month old too!

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  20. Absolutely love your designs! I've made four cardigans so far! I wanted to try this dress for a little 9 month old girl. I'm horrible at adjusting sizes and don't quite understand gauging. Do you have any plans in making larger sizes for this dress?

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  22. THANK YOU FOR YOUR LITTLE DRESS YOU DO SUCH A WONDERFUL JOB OF MAKING ENJOYABLE PATTERNS TO MAKE THANKS AGAIN EVELYN

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  23. THIS IS A VERY PRETTY DRESS TO KNIT, BUT I CAN'T FIND THE MEANING OF THE STITCHES, I NEED THE
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