Thursday, 22 January 2015

Starting Out Knitted Baby Dress

So many of you liked my little crochet dress ~ and asked for a knitted version.
 
Well ...... I wouldn't want to disappoint!


Starting Out - Knitted Baby Dress 6 - 9 months
 
 I called this design 'Starting Out' because I thought that a simple basic pattern could be a place to start ..... and easily adapted in a variety of ways. 
 

Starting Out - Knitted Baby Dress  3 months
 
 
Why not add a picot edging?
 
Or a fancy or lacy stitch for the 'skirt' part of the dress?
 
Maybe a ribbon tie?
 
Over to you ............... 
 
 
Starting Out Knitted Baby Dress                     3 months
DK (8ply) yarn                    80g
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)

(If you knit using a circular needle - knit the rest of this dress in rounds.)

If you knit using straight needles - continue working flat - and join the skirt with a seam
 
33rd Row:             S1, *(kfb, k1) repeat from * to last st, k1                               (131sts)
34th Row:             S1, purl to last st, k1
35th Row;             S1, knit to end
36th Row:             S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat the last 2rows until the dress is 1¼ ” (3cm) less than the overall length desired

(I made the skirt part 7 3/4 " to here. Once I added the garter stitch border the skirt part measured 9". It is easy to adjust the length at this point. The overall length of the dress from the top of the shoulder to the bottom of the dress is 14 1/5 " ).
Knit 11 rows
Cast off knitwise - loosely – (if you find it difficult to do this - use a larger size needle)
 
Sew up the back seam if required
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons
 
 
 
Starting Out Knitted Baby Dress                     6 - 9 months
DK (8ply) yarn                    100g
4mm needles
2 small buttons
 
Cast on 84sts
1st Row:                S1, k10, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k12
2nd Row:               S1, knit to end
3rd Row:               S1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k13
4th Row:                S1, knit to end
5th Row:                S1, k12, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k14
6th Row:                S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
7th Row:                S1, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k15
8th Row:                S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
9th Row:                S1, k14, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k16
10th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
11th Row:             S1, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k17
12th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
13th Row:             S1, k16, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k35, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k18
14th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
15th Row:             S1, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k37, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k19
16th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
17th Row:             S1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), k16, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k39, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k20
18th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
19th Row:             S1, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k41, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k21
20th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
21st Row:              S1, k20, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k43, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k22
22nd Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
23rd Row:             S1, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k35, kfb, k1, kfb, k45, kfb, k1, kfb, k35, kfb, k1, kfb, k23
24th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
25th Row:             S1, knit to end                                                                   (180sts)
26th Row:             S1, k2, p23, k38, p52, k38, p23, k3
Repeat last 2 rows once more
29th Row:             S1, knit to end      
30th Row:             S1, k2, p23, cast off 38sts knitwise, p51, cast off 38sts knitwise, p22, k3  
31st Row:              S1, knit across row           (26sts for back, 52sts for front, 26sts for back = 104sts)

32nd Row:             P3tog, purl to last 3sts, p3tog                                                  (100sts)

(If you knit using a circular needle - knit the rest of this dress in rounds.)

If you knit using straight needles - continue working flat - and join the skirt with a seam
 
33rd Row:             S1, *(kfb, k1) repeat from * to last st, k1                               (149sts)
34th Row:             S1, purl to last st, k1
35th Row;             S1, knit to end
36th Row:             S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat the last 2rows until the dress is 1¼ ” (3cm) less than the overall length desired
Knit 11 rows
Cast off knitwise - loosely – (if you find it difficult to do this - use a larger size needle)
 
Sew up the back seam if required
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons
 
 






 
You will find a crochet version at ~
 
 
 
 
 


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22 comments :

  1. It's lovely Marianna and it's a lovely name for the dress too, I thought starting out because it's for a new baby so it has a double meaning really. :) xx

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  2. That reminds me of the first time we put our daughter in a dress. It was a big moment as we were tired of the babygrow all-in-one outfits.

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  3. Hiya.. Sorry if this is a double post. Think my first comment did not publish. I'm currently knitting your gorgeous Aran babay jacket for a friend's baby... Such a lovely pattern. I was wondering, do you allow items to be sold that have used your patterns? I have a little online shop.. Would love to knit some using your pattern but like to ask for permission first. No problem of you don't. :)

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    1. Hello mummybear - yes you can sell items made from my patterns - no problem. And thank you for asking me. :) I am glad that you like my designs. Very best wishes. M

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  4. Thank you for your reply. I love the Arab baby jacket... It's so cute. Only forums your blog the other day so haven't had a chance to look at all your other patterns.

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  5. Thank you so much for posting this design, it's beautiful! I think you may have already answered thisfor somebody else, but I just wanted to be sure: is it ok if I use this dress pattern as a starting point to create items to sell? I have lots of ideas for patterning on skirts but have been struggling to find a reliable basic pattern for the bodice, and I don't have a baby to try things on! And I didn't want to steal part of someone else's patterns.

    Thank you again for posting all your patterns for free! I made the top down baby jacket for a friend and she adored it :) xxx

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    1. Hi wrenandrobin - I am very happy for you to use the pattern in this way. Hope you sell loads!!!
      Please don't copy and give out the pattern instructions - or claim them as yours - but selling items you have made is no problem.
      Best wishes. M

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  6. I will be making this adorable little dress for my nephew's baby who is due next month. What length (16", 24"...etc) circular needles would I need to use?

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  7. Any possibility of making this in a larger size (Toddler 3 or even 5)?

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  8. I love these! Thank you for sharing the pattern. Cascade Yarns shared the link to your Ravelry page this morning, that is how I found you.

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  9. Need clarification on "kfb" please. Tks

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  10. Need clarification on "kfb" please. Tks

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    1. Knit front and back loop, is a kind of increment, look on YouTube there's a lot of excellent tutorials there

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  11. This is such a lovely pattern i would like to make it for Preemies ..do you think if i go down a couple of needle sizes it will be about 13" chest?

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    1. If you use a 3 or 2ply yarn it will come smaller.

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  12. Im a fan of yours. Please, please, pretty please would you please, please, please do larger size patterns? I absolutely love your designs & have made alot of them. However, there are older kids in the family that Id ADORE to knit your designs for as well. If at all possible, Im sure that your fans would find it rather exciting. I know I certainly would. Wishing........from a Granny who is a knitwit.

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  13. I desperately need a 12 month version of this pattern......please help!!!! Love, love this pattern! Bonnie

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  14. Hi there, I love this pattern so much I just finished one for my miracle baby. Is there a way to increase the size from 9-12 and 12-18months? I'd be extremely grateful. Your work incredible and by far the nicest dress I've knitted.

    Many thanks
    Nikki

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  15. Is it possible to get this pattern (and your famous sweater too!) in a larger size? Such a great pattern, I've made several and now I need bigger versions, 12, 18 and 24 months would be great!!! Please!��

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  16. Is it possible to get this pattern (and your famous sweater too!) in a larger size? Such a great pattern, I've made several and now I need bigger versions, 12, 18 and 24 months would be great!!! Please!��

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  17. Has anyone found errata in the 3 month size? I come up with only 8 stitches at the end of Row 1, not 9, even though I cast on 68 and I double checked all the stitches in the right place. and it's throwning off the kfbs when I go back. TIA

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