Short Sleeves with Seed Stitch Details and Ruffles
Knit top down with raglan sleeves, this is a cute but easy short spring dress knits up quickly in both solid and multi color yarns. Seed stitch details add a delicate touch to the pretty ruffle trim and hems. Sizes 3 to 24 months. Perfect for spring and summer, or pair with leggings and a long sleeve shirt in the winter.
Intermediate- Increase, work in the round
Size 3 (6, 12, 18, 24) months
Actual chest size 16 (17, 18, 19, 20) inches/ 41 (43, 46, 48, 51) cm
Finished Chest Size: 17 (18, 20, 22, 23) inches/ 43 (47, 52, 57, 58) cm around (1-3 inches of ease)
Length: 9 (9.5, 10.5, 12, 13) inches/ 23 (26, 27, 28, 29) cm from shoulder to hem
See schematic for more sizing info. Shown in 3 month size.
280 (360, 450, 550, 600) yards/ 256 (330, 411, 503, 549) meters DK weight yarn
-US #4/3.5 mm and US #3/3.25 mm circular needles, or size to get gauge
– US #4/3.5 mm and US #3/3.25 mm double pointed needles (dpn’s), or size to get gauge
-Needle and matching thread (to sew on buttons and button loops)
-Buttons- ½ inch or size of choice- 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) buttons
-Stitch markers (6)
-Stitch holder or waste yarn (2)
6 st and 8 rows per inch in stockinette stitch on larger needles
Dress is knit back and forth from the top down with raglan style increasing for the sleeves. Sleeves are worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Work the first and last 4 stitches of every row in Seed Stitch unless otherwise noted. If not noted, move stitch markers as you come to them.
Buttons: If you are worried about buttons as a choking hazard you may wish to substitute a zipper, hook and eye closures, or simply seam up the front. You may also wish to add additional buttons to the bottom of the dress if the dress will be worn on its own so it will stay shut.
Sample knit with 2 skeins Foot Fetish DK by Gritty Knits (100% superwash wool; 50 grams/skein; 140 yards/128 meters) in Garcia
Knit in a warmer yarn to make a short sleeved jacket. This pattern works well with multi-color yarns- the changing stitch count helps prevent pooling (all of one color in a yarn lining up at odd or undesirable intervals)