Ellen's Christening Gown
This pattern is in English.
Ellen’s Christening Gown is knit seamlessly from the top down. The yoke is knit back and forth at the beginning to create an opening at the back of the neck. From there on, the rest of the yoke is knit and shaped in the round. The skirt of the dress is likewise knit in the round, and features a beautiful dandelion stitch pattern, which incorporates the increases for the skirt. The distance between the dandelions increases slowly – like dandelion seeds spreading in the wind. The sleeves are knit on double pointed needles (or using long circular needles and the magic loop technique – whatever you prefer to knit a small circumference). An i-cord is worked as a finishing edge along the neckline and opening. The length of the skirt is adjustable as desired.
Sizes: 2-3 (4-6) months
Bust circumference: 47 (51) cm
Full length: Approx. 96 cm for both sizes (length is adjustable as desired)
Width at bottom of skirt: 130 (140) cm
Sleeve length: 13 (15) cm
Gauge: 28 sts x 39 rows = 10 x 10 cm in stockinette stitch on bigger needles
Suggested needle size: 2.5 mm and 3 mm (40, 60, 80-100 cm) circular needles, 2.5 mm and 3 mm double pointed needles; or the required needle sizes to obtain gauge
Materials: 350 (400) g Elise from Permin (25 g = 115 m), 1 small button