Claudine Layered Top and Dress by Lisa Chemery

Claudine Layered Top and Dress

May 2012
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
274 - 685 yards (251 - 626 m)
3mo (6mo, 12mo, 18mo, 24mo)
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02/19/2013: PLEASE NOTE: This is an updated version. This version was edited to correct an expired tutorial link and to clarify wording in Collar instructions. Everyone who has already purchased the pattern will receive the updated version automatically. Thank you!


A timeless dress or top with a peter pan collar and two sleeve options: puffed or three-quarters. The pinafore or jumper overdress reminds me of Alice in Wonderland.

This garment is knit top-down, it is completely seamless and has minimal finishing.
Stitches for the sleeves and collar are picked up on the wrong side of the garment for a layered look. Button loops worked at the end mean any size buttons can be used for the closure. The garment can be worn with the buttons at the front or at the back (the collar looks the same at the front and at the back.)

Skills Required: knitting, purling, knitting in the round, increasing, decreasing, knitting on dpns, picking up stitches, yarn over.

Yarn requirements for 3mo (6mo, 12mo, 18mo, 24mo):

Top version: 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) balls or 137 (274, 274, 274, 274) yd / 125 (250, 250, 250, 250) m in Main Color Yarn

Dress version: 2 (2, 2, 3, 4) balls or 274 (274, 274, 411, 548) yd / 250 (250, 250, 375, 500) m in MC

Both versions: 1 ball or 137 yards / 125 meters in Contrasting Color Yarn for sleeves and collar.

Aside from the yarn, you will need:

US 4 / 3.5mm 16” (or 40cm) circular needles, or size needed to get gauge
1 set of US 4 / 3.5mm double-pointed needles, or size needed to get gauge

  • 4 stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • 1 stitch holder or scrap yarn (optional)
  • 2 buttons (any size)