Eleni's Dress by Christiane Burkhard
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Eleni's Dress

November 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
220 - 440 yards (201 - 402 m)
0 - 2T
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As knitters we know how fast our little ones outgrow the things we make for them. Therefore I wanted to design something they can wear for a long time. Since small children grow more in length than in chest circumference, the little dress just transforms into a tunic style top as they get older. It’s worked top down with a round yoke and is seamless. The little extra neck opening makes it easy to pull the dress over the head.

1(2,2,2,2) skeins of Lismi Knits Magic Ball or Portland Gradient, color rainbow, worsted weight at approx. 220 yards a skein.
Circular needles US 6 / 4 mm (or size to obtain gauge), 16″ long. For the body stitches you might want to switch to a 24″ length.
1 button, needle to sew in ends
5 stitch markers, crochet hook

The pattern also includes a picture tutorial how to do a 2 colored cast on.