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Emlyn Top Down Raglan Dress (Child)

Knitting
June 2011
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
624 - 1008 yards (571 - 922 m)
12 – 18 mos (2T, 3T, 4T, 5, 6)
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Emlyn: A Top-down Raglan Dress

The perfect addition to a little girl’s wardrobe ~ dainty cable and lace inserts in the skirt front and back create a generous A-line silhouette; adding rope-cable details at the shoulder line, eyelet borders at bodice and hems and raglan-line ribbon lacing (or optional button closure) makes this a dress special enough for any occasion. For that final touch, lace ribbon ties through the eyelet border at the bodice.

Skirt cable panels are both charted and written out.

Finished Chest Measurement
21 (23, 25, 26 ¼, 27 ½, 28 ¼)” / 53.5 (58.5, 63.5, 66.5, 70, 72) cm

Garment designed with 2 – 3” / 5 – 7.5 cm of ease.

Yarn
624 (674, 731, 881, 906, 1008) yds / 571 (616, 668, 806, 828, 922) m sport weight yarn

Sample in KP Comfy Sport (136 yds/124m per 1.75oz / 50g; 75% Pima Cotton, 25% acrylic) in Flamingo

Needles
Adjust needle size as required to obtain the correct gauge.

2.75mm / US 2 circular 16” / 40 cm and 24” / 61 cm
2.75mm / US 2 double-pointed needles, set of 4
Cable needle

Gauge
Yarns often change characteristics when washed; for excellent results, measure gauge on a Stockinette stitch swatch, 6 x 6” / 15 x 15 cm, that has been washed and dried as the garment will be.

25 sts and 33 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch after blocking.

Notions
• 3 removable stitch markers
• 1 End of Round stitch marker
• 8 stitch markers
• waste yarn to hold sleeve stitches
• large-eyed needle for sewing in ends
• ribbon for raglan closure and bodice tie
• (optional) 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 7) one-half inch / 12 mm buttons *

* Be sure button are of proper size for the child so as not to present a choking hazard.

Method
This top-down raglan is knit back and forth on a circular needle down to the bodice; the bodice band and skirt are then knit in the round. Sleeves are knit in the round on double-pointed needles. No seam sewing required. Side raglan opening is closed with ribbon lacing or, optionally, with buttons.

Tech Editing
I’d like to express my sincere thanks to my Tech Editor:

Stephannie Tallent
StephCat on Ravelry
www.sunsetcat.com

Acknowledgements
Many of my designs - including the lovely lace-and-cable panels in this design - draw inspiration from the stitch designs of the talented Annie Maloney.

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March 31, 2014: This pattern has now been migrated to our Impeccable Knits label and uploaded as v1.1; please be sure to download this latest version of the pattern. Errata notes for older versions may be found here.