Girl’s Smocked Tunic and Leggings by Tina Barrett
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Girl’s Smocked Tunic and Leggings

Knitting
July 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Main body pattern using larger needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
360 - 1520 yards (329 - 1390 m)
0-6 months (6-12 months, 1-2 years, 3-4 years, 5-6 years, 7-8 years)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This adorable dress and leggings set is perfect for every party. The smocked detail is a joy to knit and wear.

To Fit Bust:

Tunic: 0-6 months (6-12 months, 1-2 years, 3-4 years, 5-6 years, 7-8 years)

Leggings: 0-6 months (6-12 months, 1-2 years)

Tunic Measurements:

Chest: 48 (51, 56, 64, 69, 74) cm / 19 (20, 22, 25, 27, 29)”

Armhole Depth: 9 (10, 11, 13, 14, 15) cm / 3.5 (4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6) ”

Back Length: 33 (38, 41, 43, 51, 58) cm / 13 (15, 16, 17, 20, 23)”

Sleeve Seam: 2.5 (2.5, 4, 4, 5, 5) cm/ 1 (1, 1.5, 1.5, 2, 2)”

Legging Measurements:

Length: 8 (10, 13) cm / 3 (4, 5)”

Waist: 51 (51, 56) cm / 20 (20, 22)”

Yarn:

Blacker Swan (4-ply; 100% Falkland Islands Merino Wool; 174 m / 190 yds per 50g)
Tunic: Sheep’s Sorrel (oxblood); 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) balls
Leggings: Sheep’s Sorrel (oxblood); 2 balls

Gauge:

26 sts x 36 rows = 10 cm / 4” using the larger needles and working in stocking stitch
32sts x 36 rows = 10 cm / 4” using the larger needles over smocked
stitches

Adjust needle size to give correct tension.

Needles:

2.75 mm (US 2) - straight knitting needles
3.25 mm (US 3) - straight knitting needles

Notions:

4 stitch holders, darning needle, one small button, elastic for leggings waistband

Notes:

The garment is knitted flat and then seamed. The smocked detail is added using a darning needle, after seaming. This enjures the tunic is easy enough for beginners.

Level of difficulty:

Easy