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Green Apple

Knitting
January 2012
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in in garter stitch at rest on smaller needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
290 - 830 yards (265 - 759 m)
3-6m to 13-14 years
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…designed for the apple of my eyes :o) ….. inspired by the tiny dresses I once wore myself….

Green Apple is a dream design for every little girl, keeping her warm on chilly days while leaving her arms free to move.

With the grow-up-with-me fit in mind, there are buttons at both shoulders allowing adjustments for any growth-spurts, this means it may be worn for many years to come. Firstly as a dress, and as a tunic later on.

The top features embroidery and a deep sewn-on patch pocket, detailed photo tutorials are included in the pattern for both Embroidery and Sewn-on patch pocket.

The dress is worked top down, and knits up very fast and effortlessly.

There are 2 suggested lengths included in the pattern, dress and tunic, however the length is easily customizable.

There are 3 bodice options to choose from:

  1. Front button closure at the shoulders only
  2. Front button closure at the shoulders and at the back bodice
  3. Front button closure at the shoulders and the whole back length

Skill level:
The pattern is detailed enough to be adventurous beginner friendly, and at the some time interesting enough to capture attention of more advanced knitter as well.

Sizes (based on chest measurement):
3-6m: 16-17” / 41-43.5 cm
12-18m: 18-19” / 46-48.5 cm
24m-2T: 20-21” / 51-53.5 cm
3-4T: 22-23” / 56-58.5 cm
5-6: 24-25” / 61-63.5 cm
7-8: 26-27” / 66-68.5 cm
9-10: 27-28” / 68.5-71 cm
11-12: 29-30” / 74-76.5 cm
13-14: 30-31.5” / 76.5-80 cm

Yardage (dress / tunic):
3-6m: 320 / 290 yds
12-18m: 350 / 320 yds
24m-2T: 420 / 350 yds
3-4T: 550 / 420 yds
5-6: 660 / 550 yds
7-8: 750 / 600
9-10: - / 650
11-12: - / 720
13-14: - / 830

3-6m - Option 3 with buttons down the full back length may be worked using straight needles if desired. The other two options will need circular and/or DPNs.

Tips for size 3-6m:

  • buttons at the whole back length: optimal buttonhole spacing on the skirt is 9 garter ridges, the last buttonhole will be placed just before the hem
  • choose flat buttons (if applicable) as babies spend most of the time on their backs

Printing note: Please, read the pattern before printing to save on ink and paper. There is a chance you don’t need to print everything.