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Maggie Knit Blouse

Knitting
April 2009
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
Child's 2 -12
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This little smock is my knit version of a little gathered blouse which is one of my very favorite garments to sew for a little girl.
Just like the sewn version the details include a gathered bodice and knitted “piping” along with slightly gathered sleeves and a single button at the back. A gentle scoop neckline and set in sleeves keep it proper yet comfortable in a soft cotton blend.

Sizes:
Children’s 2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12) years.
To fit chest: 21 (23, 25, 26.5, 28, 30) inches.

Finished Measurements:
Length: 12 (13.5, 14.5, 16.5, 18.5, 20) inches.

Yarn:
Vermont Organic’s Balance
50% merino/50% cotton
1.75 ounces / 50 grams per skein
130 yards / 120 meters per skein
3 (3, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins main color.
1 skein contrast color.
Sample shown in main color “Natural” with “Opal” for contrast.

Needles:
US #5 (3.75 mm) knitting needles.
OR the size needle you need to obtain appropriate gauge.

Extras:
Tapestry needle, waste yarn, one small button.

Skill level:
Easy +

Skills Needed:
Basic shaping, seaming.