Munchkin Dress by Nicole Montgomery

Munchkin Dress

October 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
770 - 1783 yards (704 - 1630 m)
3 mo (6 mo, 12 mo, 18 mo, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5)
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This twirly, pleated dress will be a big hit with your favorite little girl! Knit from the top down with raglan sleeves, Munchkin will keep her cozy and comfortable in cooler weather. This pattern purchase includes the Munchkin Legwarmers pattern, which add a fun touch to this outfit!

Also available from Knit Picks.

This pattern is written for sizes 3 mo (6 mo, 12 mo, 18 mo, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5), which correspond to chest sizes 17.2” (18.8”,19.8”, 20.4”, 20.9”, 21.5”, 22”, 23”).

This pattern is “intermediate” in difficulty, although it does include video links to demonstrate techniques that might be unfamiliar.

Techniques include:
casting on with backward loop
whip-stitching the hem and pleats (video links included)
working twisted stitch pairs (explained in detail)

Materials Needed:
Knit Picks Chroma fingering-weight yarn
(396 yards per 100 gram ball)
Dress: 770 (914, 1065, 1171, 1288, 1435, 1523, 1783) yds
Purchasing 1 extra ball is recommended to ensure the continuity of the self-striping pattern.
Legwarmers: 120 (150, 200, 260) yds.
US size 3 / 3.25mm circular needles
Set of 4 US size 3 /3.25mm dpns
9 stitch markers (8 traveling & 1 stationary)
yarn needle
stitch holders or scrap yarn

I am always available to answer questions and to direct you toward resources on the web to help you through my patterns if there are any techniques you aren’t familiar with, or any instructions you aren’t sure about. You should always feel free to e-mail me with any questions.

I am incredibly grateful to the fantastic testers who hung in there through this test-knit. Janice61, vyosunarto, Kreativia, echospiritwarrior, and qtcaro, you all deserve gold medals for this!

I also want to thank KTLV, a fellow designer here on Ravelry who answered my call for help when I wasn’t sure how to create pleats from the top down. The brilliant technique that creates the pleats in this skirt is straight from her!