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Seamless Flower T-shirt

Knitting
dk cotton
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st
328 - 766 yards (300 - 700 m)
0-3 months to 7-8 years
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The pattern was updated on 4 August 2011.

Seamless Flower T-shirt has an unconventional construction: the front and back start from the centre of the flower, and are initially worked separately - you join the two pieces by knitting the top down raglan sleeves onto them. The lower body is worked after sleeves, top down and in the round. The neck is finished with I-cord bind off, with a button and a loop at the back.

The pattern contains detailed instructions, with photos, for crochet cast on used to start the flower, finishing neck with I cord bind off, and making a buttonhole loop.

The pattern consist of 3 pdf files:
sizes 0-3 to 6-12 months,
sizes 1-1.5 to 3-4 years,
sizes 5-6 to 7-8 years.
(You will be able to download all three.)

Skill level: intermediate / experienced
You need to be able to knit in the round on dp and circular needles, work short rows, increases, decreases, and use provisional and backward loop cast on methods.

Sizes:
0-3, 3-6, 6-12 months
1-1.5, 1.5-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 years

Gauge:
22 sts and 30 rows to 10 cm/ 4’’ in stockinette st

Finished chest measurements:
46, 50, 53, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72 cm
18, 19.5, 21, 22, 23.5, 25, 26.5, 28 in

Yarn:
DK weight yarn. The sample was made with Sirdar Calico, shade 0729, 60% cotton, 40% acrylic).
Yarn amount:
300, 300, 300, 400, 500, 550, 600, 700 metres
330, 330, 330, 440, 550, 610, 660, 770 yards

You will also need:
4 mm circular needles: 40, 60, 80 and 100 cm long
a set of 4 mm dp needles
a set of 3.5 mm dp needles (for sleeve rib)
1 larger size needle, 4.5 or 5 mm (for I-cord)
st markers
scrap yarn for provisional cast on
1 small button, about 12-15 mm diameter
crochet hook size as needles or smaller, and a pen/pencil, about 8-10 mm across (for cast on)
yarn needle to make a button loop, and a smaller needle to sew a button on

You might need to use different size needles to obtain the required gauge. Take time to make a gauge swatch, as incorrect gauge could result in the top being too small or too big. Adjust needle size, if necessary.

A dress version and a baby hat pattern are also available:
Seamless Flower Dress
Baby Flower Hat (free pattern)