Little Joy Dress by Kristen TenDyke
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Little Joy Dress

Knitting
July 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Lace pattern on larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
328 - 1148 yards (300 - 1050 m)
6 mos (12mos, 18 mos, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12)
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Beginning with a picot cast-on, the body is worked in a lacy tube from the hem to the underarms, then box pleats are used to decrease stitches at the front. The back is knit for a little ways in garter stitch to raise the back neck, then extra stitches are cast on for the straps and the yoke is shaped in garter stitch.

SIZES
6 mos (12mos, 18 mos, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12)
19¼ (21½, 23¾, 25¾, 28, 30¼, 32¼, 34½)” 49 (54.5, 60.5, 65.5, 71, 77, 82, 87.5) cm finished chest circumference.
Sample shown in size 2.

YARN
Knit Picks Simply Cotton Sport 100% organic cotton; 164yds/50g: Marshmallow, 2 (3, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins.

NEEDLES
Size 2 2.75 mm: 24” cir and dpns; Size 3 3.25 mm: 32” cir and dpns. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS
stitch markers

GAUGE
22 sts and 36 rnds = 4” 10 cm in Lace Pattern with larger needles 22 sts and 46 rnds = 4” 10 cm in Garter Stitch with smaller needles