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Knit Girls Clothes Pattern

Stitches used
GARTER STITCH (G-ST), using 2.5 mm needles.
K every row.
STOCKING STITCH (st-st), using 3.0 mm needles.
Row 1 (RS): k.
Row 2: p.
STRIPED ST-ST, using 3.0 mm needles.
Work 2 rows Cytise, 6 rows Ficelle. Rep these
8 rows.
Tension/Gauge
To achieve a good result it is essential to make a
tension square (see BASIC knitting instruction
pages at beginning of book).
10 cm (4 in) tension square in st-st = 26 sts &
37 rows.
Intermediate
To make
Dress is made in one piece, starting with the neck
border. The arrows on the diagram show direction
of work.
To make knitting easier, use 50 cm (20 in) long
needles or circular needles.
Neck border:
Using 2.5 mm needles and Ficelle, cast on 114 (120-
124-132) sts. Work 4 rows in g-st.
Raglans:
Switch to 3.0 mm needles and cont in st-st.
3rd row: k3, inc 1, k16, inc 1, k2 (= right sleeve), k2,
inc 1, k32 (35-37-41), inc 1, k2 (= front), k2, inc 1,
k16, inc 1, k2 (= left sleeve), k2, inc 1, k32 (35-37-
41), inc 1, k3 (= back).
Work 1 row even on the 122 (128-132-140) sts
obtained.
5th row: k3, inc 1, k18, inc 1, k2 (= right sleeve), k2,
inc 1, k34 (37-39-43), inc 1, k2 (= front), k2, inc 1,
k18, inc 1, k2 (= left sleeve), k2, inc 1, k34 (37-39-
43), inc 1, k3 (= back).
Work 1 row even on the 130 (136-140-148) sts
obtained.
7th row: k3, inc 1, k20, inc 1, k2, then k2, inc 1, k36
(39-41-45), inc 1, k2, then k2, inc 1, k20, inc 1, k2,
then k2, inc 1, k36 (39-41-45), inc 1, k3.
Work 1 row even on the 138 (144-148-156) sts
obtained.
Rep these incs in line with one another as foll:
4 yrs: 16 times every 2 rows.
6 yrs: 18 times every 2 rows.
8 yrs: 21 times every 2 rows.
10 yrs: 23 times every 2 rows.
Meanwhile, when work measures 6 (7-8.5-9.5
cm) (2½ [2¾-3¼-3¾] in) [22 (26-32-36) rows total],
work back and front in striped st-st, making sure
the strands are carefully twisted between colours.
(= at the same time as the 9th, 11th, 14th, & 16th inc)
After the last inc, work 1 row even on the 266 (288-
316-340) sts obtained. (= 75 [82-90-98] sts for the
back; 58 [62-68-72] sts for the left sleeve; 74 [81-
89-97] sts for the front; 59 [63-69-73] sts for the
right sleeve)
After this row, sleeves are finished first, as foll:
Right sleeve:
Using 2.5 mm needles and Ficelle, work 59 (63-69-
73) sts in g-st and cast on a new st. Leave the foll
74 (81-89-97) sts on hold on length of yarn n° 1 for
the front, the next 58 (62-68-72) sts on yarn length
n° 2 for the 2nd sleeve, and the last 75 (82-90-98)
sts on length of yarn n° 3 for the back.
Work 4 rows in g-st on the rem 60 (64-70-74) sts,
then cast off the sts knitwise on WS of work.
Left sleeve:
Using 2.5 mm needles and Ficelle, cast on 1 st, pick
up and knit the 58 (62-68-72) sts left on hold on
length of yarn n° 2, then cast on 1 new st.
Work 4 rows in g-st on the 60 (64-70-74) sts
obtained, then cast off the sts knitwise on WS of
work.
Front and back:
Using 3.0 mm needles and Ficelle, cast on 3 sts,
pick up and knit the 74 (81-89-97) sts left on hold on
length of yarn n° 1, cast on 4 new sts, pick up and
knit the 75 (82-90-98) sts left on hold on length of
yarn n° 3, and cast on 2 new sts.
Work in striped st-st on the 158 (172-188-204) sts
obtained. (= 79 [86-94-102] sts for the back; 79 [86-
94-102] sts for the front

11th row: k4, inc 1, k72 (79-87-95), inc 1, k3
(= front), k3, inc 1, k72 (79-87-95), inc 1, k4 (= back).
Work 5 (7-7-9) rows even on the 162 (176-192-208)
sts obtained.
Next row: k4, inc 1, k74 (81-89-97), inc 1, k3
(= front), k3, inc 1, k74 (81-89-97), inc 1, k4 (= back).
Work 5 (7-7-9) rows even on the 166 (180-196-212)
sts obtained.
Next row: k4, inc 1, k76 (83-91-99), inc 1, k3, then
k3, inc 1, k76 (83-91-99), inc 1, k4.
Work 5 (7-7-9) rows even on the 170 (184-200-216)
sts obtained.
Rep these incs in line with one another as foll:
4 yrs: 6 times every 6 rows, 7 times every 8 rows.
6 yrs: 3 times every 8 rows.
8 yrs: 4 times every 8 rows, 9 times every 10 rows.
10 yrs: 13 times every 10 rows.
Cont on the 222 (236-252-268) sts obtained.
When work measures 47.5 (53-58.5-64) cm (18¾
[21-23-25¼] in) [176 (196-218-238) rows total], after
2 rows in Cytise, cont in st-st using Ficelle.
When work measures 48 (54-60-66) cm (19 [21¼-
23½-26] in) [178 (200-224-246) rows total], change
to 2.5 mm needles. Work 5 rows with Ficelle in g-st
and cast off all the sts knitwise on WS of work.
TO MAKE UP:
Join the raglan between the right sleeve and the
back.
Join the short sides of the sleeves using the cast on
sts on back and front.
Sew the side seam

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