Bilby

Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Baby/Children
Designer: 
Berroco Design Team

Sweet details like a ruched front panel and ruffled sleeves give this little dress irresistible style.

Shown in size 4

 

Sizes

Directions are for girl’s size 2.  Changes for sizes 4 and 6 are in parentheses

 

Finished Measurements

Chest – 24(26-28)”

Length – 17(18-19)”

 

Materials

4(5-5) Balls Berroco Comfort DK (50 grs), #2733 Turquoise

Straight knitting needles, size 5 (3.75 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Crochet hook, size 3.50 mm (E)

2 St markers

 

Gauge

24 sts = 4”; 34 rows = 4” in St st

Yoke Pat = 4” across x 2½" high

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

 

Yoke Pattern (Start with 51 sts, end with 17 sts)

Row 1 (RS):  * K3 tog, rep from * across – 17 sts.

Row 2:  K17.

Row 3:  P17.

Row 4:  * K in front, back and front of next st, rep from * across – 51 sts.

Rows 5 and 7:  Knit.

Rows 6 and 8:  Purl.  Rep Rows 1 – 8 once more, then rep Rows 1 – 3.   Knit 1 row, end on WS – 17 sts.

 

Back

Cast on 127(135-143) sts.

Ribbing:  Row 1 (RS):  K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across.

Row 2:  P1, * k1, p1, rep from * across.  Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 1” from beg, end on RS.  P the next row, dec 26(28-30) sts across – 101(107-113) sts.  Work even in St st until piece measures 12(12½-13)” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armholes:  Bind off 6 sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 89(95-101) sts.  Dec 1 st each side EVERY row 5 times – 79(85-91) sts.  Work even if necessary until armholes measure ¾(1¼-1¾)”, end on WS.

Dec Row (RS):  Knit, dec 36(34-30) sts across – 43(51-61) sts.  Knit 1 row, purl 2 rows, end on WS.  Work even in St st until armholes measure 5(5½- 6)”, end on WS.  Bind off.  Measure in 1(1½-2)” from each side on bound-off edge and mark for shoulders and back neck.

 

Front

Work same as back until piece measures 12(12½-13)” from beg, end on WS – 101(107-113) sts.

Shape Armholes:  Bind off 6 sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 89(95-101) sts.  Dec 1 st each side EVERY row 5(5-3) times, then work even until armholes measure ¾(1¼-1¾)”, end on RS – 79(85-95) sts.  P the next row, dec 2(0-0) sts as evenly spaced across as possible – 77(85-95) sts.

Establish Yoke Pat:  Row 1 (RS):  K13(17-22), place marker, work Row 1 of Yoke Pat over 51 sts, place marker, k to end – 43(51-61) sts.

Row 2:  P to first marker, work Row 2 of Yoke Pat to last marker, p to end.  Work even in pat as established until 20 rows of Yoke Pat have been completed, end on WS – 43(51-61) sts.  Work even in St st, dropping markers, until armholes measure 3½(4-4½)”, end on WS.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (RS):  K9(13-18), join another ball of yarn and bind off center 25 sts, k to end.  Working both sides at once, dec 1 st at each neck edge every RS row 4 times.  Work even until armholes measure 5(5½-6)”, end on WS.  Bind off 5(9-14) sts each side for shoulders.

 

Sleeves

Cast on 93(96-99) sts.  Work even in St st for 4 rows, end on WS, dec 10(9-8) sts as evenly spaced as possible across last row – 83(87-91) sts.

Establish Pat St:  Row 1 (RS):  K16(18-20), place marker, work Row 1 of Yoke Pat over 51 sts, place marker, k to end – 49(53-57) sts.

Row 2:  P to first marker, work Row 2 of Yoke Pat to last marker, p to end.  Work even in pat as established for 10 rows more, end on Row 4 of Yoke Pat – 83(87-91) sts.  Work even in St st on all sts, dropping markers, until piece measures 2½" from beg, end on WS.

Shape Cap:   Bind off 6 sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 71(75-79) sts.  Working in St st, dec 1 st each side every RS row 15 times, end on WS – 41(45-49) sts.  Bind off 3 sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 35(39-43) sts.

Next Row (RS):  K1(2-5), k2 tog 0(2-3) times, k3 tog 11(9-7) times, k2 tog 0(2-3) times, k1(2-5) – 13(17-23) sts.  Bind off.

 

Finishing

Sew shoulder seams.  Sew in sleeves.  Sew side and sleeve seams.

Neck Edging:  With RS facing, using crochet hook, join yarn at left shoulder seam.  Working from left to right, work in Reverse sc around entire neck edge, join with a sl st in first sc.  Fasten off.