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from FGDesigns
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Elinka

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • Knit and Purl
  • Simple work with colors

Pattern Description:

Great gift idea!
Knitted in the round from
the bottom up this
sleeveless baby dress has a
very cute and urban look.
Two colors are used for the
border that combines a Seed
Stitch, ruching, and a simple
two-color Fair Isle pattern
that helps the transition to
the main color of the dress.
Change in stitch pattern
together with some
decreases in the skirt part
helps to shape the
silhouette. The adornment of
the neckline repeats the
bottom border with a little
ruffle at the edge. With the
baby's comfort in mind all
yarns used for this pattern
are very soft and there are
only two carefully executed
seams at the shoulders. Your
baby will love wearing this
little dress. So, take a lot of


24 sts and 31 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in St st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 0-6 mo (6-12 mo, 12-18 mo, 2 yrs, 4 yrs)
  • 18? (19?, 20, 21, 23?)" (46.5 (49, 51, 53.5, 59) cm)


  • 1 (2, 2, 3, 3) balls of Rowan Yarns Classic "Cashcotton DK" (35% cotton, 25% polyamide, 18% angora, 13% viscose, 9% cashmere; 142 yd [130m]/50g) in main color (MC) #614 Framboise
  • 1 ball of Dale of Norway "Baby Ull"(100 % wool; 180 yd [165 m]/50g) in color A #3871 Brown
  • 1 ball of Dale of Norway "Baby Ull"(100 % merino wool; 180 yd [165 m]/50g) in color B # 0020 White
  • 16" and 24" circular needles in size US 3 (3.25 mm), or size to obtain gauge
  • Set of 5 double-pointed needles in same size

You Will Also Need:

  • Markers, stitch holders
  • darning needle

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About the designer

Faina is a prolific knitwear designer, author, and a professional teacher. She is the co-author of best-selling book The Art of Seamless Knitting (F+W/Interweave 2013) and her 3rd book will be ...

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