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Milse Pattern


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Knitting: Milse
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Girls, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • provisional cast on (photo tutorial included in the pattern)
  • work in the round
  • increase (explanation given in the pattern)
  • work in stripes
  • cast off

Pattern Description:

Milse (pron. mil-SHAY) is Gaelic for "sweet things" and that is exactly what this little dress and your darling girl are.

Milse is worked seamlessly in the round, from the top down, starting with a provisional cast (photo tutorial included in the pattern). You make the choice to have long or short sleeves, and you make the choice to have a "bubble" skirt as pictured or a regular skirt.

Milse is a great basic patten to have in your library. In 7 sizes from 6 months to 10 years you will knit it again and again. Easy to knit and easy to wear it can be dressed up or down, solid colour, different stripes, add an intarsia motif, the options are endless and they all start with this pattern.

Suitable for the advanced beginner who is confident working in the round.


22 sts x 30 rows = 10cm (4") over stocking stitch using the larger needle.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Chest (child) 45.5 (48, 53, 58, 62.5, 66.5, 70) cm. 18.2 (19.2, 21.2, 23.2, 25, 26.6, 28) in
  • Age 6 months (1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10) years.


  • Needles: 3.25 mm (US 3) circular 80 cm [32"] 4 mm (US 6) circular 80 cm [32"] Or size needed to achieve gauge, and your preferred method of working in the round. (I recommend the Magic Loop method).
  • 5 stitch markers. Darning needle. Scrap yarn for holding sts. Crochet hook in size similar to larger needle for provisonal cast on.
  • Yarn DK wool yarn. I used Rare Earth essentials 8ply Alpaca and superfine merino 50 g = 100 metres (110 yards) MC 200 (256, 288, 380, 460, 544, 584) m 220 (282, 317, 418, 506, 599, 642) yards CC 100 (128, 144, 190, 230, 272, 292) m 110 (140, 158, 210, 253, 300, 321) yards

About Designer

About Designer

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by Justine Turner
Auckland, New Zealand.
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I love designing knitwear for babies and older kids too, I'm inspired by the world around me, whether it's the green bush covered hills where I live, or the bright city lights and sparkling harbor. I try to find a way to incorporate traditional, modern and whimsical elements into every garment I design.

Children need to be comfortable and relaxed in their clothing, they need the opportunity to ...

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