Tiny Dancer

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Tiny Dancer Pattern


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Knitting: Tiny Dancer
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • knit in the round
  • pick up stitches
  • increase & decrease
  • wrapping & turning
  • kitchener stitch

Pattern Description:

Looking for a new knit for those in-between seasons? Something that is comfy and still makes your guy take a second (and third, and fourth) look at you when you wear it? Tiny Dancer is just what you're looking for. It has gentle, body-friendly shaping - I've had two kids, and this belly ain't flat...but you'd never know it when you see me in this top! It has lots of mindless social knitting (plenty of stockinette) with just enough "other stuff"(a bit of ribbing, decreases, increases, picking up stitches, kitchener stitch) to keep you awake.

This pattern is written for chest sizes 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42)" (measuring around the fullest part of the bust), intended to fit with no ease to slightly negative ease at the bust, a few inches of ease at the waist and little to slightly negative ease at the hip. Waist, hip, and a dozen other measurements are given in the schematic, so this is an easy pattern to modify if you tend to change the fit of patterns to better suit your figure.

This pattern is written for the figures of older teenage girls and adult women. A child's pattern in sizes 6 through 14 (size 14 has a 32" chest, but proportions are aimed at teenage girls who still have more of a child's figure) is set to be released in early September.

Written for the adventurous beginner (someone who knows the basics but isn't afraid to learn a new technique or two), this pattern includes the following skills:
Knitting in the round
Kitchener Stitch
Increases (K2tog, Sytk)
Decreases (K2tog / P2tog)
Wrapping and Turning, then working in the wrapped stitches

Materials needed:
920 (972, 1047, 1108, 1173, 1230) yds
heavy fingering weight/light
sport weight yarn. Sample was
made from Madeline Tosh Sock
Yarn 100% superwash merino (395
yds/114g skein)
US Size 3 (3.25mm) circular needle
Set of four double-pointed needles, US
Size 3 (3.25mm)
3 stitch markers
4 stitch holders (or waste yarn)
yarn needle

I am always available to answer questions and to direct you toward resources on the web to help you through my patterns if there are any techniques you aren't familiar with, or any instructions you aren't sure about.. You should always feel free to contact me with any questions.


24 sts x 35 rows = 4" x 4" in
stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Bust size 32" (34", 36", 38", 40", 42") measured at the fullest part of the bust


  • 920 - 1230 yds of heavy fingering/light sport weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • US Size 3 (3.25mm) circular needle
  • Set of four double-pointed needles, US Size 3 (3.25mm)
  • 3 stitch markers
  • 4 stitch holders (or waste yarn)
  • yarn needle

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I was born into craftiness. I craft, therefore I am.

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