Zeitel's New Dress

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Zeitel's New Dress Pattern


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Knitting: Zeitel's New Dress
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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on, knit, purl, yarn over, knit in the round, bind off

Pattern Description:

This cute dress is knit top-down. The yoke is worked flat, then is joined to work the skirt in the round. The sleeves are worked flat with the yoke, then the sleeve stitches are put onto holders when the underarm is reached. Once the rest of the dress is knitted, the sleeve stitches are picked up and worked in the round.

The horizontal bands of stitches at the neck, waist, ruffle and the bottom of the sleeves are not just purl stitches. Those bands are raised. None of the dress is particularly difficult to knit and the finished dress is darling. The length can be made longer or shorter by knitting more or less rounds before you reach the bottom ruffle.

The closure is at the back, using 2 buttons.

The samples pictured were knit using Lion Brand Baby Soft yarn, but almost any sport weight yarn should work.


22 st / 30 rows in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 0-3 (3-6, 6-9, 9-12) mos


  • Size US 6 (4.00mm) knitting needles, waste yarn, tapestry needle

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 buttons to fit buttonholes, stitch markers, yarn yardage from 420 yds to 575 yds

Suggested yarn:

575 yards of Sport weight

About Designer

About Designer

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My great-aunt taught me to knit when I was a child of about 8 yrs old so I've been knitting "forever". For the past 2 years I've been designing baby sweaters and selling the patterns. After I retired a few years ago, I started knitting for charity. I knit mostly baby sweaters and send them to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in SD. Selling the patterns I design helps to cover the cost of yarn and ...

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