Kat - child faerie frock with variations

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Kat - child faerie frock with variations Pattern

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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

Category:

Knitting

Type:

Outerwear

Fit:

Girls

Item:

Jacket

Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • K ~ Knit
  • P ~ Purl
  • S ~ Slip
  • SSK ~ Slip Slip Knit
  • K2tog ~ Knit 2 together
  • Inc ~ Increase
  • Provisional Cast On * optional
  • basic crochet ~ ch, sc, hdc, dc

Pattern Description:

This fun, fanciful, Faerie Frock is perfect for the little girl in your life. It features vertical stripes of knit panels, connected with crochet. The frock can be made with or without a skirt, hood and sleeves. The sleeve can be of varying lengths, and can even end with mitts with thumb holes. You can close your frock with a separating zipper, snaps or buttons. A photo tutorial on shortening separating zippers is included. Several line drawings are included on the last page so you can plan out your colors. The pattern suggests one color for the outline and six colors for the panels; however, you can do what makes you happy; use just two or three colors for the panels, or even just stash~bust and wing it! The whole point of this pattern is to have fun and to bring some joy to the little one who gets to wear it.

This pattern was inspired by the remarkable Kat of Katwise.com who can also be found on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/katwise
Her amazing upcycled elf coats were the starting point of these knit patterns.

Always feel free to contact me at jessie519@gmail.com with any questions and I will do my best to get back to you in a timely manner. You can also visit me at my Jessie At Home facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessie-At-Home/290313351031032

Gauge:

21~22sts and 28rows to a 4" square in stocking knit (the slight variance from 21~22sts is acceptable as this is a coat, so it is not extremely fitted.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Use the actual chest measurement to determine the size. The measurements listed are the maximum for each size. The pattern is made to allow room for clothing to be worn underneath.
  • Child 3~4 5~6 7~9 10~12
  • Chest 23" 25" 28" 30"

Materials:

  • US 7 (4.5mm) DP needles, 16~20" circular needles, and 24~30" circular needles (for larger sizes with longer skirts)
  • US 7 (4.5mm) hook US 4 (3.5mm) hook
  • These sizes are just recommendations, use whatever sizes are needed to obtain gauge.
  • Any worsted weight yarn, as long as you can get the correct gauge. Yardage estimates are based on a long sleeve frock with a hood and knee length skirt.
  • 175 (225, 300, 350) yards each of 6 different complimentary colors
  • 350 (400, 600, 700) yards of a main color (MC) for all the connections

You Will Also Need:

  • Extra circular needles or long piece of scrap yarn for holding waistband stitches.
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends and sewing in sleeves.
  • Many stitch markers or scraps of yarn to use as stitch markers (0~25, depending on what variation is made)

About Designer

About Designer

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Once upon a time I was a professional costume designer/builder. Then I met a boy. You know how that goes. Now I am a Stay At Home Mom in NJ. We have twin girls who were born in July '07. The artist in me can not stay still, and we could use more income, so here I am! I love creating knit and crochet patterns, sewing (obviously!), book making, well...creating just about anything.

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