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Zita is a sweet dress for a sweet girl! With a easy to knit mock cable bodice, a full and twirly ruffled skirt and optional capped or ruffled sleeves, this dress has everything a little girl wants! Designed to be knit with either a wool or cotton blend yarn, this dress is multi-seasonal and easy to wear, as well as being interesting, but not difficult to knit. Knit from the top down, and in the round, this dress utilizes classic raglan increases, and a scooped neckline. Mock cables are knit without a cable needle. Zita is designed to fit with slight positive ease, please choose the size closest to the chest of the child, ease has been added into the pattern. Estimated yardage estimated age ~ to fit chest ~ approx metres ~ approx yards 12mths ~ 19 inches ~ 480m ~ 525yds 18mths ~ 20 inches ~ 505m ~ 550yds 2 years ~ 21 inches ~ 530m ~ 580yds 3 years ~ 22 inches ~ 555m ~ 605yds 4 years ~ 23 inches ~ 580m ~ 635yds 5 years ~ 24 inches ~ 605m ~ 660yds 6 years ~ 25 inches ~ 630m ~ 690yds 7 years ~ 26 inches ~ 655m ~ 715yds 8 years ~ 27 inches ~ 680m ~ 745yds 10 years ~ 28 inches ~ 700m ~ 770yds BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knitting in the round increasing and decreasing GAUGE 20 stitches and 28 rows in 4" of stocking stitch. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 19", 20", 21", 22", 23", 24", 25", 26", 27", 28" chest SUGGESTED YARN 600 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Cascade 220

Recommended with this pattern

  • US 6 mm circular needle
  • Light worsted or DK weight yarn
  • stitch markers

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Sezza Knits
I am a knitter, and have been knitting obsessively for the past 6 years, although I learnt to knit as a small child. Pattern design is my new passion, I love the freedom to design patterns that I can't otherwise find!