Friday, June 16, 2017

Free Pattern - Vintage 1941 Girl’s Dress #C193 - Knit

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Vintage 1941 Girl’s Dress #C193 - Knit

This  lovely dress is fit for a Princess!--though she doesn’t have to be of Royal Lineage.  Any charming young lady can wear this type of knitted dress and feel --- well--like a Princess!  The dress has a zipper closure & a modish, flared, gored skirt -- & a Sailor collar.

SIZES:  4 - 6 years. 
Directions are for size 4 with changes for size 6 in brackets.

MATERIALS: 
1 Pair Standard Knitting Needles #1
1 Circular Needle #3
Kashmire Sports Yarn; 8 [10]  oz skeins, royal blue
22” Zipper
Red & royal blue embroidery floss

GAUGE: 
7 ½ sts = 1”

DRESS: 
Starting at bottom, with #3 circular needle, cast on 375 [427] sts, do not join. 

K in garter st for 9 rows, 5 ribs.

SIZE 4:  WORK AS FOLLOWS:  P 31, * k 3, p 59, rep from * 4 times, k 3, p 31. 

K back.  Repeat these 2 rows for 1”. 

1st dec:  K 13, k 2 tog, k 12, k 2 tog, k 7, * k 2 tog, k 16, k 2 tog, k 15, k 2 tog, k 16, k 2 tog, k 7, repeat from * 4 times, dec last panel same as first panel.] 

*  Work 1” even. 

Make another dec in same manner having decs come directly above previous decs.  [24 sts less after each dec row].  Repeat from * until you have 159 sts. 

Work even until piece measures 12” or desired length to waistline.

SIZE 6:  WORK AS FOLLOWS:  K 9 rows for border same as size 4.  P 37, * k 3, p 67, repeat from * 4 times, k 3, p 37. 

K back, repeat these 2 rows for 1”.

1st dec:  K 16, k 2 tog, k 15, k 2 tog, k 7, * k 2 tog, k 18, k 2 tog, k 19, k 2 tog, k 18, k 2 tog, k 7, repeat from * 4 times, dec last panel same as first panel. 

Work 1” even. 

Make another dec in same manner every inch until you have 163 sts. 

Work even until piece measures 14” or desired length to waistline.

 * K 16 [18] including 3 k sts, with #1 needles, k 1 p 1, for 49 sts, continue with circular #3 needle, k 29 [back gore], with #1 needles, k 1, p 1, for 49 sts.  Continue with #3 circular needle, k 16 [18]. 

P back following pattern, repeat from * for 1 ½”. 

On right side of work continue on #3 circular needle same as before without ribbing for 2 ¾” [3 ¼”].

SIZES 4 & 6:  From now on continue fronts & back for size 6, same as size 4, only you will have 1 more st on each front & 2 more sts in back.

K 37 to underarm, put on st holder.  Bind off 7. 

K 71 sts for back, put other front on st holder, p 2 tog at beg of next 4 rows [67 sts]. 

Work even following pattern for 4 ½” [5”]. 

Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 8 rows, bind off remaining 27 sts for back of neck. 

Continue on left front, bind off 7 sts for underarm, following pattern, k 2 tog at underarm 3 more times [34 sts] work even for 1” [1 ½”] more. 

On wrong side, p 13, k 15 [border for top of pocket], p 6 across.

K back, repeat these 2 rows for 4 more rows.

On next row, p 13, bind off 15 sts for pocket edge, p across.

With separate yarn, cast on 15 sts, k 1 row, p 1 row for 2 ½”, put on st holder.  K 6 sts, k the 15 sts from st holder for pocket, k across. 

P 1 row, k 1 row for 1”.

Now p 2 tog at beg of every row at neck edge until 23 sts remain. 

Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 4 rows at shoulder & continue to p 2 tog at neck edge, until all sts are bound off. 

Work Right Front to correspond.

SLEEVES: 
With #1 needles, cast on 48 [52] sts, k 1, p 1, for ¾”. 

Change to #3 needle, k 1 row, next row, p 16, k 3, p 10, k 3, p 16.  K back.

K these last 2 rows & inc 1 st at each end every 4th row, until sleeve measures 2” from beg [54 sts].

Now inc 2 sts in center gore as follows:  * K to first gore & k 4 sts after gore, inc 1 st, k to within 5 sts of 2nd gore, inc 1 st, k across. 

Continue to inc at seam ends every 4th row & 2 sts between gores every 6th row, repeat from * until piece measures 3” [62 sts]. 

Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then k 2 tog at beg & end of next k row, now k 2 tog at beg & end of every 4th row [continue to inc 2 sts between gores every 6th row] until you have 50 sts.

Now k 2 tog at beg & end of every k row [do not inc in center gores], until you have 44 sts.

Now k 1, p 1 ribbing between gores & continue to k 2 tog at beg & end of every k row, until ribbing measures ¾”, bind off.

COLLAR: 
With white yarn, cast on 56 sts, k 4 rows, 3 ribs. 

K 1 row, p 1 row, always knitting first & last 3 sts on purled rows [border]. 

Continue these 2 rows for 4”.

K 16, bind off 24 sts, k 16.  Work 3 rows even on last 16 sts, keeping k 3 border on outer edge.

Now dec 1 st every 4th row on neck edge & dec 1 st on outer edge [by knitting 4th & 5th st tog] every 8th row, until you have 2 sts, bind off.

FINISHING: 
With red & royal blue thread, embroider 2 rows around collar. 

Sew shoulder seams. 

Sew up sleeve seams, sew into armhole having fullness at top of sleeve. 

Sew pockets on inside of dress.  [Do not stitch thru on right side.] 

Sew on collar. 

Insert zipper.


ENJOY!