Aelwen Baby Dress
As pretty as a summer rose, the Aelwen Baby Dress will make your little girl look cute as a button. The dress has been knit in a cotton/rayon yarn for a cool summer look and features a softly flowing skirt gathered into a beautiful lace yoke. It can also be worked in a soft merino wool for a little pinafore dress to wear over a T-shirt or top.
The pattern includes a range of sizes for babies aged 3-18 months and little girls aged 2 to 5 years. Make several in different colours and prepare for your little ones to be coo’ed over!
Please see below for more details about this pattern.
Techniques required: Casting on, working in the round, knitting, purling, increases, decreases, yarn overs and 3-needle bind off.
To fit ages from 3 months to 5 years:
Baby Sizes: 3m, 6-9m, 12m, 18m
Girl Sizes: (2yr, 3yr, 4yr, 5yr)
To fit chest sizes: 40, 43, 46, 51 (53, 55, 56, 60) cm,
16, 17, 18, 20 (21, 21.5, 22, 24) ins.
Finished width at hem: 35, 38, 42, 44 (45, 46, 47, 49) cm,
14, 15, 16.5, 17 (17.5, 18, 18.5, 19) ins.
Finished length: 33, 37, 40, 43 (50, 53, 57, 61) cm,
13, 14.5, 16, 17 (19.5, 21, 22.5, 24) ins.
Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Sportweight yarn,
60% Pima cotton, 40% Beechwood rayon, 101m/110 yds:50gm ball, Col #23614 Blush x 3, 4, 5, 5 (6, 6, 7, 8) balls.
Actual amount used in 3m size: 138gm/4.9 oz, 278m/304 yds.
Alternative yarn: Sportweight or thin DK yarn with a recommended gauge of 22-24 sts:10cm/4 ins using 3.25-3.75mm/US #3-5 needles.
Needles: Size 3.5mm/US #4 circular needles, length 80cm/32 ins.
+ Spare needle for 3-needle bind off.
Notions: Row counter, markers, tapestry needle for finishing ends.
Stitch holders or spare interchangeable needle cords.
Small buttons approx 15mm, ⅝ ins wide x 3, 4, 4, 5 (5, 5, 5, 5).
Matching sewing thread.
Gauge – Using 3.5mm/US #4 needles:
Stocking Stitch: 22 sts & 34 rows: 10cm/4 ins.
Blackberry Lace Pattern: 24 sts & 28 rows:10cm/4 ins, when gently stretched to open up the lace design.
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download.
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The pdf file can be printed out or viewed on a computer, tablet or mobile device. Please let me know if you have any difficulties in downloading or opening the file.
15 Jul 2016: In the pink
22 Jul 2016: New pattern – Aelwen Baby Dress
30 Jun 2014: Yarn Overs I have known
Current Version: v21MAR2021
Please contact me if you have a previous version of the pattern and would like an updated copy.
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2021