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Floral Trellis Christening Gown

Designed by Judy Lamb 2009

Materials: 7 oz. Red Heart TLC baby yarn, White; size 6 circular knitting needles 16 inches, small amount of sport weight yarn, pink and green; yarn needle for sewing; 3 small buttons.

Gauge: 5 sts/ inch in st st.

Size: Newborn (finished chest size = 18 inches)

Note: Gown is worked from the top down. Also, 'inc' in this pattern means to purl into the front and the back of the next stitch.

Directions: Cast on 45 sts. Work in st st for 6 rows for rolled collar.
Begin Yoke:
Row 1: p4, (inc in next st, p2, k1-b, p2) across, end inc in next, p4.
Row 2: p3, k5, (p1, k6) across, end k5, p3.
Row 3: p8, *(k1, yo, k1) in next st, p6; rep from * to last 8 sts, p8.
Row 4: p3, k5, (p3, k6) across, end p3, k5, p3.
Row 5: p8, *(k1, lift running thread between next two sts to left needle, and purl) twice, k1, p2, inc in next, p3; rep from * to last 8 sts, p8.
Row 6: p3, k5, *(p1, k1) 3 times, k6; rep from *, end k4, p3.
Row 7: p8, *k1, inc in next, k1, inc in next, p3, inc in next, p3; rep from * to last 8 sts, p8.
Row 8: p3, k5, *p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k8; rep from * to last 8 sts, k5, p3.
Row 9: p8, *(k1, yo, k1) in next st, inc in next, p1, k1-b, p1, inc in next, (k1, yo, k1) in next st, p3, inc in next, p4; rep from * to last 8 sts, p8.
Row 10: p3, k5, *p3, k3, p1, k3, p3, k9; rep from * to last 8 sts, k5, p3.
Row 11: p4, inc in next, p3, *(k1, yo) twice, k1, inc in next, p2, k1-b, p2, inc in next, (k1, yo) twice, k1, p4, inc in next, p4; rep from * to last 8 sts, p3, inc in next, p4.
Row 12: p3, k6, *p5, k4, p1, k4, p5, k10; rep from * to last 9 sts, k6, p3.
Row 13: p9, *k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, inc in next, p3, k1-b, p3, inc in next, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, p4, inc in next, p5; rep from * to last 9 sts, p9.
Row 14: p3, k6, *p7, k5, p1, k5, p7, p11; rep from * to last 9 sts, k6, p3.
Row 15: p9, *ssk, k3, k2 tog, inc in next, p4, (k1, yo, k1) in next st, p4, inc in next, ssk, k3, k2 tog, p5, inc in next, p5; rep from * to last 9 sts, p9.
Row 16: p3, k6, *p5, k6, p3, k6, p5, k12; rep from * to last 9 sts, k6, p3.
Row 17: p8, *inc in next, ssk, k1, k2 tog, p6, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, p6, ssk, k1, k2 tog, inc in next, p10, rep from * to last 9 sts, inc in next, p8.
Row 18: p3, k7, *p3, k6, p5, k6, p3, k14; rep from * to last 10 sts, k7, p3.
Row 19: p9, inc in next, *sl 1-k2tog-psso, p6, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, p6, sl 1-k2 tog-psso, inc in next, p12, inc in next; rep from * to last 10 sts, inc in next, p9.
Row 20: p3, k8, *p1, k6, p7, k6, p1, k16; rep from * to last 11sts, k8, p3.
Row 21: p18, *ssk, k3, k2 tog, p30; rep from *, end p18.
Row 22: p3, k15, *p5, k30; rep from * to last 18 sts, end k15, p3.
Row 23: p11, *inc in next, p6, ssk, k1, k2 tog, p6, inc in next, p16; rep from * to last 18 sts, p6, inc in next, p11.
Row 24: p3, k16, *p3, k32; rep from * to last 18 sts, k16, p3. (216 sts)

Split into sleeves and body:
Row 25: p19, sl 1-k2 tog-psso, p9, cut yarn, leaving about a 10 inch tail.
With new piece of yarn, begin first sleeve: Cast on 3 sts onto right needle, p23 (from left hand needle), sl 1-k2tog-psso, p21, cast on three sts, turn. (51 sts)
**Starting with a knit row, work 9 rows st st on 51 sts of sleeve.
Row 10 (of sleeve): (p2 tog) across next row, end p1.
Row 11: purl
Row 12: knit
Rows 13-14: rep rows 11 and 12.
Row 15(turning row for hem): p1, (yo, p2 tog) across, end p1.
Work 4 rows st st.
Bind off.
Fold up hem of sleeve and sew in place. Sew sleeve seam. **

Using tail from previous sts of body, pick up 6 sts from underarm of sleeve. Attach new thread and continue with body as follows: p11, sl 1-k2 tog-psso, p32, sl 1-k2 tog-psso, p11, cut yarn, leaving another 10 inch tail.
With new piece of yarn, begin second sleeve: Cast on 3 sts onto right hand needle, p21 (from left hand needle), sl 1-k2tog-psso, p23, cast on 3 sts, turn. (51 sts).
Work same as first sleeve between **s.

Using tail from last body sts, pick up 6 sts from underarm of second sleeve. Attach new yarn, and continue body as follows: p9, sl 1-k2 tog-psso, p 19. (123 sts)
Row 26: p3, knit to last 3 sts, p3.
Row 27: purl.
Row 28: repeat row 26. Do not turn.

Combine body into rounds: slip 3 sts from right hand needle to a spare needle, and hold in back of first three sts on left hand needle. Purl 1 st from left hand needle AND 1 st from spare needle together 3 times, p5, place a marker (marker will not be at center back).
Purl 3 rounds.
Increase round: Increase 1 st every 17 sts, end p4. (130 sts)
Skirt:
Round 1: (p6, k1, p6) around.
Round 2: (p5, k2 tog, yo, p6) around.
Round 3: (p5, k2, p6) around.
Round 4: (p4, k2 tog, yo, k1, p6) around.
Round 5: (p4, k1, p1, k1, p6) around.
Round 6: (p3, k2 tog, yo, p1, k1, p6) around.
Round 7: (p3, k1, p2, k1, p6) around.
Round 8: (p2, k2 tog, yo, p2, k1, p6) around.
Round 9: (p2, k1, p3, k1, p6) around.
Round 10: (p1, k2 tog, yo, p3, k1, p6) around.
Round 11: (p1, k1, p4, k1, p6) around.
Round 12: (p6, yo, ssk, p5) around.
Round 13: (p6, k2, p5) around.
Round 14: (p6, k1, yo, ssk, p4) around.
Round 15: (p6, k1, p1, k1, p4) around.
Round 16: (p6, k1, p1, yo, ssk, p3) around.
Round 17: (p6, k1, p2, k1, p3) around.
Round 18: (p6, k1, p2, yo, ssk, p2) around.
Round 19: (p6, k1, p3, k1, p2) around.
Round 20 (increase round): (p6, k1, p3, yo, k1, p2) around.
Round 21: (p6, k1, p4, k1, p2) around.
Round 22: (p5, k2 tog, yo, p7) around.
Round 23: (p5, k2, p7) around.
Round 24: (p4, k2 tog, yo, k1, p7) around.
Round 25: (p4, k1, p1, k1, p7) around.
Round 26: (p3, k2 tog, yo, p1, k1, p7) around.
Round 27: (p3, k1, p2, k1, p7) around.
Round 28: (p2, k2 tog, yo, p2, k1, p7) around.
Round 29: (p2, k1, p3, k1, p7) around.
Round 30: (p1, k2 tog, yo, p3, k1, p7) around.
Round 31: (p1, k1, p4, k1, p7) around.
Round 32: (p6, yo, ssk, p6) around.
Round 33: (p6, k2, p6) around.
Round 34: (p6, k1, yo, ssk, p5) around.
Round 35: (p6, k1, p1, k1, p5) around.
Round 36: (p6, k1, p1, yo, ssk, p4) around.
Round 37: (p6, k1, p2, k1, p4) around.
Round 38: (p6, k1, p2, yo, ssk, p3) around.
Round 39: (p6, k1, p3, k1, p3) around.
Round 40 (increase round): (p6, k1, p3, yo, k1, p3) around.
Round 41: (p6, k1, p4, k1, p3) around.
Round 42: (p5, k2 tog, yo, p8) around.
Round 43: (p5, k2, p8) around.
Round 44: (p4, k2 tog, yo, k1, p8) around.
Round 45: (p4, k1, p1, k1, p8) around.
Round 46: (p3, k2 tog, yo, p1, k1, p8) around.
Round 47: (p3, k1, p2, k1, p8) around.
Round 48: (p2, k2 tog, yo, p2, k1, p8) around.
Round 49: (p2, k1, p3, k1, p8) around.
Round 50: (p1, k2 tog, yo, p3, k1, p8) around.
Round 51: (p1, k1, p4, k1, p8) around.
Round 52: (p6, yo, ssk, p7) around.
Round 53: (p6, k2, p7) around.
Round 54: (p6, k1, yo, ssk, p6) around.
Round 55: (p6, k1, p1, k1, p6) around.
Round 56: (p6, k1, p1, yo, ssk, p5) around.
Round 57: (p6, k1, p2, k1, p5) around.
Round 58: (p6, k1, p2, yo, ssk, p4) around.
Round 59: (p6, k1, p3, k1, p4) around.
Round 60 (increase round): (p6, k1, p3, yo, k1, p4) around.
Round 61: (p6, k1, p4, k1, p4) around.
Round 62: (p5, k2 tog, yo, p9) around.
Round 63: (p5, k2, p9) around.
Round 64: (p4, k2 tog, yo, k1, p9) around.
Round 65: (p4, k1, p1, k1, p9) around.
Round 66: (p3, k2 tog, yo, p1, k1, p9) around.
Round 67: (p3, k1, p2, k1, p9) around.
Round 68: (p2, k2 tog, yo, p2, k1, p9) around.
Round 69: (p2, k1, p3, k1, p9) around.
Round 70: (p1, k2 tog, yo, p3, k1, p9) around.
Round 71: (p1, k1, p4, k1, p9) around.
Round 72: (p6, yo, ssk, p8) around.
Round 73: (p6, k2, p8) around.
Round 74: (p6, k1, yo, ssk, p7) around.
Round 75: (p6, k1, p1, k1, p7) around.
Round 76: (p6, k1, p1, yo, ssk, p6) around.
Round 77: (p6, k1, p2, k1, p6) around.
Round 78: (p6, k1, p2, yo, ssk, p5) around.
Round 79: (p6, k1, p3, k1, p5) around.
Round 80 (increase round): (p6, k1, p3, yo, k1, p5) around.
Round 81: (p6, k1, p4, k1, p5) around.

Shape Leaf at Bottom Edge:
Round 82: (p4, p2 tog, (k1, yo, k1) in next st, inc in next st, p9) around.
Round 83: (p5, k3, p11) around.
Round 84: (p3, p2 tog, (k1, yo) 2 times, k1, inc in next, p10) around.
Round 85: (p4, k5, p12) around.
Round 86: (p2, p2 tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, inc in next, p11) around.
Round 87: (p3, k7, p13) around.
Round 88: (p1, p2 tog, ssk, k3, k2 tog, inc in next, p12) around.
Round 89: (p2, k5, p14) around.
Round 90: [p2 tog, ssk, k1, k2 tog, (p1, yo) twice, (p2 tog, yo) six times] around.
Round 91: (p1, k3, p16) around.
Round 92: (k1, sl 1-k2 tog-psso, k16) around.
Bind off loosely, purlwise.

Finishing:
Sew buttons to button band (there are no buttonholes buttons just push through the knitting on the buttonhole band).

Using lazy daisy embroidery stitch and pink yarn, embroider 5-petal daisies at the top of each motif on skirt, and at each bottom branch opposite leaf. Using green yarn, embroider 2 leaf sts on each flower.


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