new.gif (1507 bytes)My Mom Knits - 'Free Doll Gown.'


Mom's Graduation or Angel Gown
or Choir Robe


This gown is worked in Stockinette Stitch. The body is worked in one piece, from the hemline, upward. The full, set-in sleeves are worked separately and sewn on.

Abbreviations : Stock.St.-Stockinette Stitch;
  P - purl;   K - knit;   st. - stitch
  BO - Bind Off;    rem. remaining

 Materials: 
          2 Skeins - Sport or DK wt. yarn
          Size 3 Needles or size to give Gauge of:
          6 sts. = 1"; 8 rows = 1"      3 fasteners

 

 

 


Body -  Beginning at hemline, cast on 120 sts.  Work in Stockinette Stitch (alternating 1 knit row with 1 purl row) until gown measures 9" from cast on edge, ending with a purl row.
Decrease Row:  *K1, k2tog.,* repeat from * to * across row.
(You now have 80 sts)   
Purl next row.

Divide for Front/Back sections On the next row - knit across the stitches for the right front, turn, and work only on these stitches until the right front is completed. Leave remaining sts. on your needle. When the right front is finished, you'll reattach yarn to the sts. for the back and left front and continue on.

Right Front
Row 1:  K18, k2tog. turn.     Row 2:  P2tog., 17.     Row 3:  K16, k2tog.     Row 4: P17.
Front v-neckline - 
Continue working in Stockinette Stitch as you decrease on odd
(knit) rows as follows -
Row 1: K2tog., knit rem. sts.           Row 2: Purl.              
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until you have 10 sts.
Continue in Stock. St. on these 10 sts., until right front measures 2 1/2" from underarm
(where you divided sts.and began working only on the right front.), end with a knit row.
Last Row: Purl as you BO all 10 sts.
With the right side of work facing you, reattach yarn to rem. sts.

Back - Row 1: K2tog., k36, k2tog.,  turn.  Leave rem. sts. on your needle. 
           When the back is finished, you'll reattach yarn to the stitches for the left front
            and continue on.
Row 2: P2tog., p34, p2tog.   Row 3: K2tog., k32, k2tog. (34 sts.)
Continue in Stock. St. until back measures 2 1/2" from underarm, end with a purl row. 

Bind Off for Neckline - On the next row:  K11, BO 12, k10, turn.  Work only on these first 11 stitches to shape the left back shoulder - 
Row 1: P9, p2tog.      Row 2:  K10.       Last Row: Purling - BO 10. 

With the wrong side facing you, reattach yarn to the 11 sts. for the right back shoulder -
Row 1:  P2tog., p9.                Row 2:  K10.             Last Row:
Purling - BO 10.

Left FrontWith the right side of the piece facing you, reattach yarn to rem. sts. for left front.
Row 1:  K2tog., k18.     Row 2:  P17, p2tog.    Row 3:  K2tog., k16.         Row 4: P17.
Front v-neckline - 
Continue working in Stock. St. as you decrease on the odd (knit) rows as follows -
Row 1: Knit to last 2 sts., k2tog.     Row 2: Purl.  
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until you have 10 sts.
Continue in Stock. St. on these 10 sts., until front measures 2 1/2" from underarm (where stitches were divided), end with a knit row.
Last Row: Purl as you Bind Off all 10 sts.

Sleeves (make 2) -  Beginning at cuff, cast on 46 sts. 
Work in Stock. St. until sleeve measures 3" from cast on edge, end with a purl row.
Bind Off for Underarm - Row 1:  Knitting - BO the first 2 sts., knit across row.
Row 2:  Purling - BO the first 2 sts., purl across row. (42 sts.)

Sleeve Cap -  Row 3: K2tog., knit to last 2 sts., k2tog.     Row 4: Purl.
Repeat rows 3 & 4 until 30 sts. remain
(end by working row 4).  Continue to decrease as follows - Row 5: K2tog., knit to last 2 sts., k2tog.        Row 6: P2tog., purl to last 2 sts., p2tog.
Repeat rows 5 & 6 until there are 20 sts. on your needle.
Next Row: Purl every 2 sts. together, across row. (10 sts.)
Last Row: Knitting-BO remaining 10 sts.

Finishing - You may wish to block pieces before sewing.  

1.  Match the neckline  and shoulder edges and sew each shoulder seam. 

2. Match the lower edge and Bound Off sts. at underarm and sew each sleeve seam. 

3. Fold each sleeve in half to find the top center on each sleeve cap and pin each sleeve to each shoulder seam. Match each sleeve seam with the center of the gown's underarm openings and pin in place.  Sew each sleeve to the body so that the seam lies smooth and doesn't bunch. 

4. Sew a fastener at each side of the front neckline edge, & 2 more an inch apart from the first.


My Mom Knits, Copyright Pending 2001



My Mom Knits®,
Copyright,1999, 2000, 2001
Donna Koenig, Creator

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