Juno Toddler Dress
To fit Toddler 9 – 12 (18, 24) months
Chest 21 (22 1/2, 24)"/53 (57, 61) cm
Length 16 1/4 (18, 191/2)"/41.5 (46, 49) cm
In Seed Stitch, 18 sts and 28 rows = 4"/10cm
k1-f/b/f (increase 2): Knit next st through the front loop, do not drop st from left-hand needle, knit same st through the back loop, then through the front loop again, drop original st from left-hand needle.
Tw2L (Twist 2 left): Slip next 2 sts, one at a time knitwise to right-hand needle, return sts to left-hand needle in turned position; knit second st through the back loop (-tbl), do not drop from left-hand needle, k2tog-tbl, drop both sts from left-hand needle.
Tw2R (Twist 2 right): K2tog through the front loops, do not drop sts from left-hand needle; knit first st again, drop both sts from left-hand needle.
wyib (with yarn in back): Hold yarn to back of work as it faces you – on RS this is the knit position.
wyif (with yarn in front): Hold yarn to front of work as it faces you – on RS this is the purl position.
yo (yarn over): With yarn in back (knit position), bring it to the front between the needles, (purl position), then carry it over the needle, ready to work the next stitch.
C3F-Tw2L: Slip 2 sts to cn, hold to front, p1, Tw2L from cn.
C3B-Tw2R: Slip 1 st to cn, hold to back, Tw2R, p1 from cn.
C3B-Tw2L: Slip 1 st to cn, hold to back, Tw2L, p1 from cn.
C4F-Tw2R/Tw2L: Slip 2 sts to cn, hold to front, Tw2R, Tw2L from cn.
C4F-Tw2L/Tw2L: Slip 2 sts to cn, hold to front, Tw2L, Tw2L from cn.
Short Row Shaping
Work the number of sts indicated in the instructions, wrp-t; return to starting point.
Continue to work progressively longer or shorter rows as indicated in the instructions; work wraps together with wrapped sts as you come to them, as follows: Insert right-hand needle into wrap at base of wrapped st from beneath, then bring right-hand needle up and into st on left-hand needle ready to work the st; work wrap and st together—this prevents a hole from forming where Short Row ended.
Hint: If it's difficult to work wrap and st together as given above, slip wrapped st to right-hand needle, insert left-hand needle into wrap (from bottom to top), place wrap on left-hand needle, return wrapped st to left-hand needle and work wrap and st together.
Wrap and Turn (wrp-t)
(WS) With yarn in front (purl position), slip next st, yarn back (to the knit position), return slipped st, (which is now wrapped), to left-hand needle; turn, leaving remaining sts unworked.
Loosely cast on 4 sts, turn.
Row 1: K1-f/b/f in each st across, turn—12 sts.
Row 2: * Slip 1, [k1, yo, pass knit st over] twice; repeat from * 3 times, turn.
Row 3: [K1, yo, pass knit st over] twice, pass second st on right-hand needle over first st—1 st remains (first petal of flower completed); slip 1, psso, * [k1, yo, pass knit st over, then pass second st on Right-hand needle over first st], twice, slip 1, psso; repeat from * 2 times, slip 1, psso, turn—1 st remains (4 petals).
Row 4: Slip remaining st to right-hand needle; keeping working yarn in back of flower, pick up 1 st in cast-on st at loose end, psso—1 st remains.
2 x 2 Rib – Back (multiple of 4 sts + 2)
Row 1: P2, * k2, p2; repeat from * across.
Row 2: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts as they face you.
Repeat Row 2 for 2 x 2 rib.
2 x 2 Rib – Front (multiple of 4 sts + 2)
Row 1: K2, * p2, k2; repeat from * across.
Repeat Row 2 for 2 x 2 rib.
Row 1: *K1, p1; repeat from * across, end k1 if an odd number of sts.
Row 2: Knit the purl sts and purl the knit sts as they face you.
Repeat Row 2 for Seed st.
Place markers between Stitch patterns.
Cast on 58 (62, 66) sts.
(RS) Begin 2 x 2 rib; work even for 10 (12, 14) rows, end with a WS row.
Establish Pattern: Begin Row 1 of all St patts from Charts, except as noted for Center Panel:
(RS) Work 4 (5, 6) sts in Seed st, pm; C4F Cable across 4 sts, pm; Back Side Panel across 8 sts, pm; C4B Cable across 4 sts, pm; p2 (3, 4), k1, pm; beginning Row 9 (1, 9) of Chart, work Center Cable Panel across center 12 sts, pm; k1, p2 (3, 4), pm; work C4F Cable across 4 sts, pm; Back Side Panel across 8 sts, pm; C4B Cable across 4, sts, pm; 4 (5, 6) sts in Seed st.
Continue as established – work Row 2 of Seed st, then repeat Row 2 for remainder of piece; work Rows 2 – 4 from C4B Cable, C4F Cable and Back Side Panel Charts, then repeat Rows 1 – 4 for remainder of piece; work Rows 10 – 12 (2 – 12, 10 – 12) once from Center Panel Chart, then repeat Rows 1 – 12 for remainder of piece. Work even until piece measures 10 3/4 (12, 13)" from beg, end with (WS) Row 12 of Center Cable Panel —74 (84, 90) rows, including ribbing.
(RS) Dec 1 st each side every other row twice—54 (58, 62) sts remain.
Work even in patt until armhole measures 5 1/2 (6, 6 1/2)" from beg of shaping, end with a WS row.
Bind off all sts loosely in pattern. Place markers each side of center 18 sts for Back neck.
Work 2 x 2 rib as for Back, end with a WS row.
Establish Pattern: Workas for Back, working Front Side Panel instead of Back Side Panel at each side.
Continue as for Back to beg of armhole—10 3/4 (12, 13)" from beg, end with (WS) Row 12 of Center Cable Panel—74 (84, 90) rows, including ribbing.
Work armhole as for Back—54 (58, 62) sts remain.
Work even until a total of 10 rows have been completed from beginning of armhole, ending with (WS) Row 10 of Center Cable Panel; pm between center 2 sts of last row—27 (29, 31) sts each side of marker.
Establish Pattern: (RS) Left Front: Work across to Center Cable Panel; dec 1 st, work 4 sts in patt (ending at marker); Right Front: Join a second ball of yarn, work 4 sts in patt, dec 1 st, work to end in patt.
(WS) Working both sides at same time, work 1 row even.
Continue as established, working 4 sts each side of center Front (for neck edging) on RS rows as follows: [Tw2R, p2] on left Front; [p2, Tw2L] on right Front; and AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st each side (before left Front neck edging and after right Front neck edging) every other row 9 times—18 (20, 22) sts remain each side for shoulders.
Work even until armhole measures same as Back to shoulder.
Bind off all sts loosely in patt.
Tack down Flowers on Front using sewing needle and matching thread.
Embellishment: Using beading needle and thread, secure knot on WS behind Flower; * bring needle to RS, place a sequin and bead on needle, pull needle through, insert needle through sequin again and through flower to WS; repeat from * 3 times.
Repeat for each Flower - 4 sequin/beads on each flower.
Cast on 44 (48, 52) sts.
Work 8 (10, 12) rows of 2 x 2 rib.
Establish Pattern – all sizes
Row 1 (RS) of Chart: Work 1 (2, 3) sts in Seed st – this is Seed st section indicated on Chart (4 sts will be inc'd in this section while shaping Sleeve – all sizes), pm; [k4, p1] twice, k4 – Cable section shown on Chart, immediately after Seed st section (2 sts will be inc'd), pm; p1 (2, 3) – (1 st will be inc'd), pm; k1, [p2, Tw2L] twice, p2, k1 across center 12 sts (2 sts will be inc'd on Row 2, then center section is worked even), pm; p1 (2, 3) – (1 st will be inc'd), pm; [k4, p1] twice, k4 – Cable section (2 sts will be inc'd), pm; work 1 (2, 3) sts in Seed st (4 sts will be inc'd). Note: Incs are completed on Row 16 of Chart shown – additional incs are worked for sizes M and L (see below).
Continue as established; work Rows 1 – 28 from Chart, working incs as indicated—60 (64, 68) sts after Row 16; 5 (6, 7) sts in Seed st at each side.
Rows 29 – 40: Repeat Rows 17 – 28.
Row 41: Repeat Row 17.
Size Small only
Go to Shape Cap.
Sizes Medium and Large
Row 42: Work as Row 18, inc 2 sts as follows: Work (6, 7) sts in Seed st, M1; cont across to beg of Seed st section at opposite side, M1, work in Seed st to end—(66, 70) sts.
Size Medium only
Row 43: Work as Row 19, inc 2 sts as follows: Work in patt est across 7 Seed sts and Cable section, M1; work across center sts, end at beg of Cable section, M1; work to end in patt—68 sts.
Go to Shape Cap.
Size Large only
Rows 43 - 45: Work even in patt—8 sts in Seed st at beg and end of rows.
Work Short-Rows as follows, cont in patt:
Row 1 (WS): Work in pattern across to Cable section at end of row (21 sts remain), turn, leaving rem sts unworked.
Row 2: Slip 1 purlwise, work in patt across to Cable section at end of row, turn, leaving rem sts unworked.
Row 3: Slip 1 purlwise, work to end (across all sts) in patt.
Bind off all sts in patt.
Sew shoulder seams. Set in Sleeves; sew sleeve and side seams.
With RS facing, using circular needle, beg at center neck on right Front, pick up and knit 1 st in each row to shoulder, 1 st in shoulder seam, 1 st in each bound-off st of Back neck, 1 st in shoulder seam, down left Front as right Front to beg (center Front).
Work in Short-rows in 2 x 2 rib as follows:
Row 1: (RS of Collar)Work two thirds of the total number of picked-up sts, pm, turn.
Row 2: Slip 1, work one third of the total number of sts picked up, pm, turn.
Row 3: Slip 1, work to marker, remove marker, work 2 more sts in patt, replace marker, turn.
Repeat Row 3 until all sts are being worked in 2 x 2 rib.
Bind off all sts in patt.
Using yarn needle, weave in ends.