Techniques used

  • Cast on stitches
  • Cast off stitches
  • Picking up stitches
  • Buttonholes
  • Knit flat and in the round
  • Purl flat and in the round
  • Stitch increases
  • Stitch decreases

Little Miss Sailor - English


Little Miss Sailor is a short sailor-themed dress worked from the top down, with a collar and raglan increases to shape the yoke. The dress is worked back and forth until the waist with a button- and buttonhole band in the front center. The dress skirt is worked in the round with decorative welts and increases to add volume. The sleeves are finished with hems in a contrast colour and the skirt of the dress is finished with a subtle rib to prevent the edge from curling.


9-12 (12-18) 18-24 months (2-3) 3-4 years

Finished measurements

Chest circumference: approx. 51 (54) 56 (60) 62 cm [20 (21.25) 22 (23.5) 24.5 inches]

Total length from top of collar at back to bottom edge: 37 (40) 42 (46) 51 cm [14.5 (15.75) 16.5 (18) 20 inches]


22 stitches x 34 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] (in stocking stitch on a 3.50 mm [US4] needle).

Suggested needle size

3.50 mm [US4] circular needle and double-pointed needles for sleeves (unless using magic loop method). 3.00 mm [US2½] circular needle for collar. Make a swatch before you start knitting to ensure that your gauge is correct before you start the pattern. Depending on how you knit, you may need to go up or down half a needle size to meet the gauge. Gauge in the suggested yarn is measured after washing and blocking of a swatch.


Main colour: 150-200 (150-200) 150-200 (200-250) 200-250 g Sandnes Duo (DK, 50 g = 124 m [136 yds]).

Contrast colour: for all sizes: less than 50 g Sandnes Duo (DK, 50 g = 124 m [136 yds]).

Additional: stitch markers, 5 (5) 5 (5) 6 buttons (ø = 15 mm)