Saxon Dungarees are worked from the bottom up. The legs are first knit separately with a ribbed edge on circular or double-pointed needles. They are then joined and a crotch is formed, after which short rows are worked on the back to make space for the baby’s backside. The Saxon Braid cabled pattern is worked on the bodice (front only), firstly in the round and later back and forth when the front and back are separated to make the armholes and shoulder straps. The dungarees are closed at the front with buttons.
0-2 (2-4) 4-6 (6-9) 9-12 (12-18) 18-24 months (2-3) years
22 stitches x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in stocking stitch on a 4.00 mm [US6] needle.
Suggested needle size
3.50 mm [US4] circular needle or double-pointed needles for ankle rib, 4.00 mm [US6] circular needle or double-‐pointed needles for legs, 4.00 mm [US6] circular needle for body, 3.00 mm [US2½] circular or 2 double-pointed needles for buttonhole band and straps. Make a swatch before you start knitting to ensure that your gauge is correct. 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.
Yarn: 150 (150) 200 (200) (200) 250 (250) 300 g Drops Merino Extra Fine (DK weight, 50 g = 105 m [115 yds])
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