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Kid's Classic

Kid's Classic - sweet, fresh, and ready to make your own.

Kid's Classic features a set-in sleeve and a rich twisted-rib hem - and is available in two views.

 

View 1 is an A-line dress, and View 2 is a straight pullover. Either view can be worked with one of two necklines - a classic round neckline, or a keyhole with a button.

In La Bien Aimee, the dress version shines for holiday events, little white tights, and a hint of dress up.

 

Alternately, indulge them with their choice of outrageously fun color. In Urban Girl Yarns, the pullover version is ready for them to make their style mark.

Whichever one you choose, your little one will be comfy in a breezy fingering weight top!

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CONSTRUCTION

Kid's Classic is worked in pieces from the bottom up and seamed using set-in sleeve construction. Stitches are picked up for the collar. The neck can be worked with or without a key-hole slit, which is buttoned at the top.

Hem and cuffs are worked in 1x1 twisted rib. The collar is worked in 1x1 rib and finished with a tubular bind-off. The keyhole slit is edged with an i-cord.

PATTERN OPTIONS

A-line dress or straight pullover

Kid's Classic comes in two lengths - View 1 is an A-line tunic dress, View 2 is a pullover with no shaping from hip to underarm.

Two necklines

Kid's Classic is a 'little sister' pattern to Classic Colorblock, and has two neckline options. The first duplicates the round neckline of the adult version, the second adds a slit neck with a button at the top. If your intended does not like the feeling of a snug neckline going over their head, they may prefer the keyhole neckline.

About the samples

View 1 is shown in La Bien Aimee in size 6 years, modeled on a child with a 23" / 57.5 cm chest and total height of 43" / 107.5 cm.

 

In the gallery, View 2 is shown in Urban Girl Yarns and Koigu also in size 6 years, on a dressform (intended for display purposes and with unrealistic proportions).

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SIZES

2 (3, 4, 6) [8, 10, 12, 14] years

To fit chest: 20.5 (21, 22, 24) [26.75, 28, 29.25, 31] inches / 51.5 (52.5, 55, 60) [67, 70, 73, 77.5] cm

Finished chest circumference: 22.25 (22.25, 23.25, 25.5) [28.5, 29.5, 31.25, 32.75] inches / 55.5 (55.5, 58.5, 63.5) [71.5, 74, 78.5, 81.5] cm

Finished bicep circumference: 7.5 (7.75, 8.25, 8.5) [9.25, 9.5, 10, 10.5] inches / 18.5 (19.5, 20.5, 21.5) [23, 24, 25, 26.5] cm

 

YOUR BEST FIT

I recommend choosing the size closest to the actual chest measurement. Intended ease is approximately 1.75 (1.25, 1.25, 1.5) [1.75, 1.5, 2, 1.75] inches / 4.5 (3, 3.5, 3.5) [4.5, 4, 5, 4] cm of positive ease at the chest.

Note - children’s sizing is based on chest circumference, and kids can be all different heights for any given chest circumference. Look at the schematic to see if you should shorten or lengthen the sleeves or body.

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TECHNIQUES

  • Working directional increases and decreases 

  • Working a sloped bind-off (optional) 

  • Picking up and working stitches 

  • Seaming

  • Knitting Lace

  • Sewing a tubular Bind-off

  • Knitting in the round (round collar only)

  • Knitting i-cord and applied i-cord (keyhole neckline only)

MATERIALS

  • Stitch markers

  • Tapestry needle

  • If working keyhole neckline, 1 1" / 2.5 cm button 

GAUGE

23 sts and 36 rows over 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette stitch with size A needles


23 sts and 32 rows over 4 inches/ 10 cm in Lace Pattern


26 sts and 37 rows over 4 inches / 10 cm in 1 x 1 Twisted Rib

YARN

View I, Dress, shown with round collar

 

La Bien Aimée x Mondim
100% Portuguese wool, non superwash; 421 yds (385 m) per 100 g skein.

 

This is a crisp, bouncy 3-ply fingering weight yarn with fantastic stitch definition.

Shown in Dawn (MC) and Kitsune (CC)

 

MC: 455 (535, 615, 710) [890, 985, 1075, 1205] yds / 415 (485, 560, 650) [815, 900, 980, 1100] m
CC: 205 (205, 225, 265) [295, 320, 385, 390] yds / 190 (190, 210, 245) [270, 290, 350, 355] m
 

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View 2, Pullover, shown with keyhole neckline

 

Shown in Urban Girls Yarn Virginia (MC) and Koigu Wool Designs KPM (CC)


Urban Girls Yarn Virginia
90% Superwash merino, 10% nylon; 480 yds (440 m) per 125 g skein.

 

This is a silky, 2-ply fingering weight yarn with good drape. Shown in Tabula Rosa

Koigu Wool Designs KPM
100% Merino wool, 170 yds (136 m) per 50 g skein.

 

This is a soft, bouncy 2-ply yarn fingering weight yarn with good stitch definition. Shown in 1144.
 

MC: 370 (420, 475, 540) [655, 740, 800, 905] yds / 340 (385, 435, 495) [600, 675, 735, 830] m
CC: 115 (115, 120, 155) [170, 180, 230, 245] yds / 105 (105, 110, 140) [155, 160, 215, 220] m

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CREDITS

Tech edit: Heather Storta

Photography: Hypnotic Imagery, LLC

Testers: Alla, Gertruida, Amanda

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