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Tiny Angel Gown

Tiny Angel Gown

submitted by Christine M Woolley
We are often asked for small plain gowns for tiny losses no bigger that 6" (15cms). Some parents prefer the larger Angels pockets, other the gowns. At this sad time we are grateful to be able to offer them a choice.

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25 g white 4 ply yarn
3.25 mm needles
60 cms (24”) narrow white ribbon
To fit chest 18 cms (7”)
Approx. Length 20 cms (8”)
Tension 28 sts and 36 rows = 4” (10 cms)

Begin at the neck edge and cast on 27 stitches loosely.

Rows 1 to 4 : Knit.
Row 5: K7, (yfwd, k2) 3 times, yfwd, k1, (yfwd, k2) 3 times, yfwd, k7. (35 sts)
Row 6 and all wrong side rows: K4, purl to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 7: K7, (yfwd, k3) 3 times, yfwd, k3, (yfwd, k3) 3 times, yfwd, k7. (43 sts)
Row 9: K7, (yfwd, k4) 3 times, yfwd, k5, (yfwd, k4) 3 times, yfwd, k7. (51 sts)
Row 11: K7, (yfwd, k5) 3 times, yfwd, k7, (yfwd, k5) 3 times, yfwd, k7. (59 sts)
Row 13: K7, (yfwd, k6) 3 times, yfwd, k9, (yfwd, k6) 3 times, yfwd, k7. (67 sts)
Row 15: K7, (yfwd, k7) 3 times, yfwd, k11, (yfwd, k7) 3 times, yfwd, k7. (75 sts)
Row 16: Knit.
Row 17: Knit.
Row 18: Knit
Row 19: K11, cast off 15, k22, cast off 15, k10. (45 sts)
Row 20: Knit.
Row 21: Knit.
Row 22: K4, purl to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 23: K4, m1, by picking up the loop between the last and next stitches and knitting into the back of it, (k1, m1) to last 4 sts, k4. (83 sts)

Continue in st st with garter st borders until work measures approx. 7½” from cast on. (51 rows st st)
Work 5 rows garter st. Cast off.

Cut the ribbon into 4 pieces and sew 2 pieces on either side of the back edges at the neck and bottom of the yoke.


A small pattern can be used on the skirt but please avoid lacy patterns unless you are going to line it.
A ribbon rose or other embellishment may be added.
White is the preferred colour but other pastels could be used.

last updated: 31/05/07
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