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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.