Thursday, May 10

Child's apron

I've decided to go ahead and share it. I am tempted to submit it to Knitty or something but since it's my "first" I don't think I will. :)

Toddler waist apron
*This pattern is worked flat*

Cast on 40 stitches.
Work in garter stitch for 4 rows or until you have a waistband width you like.

*The rest of the pattern is done in stck.*

Row 1 and all odd numbered rows- slip first AND last stitch on every purl row.
Row 2 and all even numbered rows- kfb on first AND last stitch on every even row.

Continue in pattern until you have increased to 80 total stitches. You will want to end with a purl row.

Work in stockinette slipping first AND last stitch on every purl row until an inch before desired length.

Starting with a knit row begin ruffle as follows:
Row 1: *k1, kfb* repeat from *
Row 2: purl remembering to slip first AND last stitch
Row 3: knit
Row 4: *p2, pfb* repeat from *
Row 5: knit
Row 6: purl
Row 7: *k3, kfb* repeat from *
Row 8: purl

Bind off in desired method.

Weave in ends.

Pick up five (5) stitches at edge of waistband. NOTE: If you made a wider waistband you may need to pick up more stitches. I found it made a stronger connection to pick up one stitch below the wasitband to help anchor it.
Knit every row until desired length (I have 57 garter ridges on each tie).
Bind off in desired method.

Repeat on other side of waistband for the second tie.
Remeber to count your rows so that the ties are of equal length.
Weave in ends. I use the cast on tail on each tie and go back to reinforce my connection.

Wash in warm/cold and block.

So there you have it! I'm pretty sure I got it all but if there are questions feel free to ask. This is the first time and I jsut wrote all that down from memory. I kind of failed to write notes as I went. :)


Carolynn said...

Great pattern -- quick & easy! :) I can't wait to try it. Be careful now; pattern writing is addictive... ;)

Anonymous said...

I know you said that needle size and gauge doesn't matter, but could you tell me what size you used? A size 6 needle would make a vastly different gauge than a size 15 needle, which would make a lot of difference in the size of the finished garment.