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Old 11-06-2012, 01:30 PM   #11
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Q1 Since the bodice is in Slip St pattern you'll need to work in multiples of 4+3. So you could use 63sts, as Sue suggests for the bodice which would mean decreasing one stitch from the 64sts you're going to use for the skirt. For the neck shaping, bind off more sts at the center neck and perhaps add in another decrease row at the neck. Finish with the shoulders a little more than 12sts wide, maybe 14 or 15sts. How much more depends on your gauge and the child's measurements.
Q2 You'll be able to shape the back using the shaping from the front as a guide. Leave the 5sts for the button and buttonhole bands. That should be fine.
Q3 Follow the armhole shaping as given in the pattern but perhaps extend the decreases for a row or two more.You'll have to pick up more sts for the sleeve depending on the measurement around the armhole. I'd err on the side of too wide a sleeve rather than too tight.
I think it would help if you write out the pattern with the changes you're going to make in the stitch numbers and the number of decrease rows, for example. Some of this, you're just going to have to try and see if it looks right, that is, proprtional for a child
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:26 PM   #12
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Thanks Salmonmac. It was really helpful..
How did you know that slip st Pattern is in multiple of 4+3..I want to learn tht.
Also If I want to increase the flare of the dress I need to cast on more sts. Now the bottom is in the Zig Zag Pattern so does it also have some multiplier? how do we understand that? Can I start with casting on 113...

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Old 11-06-2012, 09:40 PM   #13
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Here's the first 2 rows of the slip stitch pattern
Row 1: k1, * k2, sl 1, k1, rep from *; end k2.
Row 2: p2, * p1, sl 1, p2, rep from *; end p1.

Count the stitches betweens the *s and there's 4, that's the multiple. Then the stitches before and after it equal 3.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:19 AM   #14
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Also If I want to increase the flare of the dress I need to cast on more sts. Now the bottom is in the Zig Zag Pattern so does it also have some multiplier? how do we understand that? Can I start with casting on 113...
You could start the cast on with 114sts. That will let you finish the Eyelet pattern evenly. Decrease one st for the ZigZag pattern to 113 (a multiple of 10+3) and then decrease one st to 112 before the Garland pattern (7st repeat).
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:21 PM   #15
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Thanks Thanks Thanks!!!

I have learnt something more and I guess I will be able to alter pattern in future as well since I am now able to understand how the pattern is written and how its done...

Thanks to both of you.. I will try my best to get it working but if I have any issues then will come back..

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Old 11-07-2012, 02:42 PM   #16
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Yes experience helps. Once you've constructed a garment then you know what shape it is and how it's put together so you know for other pattern and can figure them out easier.
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Very good! Post a picture of the finished dress if you'd like.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:14 PM   #18
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Can you tell me what does this line means:

"Begin ZigZag Lace Pattern, beginning with row 1. Work 1 repeat of pattern, and then rows 1-18 again.
Work row 19, except knit all purl sts. "

Does this mean that I have to work the 1st RW of Zig Zag Pattern : K3, *(p7,k3)
Then again do the 1st rw?or is it that I start with zig zag Pattern (which is of 20 rows) then again repeat the Zig Zag Pattern but this time only do it till 18th row and for 19th row(K3, *p3(k1,p1,k1,p1,k1)in next stitch, then pass the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th sts over last st made; p3, k3, Rep from *) Where ever its p I need to do K...

p3(k1,p1,k1,p1,k1)in next stitch, then pass the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th sts over last st made;

How to do this??
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:28 PM   #19
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Work the zigzag pattern rows 1-20 and then start the pattern again but only work rows 1-18. For row 19, use all knit sts. Follow the pattern number and slip sts as in row 19 but don't do any purls, just use the knit stitch: *k6 (k5) in the next stitch, pass 2,3,4,5 over stitch one, k6*
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:13 PM   #20
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Hi
I did the row 19 but my no.of sets have reduced they are now 81 instead of
113. Is that what its suppose to be. The pattern doesn't mention of reduced sets.
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