Miss Muffet Pinny
All dressed up in a charming pinafore, suitable for a spring or summer
celebration, perhaps, in a lighter cotton-blend 4ply. Alternatively, try an angora
or mohair blend for a more wintry festive feel.
The pattern for the dress underneath is also given, although, today, we seem to be fully equipped with central heating everywhere, so this combination may prove to be too hot for most children.
The pinafore is worked in one piece up to the armhole shaping.
Panel Pattern over 5 stitches:
1st row: k2, yfwd, k2tog tbl, k1
With No 12 (2¾mm) needles cast on cast on 223/239/255 sts. and work 5 rows garter-stitch, that is: every row knit.
Change to No 10 (3¼mm) needles and pattern as follows :
1st row (right side facing): knit.
Shape skirt and place panel pattern as follows:
1st decrease row: k5/13/5, (panel pattern 5 as 1st row, k5, k2tog, k4) 13/13/15 times, panel pattern 5 as 1 st row, k5/13/5. [210/226/240 sts]
Keeping continuity of panel pattern, work 11/17/25 rows straight.
2nd decrease row: k5/13/5, (pattern 5, k4, k2tog, k4) 13/13/15 times, pattern 5, k5/13/5. [197/213/225 sts]
Work 15/17/29 rows straight.
3rd decrease row: k5/13/5, (pattern 5, k4, k2tog, k3) 13/13/15 times, pattern 5, k5/13/5 [184/200/210 sts]
Work 15/17/29 rows straight.
1st and 2nd sizes: Continue decreasing
13 sts thus on next and following 16th/18th
row [158/174 sts].
Divide for front and backs:
Continue straight on these 21/23/25 stitches for right back until work measures 14½/16½/18½ inches, ending with right side facing.
Shape shoulder by casting off 3sts at the beginning of the next
and following alternate row.
With wrong side facing, rejoin yarn to remaining stitches from holder; cast off 34/38/42, (for armhole), p43/47/51, turn and leave remaining stitches on a spare needle or stitch-holder.
Continue straight on these 43/47/51 stitches for front until work measures 12/13½/15½ inches, ending with right side facing.
Divide for neck:
Work 1 row straight.
Cast off remaining 2/3/4 sts.
With right side facing, rejoin yarn to remainiing stitches, cast off centre 27/29/31, then finish to correspond with first side, reversing shapings.
With wrong side facing, rejoin yarn to remaining stitches on holder, cast off 34/38/42, (for armhole) purl to end.
Finish to correspond with right back, reversing shapings.
With No 12 needles, cast on 103/111/119
sts. and work 3 rows garter-stitch.
To Make Up
Using a warm iron and a damp cloth. press parts lightly on wrong side.
Join shoulder seams.
Make borders: With right side facing and 3mm hook, work 2 rows
dc up left back, round neck and down right back. increasing and decreasing
at corners as required.
Press seams. Sew on buttons.
Original materials called for: 3/3/4
50g balls 4 ply fingering.
A pair each Nos 10 and 12 (3¼mm and 2¾mm) needles.
4 small buttons.
28 sts and 36 rows to 4 inches over stocking-stitch on No 10 needles.
Three sizes given for 22/24/26
inch chest; length from top of shoulders: 14½/16½/18½ inches.
tbl: through back of loops
A word on the wool.
The original colour combination is white for the apron with "Damask Rose" for the dress.
Eyelet pattern and sleeve frill detail: