Baby dungarees knitting pattern

Knitted dungarees for boys

Dungarees knitting patternSIZES

To fit: 3[6:12:18:24]mths

Chest: 41[43:46:48:51]cm (16[17:18:19:20]in)

Actual measurement: 48[53:58:62:67]cm (19(21:23:24.5:26.5]in)

Length to shoulder: 47.5(52.5:56.5:62.5:67.5]cm (18.75(20.75:22.25:24.5:26.5]in)

Leg length: 18[20:22.5:25.5:28]cm (7[8:9:10:11]in)

YOU WILL NEED

Fyberspates Scrumptious 4 ply 45% silk, 55% merino (approx 365m per 100g skein) 2[2:2:3:3] x100g skeins shade 308 Teal Blue

Pair each 3mm and 3.25mm knitting needles

Cable needle

8 x buttons (12-15mm)

Note: Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximate.

TENSION

18 sts of diamond cable panel meas 4.5cm (1.75in) using 3.25mm needles.

28 sts and 35 rows to 10cm over rev st st using 3.25mm needles.

Use larger or smaller needles if necessary to obtain correct tension.

ABBREVIATIONS

C4B = Slip next 2 sts to cable needle and hold at back of work, k2, k2 from cable needle

C4F = Slip next 2 sts to cable needle and hold at front of work, k2, k2 from cable needle

T4B = Slip next 2 sts to cable needle and hold at back of work, K2; P2from cable needle

T4F = Slip next 2 sts to cable needle and hold at front of work, P2; K2 from cable needle

C6C = Slip next 2 sts to cable needle and hold at front of work, slip next 2 purl sts to another cable needle and hold at back of work, K2; P2 from cable needle held at back; K2 from cable needle held at front.

PATTERN NOTE

These dungarees are worked flat.

Starting with each back leg separately, they are then joined and the back is worked upwards. The front is created in a similar way.

The armholes are given more 'wiggle-room' in the larger sizes by working more stitches in the armband.

LEFT LEG (BACK)

Using 3mm needles, cast on 36(40:44:48:52] sts using the thumb or long tail cast-on methods (or your preferred method).

Row 1(RS): K1, p2[3:4:5:6], k4, p2[3:4:5:6], (k2, p2) 4 times, k2, p2[3:4:5:6], k4, p2[3:4:5:6], k1.

Row 2 (WS): P1, k2[3:4:5:6], p4, k2[3:4:5:6], (p2, k2)4times, p2, k2(3:4:5:6], p4, K2 (3,4, 5,6), P1. Last 2 rows set rib pattern. Repeat these 2 rows once more (4 rows in total).

Change to larger needles.

Row 1 (RS): K1, p2[3:4:5:6), (reading charts from right to left) work cable chart A1 over 4 sts, p2[3:4:5:6], work diamond chart B over 18 sts, p2[3:4:5:6], work cable chart A2 over 4 sts, p2[3:4:5:6], k1.

Row 2 (WS): P1, k2[3:4:5:6], (reading charts from left to right) work cable chart A2 over 4 sts, k2(3:4:5:6], work diamond chart B over 18 sts, k2(3:4:5:6], work cable chart A1 over 4 sts, k2[3:4:5:6], p1.

These 2 rows set diamond and cable patterns with rev st st between.

Row 3: K1, m1p, work in patt to end of row. 37(41:45:49:53] sts.

Work 5 patt rows without shaping, taking increased st into rev st st.

Row 9: K1, mlp, work in patt to end of row. 38(42:46:50:54] sts.

Work 7 patt rows without shaping.

Rep these 8 rows 3[4:4:4:4) times more. 41(46:50:54:58] sts.

Next row (RS): K1, m1p, work in patt to end of row. 42(47:51:55:59] sts.

Work 11 patt rows straight.

Work these 12 rows 0(1:1:2:2] more times. 42(48:52:57:61] sts.

Work in pattern until Leg meas 18(20:22.5:25.5:28] cm (7[8:9:10:11]in), ending on a WS row (make a note of the chart row number).

Put sts on holder and break yarn.

RIGHT LEG (BACK)

Make second leg in the same way, reversing the shaping by working the incs at the end of RS rows. Work straight to 18[20:22.5:25.5:28) cm (7[8:9:10:11]in), ending on the same WS row as the first leg.

Next row (RS): Work in patt to last st, p1, PM, cast on 10 sts using the cable cast-on method, PM, purl first st of left leg sts from holder, then work in patt to end. 94[106:114:124:132] sts. **

BACK

Work straight in patt for 5cm (2in), taking the cast-on sts into rev st st and ending on a WS row.

Next row (RS): Work in patt to 2 sts before marker, p2tog, slM, p to marker, slM, P2tog, work in patt to end. 92[104:112:122:130] sts. Work 7 rows straight in patt.

Rep the last 8 rows 3[4:4:5:5] more times. 86[96:104:112:120] sts.

Work straight in patt until Body meas 18[20:21.5:24.5:27] cm (7[8:8.5:9.5:10.5]in) from 10 cast-on sts.

Shape armhole

Cast off 7 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 72(82:90:98:106] sts.

Work straight in patt for 10(11:11:11:11] cm (4[4.25:4.25:4.25:4.25]in) from armhole shaping.

Shape back neck

Next row (RS): Work in patt over 23 sts, put these 23 sts on a holder, cast off 26(36:44:52:60] sts, work in patt to end. 23 sts.

Work in patt for 1 row. Cast off 3 sts at start of next and foil alternate row. 17 sts.

Work one row in patt and then leave rem 17 sts on holder.

With WS facing, rejoin yarn to 23 sts on holder, cast off 3 sts and patt to end. 20 sts.

Cast off 3 sts at start of foll alt row. 17 sts.

Work 2 more rows in patt.

Leave rem sts on holder.

FRONT LEGS

Work as for Back Legs to **.

FRONT

Work straight in patt for 3.5cm (1.5in), ending on a WS row.

Next row (RS): Work in patt for 43(49:53:58:62] sts, put these 43(49:53:58:62] sts on a holder, cast off 8 sts, work in patt to end. 43(49:53:58:62] sts.

RIGHT FRONT

Work straight on these 43(49:53:58:62] sts for a further 1.5cm (.5in), ending on a WS row.

Next row (RS): P1, p2tog, work in patt to end. 42(48:52:57:61] sts.

Work 7 rows straight.

Repeat the last 8 rows 3[4:4:5:5) more times. 39(44:48:52:56] sts.

Work straight in patt until Front matches Back to start of armholes, ending on a RS row.

Shape armhole

Next row (WS): Cast off 7 sts, work in patt to end. 32(37:41:45:49] sts.

Work straight in patt for 6cm (2.5in) from armhole shaping, ending on a WS row.

Shape neck

Next row (RS): Cast off 4[5:6:6:8] sts, work in patt to end. 28(32:35:39:41] sts.

Next row (WS): Work in patt.

Next row: Cast off 3[4:5:5:6] sts, work in patt to end. 25(28:30:34:35] sts.

Next row: Work in patt.

Next row: Cast off 2[3:3:4:4] sts, work in patt to end. 23(25:27:30:31] sts.

Next row: Work in patt.

Rep the last 2 rows until 19(19:18:18:19] sts remain.

Next row (RS): Cast off 2(2:1:1:2] sts, work in patt to end. 17 sts.

Work straight until armhole matches Back to shoulder.

Cast off remaining sts with the 17 sts from the back right shoulder, using the 3-needle cast-off method. Alternatively, you can cast off the shoulders separately and sew them together.

LEFT FRONT

With WS facing, rejoin yarn to 43(49:53:58:62] sts for Left Front and work to match Right Front to f, reversing all shaping and ending on a WS row, ready to work armhole. 39(44:48:52:56] sts.

Shape armhole

Next row (RS): Cast off 7 sts, work in patt to end. 32(37:41:45:49] sts.

Work straight in patt for 6cm (2.5in) from armhole shaping, ending on a RS row.

Shape neck

Next row (WS): Cast off 4[5:6:6:8] sts, work in patt to end. 28(32:35:39:41] sts.

Next row (RS): Work in patt.

Next row: Cast off 3[4:5:5:6] sts, work in patt to end. 25(28:30:34:35] sts.

Next row: Work in patt.

Next row: Cast off 2[3:3:4:4] sts, work in patt to end. 23(25:27:30:31] sts.

Next row: Work in patt.

Rep the last 2 rows until there are 19(19:18:18:19] sts remaining.

Next row (WS): Cast off 2(2:1:1:2] sts, work in patt to end. 17 sts.

Work straight until armhole matches Back to shoulder.

Cast off remaining sts with the 17 sts from the back left shoulder, using the 3-needle cast-off method. Alternatively, you can cast off the shoulders separately and sew them together.

ARMBANDS (WORK BOTH ALIKE)

Using 3mm needles, with RS facing and starting at the underarm, pick up and knit 25(29:33:37:37] sts up to the shoulder seam, pick up and knit 1 st in the shoulder seam and pick up and knit 25(29:33:37:37] sts down to the underarm. 51(59:67:75:75] sts.

Row 1 (WS): *K1, pi; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2 (RS): P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end.

These 2 rows set rib. Work in rib for 1.5cm (.5in) total.

Cast off in patt.

NECKBAND

Using 3mm needles, with RS facing and starting at the right front neck, pick up and knit 15(21:29:33:37] sts up the front neck, pick up and knit 1 st in the shoulder seam and 9 sts down to the back neck, pick up and knit 24(36:44:50:58] sts across the back neck, then 9 sts up to the left shoulder and 1 st in the shoulder seam, and finally pick up and knit 15(21:29:33:37] sts down the left front neck. 74(98:122:136:152] sts.

Rows 1 and 2: * Kl, pi; rep from * to end.

These 2 rows set rib. Work in rib for 1,5cm (.5in) total.

Cast off in patt.

BUTTONBAND

Left and right bands can easily be swapped if buttonholes are desired on the opposite side. Using 3mm needles and with RS facing, pick up and knit 81 [89:95:103:111] sts along the opening of the Left Front.

Row 1 (WS): P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end.

Row 2: *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

These 2 rows set rib. Work in rib for 2.5cm (1in) in total.

Cast off in patt.

BUTTONHOLE BAND

Using 3mm needles and with RS facing, pick up and knit 81 [89:95:103:111] sts along the opening of the Right Front.

Row 1(WS): P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end.

Row 2: *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rep these 2 rows once more.

Next row (WS): Rib 5, *cast off 2 sts, work in rib until there are 8[9:10:11:12] sts on right-hand needle after last set of cast-off sts; rep from * 6 more times, cast off 2 sts, rib to end.

Next row (RS): Rib to end, casting on 2 sts over each set that were cast off on previous row. Cont work in rib until the buttonhole band meas 2.5cm (lin).

Cast off in patt.

TO FINISH OFF

Sew Front to Back along side (including armbands) and leg seams, using mattress stitch. Lay the buttonhole band over the button band and attach the 2 layers to the cast-off sts of the body. Weave in all ends.

Wash and block gently.

Attach buttons opposite the buttonholes.

Design by Melanie Edgar

Chart and Diagram

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