Inspired by modern Scandinavian design and the vivid colors of childhood, this jumper dress is happy and unfussy and sure to be a winner with active little girls. As a layering piece, it is practical and versatile, and can be worn as a tunic as the child grows.
This stash-busting project is perfect for those who want to dive into colorwork: only 2 colors to work with at a time and worked in the round (no stranding on WS rows).
Construction: Knit seamlessly from the bottom up, features two stranded colorwork sections, one at the hem and one at the chest. Skirt is worked in the round to the underarms, then the front and the back are worked flat. The shoulders are joined using a three-needle-bind off, then stitches are picked up at the neckline and armholes to form the ribbing.
Skills required: casting on, knitting, purling, decreasing, knitting in the round, working a stranded colorwork pattern in the round following a chart, picking up stitches, binding off.