This garment’s fit is uniquely expandable. It begins as a dress for a 12 month old and can be widened to accommodate the growing child, eventually becoming a tunic fitting a child up to size 6. A ribbon or i-cord laces through the decorative side loops and creates a wonderful look that allows for the expansion of the garment as the child matures.
This is a no-sew pattern that is knit from the bottom up. Skills used are cable cast on, SSK, K2tog, yarnover,
and picking up stitches.
**Difficulty:** Advanced Beginner
**Sizes:** One size fits 12 mo – 6
**Chest measurement:** 18” – 25”
**Yarn** Cestari Heather Collection(75% Cotton/25% Wool, 254 yd (232 m)/3.5 oz (100g) Raspberry), 2 skeins, 475 yds
**Gauge** 20 sts, 28 rows = 4” in St st
**Needles** US 7 (4.5 mm), US 8 (5.0 mm) (or any needle size that gives correct gauge on *smaller* needles)
**Notions** 5 yds 15 mm ribbon (optional)