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GETTING STARTED
You will need
Sirdar Snuggle or similar 4 ply 1x 100g ball
Size 2 USA knitting needles
Size 3 USA knitting needles
Stitch holder
Crotchet hook

Gauge
If you knit 16 stitches and 20 rows you should get a block of
2” x 2” in stocking stitch

Abbreviations
K        = knit                                              p     = purl
St       = stitches                                          c.off = cast off
in       = inches                                            k2tog = knit 2 st. together
rib      = k1 p1 in ribbing                                  st.st = stocking stitch, i.e. k1 row p1 row
g.st     = garter stitch, knit every row                     p2tog = Purl 2 stitches together purl ways
wrn      = turn wool round needle to make a stitch
inc. 1 = increase 1 st. by picking up wool between stitch on right hand needle and st. on left hand needle.
sl1 k1, psso = slip 1 stitch k 1 stitch and pass slip stitch over

Notes
        I normally slip the first stitch of every row – move it to the other needle without knitting it. This gives a
        neat finish and helps when sewing the garment together. This especially helps with the neckline as you
        then have 2 loops to pick up namely the outer (away from you) and the inner (close to you) when working
        the neckline.
        Knit the two sleeves at the same time. This helps that the increases are done at the same time and
        place, on the sleeves, and that you knit the same amount of rows.

KNITTING INSTRUCTIONS
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With Size 2 USA knitting needles cast on 105 st. and k1 p1 rib for 4 rows. Change to Size 3 USA knitting needles
and st.st 2 rows.
Dec 1 st at each end of following 4 rows, then decrease 1 st at each end of the next and following 2nd row till
there are 83 st.

Divide for fronts and back

Next row: k 20 st, c.off 3, k 37, c.off 3, k 20 turn, working following 20 st as follows and leave the rest of the
stitches on a holder

Left hand side

Next row: p 20 sts, turn
Next row: k to last 3 st, k2tog k 1, turn
Next row: p 19 st, turn
Next row: k 19 st, turn
Next row: p 19 st, turn
Repeat these 4 rows until there are 12 st remaining (± 36 rows)
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Cast off

Working with middle section of 37 sts as follows:
Next row: p 37 st, turn
Next row: k to end
Continue in st.st till work measures 5½ ” divide for neck as follows

Next row: k 11 k 2 tog k1 turn
Next row: p to end turn
Next row: k 10 k 2 tog k1 turn
Next row: p to end turn
Cast off

Leave next 9 stitches on holder and
Next row: sl1 sl1 k1 psso k to end
Next row: p to end turn
Next row: sl1 sl1 k1 psso k to end
Next row: p to end turn
Cast off 12 st.

Right hand side

Next row: sl1 sl1 k1 psso k to end
Next row: p to end turn
Next row: sl1 sl1 k1 psso k to end
Next row: p to end
Cast off 12 st.

Sleeves
Make 2

With Size 2 USA knitting needles cast on 31 st. rib 4 rows.
Change to Size 3 USA knitting needles knitting in st.st and
increase 1 st each end of every 4th row. Continue in st.st till
work measures 4¼” and cast off loosely.

Neck edge

With Size 2 USA knitting needles and right side facing pick up
and k 58 + 7 then 9 st. on holder + 7 + 60 (total 138 st)
Next row: rib 1 row
Next row: rib 3 st wrn x2, k2tog rib 4 st, wrn x2, k2tog, rib to
end

Rib next 2 rows
Cast off loosely in rib

Finishing
           Neatly sew shoulder seams and side seams. Sew
           sleeve seams together.
           With wrong sides together fit the sleeves in the
           armholes of the jersey. Sew together.
           Overlap the 2 front panels across the chest. Left
           over right. In the side make a mark and sew on 2
           small buttons.
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BALLET BOOTIES
Make 2

With Size 3 USA knitting needles and 4 ply wool cast on 24 st.

Garter stitch for 2 rows
Next row: sl1 inc.1 st. between next stitch, k10, inc. 1 st.
between next stitch, k2, inc. 1 st. between next stitch, k
10, inc. 1 st. between next stitch, k1
Next row: sl1 inc.1 st. between next stitch, k12, inc. 1 st.
between next stitch, k2, inc. 1 st. between next stitch, k
12, inc. 1 st. between next stitch, k1
Next row: sl1 inc.1 st. between next stitch, k14, inc. 1 st.
between next stitch, k2, inc. 1 st. between next stitch, k
14, inc. 1 st. between next stitch, k1
Continue in this manner till you have 40 st.

Stocking stitch for 4 rows

Shaping of the foot

Next row: K 24 st. k2tog turn
Next row: p 8 st. p2tog turn
Next row: K 8 st. k2tog turn
Repeat this till there are in total 32 stitches ending with a
purl row i.e. p2tog and continue with purl to the end. **
See NOTE
Next row: k to end
Next row: k to end
Cast off

Sew the open heel closed and neaten off. Work in fine
ribbon to complete the ballet shoes.

NOTE: This pattern can also be used to make boots **. Just continue till you have desired length, but do
increase 2 st. on each side of work two or three times evenly to make the boot fit better over the calf of leg.

LEG WARMERS
With Size 3 USA knitting needles and 4 ply wool cast on 35 st.
Continue in k1 p1 rib until desired length. Cast off rib ways.

				
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