Hi to all you knitters! My name is Zee and I’ve been knitting for a 1 year now. Not sure if I am still considered a newbie.
I’ve never took on a knitting project that challenged me, but I am now. Not sure if it’s only me, but Drops knitting instructions are kind of difficult to understand. I decided to make a christening gown, but there are a lot of things I do not understand. For instances, Pin tuck, I am not sure where and when I suppose to do it and the instructions period I don’t have a clear understanding.
Can someone help, I have pasted in the instructions.
Pin tuck: P 1 row from the RS and then 4 rows stockinette sts. Work next row as follows from the WS: Pick up the upper part of st under the purled row, put loop on right needle, P1, lift the loop over P st to close the loop, repeat from -. Work 2 rows stockinette sts between each pin tuck.
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid back. Loosely cast on 378-412 sts on circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1 or 2.
Work diagram M.1 (1st row = RS) but knit 2 edge sts each side in garter sts until finished measurements.
After M.1 work 1 row stockinette sts and continue with 2 pin tucks – see explanation above.
Work 1 row in stockinette sts whilst dec 11-13 sts evenly on row = 367-399 sts.
Now work the 4 first rows of M.2 (work sts not fitting into row of holes in stockinette sts).
Work the next 9 rows of M.2 as follows: 2 edge sts in garter sts, 1 repeat with holes, 3 repeats without holes (= 24 sts in stockinette sts), repeat from - until there are 13 sts left. Work these as follows: 1 repeat with holes, 3 sts in stockinette sts and 2 edge sts in garter sts (in the section with 24 sts without holes you may add the names of the children christened in the gown).
Now work the last 4 rows of M.2 over all sts (work sts not fitting into row of holes in stockinette sts). Continue in leaf pattern – see explanation above - at the same time dec 18-20 sts on the first row = 349-379 sts.
After the leaf pattern work diagram M.2 with 2 edge sts each side in garter sts, at the same time dec 6-4 sts evenly = 343-375 sts.
Work 1 row in stockinette sts, at the same time dec 18-20 sts evenly = 325-355 sts. Now work 2 pin tucks and 1 row in stockinette sts, at the same time dec 21-31 sts evenly = 304-324 sts. Continue in diagram M.3 until piece measures approx 63-72 cm / 24 3/4"-28 3/8" – adjust after a full repeat.
Work next row as follows from WS: 2 edge sts in garter sts, P2 tog, repeat from - over all sts and finish with 2 edge sts in garter sts = 154-164 sts.
Work 2 rows in stockinette sts (1st row = RS), at the same time dec 18-14 sts evenly on last row = 136-150 sts.
Now work 4 pin tucks and 1 row in stockinette sts.
Work next row as follows from WS: K 38-42, P 60-66, K 38-42.
Bind off 36-40 sts each side on next row. Piece now measures approx 68-77 cm / 26 3/4"-30 3/8".