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Lace Bat

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Lace Bat is a simple oversized dress featuring fluttering lace sleeves. The dress is worked with either 1 strand of Merino, Cotton Merino or Pure Silk.
The sleeves are worked first. You follow the chart for the lace pattern and then shape the sleeves with German short rows. Afterwards you cast on new stitches with Provisional cast-on method and work the yoke from the middle of the dress up to the neckline. After the yoke is finished, the held Provisional stitches are picked up and the skirt worked from the top down. The length of the skirt can easily be adjusted, and the dress can also be turned into a top or tunic instead.

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Sizes: 1 (2, 4, 6, 8, 10) years
Finished measurements: Length from front neckline: 42 (47, 54, 65, 79, 92) cm [16½ (18½, 21¼, 25½, 31, 36¼)]”; Sleeve length from underarm to edge: approx. 10 (11, 12, 14, 16, 18) cm [4 (4¼, 4¾, 5½, 6¼, 7)]”; Chest circumference: approx. 71 (79, 86, 93, 100, 107) cm [28 (31, 33¾, 36½, 39¼, 42¼)]”. Please note that the dress is very wide with a good amount of positive ease - the finished chest circumference of the dress will therefore be significantly larger than the child’s actual chest circumference
Yarn: Knitting for Olive Merino or Pure Silk (250 m [273 yd] / 50 g [1.8 oz]), fingering-weight yarn, 3 (4, 4, 5, 6, 8) balls. Sample is in Pure Silk, Lamb’s Ears colorway
Needles: 2.5 mm / US 1.5 and 3 mm / US2.5 circular needles and double-pointed needles, or in size to obtain gauge
Gauge (after blocking): 28 sts and 38 rows = 10 cm [4”] in st st with 3 mm / US2.5 needles
Notions: Stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holders, tapestry needle, crochet hook, 1 button

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