The Little Badger Girl Pinafore was inspired by the pinafore Badger Girl wears in The Turnip by Jan Brett (New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2015). This sweet whimsical frock is worked in the round from the top down. The front colorwork bands are worked separately and trimmed with a clever I-cord technique.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Finished Size 21¼ (22¾, 25¼)” chest circumference. Pinafore shown measures 21¼”.
Yarn HiKoo Simplicity (55% superwash merino wool, 28% acrylic, 17% nylon; 117 yd [107 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #046 crimson (MC), 3 (5, 6) skeins; #003 natural (CC1) and #002 black (CC2), 1 skein each; #051 raffi (blue; CC3), 1 (2, 2) skein(s) (see Notes). Yarn distributed by Skacel.
Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): 16″ circular (cir), 24″ cir, and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); removable m; tapestry needle; black perle cotton or sewing thread; sewing needle.
Gauge 21 sts and 31 rnds = 4″ in St st; 14 sts and 13 rows = 2″ in front band patt.