Little Badger Girl Pinafore

Dress Knitting PatternThe Little Badger Girl Pinafore by Deborah Gerish is featured in Interweave Knits Holiday 2016 and can be purchased with the magazine or as an individual pattern.

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.

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Sarah Rothberg is the assistant editor for Interweave Knits. Graduating from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, she has a diverse background in knitting, photography, videography, drawing, sculpting, writing, and painting. She started learning textile arts with embroidery and crochet from her great-grandmother and grandmother and started knitting in college by making scarves for her friends. She now aspires to take on more complex projects and break out of her scarf-centric comfort zone.