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A breton top and dress/tunic to knit for children - dates from the 1970s but could have been created yesterday, it's so contemporary. The little girls dress is shown here in traditional nautical colours of navy and white with red trim to neck, pocket and sleeves with an embroidered anchor, would also look good as a tunic top with jeans.

The long sleeved sweater is also in characteristic navy and white, emblazoned with bold red lettering. La Redoutable - the name of a French submarine launched in 1971 - could easily be replaced by the child's name or another nautical term - or just left in simple stripes.

The girls dress fits ages 5, 6 and 7 and is knitted in DK yarn (worsted weight); the sweater is for size 26" and 28" chest and uses 4 ply yarn (sport weight).

Please note this is a PDF pattern - not the finished item or the original pattern.
Once you have completed your checkout and payment you will be able to download instantly by going to 'Your Account' at the top of page, click on 'Purchases and Reviews' then click 'Download' and you will have your pattern instantly!! I also supply conversion charts with yarn/needle/hook equivalents, and hints on working with vintage patterns, to help you make something new out of something old.

You can print out your pattern at home and you are free to make and sell any item from my vintage pattern collection. But please appreciate the time taken to digitally restore these patterns and do not copy or re-sell this newly created digital version.

You can open the PDF pattern from your computer/ipad with Adobe Acrobat Reader (if you don't already have this it can be downloaded free from www.adobe.com).

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1970s VINTAGE KNIT PATTERN Pdf -Childen's Sailor Top/Dress, Nautical/Breton/Matelot Stripes, Instant Download from GrannyTakesATrip 0123

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