One of my latest patterns, the Smocked Daydress, has a charming bodice with a smocked pattern. It is actually very easy once you go through it. Here are the instructions in case you’d like to try it out. I think it's lovely to discover new techniques…happy knitting!
SMOCKING (MULTIPLE OF 8 STS PLUS 5)
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: Rep row 1.
Row 4: Rep row 2.
Row 5: *Smock, k3; rep from * to last 5 sts, smock.
Row 6: Rep row 2.
Rows 7-10: Rep rows 1-4.
Row 11: K1, *k3, smock; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 12: Purl.
Rep rows 1-12 for pat st.
1. Insert right needle between 5th and 6th sts on left needle.
2. Wrap yarn once around right needle and pull loop through to front. Pull snug.
3. Place loop on left needle.
4. Knit loop tog with first st, k4.