Matins Dress

Jan 31, 2013
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MATINS DRESS
Alex Capshaw-Taylor

Lace tiers give frothy femininity to an ombre lace dress. The perfect piece for an afternoon picnic.

Finished Size 30 (34, 37, 41½, 44½)" bust circumference, 24½ (27¾, 31½, 35¼, 39)" waist circumference, and 30 (33½, 37, 40¾, 45)" hip circumference. Dress shown measures 30" bust circumference, modeled with minimal ease.
Yarn Cascade Yarns Alpaca Lace (100% baby alpaca; 437 yd [400 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #1405 ecru (MC), 5 (6, 6, 7, 8) skeins; #1408 flax (yellow; CC1), #1425 provence (rust; CC2), and #1415 red wine heather (CC3), 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) skein(s) each.
Needles Body—sizes 1½ (2.5 mm) and 3 (3.25 mm): 24–32" circular (cir), depending on size. Bands—size 1½ (2.5 mm): 16" cir. Lace panels—size 6 (4 mm): 24" cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; three ¼" snaps; two 1½" pieces of ½" wide grosgrain ribbon; sewing needle and thread.
Gauge 29 sts and 36 rnds = 4" in St st with 2 strands of MC held tog on middle-size needle; 24 sts and 30 rows = 4" in Tier 1 patt with 1 strand of CC1 on largest needle; 24 sts and 30 rows = 4" in Tier 2 patt with 1 strand of CC2 on largest needle; 24 sts and 29 rows = 4" in Tier 3 patt with 1 strand of CC3 on largest needle.


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