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A Good Stripe Dress

May 7, 2009
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Designer Mareike Sattler
Finished Size 22 ¾ (24, 25 ¼)" chest circumference, to fit actual chest sizes 24 ¾ (26, 27 ¼)". Dress shown measures 24", modeled on a six-year-old. This garment is very fitted in the bodice but flares out in the skirt section. The open placket will ensure a comfortable fit.
Yarn Louet Euroflax Sport Weight (100% linen; 270 yd [247 m]/100 g): #02 ginger (MC), 2 (2, 3) skeins; #48 aqua (A), 2 skeins; #36 natural (B), 1 skein.
Needles Size 2 (2.75 mm): 24" circular (cir), 32" or longer cir, set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; waste yarn for provisional CO; tapestry needle.
Gauge 26 sts and 37 rnds = 4" in St st after machine washing and drying.


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SallyS@31 wrote
on May 28, 2010 7:28 PM

This dress is very easy to knit, and is a fun twirly skirt.  Linen does not give like wool, and it strained my wrists, so time your knitting sessions.  My six year old is small for her age, so the dress is too big for her.  I did not realize that the chest sizing is a negative ease.  i used US size one needles to get gauge.  It looks wonderful and she did not want to take it off!