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Florentine Dress

Apr 23, 2010
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A knitted dress is worked in pieces, then joined for a seamless yoke. This girl's dress features two-color slip-stitch pattern at yoke and edges.

Designer Carol Wessinger
Finished Size 25½ (27, 28½ , 31½ )" chest circumference and 19 (20, 21, 22½ )" total length, to fit children’s sizes 2 (4, 6, 8). Dress shown measures 28½ " chest, modeled on a 6-year-old.
Yarn Tahki Cotton Classic (100% cotton; 108 yd [99 m]/50 g): #3534 pale yellow (MC), 6 (7, 7, 8) skeins; #3461 light plum (CC), 2 skeins.
Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 24" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.
Gauge 21 sts and 32 rows = 4" in St st; 21 sts and 40 rows/rnds = 4" in slip st patt.

CORRECTION:

SLEEVES

With MC, CO 62 (67, 77, 82) sts. Do not join. Work Rows 1 – 3 of Shell Edging—53 (57, 65, 69) sts rem.

Work Rows 1 – 13 of Slip St patt. Cut CC.

Row 14: (RS) Shape underarm: With MC, BO 5 (5, 7, 7) sts, knit across to last 5 (6, 7, 7) sts, BO rem sts—43 (46, 51, 55) sts rem. Place sts on holder.

 

YOKE

Block Shell edging of front, back, and sleeves as foll: Pin shell edge to flat surface making sure that shells lay flat. Spray with water until thoroughly wet, pressing sts into place. Allow to dry completely. Set up yoke: With RS of all pieces facing, place sts on needle in foll order: 43 (46, 51, 55) sts of left sleeve, 59 (62, 63, 71) sts of front, 43 (46, 51, 55) sts of right sleeve, 59 (62, 63, 71) sts of back—204 (216, 228, 252) sts total. Join MC, ready to work across back; pm for beg of rnd. Shape yoke: Work Dec Rnd 5 (4, 3, 1) (see Stitch Guide) once—192 (204, 216, 240) sts rem.

 


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