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A Good Stripe Dress

Tough and pretty don't have to be mutually exclusive.

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Knitted with chunky stripes in pure linen, this dress drapes and swirls, then bounces back with every machine washing. Designing from the top down, the designer adds playful touches: A deep, open placket finishes in a polo collar, a single stripe of unexpected color keeps the pattern fresh, and a big flare to the skirt makes for extra-effective twirling.
Finished Size: 22 3/4 (24, 25 1/4)" chest circumference, to fit actual chest sizes 24 3/4 (26, 27 1/4)". 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.
Yarn weight: #3 - Light
Gauge: 26 sts and 37 rnds = 4" in St st after machine washing and drying.
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.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Spring 2008

SKU: EP1265

Author/Speaker/Editor: Mareike Sattler

Format: eProject