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Summer Sundress

A flirty dress that features lace panels and spaghetti straps.
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Description
Inspired by a lace pattern from a bedspread made in the late nineteenth century, and by modern slip dresses from the New York runways, Mari Lynn Patrick has created this lovely knitted dress. Lace panels worked horizontally form the hem edging and waistband and accentuated decreases form delicate points on the tapered skirt. For stability and to resist stretching, the bodice is knitted side-to-side. Tiny shell buttons and slender I-cord straps add to the vintage charm.

SKU: EP1044

Author/Speaker/Editor: Mari Lynn Patrick

Format: eProject

Details
Finished Size: 34 1/4 (38 1/4)" (87 [97] cm) bust circumference; horizontal lace panel at lower edge of bodice measures 31 (35 1/4)" (78.5 [89.5] cm) circumference. Dress shown measures 34 1/4" (87 cm) at bust.
Yarn: Muench Mystik (54% cotton, 46% viscose; 121 yd [110 m]/50 g): #55 soft blue-green, 11 (14) balls.
Yarn weight: yarn weight
Gauge: 23 sts and 28 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st; 30 sts (at widest point) and 24 rows of lace hem patt from chart measures about 4 1/2" (11.5 cm) wide and 3" (7.5 cm) high; 15 to 17 sts and 28 rows of double rose leaf patt from chart measures about 2 1/4" (5.5 cm) wide and 4" (10 cm) high; 6 sts of lace insertion patt measure about 1" (2.5 cm) wide.
Needles: Size 5 (3.75 mm): 24" (60-cm) circular (cir) and 2 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); removable markers or safety pins; tapestry needle; four 3/8" (1-cm) buttons; spare 24" (60-cm) cir same size or smaller than main needle for three-needle bind-off; size E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook; sharp-pointed sewing needle and matching thread.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 2005

SKU: EP1044

Author/Speaker/Editor: Mari Lynn Patrick

Format: eProject