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Home : Patterns : Knit Sundress
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Knit Sundress

Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern #: 70238AD
Rating: ***** (based on 15 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE:
1 year (2 years, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years)
Finished Chest 21 (22, 23, 24, 25 in.)
Finished Length 18 (19, 20, 21, 22 in.)

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Color (A)
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Knit Sundress

Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®

GAUGE:

18 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

BACK
With A, cast on 70 (72, 74, 76, 78) sts. Knit 2 rows, purl next (WS) row.
Change to B and work in St st, dec 1 st at each side every 6th row 6 times, then every 8th row 5 times - 48 (50, 52, 54, 56) sts. Work even until piece measures 13 1/2 (14, 15, 16, 16) in. (34.5 (35.5, 38, 40.5, 40.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Armhole
Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 42 (44, 46, 48, 50) sts. Dec 1 st at each side every other row 3 times - 36 (38, 40, 42, 44) sts. Work until armhole measures 3 (3 1/2, 3 1/2, 3 1/2, 4 1/2) in. (7.5 (9, 9, 9, 11.5) cm), end with a WS row.
Shape Neck
Next Row (RS):
Knit 12 sts, bind off 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) sts for neck, k to end of row. Working sts for left shoulder only, bind off 2 sts at neck edge every other row twice - 8 sts. Work even until armhole measures 4 1/2 (5, 5, 5, 6) in. (11 1/2 (12.5, 12.5, 12.5, 15) cm). Bind off.
Join yarn at center front and work right shoulder as for left, reversing shaping.

FRONT
Work same as for Back, until left armhole measures 2 (2 1/2, 2 1/2, 2 1/2, 3 1/2) in. (5 (6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 9) cm), end with a WS row.
Shape Neck (RS): Knit 15 sts, bind off 6 (8, 10, 12, 14) sts for neck, k to end of row. Working on sts for left shoulder only, dec 1 st at neck edge every other row 7 times - 8 sts. Work even until armhole measures 4 1/2 (5, 5, 5, 6) in. (11 1/2 (12.5, 12.5, 12.5, 15) cm). Bind off.
Join yarn at center front and work right shoulder as for left, reversing shaping.

POCKETS (make 2)
With B, cast on 8 (8, 10, 12, 12) sts. Work in St st, increase 1 st each side every other row 3 times - 14 (14, 16, 18, 18) sts. Work even until piece measures 3 (3, 4 1/2, 4 1/2, 4 1/2) in. (7.5 (7.5, 11.5, 11.5, 11.5) cm), end with a WS row. Change to A and k 2 rows. Bind off.

FINISHING
Sew right shoulder seam.
Neck Edging
From RS, beg at left shoulder with A, pick up and k 68 (72, 72, 72, 80) sts evenly spaced around neck. Knit 2 rows. Bind off.
Sew left shoulder seam including edging.
Armhole Edging From RS, with A, pick up and k 50 (58, 58, 58, 75) sts evenly spaced around armhole. Knit 2 rows. Bind off.
Repeat edging on other armhole.
Sew side seams. Sew on Pockets. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit p = purl
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ***** (based on 15 reviews)
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Knit Sundress Reviewed by Meg Olhasque on 2011-05-24 *****
This is an outstanding little pattern. The overall shape lends itself to a lot of creativity, even for the novice. I whipped one out for my granddaughter, omitting the pockets and exchanging the stockinette for alternating bands of stockinette and lace - the result was excellent. On another I raised the neckline and added buttons down the back, again to good result. This pattern lent itself to the change effortlessly. I've been knitting for forty-five years and rarely follow patterns other than my own; however, this little pattern is so well-written and so well-proportioned that it immediately became a "keeper". Well done, LB!


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