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#20 Ribbed Mini Dress

Knitting
March 2007
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch using 1 strand of A and B held together and larger needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
4.5 mm
3144 - 4192 yards (2875 - 3833 m)
Bust 32 (34, 36)"/81 (86, 91.5)cm
Errata available: vogueknitting.com

Pattern description from Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2007: “The stock of the knit dress skyrockets with Mari Lynn Patrick’s ‘pleated’ number, worked with two strands of ‘Dream’ by Tahki yarns/Tahki.Stacy Charles. The skirt is shaped using an invisible-decrease technique in the rib. Other features include raglan shaping and buttons on the faux placket and sleeves.”

“Close-fitting mini-dress with hidden skirt shaping, faux placket, deep raglan armholes and pleated button sleeve cuffs. Sized for Small, Medium, Large and shown in size Small on page 80.”

Knitted Measurements:

  • Small (Medium, Large)
  • Lower edge 21 (22, 23)”/53 (56, 58.5)cm
  • Bust 32 (34, 36)”/81 (86, 91.5)cm
  • Length 34½ (35¾, 36¾)”/87.5 (89.5, 92)cm
  • Upper arm 12½ (13½, 14)”/32 (34, 35.5)cm

Materials:

  • 6 (7, 8) 1¾oz/50g balls (each approx 262yd/240m) of Tahki Yarns/Tahki.Stacy Charles, Inc. Dream (wool/nylon) each in #2 natural (A) and #16 tan (B)
  • One pair each sizes 5 and 7 (3.75 and 4.5mm) needles or size to obtain gauge
  • Size 7 (4.5mm) crochet hook
  • Six 1-1/8”/30mm buttons

Notes:

  1. “Measure the swatch un-stretched.”
  2. “Work with 1 strand A and B held tog to achieve the tweed effect.”

Errata:
The instructions for Dec row 2 on Back are incorrect; replace with the following:
BACK
Dec row 2 (RS) P2, SKP, k9 3 times, rib 44 (50, 56) sts, k9, k2tog, p2 3 times - 116 (122, 128) sts. Work 23 rows even.