2012 Summer Top/ Dress
This is a cute girly garment knitted in the round from top down, seamlessly.
The design was to use 2 different colors of fingering/lace weight yarn held together for the bodice, then use only one for the skirt, like the green tunic in the first feature photo.
You may also use sport weight/ light DK weight yarn for the whole garment, like the purple dress in the 3rd feature photo.
The important thing is you get the gauge for the bodice.
The pattern instruction is in fully written format, with standard abbreviations.
Free pattern support is available via PM or email.
Skill level: Easy
S (21 – 23”), M (23 – 25”), L (25 – 27”), XL (27” – 29”)
Bodice: 22 stitches, 30 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch, using larger needles
Skirt: 32 stitches, 32 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch, using smaller needles
Note: Bodice gauge is more important. Original design of the pattern is to use 2 different weight of yarn for bodice and skirt.
US #6 / 4.0mm circular needle; (or sizes to obtain gauge)
US #4 / 3.5mm circular needle (12” and 24”);
Shorter circular for cast on, longer circular for the skirt
4 stitch markers
1.5 – 2 yards of ribbon / crochet cord / knitted I-cord