#30 Color Block Dress by Brandon Mably

#30 Color Block Dress

Knitting
January 2008
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch and color block pattern using size 6 (4mm) needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
2740 - 2877 yards (2505 - 2631 m)
Small ( Medium, Large )
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Pattern description from Vogue Knitting, Winter 2007/08: “A multicolored mosaic grid injects Brandon Mably’s knee-length dress with electricity. Ten shades of ‘Pure Wool DK’ from Rowan/Westminster Fibers square up the tunic, contrasted solidly at the ribbed turtleneck and borders.”

“Standard-fitting long dress with set-in short sleeves, intarsia-knit color blocks and ribbed edges. Sized for Small, Medium, Large and shown in size Small on page 98.”

Knitted Measurements:

  • Small (Medium, Large)
  • Bust 40 (44, 48)“/101.5 (111.5, 122)cm
  • Length 41 (42, 42¾)“/104.5 (106.5, 108.5)cm
  • Width at Upper Arm 15½ (16½, 17½)“/39.5 (42, 44.5)cm

Materials:

  • 4 (4, 5) 1¾oz/50g balls (each approx 137yd/125m) of Rowan/Westminster Fibers, Inc. Pure Wool DK (wool) in #17 mocha (A)
  • 2 balls each in #27 hydrangea (D), #29 pomegranate (E), #36 kiss (F), #37 port (G), #40 tangerine (H), #41 scarlet (I), and #42 dahlia (J)
  • 1 ball each in #22 emerald (B) and #23 shamrock (C)
  • One pair size 6 (4mm) needles or size to obtain gauge
  • Size 5 (3.5mm) circular needle, 16”/40cm length

Note: Use a separate ball or bobbin of yarn for each block of color (including 1 st in A). When changing colors, twist yarns on WS to prevent holes in work.