Askews Me Dress by Stephen West

Askews Me Dress

January 2015
yarn held together
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in two color brioche ribbing
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1650 - 2150 yards (1509 - 1966 m)
S [M, L, XL, XXL, XXL]
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Gather a selection of worsted and DK weight yarns for this top down brioche sweater dress. The neck features a biased section that continues into the yoke. A single increase continues into the sweater body for a flared asymmetrical shape. The sample shows a consistent white color B background mostly with Quince & Co Owl. Color A is a mixture of improvisational stripes in the foreground. You can even hold fingering weight yarns double for a bright accent color. Try on the top down dress as you knit to get the perfect sleeve and body length.

Instructions are written using color A and color B. Color A is the foreground color (mint, beige, pink, highlighter yellow) and color B is the background color (mostly white in the body and yellow on the neck). The samples show a consistent color B background color while color A changes in the foreground with color blocks and stripes. Feel free to change colors whenever you like. Changing both colors A & B will create a more striped graphic fabric. Keeping one of the colors consistent will ground the fabric and give it an overall quality of lightness or darkness. Experiment and play with colors and fibers to maintain your interest while knitting this garment.

Sample shown in size XL on a 41” / 104cm chest circumference.

Finished Measurements
41 (43, 46, 48, 50, 53)“ / 104 (109, 117, 122, 127, 135)cm chest circumference. Sleeve length and body length are customizable.

Worsted & DK weight

Approximately 1650 (1750, 1850, 1950, 2050, 2150)yds / 1509 (1600, 1692, 1783, 1875, 1966)m total

Shown in
A variety of worsted & DK weight yarns including
Quince & Co Owl (color B background white)
Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK
Madelinetosh Tosh DK
Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn (held double)
Lorna’s Laces Masham Worsted
Blue Sky Alpacas Brushed Suri
Walk Collection Baby Blue Aran

Color A is the foreground color (mint, beige, pink, yellow, orange)
Color B is the background color (white)

40” US 9 / 5.5mm circular
Magic loop method is used for knitting the neck and sleeves in the round.

3 stitch markers, tapestry needle

14 sts & 20 rounds = 4” / 10cm in two-color brioche stitch (measured unstretched)

Errata (Corrected in Current PDF)

Yoke Section
Next Rnd: Using color A, brkyobrk, sl1yo, (brk1, sl1yo) 14 [15, 16, 17, 18, 19] times, slip next 30 32, 34, 36, 38, 40 sts onto waste yarn for left sleeve, CO 12 sts using the cable CO method, remove marker, (brk1, sl1yo) 30 [32, 34, 36, 38, 40] times, remove marker, slip next 30 [32, 34, 36, 38, 40]sts onto waste yarn for right sleeve, CO 12 sts using the cable CO method, (brk1, sl1yo) 15 [16, 17, 18, 19, 20] times. 144 [152, 160, 168, 176, 184] sts.

Rnd 1: Using color A, brkyobrk, sl1yo, *(brk1, sl1yo) 13 times, pm, brkyobrk, sl1yo, repeat from * once more (brk1, sl1yo) 13 times. 6 sts increased.

Rnd 3: Using color A, brkyobrk, sl1yo, *(brk1, sl1yo) to m, slm, brkyobrk, sl1yo, repeat from * once more, (brk1, sl1yo) to end of rnd. 6 sts increased.

Errata Note for All Print Copies and the Current PDF
After repeats for Yoke Rounds 1-3: You should be able to count 30 [32, 34, 36, 38, 40] knit column sts from Yoke between the markers.

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