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Elise Dress

March 2012
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st
US 7 - 4.5 mm
480 - 740 yards (439 - 677 m)
2, 4, 6, 8
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This sweet dress looks like an old-fashioned pinafore, but it has the simplicity and ease of today’s lifestyle. It features a garter stitch yoke, and the body is done in stockinette stitch with “stripes” of ruching in reverse stockinette stitch. The sleeves and hem are accented with pretty ruffles.
It is knitted in the round so there are no seams to sew up.

Wear it on its own in summer, or over a long-sleeved top in winter – very versatile.

The really unique feature is that the dress is completely reversible – both inside and out and back to front. If your little girl gets her dress dirty and there’s no time to go home and change, just put the dress on inside out, or backwards, and you’re good to go! How cool is that ?

It just uses simple knit and purl stitches which give an interesting texture, while being easy enough for a novice knitter.
Feel free to embellish it with a crochet edging, or a bow or a flower.

Thanks to Lauren who knitted the sample for me.