Elsie Sundress by Jane Richmond
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Elsie Sundress

Knitting
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
182 - 364 yards (166 - 333 m)
3 (6, 12, 18, 24) months
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Elsie Sundress


A simple sundress featuring straps that can be crossed in the back for a tighter fit and with any luck this knit will see you through two summers. The chest is designed with negative ease for a nice snug fit that won’t gape in the front. The simplicity of this pattern makes it an ideal project for those lazy days of summer. Cotton is not my favorite yarn to work with but Mirasol’s T’ika is exceptional. The yarn itself is light and lofty creating a fairly elastic fabric with good drape and a nice weight to it without being dense or rigid. On the border of DK and worsted, it is the perfect weight for a nice quick knit.

Yarn
2 (3, 3, 3, 4) skeins Mirasol Yarn T’ika (100% Pima Cotton, 83m/91yds per 50g skein) in Sun Yellow 504 OR 182 (273, 273, 273, 364)yds/166 (249, 249, 249, 332)m DK weight yarn

Needles
4.5mm/US7 circular needle, 16in (3-12m may want to use dpns)
4.5mm/US7 circular needle, 24in

Notions
Yarn needle
E4/3.5mm crochet hook (optional)
Split ring marker

Sizes
3 (6, 12, 18, 24) months
To fit Chest: 16 (17, 18, 19, 20)in/41 (43, 46, 48, 51)cm

Gauge
20 sts and 25 rows = 4in/10cm in St st

Finished Measurements
Chest: 12(12.8, 13.6, 14.4, 15.2)in/30.5(32.5, 34.5, 36.5, 38.5)cm
Length: 9.85(11.75, 12.75, 13.5, 15.5)in/25(30, 32.5, 34.25, 39.5)cm

pattern can also be downloaded at janerichmond.com