Essex Junction by Becky Wilkins

Essex Junction

Knitting
October 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22.5 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette and colorwork
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1340 - 3350 yards (1225 - 3063 m)
28.25 (32.5, 35.25, 39.5, 42.25, 46.5, 49.5, 53.75, 56.5, 60.75)"/72 (82.5, 89.5, 100.5, 107.5, 118, 125.5, 136.5, 143.5, 154.5) cm
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Classic and classy - sweater dresses are the best of all worlds. This beauty is a whole outfit by itself. Pull it on and travel cross country in comfort and style.

Construction Notes
This dress is knit from the hem and cuffs up. Once the sleeves are joined to the body a modified raglan is worked from the colorwork charts. Once the charts are done short row shaping is used to create the back and gathered decreases shape the shoulders.

Yarn
MC: Dove; 1020 (1180, 1310, 1490, 1620, 1820, 1980, 2170, 2340, 2540) yards.
CC: Black Daylily Gradiance Set: 320 (380, 410, 470, 510, 580, 610, 680, 720, 810) yards.
The Unique Sheep custom dyes their yarn at your desired yardage. To place an order contact them: orders@theuniquesheep.com

Gauge
22.5 sts and 25 rounds per 4”/10cm square in stockinette and colorwork
Note: You may need to use a larger needle for the colorwork than for the plain stockinette in order to maintain consistent gauge.

Needles and Notions
US6/4 mm OR size needed to obtain gauge
5 stitch markers including 1 unique for start of round.

Skills needed
Cast on and bind off
knit and purl with two colors
k2tog, p2tog, ssk, and k3tog
LLI and RLI
working stranded patterns with decreases from chart
short rows (w&t or your favorite)

I’d like to thank Eleanor Dixon (eledixon on Ravelry) for providing the technical editing!