Estella Dress is worked bottom up. You start both the skirt and sleeves with a picot edge in a contrasting color and then work in lace pattern. Skirt and sleeves are then places on the same needle and the yoke is worked in the round with raglan dec with a twist; dec are only worked on the body. About halfway through the yoke you start working back and forth instead to create an opening in the back. When the yoke is almost done you work a row of dec across the sleeves to give the sleeves a puffy effect.
Sizes: 1 year (2 years) 3-4 years (5-6 years)
26 (27) 28 (29) cm
47 (51) 55 (59) cm
Gauge: 16 sts and 22 rows on 10 x 10cm/4 inches in stockinette st in the round.
Skill level: Intermediate
Techniques used: Bottom-up raglan, simple lace pattern, decreasing, picot cast on (described in detail)
200 (300) 300 (400) grams of yarn in two colors - half in each color - for size 4,5 mm (U.S. size 7) needles (sample dresses are made in Knitpicks Wool of the Andes - worsted weight 100% peruvian highland wool (50 gr = 100 meters/110 yards) in colors Seraphim (#25974) and Bouquet (#25639) and Dove Heather (#24007) and Sprinkle Heather (#26159)
Size 4,5 mm (U.S size 7), 60 cm (24 inch) circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Size 4,5 mm (U.S. size 7) double pointed needles or circular needles, 80 or 100 cm (32 or 40 inch) for magic loop