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Florentine Dress

Knitting
May 2010
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
864 - 1080 yards (790 - 988 m)
to fit children's sizes 2 (4, 6, 8)
This pattern is available for download for $5.50.
Errata available: knittingdaily.com

Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Summer 2010: “Carol Wessinger knits the everyday, everywhere Florentine Dress in pieces before joining for a simple, punchy slip-stitch pattern worked over a seamless yoke. DK weight mercerized cotton keeps he dress cool and hard-wearing.”

Finished Size: 25 (27, 28, 31)” chest circumference and 19 (20, 21, 22)” total length, to fit children’s sizes 2 (4, 6, 8). Dress shown measures 28” chest, modeled on a 6-year-old.

Yarn: Tahki Cotton Classic (100% cotton; 108 yd 99 m/50 g): #3534 pale yellow (MC), 6 (7, 7, 8) skeins; #3461 light plum (CC), 2 skeins.

Needles: Size 5 (3.75 mm): 24” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge:

  • 21 sts and 32 rows = 4” in St st
  • 21 sts and 40 rows/rnds = 4” in slip st patt.