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Florisa

Knitting
August 2013
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
620 - 1700 yards (567 - 1554 m)
3m, 6m, 9m, 12m, 18m, 2y, 3y, 4y, 5y, 6y, 7y, 8y
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A delightful bottom-up, round-yoke A-line dress for the special little girls in your life, Florisa starts with a leafy hem, then transitions into a stockinette section with simple shaping…perfect for those fun handpainted yarns and coordinating trim colors. Yoke decreases are incorporated into the lacy detail at the collar.

Finished Measurements and sizes:
Sizes:
Infant’s: 3m, 6m, 9m, 12m, 18m, to fit a chest measurement of 17, 18, 18.5, 19, 19.75 inches
Children’s: 2y, 3y, 4y, 5y, 6y, 7y, 8y to fit a chest measurement of 20.5, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27 inches.

Dress is designed with ~10% positive ease (about 1.5-3 inches, depending on size). For a more closely fitting dress, choose a smaller size and adjust the length of the stockinette section.

Materials
• Three Irish Girls Kells Sport Merino (100% superwash merino, 320 yards per 3.5oz): MC 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins; CC 1 skein all sizes
• US Size 5 (3.75 mm) circular or size needed to obtain gauge. Length(s) will depend on the size you are making and your preferred method of knitting in the round.
• US Size 4 (3.5 mm) circular or one size smaller than main needle (if doing lace overlay version)
• Other Supplies: 4 stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking pins and mat

Skills required: basic knitting skills including simple decreases