Girl's Sideways Sun Dress by Elaine Phillips

Girl's Sideways Sun Dress

April 2018
both are used in this pattern
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter st
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
875 - 1312 yards (800 - 1200 m)
2, 4, 6, 8
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The skirt of the dress is worked in a combination of 2 yarns: self-striping yarn for the skirt gores and a matching solid color yarn for the stripes between the gores. You can use two solid colors, too. I used yarns that match each other, but you can also use contrasting yarns for a bolder look.

The skirt and the bodice of the dress is worked sideways with short rows used for shaping. The circular yoke is worked from the bottom up, forming cap sleeves.

The back seam of the dress is closed with 3-needle bind off. The back seam of the yoke is left open and fastened with buttons.