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Katie Summer Dress

Andrea Rangel Knits
Knitting
August 2011
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in Twisted St Patt
US 8 - 5.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
653 - 1860 yards (597 - 1701 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X): 26.5 (31.25, 36, 38.5, 43.25, 48, 50.5) in/67.5 (79.5, 91.5, 98, 110, 122, 128.5) cm
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A flattering summer dress with a fitted bodice and A-line skirt worked in engaging, textured stitches. The back is fastened with delicate buttons and crochet button loops, and the neckline and armholes are edged with a simple round of garter stitch.

Rib band is worked first. Bodice and skirt are picked up up from either side of the rib band and worked in opposite directions.

Bodice stitch pattern is very stretchy and is meant to be worn with no ease or some negative ease; choose the bust size that is close to or slightly smaller than your actual bust measurement.

Sizes and Finished Measurements
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X); shown in size S
Bust Circumference: 26.5 (31.25, 36, 38.5, 43.25, 48, 50.5) in/67.5 (79.5, 91.5, 98, 110, 122, 128.5) cm

Yarn
655 (805, 955, 1025, 1300, 1500, 1860) yd/600 (735, 875, 935, 1190, 1375, 1700) m worsted weight yarn

Shown in Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton (100% Organic Cotton; 150yd/137m per 100g skein)
Color #640 Hyacinth; 5(6, 7, 7, 9, 10, 13) skeins

Needles and Notions
Needle sizes are recommendations only. Always use needle size necessary to obtain gauge.

US#8/5.0mm 24 in/60 cm circular needle

size G/4.0mm crochet hook
five 0.5in/1cm buttons
tapestry needle
place markers

Gauge
16 sts/20 rows = 4 in/10 cm in Slip Stitch Ovals Pattern
20 sts/22 rows = 4 in/10 cm in Twisting Rib Pattern
16 sts/22 rows = 4 in/10 cm in Twisted Stitch Pattern

Skills
cast on, knit, purl, work twisted stitch patterns using a chart and/or written instructions, three-needle bind off, pick up and knit stitches, work in the round, decreasing, increasing, basic crochet, sewing with needle and thread

Pattern Tech Edited by Alison Green Will and Copy Edited by Anne Marie Morse.

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