Magic Ball Racer-Back Dress
The idea for this dress started at around 3:30am, 2 days before the start of TNNA in June 2013. I had wanted something LOUD to wear so I mentally scanned my stash to find the perfect yarn. This Be Sweet Magic Ball yarn fit the bill perfectly! I jumped out of bed and started knitting immediately. The dress was completed at 1:30am, 4 days later – just in time to wear it for the final day of the show! An easy to knit (completely seamless and top-down construction, perfect for knitting on aeroplanes, in convention centres, at restaurants and in bed) and easy to wear, (layered over a tank and leggings), my dress was a big hit at the show and will continue to be my go-to outfit when I need a comfortable and fun dress to wear out loud!
To Fit Chest Circumference: 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44)”/81 (86, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 111.5)cm
Note: This leaves between 4 – 6”/10 – 15cm of positive ease.
Main Colour (MC): Be Sweet Magic Ball (Mixed fibers including Baby Mohair, Merino Wool, Ribbon, & more), 90-95yds/82-87m, 1.7oz/50g.
2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) Skeins of Orange Carnival,
1 Skein of Hot Sundae
Contrast Colour (CC): Be Sweet Special Knobby Ball (Baby Mohair, Metallic), 30yds/27m, 0.8oz/25g.
1 Skein of of Orange Carnival
Or yarn that knits to specified gauge
Note: I started my dress with 1 skein of MC in Orange Carnival and worked until it was all knitted, I switched to the skein of Hot Sundae until that was all knitted, I then used the rest of the Magic Ball in Orange Carnival until all remaining skeins were knitted and finished my dress with the skein of CC.
1 24”/60cm or longer US 10 1/2/6.5mm circular needle
1 24”/60cm or longer US 13/9mm circular needle
10 stitches x 13 rows = 4”/10cm worked in Stockinette Stitch in the round, using MC and 13/9mm knitting needles
Or size needed to obtain gauge
Other Stuff Needed
Waste Yarn/Spare Cable for Provisional/Invisible Cast On
3 Stitch Holders