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Matins Dress

Knitting
February 2013
Lace / 2 ply ?
29 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in in St st with 2 strands of MC held tog on middle-size needle
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
3496 - 6118 yards (3197 - 5594 m)
30 (34, 37, 41½, 44½)" bust circumference
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Lace tiers give frothy femininity to an ombre lace dress. The perfect piece for an afternoon picnic.

Finished Size 30 (34, 37, 41½, 44½)” bust circumference, 24½ (27¾, 31½, 35¼, 39)” waist circumference, and 30 (33½, 37, 40¾, 45)” hip circumference. Dress shown measures 30” bust circumference, modeled with minimal ease.

Yarn Cascade Yarns Alpaca Lace (100% baby alpaca; 437 yd 400 m/1¾ oz 50 g): #1405 ecru (MC), 5 (6, 6, 7, 8) skeins; #1408 flax (yellow; CC1), #1425 provence (rust; CC2), and #1415 red wine heather (CC3), 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) skein(s) each.

Needles Body—sizes 1½ (2.5 mm) and 3 (3.25 mm): 24–32” circular (cir), depending on size. Bands—size 1½ (2.5 mm): 16” cir. Lace panels—size 6 (4 mm): 24” cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; three ¼” snaps; two 1½” pieces of ½” wide grosgrain ribbon; sewing needle and thread.

Gauge 29 sts and 36 rnds = 4” in St st with 2 strands of MC held tog on middle-size needle; 24 sts and 30 rows = 4” in Tier 1 patt with 1 strand of CC1 on largest needle; 24 sts and 30 rows = 4” in Tier 2 patt with 1 strand of CC2 on largest needle; 24 sts and 29 rows = 4” in Tier 3 patt with 1 strand of CC3 on largest needle.

If you’re interested in the inspiration behind this design you can read about it at Worldknits. While you’re there you can also check out the music I was listening to while writing the pattern and knitting the sample. I hope you enjoy! -Alex