Mini-Dress by Caddy Melville Ledbetter
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Mini-Dress

Knitting
March 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
655 - 1115 yards (599 - 1020 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X)
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I originally designed this Dress in 2007. It is one of my favorite designs and I have re-knit it many times. Contrasting side panels and waistline stripe make waist appear smaller and trace your silhouette. Very short capped sleeves, blocks of color, and wide, gently squared neckline make this top a knockout. It is a great project for the beginner intarsia knitter plus a great opportunity to time yourself while choosing the 3 yarn colors needed. See if you can break my record of 1.5 hours in my local yarn shop!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizing Information:

  • XS (S, M, L, 1X)
  • Finished bust: 30.5 (34.5, 38.5, 42.5, 46.5)“ / 77 (87.5, 97.5, 108, 118) cm
  • Finished hem: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)“ / 86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127) cm
  • Finished length: 28 (28.5, 29, 29.5, 30)“ / 71 (72.5, 73.5, 75, 76) cm
  • Finished waist length: 15.5 (16, 16.5, 17, 17.5)“ / 39 (40.5, 42, 43, 44.5) cm
  • Finished shoulder width: 12 (12.5, 13.5, 14.5, 15.5)“ / 30.5 (32, 34.5, 37, 39.5) cm
  • Finished sleeve length: 9.5 (9.75, 10.75, 11.75, 12.25)“ / 24 (25, 27.5, 30, 31) cm

Materials:
Louet Merlin (70% merino wool, 30% linen, each approx. 3.5 oz / 100g and 156 yd / 140m (medium/worsted weight)

  • 425 (465, 520, 565, 615) yd / 385 (420, 470, 510, 555) m, in color 43 Pewter (MD)
  • 150 (155, 200, 250, 260) yd / 135 (140, 180, 225, 235) m, in color 49 Charcoal (A)
  • 80 (80, 160, 240, 240) yd / 72 (72, 145, 215, 215) m, in color 01 Champagne (B)
  • One pair 5 mm / US 8 needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch holder
  • Tapestry needle