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Rainbow Dress ~ big sis version

August 2009
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
500 - 800 yards (457 - 732 m)
22 - 28 inch chest (size 3 - 10)
This pattern is available for $7.00 USD buy it now

The Rainbow Dress is designed to fit with negative ease, that means that the finished size will be smaller than actual chest size. This element of the design ensures a good fit, yet still allows plenty of room for movement and growth. My daughter has been wearing the same dress for over two years.
To achieve the best fit for this garment choose sizing based on chest size, not age. Size down if between sizes rather than up.

A big sister version of the popular Rainbow Dress!!!

This dress is designed to be a seamless knit. It is knit entirely in the round on circular needles from the top down and requires no seaming. It is a perfect knit for the beginner wanting to tackle circular needles as well as being a fun knit construction and option wise for the more experienced knitter. It was originally knit for my then two-year-old daughter to showcase beautiful rainbow gradient dyed yarn from the yarn cafe. As you can see, it works just as well with variegated or plain coloured yarns.

In essence, the rainbow dress is a simple dress with simple clean lines. You can leave it plain to let your beautiful yarn sing or you can use it as a canvas for the palette of extra options available with this pattern; ruffles, eyelets, picots and lace.

Available as a 16 page pdf download suitable perfect for printing in booklet form.

The smaller sizings for this pattern for 15 - 21 inch (newborn to 24 month) sizes can be found here.

Both patterns can be purchased together for a discounted price of $10AUD as an ebook or from my ozebaby store. You will be sent the two pdfs.