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Sparkle! Dress

Knitting
July 2007
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1716 - 2288 yards (1569 - 2092 m)
S/M; L/XL
This pattern is available for free.

This project was shown as the 7th of 10 “covers” to the Special Collector’s 25th Anniversary Issue of Vogue Knitting, Fall 2007. The pattern itself is not available in the magazine, however. It can only be downloaded from the Vogue Knitting website. Note that is is also called Sleeveless Jacquard Dress.

Summary: Shift dress knit in metallic yarn with silver-on-black pattern.

Gauge Details: (all worked in chart pattern)

- 41 sts = 7” and 28 rows = 4-5/8” using US 8 / 5.0 mm needles
- 41 sts = 6-3/4” and 28 rows = 4-1/4” using US 7 / 4.5 mm needles
- 41 sts = 6-1/4” and 28 rows = 4” using US 6 / 4.0 mm needles
- 41 sts = 5-7/8” and 28 rows = 4” using US 5 / 3.75 mm needles

Needle Details:

- one pair + one extra US 5 / 3.75 mm straight needle
- one pair US 6 / 4.0 mm needles
- one pair US 7 / 4.5 mm needles
- one pair US 7 / 4.5 mm circular needles, 32” (82cm) long
- one pair US 8 / 5.0 mm needles

Additional Materials:
- size D/3 (3.25 mm) crochet hook
- stitch holders
- eight 1” (25mm) buttons
- cotton waste yarn

Chart Included: Pattern

From pattern description: Shirley Paden’s slim-fitting colorwork dress features A-line shaping, back-buttoned placket and crocheted edgings.