stripes maxi dress by Evelyn Siatra

stripes maxi dress

February 2017
Lace ?
26 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
4593 - 5796 yards (4200 - 5300 m)
S, M/L, XL
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Maxi dress with skirt in mermaid shape, feminine and tight fit. The upper body has a beautiful colorwork and gorgeous lace edgings at neck and sleeves. The colorful yarn produces the beautiful vertical and horizontal stripes. The dress is worked with two fingering yarns and is very light but warm too. The skirt is worked sideways and is shaped with short rows. You can shorten the skirt or change the fit by adjusting the position of the short rows.
The skirt is worked sideways and the body is worked in the round up to the beginning of armholes shaping.
The dress is worked with two yarns, 1 strand of colorful yarn A and 1 strand of yarn B (MC1). It will be helpful before starting you knitting, to prepare balls winding the two yarns together, changing the colors of B yarn every time the shade on the colorful yarn A is changed.

Needles: 3mm (US 3) circular, 120cm and 40cm length
Gauge: 26sts and 40 rows in st st = 10x10cm ( 4”x4”), 30sts and 35 rows in chevron pattern = 10x10cm ( 4”x4”). Please note that the final gauge for the skirt changes due to the weight and the vertical knitting to 24sts and 38.5 rows.
Notions: 4 small red buttons, tapestry needle, stitch markers, stitch holder, some waste yarn in contrast color for the provisional CO.
Level: intermediate