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Summer Girl - DK

Summer Girl Collection
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Knitting
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st on bigger needles (blocked)
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
280 - 1260 yards (256 - 1152 m)
3 months - 14 years; 16" to 31.5" chest
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Summer Girl DK is a spaghetti strap sundress or summery top made with a DK cotton (or merino) yarn, a perfect choice for any summer days.

The top section is meant to be fitted enough so not to be revealing while running, playing, jumping or dancing, while the skirt has lots of positive ease to be comfortable and airy at the same time. The dress is finished with a hem or a ruffle.

The dress features interesting detail, a braid or twisted cord around the neckline and at the hem.

Pattern includes:

  • photo tutorial on how to make and attach braid/twisted cord
  • underarm instructions are written with reinforced corners and without jogs at the beginning of the round
  • suggestions for 3 lengths: tunic, mini-dress, dress
  • hem or 2 different ruffle options

Needles:
US 2 (2.75mm) DPNs and flat or circular needles (16” or 24”)
US 4 (3.5mm) 16” and/or 24” circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge.

Material:
This pattern is suitable for sport or DK weight yarns, cotton, merino, or their blends.
Sample shown uses Degrade by Katia, 100% Cotton, DK weight, color #3654.

Notions:
2 stitch markers, 3 removable stitch markers, darning needle, sewing needle, sewing thread in matching color, crochet hook size E (3.5mm) for provisional CO (optional)

Difficulty level:
level 2-3 out of 5

Techniques used:
stockinette st, seed st
increase, decrease
long tail CO, provisional CO (optional), BO
basic sewing skill (optional)
Kitchener st (optional)
I-cord, braid (optional), twisted cord (optional)

Sizes (based on chest measurement):
3-6m: 16-17” / 41-43.5 cm
12-18m: 18-19” / 46-48.5 cm
24m-2T: 20-21” / 51-53.5 cm
3-4T: 22-23” / 56-58.5 cm
5-6: 24-25” / 61-63.5 cm
7-8: 26-27” / 66-68.5 cm
9-10: 27-28” / 68.5-71 cm
11-12: 29-30” / 74-76.5 cm
13-14: 30-31.5” / 76.5-80 cm

Yardage (dress / tunic):
Note: you will need an additional 30-80 yds (not included in total yardage listed below) in a contrasting color if braid/twisted cord will be added to the dress/tunic.

3-6m: 280 / 350 yds
12-18m: 330 / 390 yds
24m-2T: 350 / 500 yds
3-4T: 380 / 600 yds
5-6: 470 / 650 yds
7-8: 520 / 750 yds
9-10: 600 / 950 yds
11-12: 720 / 1100 yds
13-14: 880 / 1250 yds

Printing note:

Please print page #6 in full color to preserve important information.
Please read the pattern before printing to save on ink and paper. There is a chance you don’t need to print everything.