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Summer Girl - fingering cotton

Summer Girl Collection
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Knitting
July 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st on bigger needles (blocked)
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
350 - 1300 yards (320 - 1189 m)
3 months - 14 years; 16" to 31.5" chest
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Summer Girl is a spaghetti strap sundress or summery top made with lightweight cotton fabric, a perfect choice for any hot 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 ruffle.

Add that perfect touch with flowers of your choice - knitted or crocheted. Detailed instructions are provided for several options.

Pattern includes:

  • photo tutorial on how to crochet small daisy flowers - a fun way to start crocheting if you haven’t tried it yet!
  • the crochet part is written in US terms, however there are informations how to convert crochet to UK terms included in the pattern
  • underarm instructions are written with reinforced corners and without jogs at the beginning of the round

Compare to its sister version Summer Girl - fingering silk/merino blend, the main differences are in:

  • material used
  • main needle ( 3 mm vs. 2.75mm)
  • row gauge (34 vs. 36 rows)
  • positive ease (more ease for silky version)

Needles:
US 1 (2.25mm) flat or circular needles (16” or 24”)
US 2 (2.75mm) 16” and/or 24” circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge.
Note: If you are using a 100% merino yarn, one size bigger needles may be required.

Material:
This pattern is suitable for fingering or light fingering weight yarns, cotton, merino, or their blends.
Sample shown uses Mandarin Petit, 100% cotton, main color #6705.

Difficulty level:
knitted part - level 2 out of 5
crochet part (optional) - level 1 out of 5

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 (tunic / dress):
Note 1: yardage is generous estimate
Note 2: you will need an additional 50-150 yds (not included in total yardage listed bellow) in a contrasting color if flowers will be added to the tunic/dress.

3-6m: 360 / 420 yds
12-18m: 450 / 500 yds
24m-2T: 560 / 600 yds
3-4T: 580 / 720 yds
5-6: 720 / 880 yds
7-8: 760 / 950 yds
9-10: 800 / 1100 yds
11-12: 850 / 1150 yds
13-14: 900 / 1300 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.