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Summer Girl - fingering silk/merino blend

Knitting
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in in stockinette st on bigger needles (blocked)
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
400 - 1350 yards (366 - 1234 m)
3 months - 14 years; 16" to 31.5" chest
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What about little luxury for your summer girl?
Summer Girl is a spaghetti strap sundress or summery top made with a lightweight silky fabric, a perfect choice for any hot summer days, oh, so soft on the skin.

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

Compared to its sister version Summer Girl - fingering cotton, 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 2.5 (3mm) 16” and/or 24” circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge.

Material:
This pattern is suitable for almost any fingering or light fingering weight yarns with a great drape; silk/merino, cotton/silk or merino/bamboo.
Sample shown uses Silk Sock by WSK, 50% Silk, 50%Merino, in Two for Tea colorway.

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 below) in a contrasting color if flowers will be added to the tunic/dress.

3-6m: 380 / 440 yds
12-18m: 500 / 560 yds
24m-2T: 600 / 660 yds
3-4T: 680 / 760 yds
5-6: 740 / 900 yds
7-8: 780 / 1050 yds
9-10: 830 / 1150 yds
11-12: 880 / 1200 yds
13-14: 950 / 1350 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.