Summer Snowdrop Dress by Alla Saenko

Summer Snowdrop Dress

Knitting
October 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
910 - 1440 yards (832 - 1317 m)
6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12 (Yrs) / 25, 26½, 28, 30 (in)
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The Summer Snowdrop Dress is a classy and elegant dress for girls from 6 to 12 years old. The design features a lacy close-fitting bodice in a stretchy lacy pattern and flared skirt adorned with a pleated border. The waistband eyelet stitch pattern reminds delicate snowdrop flowers. It can be knit in a contrasting colour to show off its beauty. The eyelet trims around the armholes, neckline and bottom can be done in a contrast colour as well (the instructions are provided). The eyelets can be threaded with a ribbon or an I-cord belt for a finished look.

Designed to be worked seamlessly in the round starting at waistline with a skirt is worked down to the hem, and the bodice is worked up from the cast on live stitches to the underarm. The back and front are worked separately up to shoulder seams.

Sizes:
6-7 Yrs (25 in / 64 cm)
8-9 Yrs (26½ in / 67 cm)
10-11Yrs (28 in / 72 cm)
12 Yrs (30 in / 76 cm)

Length of a dress (shoulder to hem):
inches: 28.5, 31, 33.5, 36
cm : 72.5, 79, 85, 92

Yardage required (approx):
Total: 910, 1120, 1280, 1440
MC: 800, 1000, 1150, 1300
CC: 110, 120, 130, 140

Suggested Yarn:
Any sport or fingering weight yarn to obtain gauge.

The samples are made with:
elann.com Lara (white dress);
elann.com Bamboo Classic (purple dress)

Gauge:
26 sts x 30 rows to 10cm/4in square over bodice stitch pattern
24 sts x 30 rows to 10cm/4in square over stockinette stitch

Materials:
3.25mm/US # 3 circular needle (32”/80 cm) or size to obtain gauge
3.25mm/US # 3 straight knitting needles
3.25mm/US # 3 double pointed needles
2 stitch markers, 2 stitch holders or/and waste yarn, tapestry needle
a ribbon or an I-cord as a belt (optional)