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The Charlotte Collection

Knitting
February 2011
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
225 - 800 yards (206 - 732 m)
6 months - 8 years
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The Charlotte pattern is a versatile collection that includes many design options for all times of year: tank in the summer and sweater in the winter. Length adjustments to the skirt can turn a sweater into a tunic or a long flowing dress. The ribbed back and neck create an elongated style, while the bottom is decorated with a delicate bell ruffle.
This pattern is a fast knit that is economical on yarn. All options are knit in a top down fashion, starting with a ribbed collar. Once the collar is finished the back and two front panels are each knit separately. Once each piece is at the correct length the pieces are joined together and the waistband and skirt are knit together in the round.

Required Skills
Basic knit and purl techniques, stitch increases and decreases, rib knitting.

Sizes
6 months (12 months, 18 months, 2T, 4T, 6, 8).

Measurements
Chest measurements were taken with the dress at rest just below the ribbing. The chest itself will appear narrower due to the nature of the ribbing.
Chest: 17.5 (19, 19.5, 21.5, 22.5, 24.5, 25.5) inches.
Shoulder to hem: 8.5 (9, 10.5, 11.5, 13, 14, 15.5) inches for sweater length.
Shoulder to hem: 13 (15, 17, 18.5, 20, 21, 22.5) inches for dress length.

Materials
Sleeved Version:
DK weight yarn, approximately 225 (250, 300, 375, 450, 550, 675) yards for sweater length, or 375 (420, 475, 500, 600, 675, 800) 800) yards for dress length.

Sleeveless Version:
DK weight yarn, approximately 175 (200, 250, 325, 425, 410, 600) yards for sweater length, or 275 (300, 330, 450, 525, 550, 725) yards for dress length.

Samples knit in size 6M in Blissful Knits silk blend yarn.