Kristina Dress for me
November 6, 2016
November 23, 2016

Kristina Dress for me

Project info
116-3 Kristina by DROPS design
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in 20 sts / 26 rows in 4"
2,038 yards
Garnstudio DROPS Lima
16 skeins = 1744.0 yards (1594.7 meters), 800 grams
Wendy's Wonders DK Merino
0.5 skeins = 125.0 yards (114.3 meters)
Wollelfe Gradient Merino DK
0.7 skeins = 169.4 yards (154.9 meters), 70 grams

My gauge was off and I didn’t want to go with a smaller needle :-) So, I adjusted in size. I was getting ~18 sts/4”. So, I knit a size small in order to get about 38” at the bust.

I knit the tunic as a knee length dress. I cast on for a size small and knit 3 rounds, then I purled one round (to keep it from rolling up so much). Then, I knit 3 rounds and did the first 6 rounds of color work. After the color work I went back to knitting in just the main color for 11” (total from cast on) before I began the decreases for the waist, and continued as written in the pattern.

For the sleeves, I cast on in the same way as for the dress adding the purl row and the first 6 rounds of color work.

I changed to US6 needles for the color work, since it’s often a looser gauge for me.

At the neck, after doing the short rows as written in the pattern (but in the main color), I knit 2 rounds in contrast color. Then knit 3 rounds in the main color, purled one round, knit 3 more rounds and then bound off using the lacey bind off.

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by Garnstudio
65% Wool, 35% Alpaca
109 yards / 50 grams

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100% Merino
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  • Project created: November 15, 2016
  • Updated: November 25, 2016
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