Delkash Dress by MayaB

Delkash Dress

by MayaB
Knitting
March 2019
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Brioche
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1421 - 2862 yards (1299 - 2617 m)
8 sizes: Bust 78 - 114.5 cm (31-45")
This pattern is available for £6.50.

PATTERN LAUNCH AT EDINBURGH YARN FESTIVAL 2019.
Available for download on Ravelry March 25th.

The Delkash Dress is a discretely fitted short dress with ¾ length sleeves worked in Stockinette Brioche. Like the more known ribbed Brioche Knitting, the Stockinette Brioche is an exciting way to work Brioche stitches – the main difference is that it creates a smoother fabric with slightly less drape and more hold than Brioche Knitting.
Delkash = Attractive, named by the wonderful Garnsurr ladies!

Stockinette Brioche is also a superb entry point if you haven’t worked with Brioche before, as it removes the usual confusion about whether
or not you are working a brk or a brp; in Stockinette Brioche brk and brp rows are worked separately and when working in the round you eliminate the brp completely.

Delkash Dress is knitted top-down with raglan sleeves. It is worked back and forth until the neckline is joined, the rest of the body and the sleeves are worked in the round. Last, the neckline sts are picked up and worked in the round. The dress is seamless, except from closing under arm holes and weaving in ends.

Sizes
Bust:
78 (85.5, 87.5, 93, 98, 105.5, 111, 114.5) cm
31 (33.5, 34.5, 36.5, 38.5, 41.5, 44, 45) in
Waist:
67.5 (74.5, 76.5, 82, 87.5, 94.5, 100, 103.5) cm
26.5 (29.5, 30, 32.5, 34.5, 37, 39.5, 41) in
Length:
77 (80, 82.5, 85, 85, 90, 93, 95.5) cm
30.5 (31.5, 32.5, 33.5, 33.5, 35.5, 36.5, 37.5) in

Yarn
The yarn used in the sample are Garnsurr Søkke Merino (4ply, 75% Merino/25% nylon, 425m/464yds per 100g) and Fyberspates Vivacious 4ply (100% Merino; 365m/399yds per 100g), both hand-dyed yarns. Testers have used a variety of high twist 4ply yarns.

2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins of Main Colour (MC): Fyberspates Vivacious, Pebble Beach 614
1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skeins of Contrast Colour 1 (CC1): Garnsurr Søkke Merino, Gryteflaks #11
1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skeins of Contrast Colour 2 (CC2): Garnsurr Søkke Merino, Løpp
1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skeins of Contrast Colour 3 (CC3): Garnsurr Søkke Merino, Preinas

Metres (yardage)
MC:
635 (712, 792, 872, 949, 1110, 1190, 1267) metres
695 (778, 866, 954, 1038, 1213, 1301, 1385) yards
CC1:
221 (252, 278, 308, 335, 392, 423, 450) metres
242 (276, 304, 337, 366, 429, 463, 492) yards
CC2:
209 (235, 261, 287, 314, 366, 397, 424) metres
229 (257, 285, 314, 343, 400, 434, 464) yards
CC3:
234 (265, 295, 326, 356, 417, 449, 476) metres
256, 290, 323, 357, 389, 456, 491, 521) yards

Needles
2.5mm (Us 1-2) and 3mm (US 2-3) circulars. Adjust length of cable according to amount of sts, and for sleeves use magic loop or dpns. Knit a swatch to make sure you reach the correct tension, and if necessary adjust your needle size accordingly.