Hello Dahlia by KD GECKO KNITS

Hello Dahlia

December 2020
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette with US7 (4.5mm) needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1627 - 2617 yards (1488 - 2393 m)
1 (31-33"), 2 (35-37"), 3 (39-41"), 4 (43-45"), 5 (47-49"), 6 (51-53")
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Asylum Fibers Black Dahlia colorway inspired this design. While admiring the yarn, visions of a playful and flirty garment of peplum and asymmetry took shape. Powered by creativity, Hello Dahlia was born.

Hello Dahlia is a knit-in-the-round top-down Raglan style garment made with fingering-weight and mohair lace held together throughout the entire garment. There are two sleeve options: one fitted and ends with an icord bind off; the other fitted but ends with a bell shape ruffle. If you are fashion daring, knit one of each sleeve style like the sample.

Hello Dahlia is slightly fitted in the yoke, and a less fitted around the bodice. There are six (6) sizes, but if more ease is desired, either go up in size or consider using one size larger gauge needle, which should have little affect on the fabric.

This pattern has been tech edited. Every effort has been made to calculate yarn amounts for each size. Keep in mind that some fingering weight yarns and even mohair yarns are more plump than others, which could affect actual gauge and finished measurements. The yarn amounts listed below offer a 10% buffer to allow for variations in gauge, sleeve option, and peplum length.

Note: Needle sizes are only a suggestion. Depending on individual knitting gauge, makers may have to go up or down in needle size to achieve gauge.

Fingering weight: (yards/meters)
829/757 (920/841, 1012/925, 1099/1004, 1219/1114, 1335/1220)
Skeins of sample yarn (Asylum Fibers) sock: 2(3, 3, 3, 3, 4)

Mohair lace: (yard/meters)
798/729 (899/812, 969/886, 1060/969, 1171/1071, 1282/1172)
Skeins of sample yarn (Asylum Fibers) mohair: 2(2, 3, 3, 3, 4)

German Short Rows (GSRs) are used around neckline, and in the bodice to prevent back of garment from riding up higher than front of garment.