Midsommar Dress by Kristin Drysdale
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Midsommar Dress

Knitting
August 2017
Berroco Modern Cotton™ White 1600
Berroco Modern Cotton™ Yellow 1627
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in Colorwork in the round
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
809 - 1422 yards (740 - 1300 m)
2T, 3T, 4T, 5, 6-7
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A perfect summer dress for the little girl in your life.
Designed for Swedish Midsommar celebrations, but wearable whenever and wherever the sun shines, this dress has a cheery overall floral pattern, an empire waist and a slightly bell-shaped skirt.

The dress is knit bottom up, starting with larger needles and the knit with smaller needles to give the dress it’s subtle bell shape. There is a dramatic decrease at the top of the skirt and then the bodice is worked back and forth. To shape the armholes, the work is split and the front and the back are worked flat separately. The top of the shoulders are joined with a 3-needle bind off. The armholes, neckline, and buttonhole are all finished with a single crochet chain.

Gauge

  1. Hem: 4mm 20 stitches = 4 inches or 10 centimeters
  2. Skirt: 3mm 24 stitches = 4 inches or 10 centimeters
  3. Bodice: 3mm with two strands of yarn 16 stitches = 4 inches or 10 centimeters

Sizes
2T, 3T, 4T, 5, 6-7

Yarn requirements
2T - 2 skeins of each color
3T - 2 skeins of each color
4T - 3 white, 2 yellow
5 - 3 white, 3 yellow
6-7 - 4 white, 3 yellow