"Peek a Bow" Dress by Lauren Riker

"Peek a Bow" Dress

March 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch using larger needle
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
910 - 1360 yards (832 - 1244 m)
10 sizes to fit a 32-50" Bust and 34-52" Hips
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For the Sweater version of this design go here. For the machine knitting version of this dress go here!

910 (960, 1010, 1060, 1110, 1160) (1210, 1260, 1310, 1360) yards / 830 (880, 925, 970, 1015, 1060) (1105, 1150, 1200, 1245) meters of Worsted Weight Yarn to fit a 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42) (44, 46, 48, 50) in Bust / 34 (36, 38, 40, 42, 44) (46, 48, 50, 52) in Hips.

Give them a peek of just how cute you are in this adorable bow back dress! Featuring delectable puff sleeves and darling keyholes and bows to adorn your back side, you are sure to turn heads in this eye catching ensemble. Knit with the oh-so-soft and scrumptious Malabrigo Worsted, this dress is such a treat to knit and wear!

This dress is designed to be totally customizable to suit your unique preferences and make it your own. The scoop neckline can be made higher for more modesty, the sleeves can be made as long as you like, and the dress length is knitted custom to you. There are also 3 keyhole options - 3 keyholes/3 bows (pictured), 1 keyhole, or no keyhole. The middle bow is designed to cover your bra closure, and there is guidance in the pattern to ensure that it does the job!

The dress and sleeves are both knitted in the round from the bottom up, then seamed together. This sleeve is magical in that it is super easy to seam on! I designed it so that it fits perfectly into the shoulder and you can just seam it on without any special placement, and I even have a video showing you how I do it.

A full page photo tutorial is included for how to knit the short row shoulders, do a 3-needle bind off, as well as links to tutorials for all other techniques used. A video is also included for exactly how I make the keyhole back and attach the bows.