Rusticana by Ailbíona McLochlainn


April 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
This pattern is available for €5.50 EUR buy it now

A simple, relaxed sheath dress with a flattering V neckline, Rusticana is the sort of garment you will want to live in all season long.

Knit it in Apple Oak Fibre Works rustic spun Lincot, for a lightweight and durable dress that will keep you cool in summer. Or choose a woolly DK to aran weight yarn for a cozy winter knit. The basic design works especially well for showcasing unevenly spun yarns, yarns with textural interest, and yarns with dramatic colour variegation. Suitable for advanced beginners.



Apple Oak Fibre Works Lincot, 220m (240y) / 100g (3.5oz)
shown in the Moonlight colourway 

5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins

You can buy this pattern and yarn as a kit here!

A note on yarn substitutions: The Apple Oak Fibre Works Lincot yarn is unusual, in that the meterage is DK but it meets gauge like an aran-weight, due to its unevenly spun nature. If substituting with a more traditional yarn, choose an aran-weight and purchase 1 extra skein. Or choose a DK weight and note that it will be worked above gauge, resulting in quite a drapey fabric.

17 sts x 23 rows = 10cm x 10cm (4” x 4”), in stockinette

Needle A: circular needle, 4mm (US 6) in diameter (or as needed to meet gauge)
Needle B: circular needle, 3mm (US2) in diameter (or 1mm smaller than Needle A)


Finished garment measures as follows at chest circumference: 85cm/34” (90cm/36”, 95cm/38”, 100cm/40”, 110cm/44”, 120cm/48”, 130cm/52”)

and as follows at hip & hem circumference: 127cm/50.75” (134cm/53.5”, 142cm/56.75”, 149cm/60”, 163cm/65”, 180cm/72”, 195cm/ 78”)

Select size with desired amount of ease and refer to schematic in pattern for details. Models are shown wearing this garment with 10cm (4”) of ease around chest.

Special Techniques
provisional cast-on

Pattern Support