A Good Stripe Dress by Mareike Sattler

A Good Stripe Dress

February 2008
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in St st after machine washing and drying
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1350 - 1620 yards (1234 - 1481 m)
to fit actual chest sizes 24¾ (26, 27¼)"
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $7.99.

Pattern description from Interweave Knits, Spring 2008: “Tough and pretty don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Knitted with chunky stripes in pure linen, the A GOOD STRIPE DRESS drapes and swirls, then bounces back with every machine washing. Designing from the top down, MAREIKE SATTLER adds playful touches: a deep, open placket finishes in a polo collar, a single stripe of unexpected color keeps the pattern fresh, and a big flare to the skirt makes for extra-effective twirling.”

Finished Size: 22¾ (24, 25¼)“ chest circumference, to fit actual chest sizes 24¾ (26, 27¼)”. Dress shown measures 24”, modeled on a six-year-old. This garment is very fitted at the bodice but flares out in the skirt section. The open placket will ensure a comfortable fit.

Yarn: Louet Euroflax Sport Weight (100% linen; 270 yd 247 m/100 g): #02 ginger (MC), 2 (2, 3) skeins; #48 aqua (A), 2 skeins; #36 natural (B), 1 skein.

Needles: Size 2 (2.75 mm): 24” circular (cir), 32” or longer cir, set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); stitch holders; waste yarn for provisional CO; tapestry needle

Note: This dress is worked from the top down. Back neck stitches are cast on using a provisional cast on, and the back is worked down to the underarm. The front starts from the provisional cast on at the shoulder and is worked down to the underarm. The fronts are joined to the back at the underarm, the placket is finished, and the dress is worked in the round to the lower edge.