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I am quite taken by any combination of stripes and I love it when colour seems to give a whole new and unexpected shape to a project.
And I like to think out of the box when creating a new design. ...

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from La Maison Rililie Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Cocktail(Dress)
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Techniques and methods are either explained in the pattern itself, or links are provided that point to web-tutorials.

Pattern Description:

This dress is worked seamlessly from the top down.
The back and front are worked from the shoulder saddles to the armholes. After the underarm the body is knitted to the hemline in one piece. The sleeve sts are picked up and the sleeve cap is knitted with short-rows to allow the seed stitch pattern of the saddles to flow into the sleeve.

Stripes & bolder colour are kept on the top to keep the focus near the face, enhance the shoulders and for a slimmer silhouette, while the pattern of the shoulder saddle adds some texture to the shoulders.
The dress is shaped with darts for a three dimensional tailored result and the waist is kept slightly higher than usual.
Different positive ease at the bust, the waist and the hips allow for a more flattering shape, that does not cling to the body.


26.5sts and 36 rows in 10 cm/4" in stocking stitch
on 3,5mm/ US 4 needles, after blocking.
28sts and 50 rows in 10 cm/4" in seed stitch
on 3mm/ US2.5 needles, after blocking.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sizing (body size) X-Small (31 inches or 78,5 cm bust), Small (34 inches or 86 cm), Medium (37 inches or 94cm), Large (40 inches or 101,5 cm) X-Large (43 inches or 109 cm) XX-Large (46 inches or 116 cm) 3XL (49 inches or 124,5 cm) 4XL (52 inches or 132 cm) (Shown in Size Small with 1/2 in./1cm positive ease at bust)


  • Yarn: 3(3,3,4,5,5,6,7) skeins of Holst Coast (MC colourway Denim) or approximately 848(928,1110,1319,1558,1833,2147,2504) yards or 775(849,1015,1206,1425,1676,1963,2290) meters. 1 skein of Holst Coast (CC colourway Silver grey) or approximately 84(92,109,130,154,182,212,247) yards or 77(84,100,119,141,166,194,226) meters. 1 skein of Holst Coast (CC2 colourway Fairy) or approximately 77(84,101,119,141,166,195,227) yards or 70(77,92,109,129,152, 178,208) meters. ...or any other fingering weight yarn (at 382 yards or 349m/50gr ) which gives you the proper gauge. Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate.

You Will Also Need:

  • Needles: 3mm/US2.5 and 3,5mm/US4 circular needles (at least 80 cm/31" long). For hem: 2,5mm/US1.5 (at least 80 cm/31" long) circular needle. To pick up sts & for sleeves: 2mm/US0 and 3mm/US2.5 DPNs. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Other: Tapestry needle, stitch markers in two different colours, stitch holders or smooth scrap yarn.

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Holst Coast


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