Emlyn: A Top-down Raglan Dress
The perfect addition to a little girl's wardrobe ~ dainty cable and lace inserts in the skirt front and back create a generous A-line silhouette; adding rope-cable details at the shoulder line, eyelet borders at bodice and hems and raglan-line ribbon lacing (or optional button closure) makes this a dress special enough for any occasion. For that final touch, lace ribbon ties through the eyelet border at the bodice.
Garment designed with 2 - 3" / 5 - 7.5cm of ease.
This top-down raglan is knit back and forth on a circular needle down to the bodice; the bodice band and skirt are then worked in the round. Sleeves are worked in the round on double-pointed needles. No seam sewing required.
After the completion of a Garter stitch neck edging, cables are added into the sleeves. The left front raglan seam line has options for either a laced or buttoned closure. The skirt front and back incorporate wedge-shaped lace-cable panel inserts which provide a slight flare to the skirt. An eyelet and Garter border is worked at the high waist (to accommodate a ribbon), as a sleeve edging and at the hem for a beautiful yet easy finish.
The side raglan opening may be closed with either ribbon lacing or buttons.
Skirt cable panels are both charted and written out.
See full yardage information in the Materials section.
25 sts and 33 rows over 4" / 10cm in Stockinette stitch, blocked
624 yards of Sport weight
An adult educator by training, technical author and lifelong knitter, crocheter and seamstress, I have had the good fortune to be able to indulge my love of all things fibre by being a full-time ...
An adult educator by training, technical author and lifelong knitter, crocheter and seamstress, I have had the good fortune to be able to indulge my love of all things fibre by being a full-time knitwear designer since 2008 - such a joy!
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