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Summer Girl - fingering cotton

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Summer Girl - fingering cotton
Summer Girl - fingering cotton
Summer Girl - fingering cotton
Summer Girl - fingering cotton
Summer Girl - fingering cotton
Summer Girl - fingering cotton

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • stockinette stitch
  • seed stitch
  • increase
  • decrease
  • long tail cast on
  • cast off
  • cable cast on (for some flowers; optional)
  • basic sewing
  • basic crochet (optional)

Pattern Description:

The pattern is available as part of the *Summer Girl Collection* ebook including 3 dresses and 2 headbands. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/summer-girl-collection/patterns

http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/knitting/clothing/summer-girl-set-ebook/61328

Summer Girl is a sundress or summery top made with a lightweight cotton fabric, a perfect choice for long walks on the beach or hot summer days.

This spaghetti strap dress is worked from the top down, which makes the length easy to customize. The top section is meant to be fitted enough so as not to be revealing while running, playing, jumping or dancing, while the body and the skirt have lots of positive ease to be comfortable and airy at the same time. The dress is finished with a ruffle with an optional fringe.

Add that perfect touch with flowers of your choice - knitted or crocheted. Detailed instructions are provided for several options.
There are many ways to decorate your dress/tunic. The sky is the limit!

The pattern includes detailed instructions on how to crochet small daisy flowers - a fun way to start crocheting if you haven't tried it yet!

Gauge:

28 sts and 36 rows 4" in stockinette st on bigger needles (blocked)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 3-6m: 16-17" / 41-43.5 cm
  • 12-18m: 18-19" / 46-48.5 cm
  • 24m-2T: 20-21" / 51-53.5 cm
  • 3-4T: 22-23" / 56-58.5 cm
  • 5-6: 24-25" / 61-63.5 cm
  • 7-8: 26-27" / 66-68.5 cm
  • 9-10: 27-28" / 68.5-71 cm
  • 11-12: 29-30" / 74-76.5 cm
  • 13-14: 30-31.5" / 76.5-80 cm

Materials:

  • US #1 (2.25 mm) flat or circular needles (16" or 24")
  • US #2 (2.75 mm) 16" and/or 24" circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 stitch markers
  • darning needle
  • crochet hook for flowers, size 2.10 mm
  • 5g of glass beads (optional), size 6/0 "E" (4 mm in diameter)
  • scrap yarn or spare needle


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I am a wife as well as a stay at home mom to two precious girls, who are the inspiration behind my creations.

Even though I have been around fabric, yarn & crafts my whole life; knitting sweaters ...

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