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Summer Girl-fingering silk/merino blend

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Summer Girl-fingering silk/merino blend
Summer Girl-fingering silk/merino blend
Summer Girl-fingering silk/merino blend
Summer Girl-fingering silk/merino blend
Summer Girl-fingering silk/merino blend
Summer Girl-fingering silk/merino blend

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Stockinette stitch
  • Seed stitch
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Long tail CO
  • Cast Off
  • Cable CO (for some flowers, optional)
  • Sewing (basic)
  • Crochet (basic; 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

What about little luxury for your summer girl?
Summer Girl is a spaghetti strap sundress or summery top made with a lightweight silky fabric, a perfect choice for any hot summer days, oh, so soft on the skin.

The top section is meant to be fitted enough so not to be revealing while running, playing, jumping or dancing, while the skirt has lots of positive ease to be comfortable and airy at the same time. The dress is finished with a ruffle.

Add that perfect touch with flowers of your choice - knitted or crocheted. Detailed instructions are provided for several options.

Pattern includes:
-photo tutorial on how to crochet small daisy flowers - a fun way to start crocheting if you haven't tried it yet!
-the crochet part is written in US terms, however there are informations how to convert crochet to UK terms included in the pattern
-underarm instructions are written with reinforced corners and without jogs at the beginning of the round

Compared to its sister version Summer Girl - fingering cotton, the main differences are in:
-material used
-main needle ( 3 mm vs. 2.75mm)
-row gauge (34 vs. 36 rows)
-positive ease (more ease for silky version)

Yardage (tunic / dress):
Note 1: yardage is generous estimate
Note 2: you will need an additional 50-150 yds (not included in total yardage listed below) in a contrasting color if flowers will be added to the tunic/dress.

3-6m: 380 / 440 yds
12-18m: 500 / 560 yds
24m-2T: 600 / 660 yds
3-4T: 680 / 760 yds
5-6: 740 / 900 yds
7-8: 780 / 1050 yds
9-10: 830 / 1150 yds
11-12: 880 / 1200 yds
13-14: 950 / 1350 yds

Gauge:

28 sts 34 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 (2.25mm) flat or circular needles (16" or 24")
  • US 2.5 (3mm) 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 (US 3 / 2.10mm)
  • 5g of glass beads (optional) size 6/0 "E" (4mm in diameter)
  • scrap yarn or spare needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

silk/merino, cotton/silk or merino/bamboo


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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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