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The Imperial Knits Collection of patterns and Imperial Yarns come from the historic Imperial Stock Ranch, located in north central Oregon. The ranch has been operating continuously since 1871, ...

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Sunburst Shirt Dress

from Imperial Yarn
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Sunburst Shirt Dress
Sunburst Shirt Dress
Sunburst Shirt Dress
Sunburst Shirt Dress
Sunburst Shirt Dress

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • lace, basic increase and decreases, rib, working in the round, short-rows, 3-needle bind-off, slipping stitches, sewing seams

Pattern Description:

Featuring a beautiful combination of lace pattern and 1x1 rib, this dress can be worn with leggings or as a short dress. The boat neckline in front brings the elegant look to this piece, while deeper neckline on the back framed in a cowl-like collar brings drama. Box pleats on capped sleeves give a finishing soft touch.

This design is made with the finest Columbia wool from Oregon's historic Imperial Stock Ranch near Shaniko, Oregon, USA.


28 sts and 32 rows = 4" (10cm) in lace
pattern on size 4 needle (after
24 sts and 32 rows = 4" (10cm) in 1x1 rib pattern on size 4 needles (after

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
  • 31 3/4 (35 1/4, 39, 42 3/4, 46 1/2, 54)"


  • 1580-2370 yards Imperial Yarn Tracie Too
  • Two US 4 (3.5 mm) 32" circular needles
  • One US 8 (5.0 mm) needle

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch holders
  • 6 stitch markers
  • 3 coil-less safety pin or locking stitch marker
  • Sewing needle
  • 6 pins

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Imperial Yarn Tracie Too