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Sydney Pattern


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Knitting: Sydney
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Petite



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • CO, BO, work in-the-round, increase, decrease, pick up stitches, seam

Pattern Description:

Sydney is a great example of all-season sweater dressing. Worked in one piece from the bottom up on circular needles, you jump right in with a relatively simple diamond lace stitch before switching to Stockinette.

The dress is shaped at the sides for a better fit then worked to the armholes where you'll divide for front and back.

The front is treated with a V-neck while the back has a modestly high scoop-neck making the dress reversible depending on the occasion.


22 sts/32 rnds = 4" over St st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Bust: 31 3/4 (33 3/4, 35 3/4, 37 3/4, 39 3/4, 41 3/4, 43 3/4)".
  • Length: 34 1/4 (35, 35 3/4, 36 1/2, 37 1/4, 38, 38 3/4)".
  • Allow 1" of negative ease at the bust for a close fit.


  • 1075 (1170, 1275, 1350, 1450, 1530, 1640)yds smooth DK weight yarn in main color.
  • Approx 15 yds in contrasting color.
  • Shown in Rowan - Wool Cotton, 50% merino wool, 50% cotton; 123yds (113m)/50g; Color #941 Clear, 9 (10, 11, 11, 12, 13, 14) balls, Color #956 Coffee Rich, 1 ball.

You Will Also Need:

  • Sizes 5 and 6 (3.75 and 4mm) 29" circular needle for body
  • 16" circular needle in the smaller of the 2 sizes for finishing.
  • Stitch markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle.

About Designer

About Designer

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Kim Dolce is the owner and sole designer for the Dolce Handknits pattern line. Kim has a casual, feminine aesthetic which appeals to women of all ages. Her patterns are easy to understand and execute and all patterns have been professionally edited. More of her work can be found in her first book, Dolce Handknits - simple, sophisticated designs.

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