The dress is started at the underarm with a provisional cast on, then worked in the round towards the hem. A series of increases that start at the waist make the skirt flare; a band of garter stitch finishes the hem. The bodice stitches are then picked up, and the ribbed neckline is worked to the top of the shoulders.
26 stitches/40 rows = 4 inches, after blocking
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