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"Nala" - summer dress with cables


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A very summery dress with straps and beautiful cable borders at seams and waist. Skirt and top are directly knitted on the borders so that you won't have to sew them together. Detailed description of these technique is included in pattern. I used double stranded Ito "Gima 8.5" lace yarn for this project - but you can use any fingering or sport yarn that obtains gauge. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit and purl basic knowledge in cable knitting basic knowledge in crocheting single crochets and reverse single crochets standard increases and decreases GAUGE 21 sts and 30 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x10 cm) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS US sizes 4/6, 8/10 and 12/14 Bust circumferences:38, 42.5 and 47 (158, 116 and 124 cm) Waist circumferences: 28", 31" and 34" (72, 80 und 88 cm) Length: 36", 37.5" and 38.5" (91, 95 und 98,5 cm) SUGGESTED YARN 3000 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Ito Gima 8.5 double stranded COLORWAY # 034 (chestnut)

Recommended with this pattern

  • I used double stranded lace yarn Ito "Gima 8.5"
  • 2400 - 3000 yds of fingering yarn
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook

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