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Kaftan Dress


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Knitting a kaftan dress was always on my to-do list and I finally got down to designing one in linen with a rather simple fair isle border. Kaftans are truly versatile garments. They can be worn on the beach as a cover up, indoors as part of a casual ensemble or as a fashion statement for evening parties and events. The kaftan is definitely unique and an essential addition to one's closet! The kaftan is worked in stockinette stitch as two pieces, front and back and then hand sewn together using back stitch along side borders leaving 9" for arms at the top. The front and back at the shoulders are sewn in mattress stitch. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY stranded knitting, mattress stitch, decreasing, picking up stitches GAUGE 7sts and 7rows=1 inch in stockinette st. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS One size. Length 32" x Width 44"

Recommended with this pattern

  • Classic Elite Yarns Firefly Sport / 5 ply , 75% Rayon, 25% Linen, Yardage 155 yards [142 meters], 50 gms , MC-- Crimson, Color # 7758 [8 balls], CC1--Linum, Color# 7706 [5 balls ], and CC3-- Mermaid Color #7746 [1 ball]. Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen DK /8ply , 35% Linen, 35% Wool, 30% Alpaca, 137 yards [125 meters], 50 grams, CC2Kentucky Blue, Color # 2257[3 balls]
  • US 5/3.75mm, US4/3.50mm

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The love that I have for knitting and the pure joy that it brings me has been passed down to me from both my mother and my grandmother. Decades later, my passion for knitting has only deepened. I know that knitting will always be an intrinsic part of my life, and I am excited to conjure up new ideas, designs and projects. Besides knitting I love crocheting, cross-stitching, sewing, cooking, listening to music, watching movies, etc, etc, etc.--I wish a day was longer sometimes! I find indulging in creative pursuits is very therapeutic and relaxing much like yoga.