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Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips

Top-Down Seamless Dress

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Free Dress Knitting Pattern

Size: S (M, L, XL)

Chest: 86 (92, 100, 110) cm (33 (36, 40, 44) inches)

Materials: Jo-Ann Sensations Rainbow Boucle worsted weight yarn 853 yards (780 meters)/312 grams - 3 balls.
Needles: size 4 (3.5 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge: 14 sts x 22 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4" x 4")

Patterns:

Stockinette Stitch
1 row and all odd rows - knit sts
2 row and all even rows - purl sts

In rounds: all rows - knit

Directions:
The dress is worked from the top to the bottom in rounds without seams.

Round Yoke:

Cast on 70 (70, 74, 78) sts, join and continue to work in rounds. Place the marker on the 1st stitch in the round.
Round 1: knit
Rounds 2-14: knit. To shape the round yoke increase evenly for 8 sts in each even round (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14)
You'll have 126 (126, 130, 134) sts in the 14 rnd
Rounds 15-26: increase evenly for 8 sts in every 4th round (rounds 18, 22 and 26)

Size S
Rounds 27-54: increase evenly by 8 sts in every 6th round (rounds 32, 38, 44, and 50) until you have 184 sts

Size M
Rounds 27-60: increase evenly by 8 sts in every 6th round (rounds 32, 38, 44, 50 and 56) until you have 190 sts

Size L
Rounds 27-66: increase evenly by 8 sts in every 6th round (rounds 32, 38, 44, 50, 56 and 62) (in row 62 increase by 10 sts) until you have 200 sts

Size XL
Rounds 27-72: increase evenly by 8 sts in every 6th round (rounds 32, 38, 44, 50, 56, 62 and 68) until you have 210 sts

Divide for sleeves:
Front 61 (64, 67, 70) sts
Back 57 (60, 63, 66) sts
Each sleeve 31 (33, 35, 37) sts

Transfer back stitches to a separate needle and work 8 rows of stocking stitch back and forth.

Bodice:
Knit row 9 of the back,  cast on 3 (3, 4, 5) sts with the single cast on, transfer 31 (33, 35, 37) sts of the right sleeve to a length of yarn, knit 61 (64, 67, 70) sts of the front, cast on 3 (3, 4, 5) sts with the single cast on,  transfer 31 (33, 35, 37) sts of the left sleeve to a length of yarn, join and continue to work the bodice in the rounds 124 (130, 138, 146) sts. Place a marker at the beginning of the round.

Rounds 2-9: knit
Round 10: decrease evenly by 6 sts = 118 (124, 132, 140) sts
Rounds 11-19: knit
Round 20: decrease evenly by 6 sts = 112 (118, 126, 134) sts
Rounds 22-29: knit
Round 30: decrease evenly by 6 sts = 106 (112, 120, 128) sts
Rounds 31-41: knit
Rounds 40-41 - waist line

Skirt:
Round 42: increase evenly by 6 sts = 112 (118, 126, 134) sts
Rounds 43-51: knit
Round 52: increase evenly by 6 sts = 118 (124, 132, 140) sts
Rounds 53-61: knit
Round 62: increase evenly by 6 sts = 124 (130, 138, 146) sts
Continue to knit in rounds.
Round 72: increase evenly by 6 sts
Round 82: increase evenly by 6 sts
Round 92: increase evenly by 6 sts
Round 102: increase evenly by 6 sts
Round 112: increase evenly by 6 sts
Round 122: increase evenly by 6 sts
Round 132: increase evenly by 6 sts
Round 142: increase evenly by 6 sts
Round 152: increase evenly by 6 sts
Round 162: increase evenly by 6 sts
Round 172: increase evenly by 6 sts
Round 182: increase evenly by 6 sts
Round 192: increase evenly by 6 sts = 202 (208, 216, 224) sts
Round 197-219: *k3, p1* repeat from* to * to the end of the round
Round 210: cast off
You can vary the length and the width of the skirt by changing the amount of rows and increases below row 42.

Sleeves:

Sleeves worked in rounds on double pointed needles.

Transfer 31 (33, 35, 37) sts from the yarn to the needles and pick up 11 (11, 12, 13) sts over the underarm sts, place a marker in the beginning of the row.Knit 5 rounds. Start decreasing by 2 sts in every 8th row (rows 8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64) until you have 26 (28, 31, 34) sts left. Rounds 65-75: knit.

Rounds 76 -109: *k3, p1* repeat from* to *
Round 110: cast off
You can vary the length and the width of the sleeve by changing the amount of rows and decreases.

To finish the neckline, pick up 70 (70, 74, 78) sts and work 10 rounds in 1x1 ribbing.

Diagram



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# 1. Poster: Mrs. Rod Warnke
July 15, 2014

The dress has garter ridges right? Since it is worked in the round, Knit a row, Purl a row makes garter ridges, am I correct?
# 2. Poster: Sabine Winter
October 1, 2014

No you are not correct. When knitting in rounds, you knit all the time . The only time you purl is, when you are going back and forth.
Knitting in rounds means knit only unless otherwise stated. I hope this helps
Sabine
# 3. Poster: Mrs. Rod Warnke
October 20, 2014

I ave been knitting my rounds since starting this. Thank you.
# 4. Poster: Lucy Keller
October 1, 2014

I have read the pattern over twice and I do not see where you actually use the "stocking stitch" that you list as a pattern stitch. Why is it shown?

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