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jan082013

Bat-dress

A bat dress with wide sleeves. Knitted in the round in stockinette almost all the way up. The sleeve holes are unusually placed horizontally facing upwards.

Sizes
XS (S) M (L) XL (XXL)
M for free below, the rest can be bought here

Yarn
Pickles Merino Tweed, 400 (400) 400 (500) 500 (500) g
Pickles Silk Mohair, 125 (150) 175 (200) 200 (225) g

Needles
32” circular needles US 2 1/2 and 32” or 40” circular needles US 6.

Gauge per 4”
18 s / 28 rows in stockinette

Measurements, lying flat
Width after lower edge: about 18.9 (20) 21.6 (23.6) 25.5 (28)”
Length: about 35 (35.4) 35.8 (36.2) 36.6 (37)”
Cast on 200 s on US 2 1/2 with one strand in each quality. Knit the whole piece bottom-up double stranded.

Knit 6 rounds of stockinette.
Swap to US 6 and continue in stockinette. Place marker at the beginning of the round and after about 100 s to mark the sides.
Repeat the increase round below after about 4.3” measured from the start and then every 4” 5 times in total = 220 s.

Increase round:
K1, make 1 right, knit until 1 s remains before the next marker, make 1 left, K2, make 1 right, knit until 1 s remains before the next marker, make 1 left, K1.

After completing the 5 increases, increase on EVERY round 70 times to shape the sleeves. Then increase on every 4th round 5 times in total = 520 s.

Knit 4 more rounds, but end the last round 18 s before the end of the round.
Knit like this:

Cast off 36 s loosely for sleeve hole. K 100 s, place 24 s on spare needles or scrap yarn for neck. Knit until 18 s remain before the next marker, cast off 36 s loosely for sleeve hole. Knit until the end of the round.

Back piece
Turn and start knitting the back piece back and forth in stockinette.

You shape the back piece by knitting and turning (look this up on youtube.com if you’re unfamiliar with it to avoid holes.):
Knit until 9 s remain on the needle, turn, purl until 9 s remain on the needle, turn.
*Knit until 9 s remain before the last turn on this side, turn, purl until 10 s remain before the last turn on this side, turn.*
Repeat from * to* 9 times in total.
Knit until end of row.

Purl 1 row where you after 87 (90) 92 (96) 98 (104) s place 40 s on spare needles on scrap yarn for neck. Purl the rest of the row.

Right front piece
Start from the far end of the sleeve. Knit 1 row.
Knit and turn like this:
Purl until 9 s remain on the needle (towards the sleeve opening), turn,
Knit until 5 s remain before the neck opening, K2tog, K3.

*Purl until 9 s remain before the previous turn, turn,
Knit until 5 s remain before the neck opening, K2tog, K3.*

Repeat from * to* until you have turned 7 more times.
Repeat another 2 times, but do not K2tog on the neck side on these repetitions.

Left front piece
Start from the far end of the sleeve, and purl 1 row.
Continue in stockinette and knit and turn like this:
Knit until 9 s remain on the needle (towards the sleeve opening), turn,
Purl until 5 s remain before the neck opening, P2tog, P3.

*Knit until 9 s remain before the previous turn, turn,
Purl until 5 s remain before the neck opening, P2tog, P3.*

Repeat from * to* until you have turned 7 more times.
Repeat another 2 times, but do not K2tog on the neck side on these repetitions.

Knit 1 row in stockinette.

Use kitchener’s stitch and assemble the shoulders (look it up on youtube.com if you’re unfamiliar with it)

Neck line
Cast on 3 s on a circular needle US 6. Pick up 10 stitches in each side between the stitches for neck in the back and in the front. Start picking up on the right side, and place the neck stitches onto the same circular needles = 84 s + 3 new cast on s.

Start with the first of the 3 new s, and make an i-cord cast off like this:

*K2, SSK. Place these three s back onto the left needles without twisting them*
Repeat from * to* until 3 s remain. K3tog.