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Stripy dress

Sizes
XS (S) M (L) XL (XXL)
Size XL for free this time, the rest can be purchased in our shop.

Yarn
Main Colour (MC): Abuelita 3 ply
200 (200) 300 (300) 400 (400) g

Contrast colour (CC): Abuelita 3 ply Multi
200 (200) 300 (300) 400 (400) g

Needles
32” circular needles and DPN´s US 7  or the size you need to acquire the right gauge.

Gauge
Ribbing/Edges: 24 s = 4”
Stretched sideways 14 s = 4”

Brioche: 17 s = 4”
Stretched sideways: 7 s = 4”

Width bottom edge
measured stretched and flat
22 (23) 23.5 (24.5) 25.5 (27) inches

Lenght
29 (30) 31 (32.5) 34 (35.5) inches

It is difficult to measure gauge in this technique, we recommend going up a needle size if you are a medium to tight knitter.

Cast on 180 s with MC on US 7 needles. Knit in the round.

“Edging”
Round 1: * K1, P1*
Round 2: *K1, K1, slip 1 s with yarn in front *
Round 3: *slip one s with yarn in back, P1*

Repeat round 2 and 3 one more time.

Then continue like this:
Round 1: K1, P1
Round 2: with CC. K1, P1.
Round 3: with MC. K1 in the stitch below, P1.
Round 4: with CC. K1. P1 in the stitch below.

Repeat round 3 and 4 until your piece measures 25.5 inches.

On the next round of CC bind off for arms like this:
Work 77 stitches in the same manner as before, bind off 13 stitches. Work 77 stitches, bind off 13 stitches  (= 154 stitches left on the needles)

Arms
Cast on 68 stitches on DPN needles with MC. Knit “edging” for about 1.5 inch, and continue in brioche the same way you did for the body until the arm measures 12 inches.

On the next round round of CC bind off under the arm like this:
Bind off the 13 first stitches and work the rest of the round. (= 55 stitches left on the needles) Knit another arm.

Line up all the parts on to the same circular needle. You now have 264 stitches alltogether. Continue in brioche as before for 8 inches measured from where you put the parts together. End with a round of MC. You can abandon the CC now and knit the rest in the MC. On the next round decrease like this all round:
*Knit 3 stitches together, P1*. Go back to “edging” (round 2 and 3 only), and work about 1.5 inch. Bind off loosely.

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