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Novita Merino DK: Kesäheinä knitted dress

This creamy white dress, knitted using Novita Merino DK, features an arrowhead lace pattern in the hem.

Size(s)

98(110)122(134)146 cm

Yarn demand

Novita Merino DK (006) Semolina Porridge 300(350)400(400)450 g

Needles and other supplies

Circular needle (60 cm / 24 in) Novita 3½ mm (US 4) or size needed; double-pointed needles Novita 3 mm (UK 11 / US 2½) and 3½ mm or sizes needed Other supplies 3 small buttons

Designer

Sari Nordlund

Finished dimensions

body circumference 62(66)70(74)78 cm / 24½(26)27½(29¼)30¾ in

length 53(57)61(66)72 cm / 20¾(22½)24(26)28¼ in

inner sleeve length 27(30)33(36)39 cm / 10¾(11¾)13(14¼)15¼ in

Stitch patterns Lace pattern in the round: follow the chart and instructions.Stockinette stitch in the round: knit all rows.Ribbing in the round: *k1, p1*, repeat *–*. Stockinette stitch (flat): knit the right side rows and purl the wrong side rows. Ribbing (flat): *k1, p1*, repeat *–*. On WS rows

Body

The body is knitted in one piece up to the armholes. Using the circular needles, cast on 224(232)240(256)264 sts, join for working in the round and knit 1 round.

Begin the lace pattern on row 1 of the chart. Repeat the 8 st pattern 28(29)30(32)33 times. Work rows 2–6 of the chart, then repeat rows 1–6 3(3)3(4)4 more times.

Now work stockinette st in the round. On the first round, evenly decrease 0(1)2(4)5 sts = 224(231)238(252)259 sts.

When the piece measures 16(17)17(18)18 cm, place 7 markers , the first one at the beginning of round and the other 6 at 32(33)34(36)37 st intervals.

On the next round, begin decreases: slip marker, k2tog, *work to marker, slip marker, k2tog*, repeat *–* 5 more times, work to end. 7 sts decreased, 217(224)231(245)252 sts on the needles.

Repeat the decreases every 1,5 cm 11 more times = 140(147)154(168)175 sts. On the next round, evenly decrease 4(1)0(6)3 sts = 136(146)154(162)172sts. Remove all markers except the beginning of round marker and place a second marker at the midpoint of round. 68(73)77(81)86 sts in the front and back.

Work stockinette st in the round until the piece measures 40(43)46(50)55 cm.

On the next round, work to last 3(3)3(4)5 sts before second marker,bind off next 6(7)7(9)10 sts for anarmhole, work to last 3(3)3(4)5 sts, bind off last 3(3)3(4)5 sts and the first 3(4)4(5)5 sts of the next round for the other armhole. 62(66)70(72)76 sts in the front and back. Leave the front sts on hold.

Top back

With the 62(66)70(72)76 back sts, work stockinette st flat. On every other row, bind off 1x2 sts and 1(1)1(2)3x1 st at both ends for the armholes = 56(60)64(64)66 sts.

When the armhole measures 5(6)7(8)9 cm, on the next RS row work 30(32)34(34)35 sts and turn work. Leave 26(28)30(30)31 sts on the left side on hold for the slit.

Continue with the right-side sts. At the slit end, work 4 sts in garter st. After 2 cm, make a buttonhole: on the next RS row, work to last 3 sts, yarn over, skp (slip 1 knitwise, k1, pass the slipped st over), k1. After 2 cm, make another buttonhole as established.

When the armhole measures 11(12)13(14)15 cm, leave 13(13)14(14)14 sts at the slit end on hold for the neckline. On every other row, bind off 1x2 sts and 2x1 st at the neckline edge.

When the armhole measures 13(14)15(16)17 cm, break yarn and leave the remaining 13(15)16(16)17 shoulder sts on hold.

Place the 26(28)30(30)31 left-side sts back on the needles and pick up 4 additional sts from the slit (from the WS) = 30(32)34(34)35 sts. Mirror the right side (omit the buttonholes).

Top front

With the 62(66)70(72)76 front sts, work stockinette st flat. On every other row, bind off 1x2 sts and 1(1)1(2)2x1 st at both ends for the armholes = 56(60)64(64)66 sts.

When the armhole measures 7(8)9(10)11 cm, leave the middle 22(22)24(24)24 on hold for the neckline. Work the right side first. On every other row, bind off 1x2 sts and 2x1 st at the neckline edge.

When the armhole measures 13(14)15(16)17 cm, break yarn and leave the remaining 13(15)16(16)17 shoulder sts on hold. On the left side, mirror the right side but do not break yarn.

Shoulder seams: Turn the work inside out. Place the right back shoulder sts back onto the needles and align the shoulders. Work the sts together as follows: purl together the first sts of both needles, then drop them off the needles. Work the second pair of sts in the same manner. Now pass the first st on the right-hand needle over the second one. Keep binding off as established. Alternatively, you can bind off all sts and sew the shoulder seam. Work the left shoulder in the same manner.

Sleeves

Using the smaller double-pointed needles, cast on 42(44)46(46)48 sts and work ribbing in the round for 4 cm.

Switch to the larger needles and work stockinette st in the round.

When the piece measures 5(4)4(3)3 cm, increase 1 st on both sides of the beginning of round (underside of the sleeve): k1, increase 1 (knit the strand of yarn between the sts through the back loop), work to last st, increase 1, k1. Repeat the increases every 5(4)4(3,5)3,5 cm 2(4)5(7)8 more times = 48(54)58(62)66 sts.

When the piece measures 27(30)33(36)39 cm, on the next round work to last 3(3)3(4)5 sts, bind off next 6(7)7(9)10 sts, work to end of round = 42(47)51(53)56 sts.

Work stockinette st flat. On every other row, bind off 6(7)8(9)10x2 sts and 1x3 sts at both ends. Bind off the remaining sts.

Knit the other sleeve in the same manner.

Finishing

Pin to measurements wrong side up, mist and allow to dry.

Attach the sleeves.

Neckline: Place the neckline sts onto the smaller double-pointed needles and pick up additional sts from the neckline edge for a total of 101(101)103(103)105 sts. Begin ribbing: (RS) k2, p1, *k1, p1*, repeat *–*, k2. Work ribbing flat. On the next row (WS), make one more buttonhole at the neckline edge: work 2 sts, work 2 sts together, yarn over, work to end. After a total of 5 rows in ribbing, bind off in pattern.

Sew on the buttons.

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