circular needles size 5 mm [US 8] – or the size needed to obtain the correct knitting gauge.

The dress is knitted round on circular needles beg. from the bottom and work upwards. Cast on 171-190-209-228-247 sts loosely on circular needles size 5 mm [US 8] with Alaska. Knit according to M.1, continue with M.2 until the work measures approx. 45-50-50-55-55 cm [17 ¾”-19 ¾”-19 ¾”-21 5/8”-21 5/8”] – adjust so you finish at the arrow in the diagram.
Change to circular needle size 4 mm [US 6]
Knit the next row as follows: * K1, K2 tog., P2, K1 , K2 tog, P2, K2 , P2 , K1 , K2 tog., P2 *, repeat from *-* = 144-160-176-192-208 sts. Now continue in Rib = K2 / P2 for 20 cm [8’’]. bind off with K over K and P over P. The dress measures approx. 65-70-70-75-75 cm [25½”-27½”-27½”-29½”-29½”].

Shoulder straps: Cast on 14 sts on pointed needles size 4 mm [US 6] with Alaska. Knit as follows: 2 garter sts, K2, P2, K2, P2, K2 and 2 garter sts. Knit until the strap measures approx. 38-40-42-44-46 cm [15”-15¾”-16½”-17¼”-18”]. Then bind off for 2 button holes as follows: 2 garter sts, K2 tog, make a yo, P2, K2, P2, make a yo, K2 twisted tog. (i.e. knit into back part of sts instead of front part) and 2 garter sts. Then knit 2 rows with K over K and P over P and bind off. Make another strap.
Sew the straps tight to the back part of the dress approx. 30-33-36-40-43 cm [11¾”-13”-14¼”-15¾”-17”] apart. Sew on 2 buttons each side of the front of the dress to button up the straps.
I have used both Alpaca and worst weight yarns.




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