Maddie Dress knitting pattern
Maddie Dress is an intericate and interesting knit. The lace pattern on the skirt is mirrored in details on sleeves and centre back. The skirt starts on large knitting needles and gradually the size of needles is reduced until you reach the reverse stocking stitch section for the body of the dress. This creates a light skirt with a generous flare. This knitting pattern has a small amount of negative ease across the waist and chest. The pattern PDF comes in both English and Norwegian lanuguage files. The pattern includes complete written instructions, diagrams with measurements and photos.
X-Small: UK sizes 4-6, to fit approx 73cm/29" bust (12 balls of yarn)
Small: UK sizes 8-10, to fit approx 83cm/33" bust (13 balls of yarn)
Medium: UK sizes 12-14, to fit approx 93cm/37" bust (15 balls of yarn)
Large: UK sizes 16-18, to fit approx 102cm/40" bust (17 balls of yarn)
X-Large: UK sizes 20-22, to fit approx 112cm/44" bust (18 balls of yarn)
Yarn details: Sports/DK weight. Original sample is knitted in Purl Alpaca Designs Fine yarn, 100% alpaca, 116m/50g.
Tension: 20 sts and 29 rows to 10 cm square over Stocking Stitch.
3.5 mm (80cm cable).
4mm, 4.5mm, 5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm, and 7mm circular needles with long cables (>100cm).
Although the dress is worked flat circular needles are recommended due to the amount of stitches at the widest point.
3.5mm & 4mm straight needles for sleeves.
4mm crochet hook for finishing neck line.
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.
Notions: Stitch markers, darning needle for sewing in ends.