MOONLIGHT DRESS

Knitting Pattern by Knitting Girl
Material Information

Yarn: 250 grams (or 650 meters) of acrylic yarn. Needles: 4mm (US#6) needle circular and regular needles and a medium cable needle.
Gauge

K1, P1 (unstretched): 2.5 stitches per cm (6.4 stitches per in); 3 rows per cm (7.6 rows per in) K3, P1 (unstretched): 3 stitches per cm (7.6 stitches per in); 3.5 rows per cm (8.9 rows per in)
Product Information

This little black winter dress in great of every girl’s wardrobe. It looks great with a turtleneck and some boots. And it’s quite warm as well. It can be worn with or without straps and it looks great with a little jacket. A must have for winter I’d say. The size is small to medium. This dress has a large amount of stretch in it to fit all body types.

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Knitting pattern

THE TUBE DRESS

Cast on 144 stitches K1, P1 for 8 rounds K3, P1 for 20 rounds Next 4 rounds, at the right and left side of the dress, 4 stitches will be decreased on each side (136 stitches): Round1: K2tog stitches 71-72 and 143-144 Round2: K2tog stitches 70-71 and 141-142 Round3: K2tog stitches 69-70 and 139-140 Round4: K2tog stitches 68-69 and 137-138 Next 4 rounds, at the right and left side of the dress, again 4 stitches will be decreased on each side (128 stitches): Round1: K2tog stitches 67-68 and 135-136 Round2: K2tog stitches 66-67 and 133-134 Round3: K2tog stitches 65-66 and 131-132 Round4: K2tog stitches 64-65 and 129-130 K3,P1 for 25 rounds Next 4 rounds, increase 4 stitches at stitches 62 (right side of the dress) and 128 (left side) (136 stitches) Round1: K1 f&b stitches 64 and 128 (130 stitches) Round2: K1 f&b stitches 65 and 130 (132 stitches)
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Round3: K1 f&b stitches 66 and 132 (134 stitches) Round4: K1 f&b stitches 67 and 134 (136 stitches) Make sure you keep following the 3K, P1 pattern for the increased stitches K3, P1 for 40 rounds Next 4 rounds, increase 4 stitches at stitches 68 and 136 (144 stitches): Round1: K1 f&b stitches 68 and 136 (138 stitches) Round2: K1 f&b stitches 69 and 138 (140 stitches) Round3: K1 f&b stitches 70 and 140 (142 stitches) Round4: K1 f&b stitches 71 and 142 (144 stitches) Again, keep following the 3K, P1 pattern from the previous rows. K3, P1 for 72 rounds. Insert more rows here to make the dress longer. K1, P1 for 8 rounds. Loosely, bind off. Finishing touch: Sew on two of the buttons at the front of the dress (at the top) and the other two at the back to allow you to attach the straps (only if straps need to be detachable).

THE STRAPS

Button hole note: Only if the straps have to be detachable. In the third row, knit in a button hole by casting of the 6th and the 7th stitch. In the next row, add two stitches in the same place. Add a second button hole in third last row of the straps. RIGHT STRAP: Cast on 12 stitches Row 1: Knit all stitches Row 2: Purl all stitches Row 3: Knit all stitches Row 4: Purl all stitches Row 5: Cross 3 R, cross 3 R. Row 6: Purl all stitches Repeat from row 1, until enough cable units are knit. Knit until row 4 and leave right strap on needle and start knitting the left strap. To determine the amount of cable units you need, put on the tube dress and determine how long you want your straps to be. LEFT STRAP: Cast on 12 stitches Row 1: Knit all stitches Row 2: Purl all stitches Row 3: Knit all stitches
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Row 4: Purl all stitches Row 5: Cross 3 L, cross 3 L Row 6: Purl all stitches Repeat from row 1, until the same amount of cable units are knit as on the right side. Knit until row 4. Now the straps will come together as following: Make sure that the right strap is on the right side of the needle and the left strap is on the left. Thus, the stitches of the right strap are knitted first. The 24 (12+12) stitches will be treated as one piece now for a few cable units. This means the cable structure will be different: Row 1: Cross 3 R, cross 3 R, Cross 3 L, cross 3 L. Row 2: Purl all stitches Row 3: Knit all stitches Row 4: Purl all stitches Row 5: Knit all stitches Row 6: Knit all stitches Repeat from row 1, until 5 cable units are knit. Knit row 1 for a last time. Separate the straps again (12-12 stitches). Knit further as in the first part of the strap pattern until each strap is long enough to reach the front of the dress.

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