English Patterns Käsityöt Neulominen Ohjeet

Unikko knitted dress

(Suomenkielisen ohjeen löydät täältä)

PATTERN

SIZE: S/M-L/XL Measurements in the chart below are in cm.

KNITTING GAUGE & MATERIALS: Drops Air (17 stitches x 22 rows = 10 x 10 cm = 4” x 4”) 300-400 g for the flowers and 250-300 g for the background.

NEEDLES: Circular needles size 4,5 mm (US 7) and 5,5 mm (US 9), length 80 cm = 32”. If you want, you can also use double pointed needles for the sleeves.

BODY

Work from the bottom up. Divide the pieces to create the pocket holes and then join parts back to one piece. For armholes divide the piece and finish each part separately.

Cast on 186-220 stitches on circular needle size 4,5 mm (US 7) with the flowers color. Work rib (= knit 1/purl 1) for 3 cm.

Switch to circular needle size 5,5 mm (US 9). Knit stocking stitch. On the first row decrease 24-28 stitches evenly –> 162-192 stitches.

Start to work by the knitting chart (download below) with both colors. We recommend to use invisible stranding.

When you have knitted row 72, divide the piece to create the pocket holes. Knit front and back peaces back and forth separately till row 100 (rows 73 and 100 are marked with red X). In row 101 join parts back to one piece.

Make the casting offs according to the chart. Work back piece and front pieces back and forth separately from there.

SLEEVES

Cast on 48-52 stitches on circular needle or double pointed needles size 4,5 mm (US 7) with the flowers color. Work rib (= knit 1/purl 1) for 3 cm.

Switch to needles size 5,5 mm (US 9). Knit stocking stitch. On first row decrease 8 stitches evenly –> 40-44 stitches.

Start to work by the knitting chart (below) with both colors. We recommend to use invisible stranding.

Sleeve S/M
Sleeve L/XL

POCKETS

Use circular needle size 5,5 mm (US 9). Knit up from the right side of the pocket holes about 60 stitches with the background color. Knit one row. On the next row cast off about 30 stitches from front pieces side. Knit the rest 30 stitches back and forth as followed:

LEFT POCKET:

Knit 3 rows stocking stitch.

On next right side row knit 1 s, slip 1 stitch, knit 1 s, pass slipped stitch over. Knit till there is 2 stitches left. Knit 1 s, increase 1 s, knit 1 s.

On wrong side knit purl stitches.

Repeat these increases and cast offs on the right side rows 8 times.

Then repeat only the cast offs on the right side rows 5 times.

On the next 4 rows cast off 3 stitches from the beginning of each row.

Then on the wrong side cast off 5 stitches from the beginning of the row.

Then on the right side cast off all stitches.

RIGHT POCKET:

Knit 3 rows stocking stitch.

On next right side row knit 1 s, increase 1 s, knit 1 s. Knit till 3 stitches left. Knit 2 together, knit 1 s.

On wrong side knit purl stitches.

Repeat these increases and cast offs on the right side rows 8 times.

Then repeat only the cast offs on the right side rows 5 times.

On the next 4 rows cast off 3 stitches from the beginning of each row.

Then on the wrong side cast off 5 stitches from the beginning of the row.

Then on the right side cast off all stitches.

ASSEMBLY

Turn to wrong side. Sow the pocket peace to the front piece using darning needle.

NECK

Use circular needle size 4,5 mm (US 7). Knit up from the right side about 92 stitches around the neck (should be divisible by 2). Work rib (= knit 1/purl 1). Make sure to knit right stitch in the down middle of the V-neck.

From second row start making cast offs on both sides of the down middle point of the V-neck as followed: knit 2 together, knit 1 (the down middle stitch), slip 1 stitch, knit 1 s, pass slipped stitch over.

Work till you have knitted 2,5 cm. Cast off.

ASSEMBLY

Sew the shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves.

Ready! Now just enjoy your new awesome shirt!

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