Saturday, November 15, 2008

Beary Good Dress

I've spent the end of the week getting ready for next week. My daughter will be having surgery and that means switching some standing appointments. Now, it might seem a little thing, but I had to bump up the pedi by 4 days. I always use that hour to either read or knit.

This time the project was to continue on the little red & white Bear Dress for the
guild's Precious Pals involvement.

It is my own simple pattern:


© 2008 François Stewart Designs, Lenora François Stewart

• Worsted weight yarn such as Plymouth Encore
• Size #7 (4.5mm) D
ouble Pointed Needles

CO 80 stitches and divide evenly over 4 DPNs (2
0 stitches each needle) Work in the round.

Round 1 purl (80 stitches)
Round 2 knit

Repeat Round 2 until piece measures 3 inches

Decrease Round 1 (k6, k2tog) 10 times (70 stitches)

Next Round k70
Round 3 (k4, k2tog) 5 times, k5, (k4, k2tog) 5 times, k5 (60 stitches)

Next Round k60
Rearrange stitches on 2 needles (30 stitches on each needle)

Front: WS p2, k2 across (30 stitches)

RS k2, p2 across
Continue in ribbing as established until front measures 3 inches.
Bind off very loosely in pattern

Back: WS attach yarn and work as for front

Sew front to back at bind off edges (4 or 5 stitches) to make shoulders. Weave in ends.

NOTE: Have fun with your design choices. Insert stripes in the skirt or ribbed top. Try a simple eyelet pattern above the hem (round 3 or 4 is a great spot) or make the top and skirt from coordinating yarns.

© 2008 François Stewart Designs, Lenora François Stewart

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