Little Black Dress by Gudrun Johnston

Gudrun Johnston

51 Charcoal
34 Pale Silver
85 Silverstone
82 Lemonade
81 Pale Pistachio
58 Red Violet
77 Ionic Sky
61 Kingfisher Blue
76 Barely Faded Rose
Charcoal 00393
Orchid 00222
Lavender 00226
Hyacinth 00240
Red 00115
Canary 00208
White 00106
Black 00110
Aqua 00397

This dress is worked from the top down starting with a provisional/open cast on at the shoulders. The back is worked first to the underarms with the two fronts being picked up from the provisional cast on and also worked to the underarms. The back and fronts are then united and worked back and forth to the empire line join. The skirt is worked entirely in the round. This dress could be turned into a tunic by only working the first panel of the skirt and then going straight to the hem.

Kit includes pattern and selected yarn.

DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Hempathy by Elsebeth Lavold (41% Cotton, 34% Hemp, 25% Modal;50g / 153yds): 10 (11) Skeins
ALTERNATE YARN: Catania by Schachenmayr (100% Cotton; 50g/137yd): 11 (13) Skeins

NEEDLES: US 4 - 3.5 mm & US 5 - 3.75 mm  circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch markers, Stitch holders, Tapestry needle
GAUGE: 28 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in Jacquard stitch
SIZE: 28-33 (34-37)".  Due to the yarn and wrap front bodice, the range within one size is relatively wide.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Actual Bust Measurement: 28 (30.5)", Length of skirt from empire line: Approximately 24.5", Tunic Top below Empire line: Approximately 10"

Images by Gudrun Johnston

Category: Cotton, Dress, Hemp, Ladies, Modal, Sport

Type: Pattern

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