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Knitted dresses and tunics

Darla Tunic - Knit

Darla Tunic - Knit

Simple shaping can be so effective, especially when it's paired with a fabulous face-framing cowl, as in Melissa Leapman's Darla Tunic in lofty, shimmery Luxair yarn. The pattern is sized through 2X and can be knitted up in no time using size US 13 needles.

SIZES: Darla is sized to fit Women’s S (M, L, 1X, 2X)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust 35 (39, 43, 47, 51)" Length 29 (291/2, 291/2, 30, 30)"

MATERIALS: 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) (10g; 120yd) balls

Skacel/Schulana: Luxair (50% baby alpaca, 10% merino wool, 19% lurex, 13% nylon) color #41

Striped dress

Striped dress

Pullover or mini-dress? Let's just say striped dress, a garment for all occasions. Pair it with opaque leggings for a sophisticated purist look.

Size: 34/36, 38/40, and 42/44. Figures for sizes 38/40 and 42/44 are given in parentheses, in ascending order, separated by a dash. If only one figure is given, it applies for all sizes.

Materials: ITO “Kinu” (100% silk, approx. 425 m/ 472 yds/ 50 g) 200 (200-250) g each of White, col 121, and Black, col 120; addi knitting needles, size 3 mm (US 2-3).

Rib pattern: k 2, p 2 alternately.

Slip dress

Slip dress

Slip dress can i leave the house like this? Certainly! This slip dress with opaque stockings also looks great paired with over-knee socks, trench coat, jeans or biker jacket.

Size: 36/38, 40/42, and 44/46. Figures for sizes 40/42 and 44/46 are given in parentheses, in ascending order, separated by a dash. If only one figure is given, it applies for all three sizes.

Materials: ITO “Sensai“ (60% mohair, 40% silk, approx. 240 m/ 267 yds/ 20 g): 80 (80-100) g of Pale Blush, col 235; addi knitting needles, size 3.5 mm (US 4-5).

Stocking stitch: k RS rows, p WS rows