Lace Columns Dress

Lace Columns Dress



Lace Columns Dress is a figure-flattering design that uses Polaris from the Rozetti Yarns collection at Universal Yam. Polaris is a wool-blend yarn with a self-shading print that creates a stripe effect. The composition of the yarn includes a knitted strand of soft payettes (tiny sequins). The stitch pattern results in a very stretchy and oh-so-comfortable knitted fabric. The design features a jewel neckline and three-quarter sleeves. The Little Peacock stitch trims the entire lower edge of the dress as well as the sleeves. An instant classic for a special occasion!

SIZES: Dress is sized to fit Women’s Small (Medium, Large, X-Large).

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Bust 32 (35, 41, 44)"

Length 351/2 (361/2, 371/2, 381/4)"

Upper Arm 15 (16, 17, 171/2)"

MATERIALS

7 (8, 9, 10) 50 g (192 yd) balls Rozetti Yarns / Universal Yarn Polaris (65% acrylic, 4% payette, 31% wool) color #71001 Aquarius

Size 6 US (4 mm) needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Yarn needle

GAUGE: 21 sts x 26 rows = 4" in Vertical Eyelet Rows patt TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

DESIGNER NOTES

The stitch patterns are very stretchy. For a fitted dress, if you are between sizes, designer suggests making the smaller size.

While working shaping, do not work inc (yo) without a compensating dec (ssk or K2tog). Work shaping sts in St st to maintain correct stitch count.

VERTICAL EYELET ROWS (multiple of 8 sts + 4)

Also see Chart.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: K4, *yo, ssk, K2tog, yo, K4; rep from * across.

Row 4: Purl.

Rep Rows 1-4 for Vertical Eyelet Rows.

LITTLE PEACOCK (multiple of 12 sts)

Also see Chart.

Rows 1 and 5 (RS): Knit.

Row 2 and all WSRs: Purl.

Row 3: [K2tog] twice, [yo, K1] 4 times, [K2tog] twice; rep from * across.

Row 6: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1-6 for Little Peacock patt.

INSTRUCTIONS

BACK

CO 108 (120, 132, 144) sts. Knit 1 WSR.

Establish Hem

Next row (RS): Beg Little Peacock patt and work even for 35 rows, end after (RS) Row 5 of patt.

Next row (WS): Purl, dec'ing 0 (4, 0, 4 sts) evenly across [108 (116, 132, 140) sts rem].

Body

Next row (RS): Beg Vertical Eyelet Rows patt and work even, rep Rows 1-4 until piece meas 6" from CO, end after WSR.

Shape Body

Next row (RS): Cont in patt, dec 1 st ea side every 10 rows 12 (14, 12, 14) times, working 1 st in from ea edge as foll: K1, K2tog, work in patt across to last 3 sts; ssk, K1 [84 (88, 108, 112) sts rem]. Work even in patt until piece meas 28 (281/2, 29, 291/2)" from CO, end after WSR.

Shape Armholes

Next row (RS): BO 5 (6, 7, 8) sts at beg of next 2 rows [74 (76, 94, 96) sts rem].

Next row (RS): Dec 1 st ea side EOR 6 (6, 10, 10) times, working the dec 1 st in from ea edge [62 (64, 74, 76) sts rem]. Work even in patt until Armholes meas 71/2 (8, 81/2, 83/4)" from beg of armhole shaping, end after WSR. BO all sts.

FRONT

Work as for Back until armholes meas 41/2 (5, 51/2, 53/4)" from beg of armhole shaping, end after WSR. PM ea side of center 24 (26, 28, 30) sts for neck [62 (64, 74, 76) sts rem].

Shape Neck

Dividing Row (RS): Removing m's as they appear, patt across to first m; join a second ball of yarn and BO center 24 (26, 28, 30) sts; patt to end [19 (19, 23, 23) sts ea side].

Next row (WS): Working both sides at same time, work 1 row even.

Next row (RS): Cont in patt and at ea neck edge (end of Left Front, beg of Right Front), dec 1 st EOR 6 times, working the dec 1 st in from ea neck edge as foll: Left Front: patt across to last 3 sts; ssk, K1. Right Front: K1, K2tog, patt to end) [13 (13, 17, 17) sts rem for ea shoulder]. Work even in patt until armhole meas 71/2 (8, 81/2, 83/4)" from beg of armhole shaping, end after WSR. BO rem sts.

SLEEVES

CO 62 (62, 74, 74) sts. Knit 1 WSR.

Cuff

Next row (RS): K1 (edge st), work Row 1 of Little Peacock patt across to last st, K1 (edge st).

Next row (WS): P1, patt to last st; P1. Cont in est patt, maint edge sts in St st for 36 rows total, end after WSR. Change to Vertical Eyelet Rows patt.

Shape Sleeve

Next row (RS): Cont edge sts, inc 1 st ea side every 10 (4, 20, 6) rows 2 (5, 2, 4) times as foll: K1, M1, K0 (0, 4, 4), patt to last 1 (1,5, 5) sts, K0 (0, 4, 4) sts, M1, K1 [66 (72, 78, 82) sts]. Work even in patt until Sleeve meas 9 (91/2, 10, 101/2)" from CO, end after WSR.

Shape Sleeve Cap

Next row (RS): Maint patt, BO 5 (6, 7, 8) sts at beg of next 2 rows [56 (60, 64, 66) sts rem].

Next row (RS): Dec 1 st ea side EOR 19 (21, 22, 23) times, working the dec 1 st in from ea edge [18 (18, 20, 20) sts rem], BO off rem sts.

FINISHING

Block pieces lightly to schematic measurements. Sew right shoulder seam.

Neck Edging

With RS facing, beg at Left Front Neck edge, pick up and K56 (58, 60, 62) sts evenly across Front Neck, 36 (38, 40, 42) sts across Back Neck [92 (96, 100, 104) sts].

Next row (WS): Beg Garter st (knit every row); knit 4 rows, end after RSR.

Next row (WS): BO off all sts kwise.

Assembly

Sew Left Shoulder seam. Set in Sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams. Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.