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Knit Dress
Lion Brand® Lion® Cashmere Blend
Pattern Number: 50828AD
Dress is knit in the round with 3/4 length sleeves.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)" [86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127) cm]
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

270-149 Lion Cashmere Blend Yarn: Charcoal (DISCONTINUED) Dark, charcoal gray
Quantity needed: 14 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 139.86
Alternative Quantity: 16, 18, 20, 22

Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Stitch Holders
Quantity needed: 1
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Size 9 [5.5 mm] 29 in. [70 cm] circular needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE Sizes S, M, and L Size 9 [5.5 mm] 16 in. [40 cm] circular needle Sizes 1X and 2X Size 8 [5 mm] 16 in. [40 cm] circular needle
GAUGE:
16 sts + 22 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS) on larger needle. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Sl next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog.
M1 (make 1 st) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left needle.

Knit this new st through the back loop.


INSTRUCTIONS
SLEEVES
With shorter needle, cast on 46 (46, 50, 50, 54) sts.
Rows 1-4 *K 1, p 1; rep from * across.
Row 5 (WS) K 1, p 1, *k 3, p 1; rep from * across.
Row 6 *K 1, p 3; rep from * to last 2 sts, k 1, p 1.
Rep Rows 5-6 until piece measures 1 1/2" [4 cm].

Change to St st.

Inc 1 st each end every 6th row 0 (0, 0, 5, 4) times, then every 8th row 0 (4, 4, 3, 4) times, then every 10th row 0 (2, 2, 0, 0) times, then every 12th row 4 (0, 0, 0, 0) times - 54 (58, 62, 66, 70) sts.
Work even until piece measures 12 1/2 (13, 13, 13 1/2, 14)" [32 (33, 33, 34.5, 35.5) cm] from beg.

Bind off 7 (7, 7, 8, 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 40 (44, 48, 50, 52) sts.

Place sts on holder.


BODY
With longer needle, cast on 152 (168, 184, 200, 216) sts.

Place marker and join, being careful not to twist.
Rnds 1-4 *K 1, p 1; rep from * around.
Rnd 5 *K 1, p 3; rep from * around.
Rep Rnd 5 until piece measures 3" [7.5 cm] from beg.
Next Rnd K 38 (42, 46, 50, 54), pm, k 76 (84, 92, 100, 108), pm, k 38 (42, 46, 50, 54).
Continue in St st until piece measures 15 (15 1/2, 15 1/2, 16, 16)" [38 (39.5, 39.5, 40.5, 40.5) cm ] from beg.
Shape Hips
Next Rnd (Dec Rnd) Knit to 2 sts before first marker, k2tog, ssk, knit to 2 sts before 2nd marker, k2tog, ssk, knit to end of rnd - 148 (164, 180, 196, 212) sts.
Continue in St st, working Dec Rnd every 6th rnd 5 more times, then every 4th rnd 2 times - 120 (136, 152, 168, 184) sts.
Work even until piece measures 23 (23 1/2, 23 1/2, 24, 24)" [58.5 (59.5, 59.5, 61, 61) cm] from beg.
Shape Bust
Next Rnd (Inc Rnd) Knit to 1 st before first marker, M1, k 1, k 1, M1, knit to 1 st before 2nd marker, M1, k 1, k 1, M1, knit to end of rnd - 124 (140, 156, 172, 188) sts.
Continue in St st, working Inc Rnd every 12th rnd 3 more times - 136 (152, 168, 184, 200) sts.
Work even until piece measures 33 (33 1/2, 34, 34 1/2, 34 1/2)" [84 (85, 86.5, 87.5, 87.5) cm] from beg.
Shape Armholes
Knit to 6 (6, 6, 7, 8) sts before first marker, bind off 12 (12, 12, 14, 16) sts, knit to 6 (6, 6, 7, 8) sts before 2nd marker, bind off 12 (12, 12, 14, 16) sts, knit to end of rnd - 112 (128, 144, 156, 168) sts.
Join Sleeves
Knit to first armhole, knit across sts of first Sleeve, knit to 2nd armhole, knit across sts of 2nd Sleeve, knit to end of rnd - 192 (216, 240, 256, 272) sts.
Knit 1 (1, 1, 1, 3) rnd(s) even.
Rnds 1-7 *K 1, p 3; rep from * around.
Rnd 8 *K 1, p2tog, p 1, k 1, p 3; rep from * around - 168 (189, 210, 224, 238) sts.
Rnds 9-15 *K 1, p 2, k 1, p 3; rep from * around.
Rnd 16 *K 1, p 2, k 1, p2tog, p 1; rep from * around - 144 (162, 180, 192, 204) sts.
Rnds 17-23 *K 1, p 2; rep from * around.
Rnd 24 *K 1, p2tog, k 1, p 2; rep from * around - 120 (135, 150, 160, 170) sts.
Rnds 25-31 *K 1, p 1, k 1, p 2; rep from * around.
Rnd 32 *K 1, p 1, k 1, p2tog; rep from * around - 96 (108, 120, 128, 136) sts.
Work even in K1, P1 Rib for 2" [5 cm].
Sizes 1X and 2X Only Change to smaller needle.
All Sizes Continue in K1, P1 Rib for an additional 4" [10 cm].
Bind off in pattern.



FINISHING
Sew Sleeve and underarm seams.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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