SINEQUANON: Sweater Dress Knitting Pattern – Knit Tutorial in English


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There’s truly nothing we love more in winter than a stylish turtleneck sweater dress – your absolutely necessary piece (aka SINE QUA NON), that makes you feel confident and comfortable in winter. Length of cuffs and collar can be worked to desired length. Decide whether you wish to leave a simple V-neck or add a generous turtleneck so you won’t need a scarf when wearing this dress. It’s easy to style it with any long coat and boots for a fashion-forward winter look.

This sweater dress is made in four rectangular trapezoids sewn together to a relaxed silhouette with not well-defined shoulders – thus, it suits all types of shoulders (broad, narrow, sloping and straight).
The main part in each trapezoid is worked in straight rows, back and forth, with the same number of stitches. You will repeat the same 2 elements over and over. For shaping each trapezoid you will decrease 1 stitch per stated number of rows (this number differs for sizes, but you will decrease 1 stitch per row). A constant repeat of the same rows and no shaping makes this pattern suitable for intermediate-level crafters who enjoy watching TV while creating their dreamiest outfits.

This pattern is provided for SIZES:
**M-L**, fits bust circumference 94-102 cm = 37-40’’, hips up to 105 cm = 41.5’’;
**L-XL**, fits bust 104-112 cm = 41-44’’, hips up to 115 cm = 45’’;
**2XL-3XL**, fits bust 115-123 cm = 45-48.5’’, hips up to 125 cm = 49’’;
**3XL-4XL**, fits bust 125-134 cm = 49-53’’, hips up to 136 cm = 53.5’’.
If you are between the sizes, for example your bust and hips are 94 cm = 37‘’ choose a closest smaller size.

YARN: The sample shown was made with 8 wool-linen strands held together. You may take thin 2 ply (UK), Cobweb, 0, or Lace yarn (USA) such as Colourmart Merino Silk Linen and knit in several strands as described.

Or use 8 ply (UK), DK-weight = 3 = Light (USA) yarn and work with one strand. Suitable brands: Knit Picks Gloss DK, Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK, Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino etc.

Sample shown in size M/L on model with bust circumference of 92.5 cm = 36.5’’, hip 98 cm = 38.5’’ and a height of 175 cm = 5’75”. Yardage in the sample: 2010 yards for dress without collar (add 360 yards for the turtleneck collar). Weight of the dress with turtleneck 900 grams = 31.7 oz.

Total yardage (depending on your size): from 2010 to 2960 yards.

Please get the gauge to make sure the project fits your size! This garment is calculated for 22 stitches x 30 rows in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4’’).

Choosing the right YARN and HOOK to achieve great results

You will receive:

► tutorial in ENGLISH with written interpretation of main pattern – browse preview;

► diagrams (reading charts is not essential, but they allow to notice any of your mistakes at once);

► schematic with measurements;

► photos of the assembly (folding instructions);

► photos how to slip 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in the back, knit 3rd stitch, yarn over, knit 2 stitches from the cable needle.
You should know how to work basic stitches: knit; purl; yarn over; knit 2together; purl 2together (their photos are not included).


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