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Knitted dresses and tunics

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).


Double-Take Tunic

Double-Take Tunic

Walk down the street in this showstopper and everyone will do a double take, asking "Did you make that yourself?" Why yes, of course!

Sizes: Woman's small/medium (large/X-large, 2X-large/3X-large) Instructions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes.

Finished Measurements

Chest: 38 (48, 54) inches

Length: 261/2 (29, 30) inches


Stormy Weather Tunic

Stormy Weather Tunic

Just when you think you understand placement of colors in self-striping and printed yarns, Mary Anne Oger makes you think again and helps you plan the perfect color placement using these amazing yarns. For her hooded Stormy Weather Tunic in Linen Concerto, the front zipper placket is an ideal visual and practical accent.

SIZES: Women’s XS (S, M, L, IX)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)"

Length 21 (22, 23, 24, 25)"

Upper Arm 15% (16,17,18, 181/2)"

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.