Nora Sweater Dress

Original Design by Alexis Winslow

From the Winter 2011 issue of Knitscene Magazine, “The Next Big Thing” featured collection
$5.50 USD
(digital download available here) 

The Nora Sweater Dress is knitted from the top down on circular needles with a separate garter stitch collar. The design is intended to hug the bust, nip in just slightly at the waist and skim over the hips for a flattering fit.

Selecting a size that matches your actual bust measurement is suggested. If you are between sizes, select the smaller size. For the average woman, the waist has about 3” of positive ease and the hips about 4”.

Sizes: 29 (33, 37, 41, 45, 50)” bust circumference, and 34 (38, 42, 47, 51, 56)” hip circumference shown in size 37″ bust

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Eco Wool (100% wool; 478 yd [437 m]/250 g):
• #8019 gray (MC), 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skein(s)
• #4171 dark brown (CC), 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3) skein(s)

Gauge: 16 sts and 23 rows = 4″ in St st on larger needles; 16 sts and 32 rows = 4″ in garter st on smaller needles

Needles: Size 10 (6 mm): 24″ and 36″ circular (cir) needles and Size 9 (5.5 mm): 24″ cir needle and set of double-pointed needles (dpn)


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