Nora Sweater Dress

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From the Winter 2011 issue of Knitscene Magazine, "The Next Big Thing" featured collection

The sweater dress has been an increasing fashion trend over the past few years. In this design, Alexis hit upon the brilliant idea to use stripes to create an optical illusion: narrow bands around the bodice transition gradually to thicker stripes. The illusion offsets a wider bottom and is flattering for all silhouettes.

This stylish striped dress is knitted from the top down with a separate garter stitch collar. The design is intended to hug the bust, nip in just slightly at the waist and kind of 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”.



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


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)


16 sts and 23 rows = 4" in St st on larger needles; 16 sts and 32 rows = 4" in garter st on smaller 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)



Page 61; First column
There were missing asterisks in 2 places:
Rnd 1 and under Note, Inc Rnd. Should read:
Rnd 1 *Knit to 2 sts before dart m, k2tog, sl m, knit to next m, sl m, ssk; rep from * once more…
Inc rnd *Knit to dart m, M1, sl m, knit to next m, sl m, M1; rep from * once more…


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