An Ode To Sweden. If you’re a fan of Scandiwork, you know I am obsessed with Scandinavia. It’s one part heritage, one part enduring love for blue skies, mountains, streams, flower crowns, clean design, family traditions, outdoor living, folk art, lingonberries, Swedish pancakes, rhubarb, and pastry.
This festive little dress is filled with Dala horses, Viking ships, mora clocks, teapots, windmills, forest mushrooms, and more. It features an empire waist and a slightly bell-shaped skirt. Because of the nature of the motif, each of the five sizes has its own custom chart, all included with the pattern purchase. Sample photos show a size three dress.
This dress is knit bottom-up, starting with larger needles and then knit with smaller needles to give the dress its subtle bell shape. There is a dramatic decrease at the top of the skirt and then the bodice is worked back and forth. To shape the armholes, the work is split and the front and the back are worked flat separately. The top of the shoulders are joined with a 3-needle bind off. The armholes, neckline, and buttonhole are all finished with a single crochet chain.
Sizes 2T, 3T, 4T, 5, 6-7 Yarn Berroco Modern Cotton Worsted (209 yards 191 meters per 100g skein) Main Color Skirt: Blue 1621; 2 (2, 2,3, 3) 100-gram skeins Pattern Color: Sandy Point 1601; 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) 100-gram skeins Bodice Color: Gold 1619 1(1,1,2,2) 100-gram skein Needles 32-inch 80cm gauge-size circular needle for the hem (larger needle)and 32-inch (80cm) gauge-size circular needle for the dress and bodice (smaller needle) Suggested size: 3 mm and 4 mm Notions 4 mm crochet hook Darning needle 1 button Gauges and Swatches Hem: 4mm 20 stitches = 4 inches or 10 centimeters Skirt: 3mm 24 stitches = 4 inches or 10 centimeters Bodice: 3mm with two strands of yarn 16 stitches = 4 inches or 10 centimeters Skills Used Long-tail cast on Joining in the round Knitting in colorwork in the round k2tog Knitting flat in stockinette 3-needle bind off Single crochet US (Double crochet UK) Chart reading