With a picot lace hem, a sprinkling of beads, fine eyelet details, and sparkly cap sleeves, this romantic knitted dress is nothing but sheer elegance. Knit with a sensuously soft kid mohair and silk blend yarn, it is light as can be, with a delightful fuzzy texture that will have you feeling feminine and free. The dazzling beaded details offer a hint of flair, making this dress the perfect pick for your next special occasion or affair! This design is also sure to suit your unique style with its reversibility – wear it with a high neck and sexy scooped out back (my favorite way), or more traditionally! Either way you will look sexy yet sweet, and will be sure to enchant whomever you meet!
This Dress design is worked seamlessly in the round from the bottom up, while the beaded sleeves are knit separately and sewn on. The length of the Dress is totally customizable. I originally designed this Dress to be knit with both 4mm and 3mm beads, though the pink Dress pictured is knit with all 3mm beads. The choice is up to you! Here are the amount of beads needed:
172 (196, 220) 4mm beads
246 (254, 262) 3mm beads
or 418 (450, 482) of the same sized bead
I used the beading method where you pre-string your yarn with beads, though you may use a different method if you prefer. A link to a tutorial on how to knit with beads is included in case you want to explore the various options! The lace pattern is given both written and charted for your pattern reading preference.
Price: $7.00 This pattern is part of the It Was All a Dream Collection, a collection of 7 patterns for $24!
Skill Level: Intermediate
Yarn Weight: Lace (700-1150 yards)
Recommended Yarn: Rowan “Kidsilk Haze” (shown in Agra)
Needles: US 2 (2.75mm) and US 7 (4.5mm) 29″ circular needle
US 11 (8mm) needle (for loose bind off only), Size E/4 (3.5mm) crochet hook (for neckline edge only)
Sizes: S-L (to fit a 32-46″ bust and 34-48″ Hips)
Notions: Stitch markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle, 3 yards of matching thread elastic (optional), beads (see above)
Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4″ in Stockinette Stitch using larger needle
Buying Options: After checkout, you will receive a link to instantly download the .pdf pattern. If you are a member of Ravelry, the pattern will automatically show up in your library! You can also purchase this pattern through my Girly Knits pattern stores on Ravelry, Craftsy, and Etsy.