Monday, June 19, 2017

Free Pattern - Vintage 1935 Cotton Sports Dress #187 - Knit

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Vintage 1935 Cotton Sports Dress #187 - Knit

This simple but smart sports dress is knitted with double cotton in two colors which give a tweed effect.  It has a medium low suntan back & the six gores give the necessary fullness.

SIZE:  16

Lily Mercerized Crochet Cotton, 8 balls mint.
Lily Tru-tone Knitting & Crochet Cotton, 8 balls peach.
1 Pair #3 ½ mm knitting needles
1 Circular #3 ½ mm knitting needle
1 Large fancy button or buckle for belt
7/8 yd White elastic ½ in width

The model pictured was made with two types of yarn. 
It works out equally well using a double strand of one type.

12 sts = 2”;    
17 rows = 2”.

With 1 strand each of both yarns, cast on 348 sts for lower edge.  K 18, * p 21, k 37; rep from * 4 times, p 21, k 19. 

Rep this rnd 12 times. 

On next rnd k 18, * p 2 tog, p 17, p 2 tog, k 37; rep from * 4 times, p 2 tog, p 17, p 2 tog, k 19. 

Work 13 rnds. 

Rep the decs each side of 6 purled divisions, having 2 sts less between decs in each division. 

Cont to dec every 13th rnd or 1 ½”, until 1 p st remains in each section [228 sts]. 

K plain all sts for 8” or until 23” from beg. 

K every 21st & 22nd sts tog making 10 decs on rnd. 

K 1 ½”.  K 12, k 2 tog, k 19, rep from *, until 10 decs, k to end of rnd. 

K 1 ½”; cont to dec 10 times every 1 ½“ equal distances apart & bet decs of last shaped rnd.  Work thus until 178 sts. 

Work 1” or desired length, bind off.

Cast on 88 sts for lower edge of back with double strand yarn, k 1 row, p 1 row for 2”. 

Inc 1 st each side; rep incs every 2”- 3 times & 8” from beg. 

K 40 sts, sl on holder, bind off 16 sts for center back. 

K 40 sts. 

On beg p row bind off 6 sts for underarm, p 34. 

Dec 1 st at end of next 6 k rows for armhole, & dec 1 st at inside or neck edge every 8th row 4 times. 

Work even until 7” from underarm, bind off 24 sts. 

Take up 40 sts from holder, p 1 row. 

Bind off 6 sts on beg of k rows 6 times & on end of every 8th k rows 4 times. 

Finish as for first side.

Cast on 102 sts. 

Inc each side every 2”- 4 times. 

Bind off 6 sts each side for underarm. 

Dec 1 st each side every k row 7 times. 

Work even until 5 ½” from underarm. 

Work 24 sts, bind off 36 sts; work 24 sts even for 2”, bind off. 

Sew side & shoulder seams. 

Mark center of 2 purled divisions for center front & back of skirt. 

Sew to waist with center fronts & backs matching, & divide evenly extra fullness of waist to fit top of skirt.

Attach green at one side of back of neck, with right side of work toward you, sc 2 rows around neck edge, make 4 sc on end of every 6 rows & dec 1 st at each of 4 corners.  Rep around armholes.

With green ch 16 sts, 1 sc in 2nd st from hook & in each st on chain, ch 1, turn. 

Sc 15 sts for 1 ½”. 

*  Next row work to within 4 sts of end of row, 1 sl st in next st, turn, sl st 3, sc to end, rep from * until 3 sts rem, fasten off. 

Sc 15 sts on opposite side of foundation ch & work to correspond.  

Ch 1 ¾”, sc 1 row on each side of foundation ch, fasten off. 

Holding in center of bow, wrap loop over it to simulate a bow. 

Make a second bow.

With green ch desired waist meas, 1 sc in 2nd st from hook & in each st on ch, ch 1, turn. 

Work until 1” wide. 

Then sc around all sides, making 3 sc in corners. 

Ch width of belt, fasten in lower edge, turn, sc over chain to make loop fastening.



*                                   repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
* *                                repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or                                      repeat from a given set of instructions
”                                   inch(es)
Alt                              alternate
Approx                      approximately
Beg                             begin/beginning
Bet                             between
Bl                                back loop(s)
Bo                               bobble
Bp                               back post
Bpdc                          back post double crochet
Bpsc                           back post single crochet
Bptr                           back post treble/triple crochet
Ca                               color A
Cb                               color B
Cc                               contrasting color
Ch                               chain stitch
Ch                               refers to chain or space previously
made: e.g                  ch-1 space
ch-sp                          chain space
Cl                               cluster
Cm                              centimeter(s)
Compl                                    complete
Cont                           continue
Dc                               double crochet
Dc2tog                      double crochet 2 stitches together
Dec                             decrease/decreases/decreasing
Dtr/Dtrc                   double treble/triple crochet
fl                                front loop(s)
Foll                            follow/follows/following
Fp                               front post
Fpdc                           front post double crochet
Fpsc                           front post single crochet
Fptr                           front post treble/triple crochet
G                                 gram
Hdc                            half double crochet
Hk                               hook
Inc                               increase/increases/increasing
Incl                             inclusive
K                                 knit
lp(s)                           loop(s)
M                                 meter(s)
M                                 mesh
Mc                               main color
Meas                          measure
Mm                              millimeter(s)
O                                 over (yarn over)
Oz                               ounce(s)
P                                 picot or purl
Pat(s) or patt          pattern(s)
Pc st or Pc              popcorn stitch
Pm                               place marker
Prev                           previous
PSSO                         pass slip stitch over
Rem                            remain/remaining
Rep                             repeat(s)
Rnd(s)                        round(s)
Rs                               right side
Sc                               single crochet
Sc2tog                      single crochet 2 stitches together
Sdc                             short double crochet (half double crochet)
Sk                               skip
Sl st                           slip stitch
Sp(s)                          space(s)
St(s)                           stitch(es)
Tch or t-ch               turning chain
Tbl                              through back loop
Tog                             together
Tr or Trc                  treble/triple crochet
Trtrc or T Trc         triple treble/triple crochet
Ws                              wrong side
YB                               yarn back
Yd(s)                          yard(s)
YF                               yarn forward
Yo                               yarn over

Yoh                             yarn over hook