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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.
Lily Mercerized Crochet Cotton, 8 balls mint.
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
Bl back loop(s)
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
Dc double crochet
Dc2tog double crochet 2 stitches together
Dtr/Dtrc double treble/triple crochet
fl front loop(s)
Fp front post
Fpdc front post double crochet
Fpsc front post single crochet
Fptr front post treble/triple crochet
Hdc half double crochet
Mc main color
O over (yarn over)
P picot or purl
Pat(s) or patt pattern(s)
Pc st or Pc popcorn stitch
Pm place marker
PSSO pass slip stitch over
Rs right side
Sc single crochet
Sc2tog single crochet 2 stitches together
Sdc short double crochet (half double crochet)
Sl st slip stitch
Tch or t-ch turning chain
Tbl through back loop
Tr or Trc treble/triple crochet
Trtrc or T Trc triple treble/triple crochet
Ws wrong side
YB yarn back
YF yarn forward
Yo yarn over
Yoh yarn over hook