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Vintage 1934 “Mimi” Two-Piece Knit Dress #136
Jack Frost Saxony 3-fold - 16 - 1 oz balls
Circular needles Size 3 - 24 inches
Pair #3 needles - 14 inches
Pair #2 needles - 14 inches
Crochet hook #3
8 sts = 1 inch
Starting at neck edge, with #3 circular needle, cast on 106 sts.
Work even in stockinette st for 1 ½ in.
On right side of garment start 1st buttonhole as follows: k 3, bind off, k 19 [right front], increase in next 2 sts [seam sts], k 2, p 2, for 6 sts, [sleeve], increase in next 2 sts, [seam sts], k 36 [back], increase in next 2 sts [seam sts], k 2, p 2, for
6 sts [sleeve]. Increase in next 2 sts [seam sts], k 25 [left front].
2nd row and every other row: P.
3rd row: K 3, cast on 3 over the 3 bound off sts, k 20, increase in next 2 sts, p 1, k 2, p 2, k 2, p 1, increase in next 2 sts, k 38, increase in next 2 sts, p 1, k 2, p 2, k 2, p 1, increase in next 2 sts, k 26.
Continue increasing in the above manner, having 1 more st to each front, 2 more to the back, and 2 to each sleeve, keeping rib patt in sleeve, and making buttonholes on right side of front about every 1 ½ in to waist.
When raglan sleeve measures 9 in, discontinue the rib patt in sleeve, and working in stockinette st continue increases in seams until raglan seams measures 10 ½ in.
Work across right front to seam.
Change to #3 straight needles, and k across sleeve leaving remaining sts on circular needle.
Work back and forth in stockinet st until sleeve measures 1 ½ in less than desired length.
Change to #2 needles, decreasing to 58 sts k 2, p 2, for 1 ½ in. Bind off.
Attach yarn and k across back on circular needle to next sleeve seam.
Work second sleeve to correspond to 1st.
Attach yarn and k across left front.
P back, joining garment at underarm seams.
Work back and forth in stockinet st to desired length at underarm. Bind off.
With #3 crochet hook work 2 rows of sc in contrasting color across front edges and neck of blouse.
Sew sleeve seams.
On #3 circular needles cast on 380 sts.
Work as follows: k 107, * p 3, k 17, p 3, k 17, p 3, k 17, p 3, k 17, p 3, k 107, repeat from * to end of row.
Repeat above until skirt measures 8 in.
Decrease 5 sts at even intervals over the 107 sts at each side of skirt, and repeat decreases every 2 in 7 times, then every inch until skirt measures 30 in and there are 220 sts on needle.
Work 1 in even or desired length. Bind off.
Work 2 rows of sc around bottom of skirt, st for st.
Work beading at bottom of blouse and top of skirt for elastic.
Join with elastic.
1 inch allowed for blocking.