It’s time to get back to the pattern of the month. I know we are almost in October, but I am with 3 month behind with this and I have to get up to date. So, the next 3 days will be about this: pattern of the month, and in each day the most popular pattern of July, August and September will be Free in my shops.
July 2019 Most viewed pattern is again the “Sea Breeze Covet Up” and even if it might not be appropriate for the next period of the year, maybe you will want to have it for the next summer :).
I saw already a lot of your makes using this pattern and all of them are so beautiful.
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I really love this dress and I am so happy with this Giveaway. Being a pattern from last year, I was pleased to see a lot of pictures with your makes and all of them are so beautiful and outstanding.
So, let’s talk about the pattern and about the design.
This Sea Breeze Cover Up is worked top-down. We are working first the collar, and then we will work the back and front side of the top part separately to shape the arm-holes. After finishing the top part we will continue working on the body of the dress for as many rows as we need to get to the desired length.
When working on the body, to keep a straight line for the dress we will have to decrease on the sides. Details about how we are going to make the decrease you will find in the pattern.
When I designed this dress I was thinking at a shape that will work for this type of gradient yarn. Being a top-down, dress, the yarn worked just perfect. The only bad thing is that, when working on the top part of back and front, you will have to work 4 rounds on one side and 4 on the other until finishing the top part, to make sure that the color change will be similar.
After finishing the top part and start working on the body you just have to work as many rounds as you want until you get to the desired length.
Materials you will need for the Sea Breeze Cover Up
Scheepjes Whirl in color Sea Breeze Tease
- Yarn weight Fingering / 4 ply
- The needle I used is 4 mm (G – 6 US)
1 Whirl was enough for size S and I still had 2 change colors left.
So, 1 whirl will be enough for M and L sizes also. On sizes 1X Large and 2 X Large you might need a whirlette to complete the length.
From the makers the most common question about the pattern was about the decreases that are made on sides to keep a straight shape. Well, to answer this question I included in the pattern a stitch chart for the decrease and I hope this will be helpful.
You can also watch my Youtube tutorial for Little girl Summer top, which is basically the same pattern at a different scale and the decrease is made in the same way.
The only think that you don’t have to forget is to start the round with 2 slip stitches, and to skip 4 sts on sides (2 from the front and 2 from the back)
Another think that you might notice on the dress is that the front corner will go on the right. This is because we are working in circular rounds, only on the right side. If you want to avoid this you can turn after each round and working on the right side and on the wrong side.
I don’t finding like being an issue and this kind of thinks is actual the fact that the item is handmade and in all these “imperfections” I just found the beauty of an item being handmade.