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This pattern is in English

The Komorebi Dress is a v-neck sleeveless dress, which is knitted top down. The dress has a straight fit without tapering in at the waist. The top part of the back piece is knitted first, with a few cm seed stitch before stitches are picked up on each side to create the shoulder and neckline. Eventually the stitches on the front and back pieces are joined together and the body is knitted in the round on the same needles using stockinette stitch.  Finally, the rib edge is knitted on two separate pairs of needles to create the split on the sides. There are links at the end of the pattern to recommended videos.

Knit a gauge swatch before starting to ensure the gauge is correct. The dress should have a “positive ease” of around 5-10 cm.

Level of difficulty: 2 out of 5

XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL

Dress circumference
92 (97) 101 (106) 118 (127) 137 cm

Dress length
94 (98) 102 (106) 108 (110) 112

Suggested needles
3.5 mm (60 or 80 cm) circular needles
4 mm (40 and 80 or 100 cm) circular needles

21 m x 28 rounds of stockinette st on 4 mm needles = 10 x 10 cm

Suggested yarn
300 (300) 300 (350) 350 (400) 400 g Filcolana Arwetta Classic (50g = 210m) or Sandnes Garn Sunday (50g = 235m) or KFO Merino (50g = 250m) or Isager Alpaca 2 (50g = 250m) or Drops Flora (50g = 210m) knitted held together with 150 (150) 150 (175) 175 (175) 200 g Sandnes Garn Tynn Silk Mohair (25g = 212m) or Isager Silk Mohair (25g = 212m) or Filcolana Tilia (25g = 210m) or Drops Kid-Silk (25g = 200m) or Knitting for Olive Soft Silk Mohair (25g = 225m) or Rauma Plum (25g = 250m)

It is recommended buying an extra skein of each type of yarn if you wish to knit the dress longer than the length suggested in this pattern.

The pattern is sent as a PDF file by mail

English translation by Helene Reier. The dress on the front page is knitted and photographed by Marthe Nikoline Elsrud (@allthedaintydaisies). Knitted in KFO merino and KFO silk mohair.