This wonderfully luxurious dressing gown was inspired by the glamour of 1930s Hollywood.
It comes in 2 lengths and can be worn dramatically sweeping along the ground if desired!
The garment is knitted in reverse stocking stitch, with a simple openwork stripe. It has a large, garter stitch collar shaped using short-row shaping, and is edged with a pretty lace edging added on. The gown is tied with a crochet tie threaded below the bust.
Yarn: The dressing gown is knitted using Rowan Kid Classic – a beautifully soft mix of 70% lambswool, 22% kid mohair and 8% polyamide (140m/153yds per 50g)
Sizes & yarn quantities: The pattern gives instructions for 2 bust sizes 32-34ins & 36-38ins/ 81-86 &91-97cm, and 2 lengths – 52.5ins & 60.5ins/133cms & 153cms. Yarn needed is 16 or 18 balls for the shorter length, or 17 or 19 balls for the longer version.
Tension: 19sts & 25 rows to 4ins/10cm over stocking stitch using 5mm (US 8) needles
Needles etc: pair 5mm (US 8) knitting needles; 5mm long circular needle; 4mm (US F-5) crochet hook
For more information and to purchase the pattern as a PDF download follow this link to the Ravelry page (membership of Ravelry not required)
£6.00 (inc. VAT)
all photos: John Heseltine