Dressing Gown

Dressing Gown

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 has recently been updated to give instructions for 6 bust sizes:

to fit bust: 81–86 (91–97: 101.5-106.5: 112-117: 122-127: 132-137) cm
32–34 (36–38: 40-42: 44-46: 48-50: 52-54) in

2 lengths – 52.5ins & 60.5ins/133cms & 153cms.

Yarn needed is 16 or 23 balls for the shorter length, or 17 or 26 balls for the longer version, dependent on size.

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 (excl. VAT)


all photos: John Heseltine