Luella is a gorgeous dress knit in the round from the top down, with a gorgeous lace yoke and hem, the dress is so easy and flattering to wear and can be easily dressed up or down.
The pattern comes with instructions to knit this dress with cap sleeves (pictured), 3/4 length sleeves and long sleeves giving you plenty of options no matter what your climate or occasion.
The large Stocking Stitch content of this dress means it knits up relatively quickly (not to mention makes great TV knitting!), but the lace yoke and hem also keep it interesting to knit and stunning to look at.
Gauge in St St is 28 Sts and 36 rows (3.25mm needles), the gauge for the lace sections is 24 Sts and 32 rows (3.25mm needles).
Lace weight yarn is recommended for this dress so that the skirt drapes nicely and is not too heavy - you could also get gauge with a fingering weight or 4 ply yarn but please be aware that knitting the dress in a heavier yarn may make the full skirt stretch in length.