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« on: February 19, 2010 11:30:39 AM »

I originally found this Garnstudio pattern on Ravelry, and decided "why not?"

I've knitted lace dresses before, and comparatively, this little jumper seemed like a quick and easy knit.  I used a hank and a half Cacasde Eco Wool (fabulous yardage on this stuff!), which is a bit chunkier than the Drops yarn that the pattern called for (which was maybe not a great way to go - we all know how chunky yarns definitely do NOT slim anyone).  So, decreased the number of stitches in the dress and straps to accommodate.

Because of the different gauge, I started this puppy over twice (aka 3 starts in total).  I kept thinking I had made it big enough, according to my gauge, and then realizing it wasn't.  I just didn't want to make it any bigger than I needed to, since the pattern is not exactly all that body flattering to begin with.  I also decided originally to increase for my bust, and that just turned into a boob-ful nightmare.  I went back and did the standard ribbing that the pattern called for.

Besides the tried and failed bodice mod, I did not modify this pattern, but if I had to do it over again I would add one more repeat of the cable to get it just a wee bit longer.  It's still long enough to be decent, but sitting down might be interesting!  Also, I would sew the fronts of the straps down lower so the buttons actually looked like they were holding up the straps.  (the pattern calls for buttons with buttonholes, but I just sewing through all of the layers instead)





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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2010 11:52:06 AM »

very cute! from far away I wouldn't have even thought it was made with chunky yarn, it doesn't have that chunky appearance that usually happens.  One of these days I will knit a dress... one of these days
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2010 12:07:12 PM »

*___* beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2010 12:45:10 PM »

Gorgeous! A lot of the knit dresses I've seen usually aren't too flattering when actually worn, but with the pattern on this one, it looks adorable! Nice work!
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2010 12:48:14 PM »

I love how form fitting this dress is!!
And love the color!!
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2010 12:58:53 PM »

Amazing!!!
I don't knit but I would love to knit something like this altho for a large lady it might not be so flattering!!!
Love it tho, totally rocks!!! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2010 02:19:00 PM »

oh wow--those cables are incredible--you have some skills there...beautiful dress...very moviestarish!!
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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2010 02:48:55 PM »

love it! awesome work you have there! And the color is wonderful too!
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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2010 09:01:42 AM »

wow, beatuiful. The cables are incredible. I've never seen a knit dress look so classy!
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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2010 10:19:11 PM »

I love this!  I hit this rocks.  Maybe when I weigh less than a small whale I will make one for myself.
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