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Topic: Ribbed Minidress and Equestrian Blazer  (Read 9830 times)
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« Reply #30 on: July 09, 2007 03:26:51 PM »

Great job on both! I especially adore the mini-dress as I have a thing for such dresses and I REALLY want to make it for myself!

« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2007 04:12:17 PM »

omg i love the dress -- if it was in a store, i'd buy it  Grin now i might have to get that issue of vogue.....
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2007 02:12:10 AM »

WOW, thanks for all the lovely comments guys. To answer your questions they were both really very easy knits. Lots of stockinette with some decreasing, increasing.

The Equestrian blazer in knit out of Bendigo Woollen mills rustic in red tweed www.bendigowoollenmills.com.au and no it's not felted. I didn't make any mods I just knits the smallest size.

The Minidress is knit out of Bendigo Woollen mills rustic 8ply in graphite (kinds charcoal grey). I used one strand of 8pk (dk) instead of two strands of laceweight like the pattern suggested. This meant my gauge changed slightly. I knitted the smallest size and some how managed to come out with a perfect fit for a 33 1/2 inch bust. The only other mod I made was to add a few inches to the length. Even though the dress looks like it would take a long time it really didn't. I don't have a lot of time to knit, just a few hours some nights here and there. I think I managed to knock this one over in about 2 weeks. It's really not that much more work than a sweater and it's short sleeved. I also knit in the round up to the armhole decreases which made it go a lot faster.

I hope this helps, I'd love to see some more of these two patterns because when I started them I struggled to find any FO's online and they truly are awesome kntis. Goodluck

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« Reply #33 on: July 16, 2007 11:33:34 AM »

Those are both beautiful! I love the colors you picked too.  Smiley

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« Reply #34 on: July 16, 2007 12:26:11 PM »

Those are great!
« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2007 12:47:13 PM »

Both are gorgeous- but I've been thinking about that equestrian blazer a lot, it looks like such a great basic that it'll get a lot of wear. The colour is great!

« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2007 12:48:55 PM »

Bought that copy of Vogue knitting and saw that, looks diiiivine. May just have a go myself. Smiley
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« Reply #37 on: August 18, 2007 02:07:19 PM »

I also knit in the round up to the armhole decreases which made it go a lot faster.


After seeing your minidress, I ran out and bought the mag and yarn (it's on the tweedy, respectable side of hubba bubba grape purple) to make one of my own!  Before I begin, I have two questions...The first is: was it difficult to adapt the pattern to knit in the round?  I'm an intermediate beginner and I don't have much experience in tinkering with patterns.  My second question is sizing...As a 36" bust, do you think I'd be safe to knit the 36" bust or should I go down a size to allow for stretching?

Thanks for your help and great job!!

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« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2007 04:16:29 PM »

WOW both look great! I especially love the minidress!

« Reply #39 on: August 18, 2007 05:07:15 PM »

Love the blazer! I'm in awe of people that finish 'big people' sized clothes  Wink

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