My name is Taiga Hilliard and I am a yarn addict. I love designs that have a classic feel to them, but with a twist and am most happy when I get to work with cashmere, or other luxury yarns. When I ...
My name is Taiga Hilliard and I am a yarn addict. I love designs that have a classic feel to them, but with a twist and am most happy when I get to work with cashmere, or other luxury yarns. When I do not have needles in my hands, I enjoy photography and reading.
I love top-down pieces, with very little finishing, and in the round patterns, which carries over into most of my designs.
I have a bunch of Madelinetosh Merino light yarn mini skeins and I love stripe projects. So the Elyssa dress was born. A simple, classic design, so all you have to do is add your imagination. Suggestions to try: All solid, random stripes,
2 color stripes, anything you can think of. Elyssa is a top down design, with a full skirt, and cap sleeves, which can be lengthen. The button band looks good either worn in the front or back. In the dress pictured, I did not use more than 20 yards in any of the stripes.
You can also buy this pattern, along with 3 other patterns in an Ebook
Yarn- Madelinetosh Merino Light mini skeins in many colors
Needle- 4 us (3.50 mm) or what you need to get gauge
Gauge- 24.0 sts = 4 inches
Yardage- 275 to 500 yards
Sizes- 0-3 months(6 months, 12 months, 18 months,2T, 3T) (0-3 months pictured)
Chest measurements- 18"(19",20",21"22",23")
275 yards of Fingering weight