Type of item: Clothing
Style: Casual, Classic, Romantic
Wollmeise Pure Fingering Wool
What was your inspiration?
I really wanted a dress that it didn't look like I made. I saw this pattern years ago and fell in love. I was too intimidated to knit it at the time. Fast forward to five years later, I came across the pattern in my studio and the perfect yarn had arrived from Germany just days before. I was going on a trip where I needed a lot of knitting to pass the time and this was just the thing.
What are you most proud of?
I had to gauge swatch 6 times to get the gauge right -- and drop two needle sizes to a ONE! I am most proud of the way the dress fits. It's perfect.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Don't be intimidated. It was a really fun project. The ribbing is easier, the lace a bit harder. It was great to try as you go since it is a top down knit. I knit the sleeves in magic loop, two at a time to make sure they matched - and I adjusted the dress as I went a long. Now I want to wear it every day...