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Alex Squared: The Wedding Dress

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my hand knit wedding dress

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Handknit Garment Design taught by Shirley Paden

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Yarn Weight Sport (5 ply), DK (8 ply)
Sizing Women
Style Romantic, Classic, Whimsical
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What needles did you use? US 6 / 4.0 mm / UK 8

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What materials did you use? 1962 yards Michell & CIA Luxury Collection Alpaca Cashmere 885 yards Rowan Kidsilk Haze Glamour 459 freshwater pearls US 6 needles

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What are you most proud of? I designed and hand knit my wedding dress. You can read about the process from concept to completion here:

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I've decided not to publish this pattern. While I love designing for others, I?d like to keep this as my own. If you like this dress you will also like Bryn Mawr, a dress I designed for Interweave Knits Fall 2013. It?s a heavily cabled dress that transitions from an A-line skirt to a fitted bodice.

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This is the most beautiful wedding dress that I have seen in a long time. :') I hope you're happily married! ;)

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02/05/2015 Flag

I'm stunned and amazed at the quality of this gown. You are quite accomplished. What are you working on now?

02/12/2015 Flag

wow. Thats simply stunning- and congrats!

02/21/2015 Flag