петък, 12 юли 2013 г.

Missoni Style Dress


Finally, the Missoni style dress is done. It didn't take that much time actually, only three weeks. I had my doubts in the beginning that 300 g would be enough, but while procrastinating my visit to the yarn shop, the progress of the knitting indicated, that the yarn might actually suffice. And it did - I have only some 5 or 6 m left! Just as I love it - no left over yarn :)


Pattern: Missoni Style Dress (personal pattern)
Yarn: Alize Diva Batik, 100% microfibre, 300 g, 1050 m
Needle: 3.5 mm
Time to knit: three weeks


I've never been a fan of thin belts, but I think I like this dress better with a belt.


The pattern is entirely improvised in the course of the knitting - with increases and decreases included in the chevron repeats. Initially I had planned a different finish at the top, but when I reached the underarms, I opted for the raglan upper part, thus keeping the color lines relatively even. 


I also decided not to bother with a lining. The knitting is fairly dense and the dress is not transparent or lacy, and anyway I'm not sure it would get much wear. Not that I don't like it - I do! I just don't see myself wearing a knitted dress a lot. The project was interesting and I'm glad it turned out successful but like the 30 some cross-stitch pictures I keep in a box in my wardrobe, it was all more about the process rather than the finished object :))


Surprisingly, my husband is very impressed by the dress and claims that it is one of the best things I've done and that I should wear it. I'll think about it :))





11 коментара:

  1. Кармела,какая красота!!!очень красивое платье,тебе расцветка так идёт!!!быстро ты вяжешь.мне за три недели такое платье не осилить...Молодец!!!

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  2. Oh my goodness! I agree completely with your hubby - this is stunning!! I do hope you get a chance to wear it once in a while. It's too beautiful to be sitting in the closet!

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  3. I agree with your husband. You should wear it often. It is very lovely and you did a great job of it.

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  4. This is a fabulous dress! You look chic and it looks fresh and modern. I love it more than the Missoni out there.

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  5. Very lovely, you make the best things, definitely wear it!

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  6. Oh wow! I agree with your husband, you should definitely wear it! It looks fantastic :)

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  7. Wow that is an amazing dress, I would totally wear that!

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  8. Your husband is right - you should wear that! It's stunning. You're right about the belt; I think it's a very nice accessory. What a gorgeous design!

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  9. Amazing dress! So much work and a beatiful result.

    Here's my FO: http://mibruno.com/terminado-gorros/

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  10. A knitted dress that looks amazing! Good job! Happy knitting!

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