Monday, March 15, 2010

Austen




Completed: December 2009

Pattern: my own

Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Royal Llama Linen (40% fine llama, 35% silk, 25% linen), #1553, 6x 109yd/50g

Notes: The dress is knit top-down with raglan sleeves. I initially cast on 44 stitches, using 2 for the front panel, 10 for each sleeve, and 20 for the back. Extra increases were done to add a bit of puffiness to the upper sleeve. After the main part of the bodice was completed, stitches were picked up along the right front panel, and then the middle ruched section was knit horizontally and then grafted to the left front panel. Afterwards, stitches were picked up along the waist edge. After a few rows of garter stitch, the stitch count was doubled by knitting into the front and back of each stitch, and the remainder of the skirt was knit from the top down.



2 comments:

kayla said...

I absolutely LOVE it!!! It is so cute and brings a princess-ie look to the dress. Do you by any chance have an interest to sell a pattern??

soknitpicky said...

Thanks, Kayla. I don't have plans for a pattern at this time, but I might come back to it at some point.