Project 16: Turbulent Indigo dress
Started Dec 26, 2012 - Finished Jan 27,2013
Turbulent Indigo Stole by Kieran Foley
US 2 - 2.75 mm US 4 - 3.5 mm
2 skeins = 1600.0 yards (1463.0 meters), 200 grams
800 yards / 100 grams
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Prelude: I saw this beautiful yarn, a variegated one (usual for me), which requires careful pattern selection. This scarf texture will be perfect for my yarn and the dress!
Yarn: This yarn does not look very shiny in the ball, but on fabric the shine comes out readily, especially in the sun. It does not stretch as much as wool or merino, so plan on knitting almost the actual length or width of the garment. After blocking, I have gain only 3” in length, instead of 7” like I used to with woolly projects.
Skirt part: US 2 needles. I started with 10 reps of 17sts around the waist and finished with 39 reps on the bottom. The length of the skirt is 4.5 reps of 32 rows pattern. Last 17 rows are done on US 4 needles.
Belt: US 2 needles. Stitches were picked up from the skirt waist and knitted in st.sts for about 4”. First and last 2 rows were knitted in reverse st. sts to highlight the waist.
Top: US 2 needles. Continued with pattern from bottom up. The neck tie was made separately in garter st and have been sewn around the neckline.
Sleeves: US 4 needles. Made separately. Used 3 reps of 17sts wide +2 selvage sts from the bottom, widens towards the top (+28sts). Finished with sew on garter st bands as button-up cuffs to match the collar.
Dress slip: 100% polyester curry color for defined look of the whole dress. This color beautifully brings out the texture and the green of this yarn!
The overall dress looks like peacock feathers, but toned down. Love it!