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Project 30: Joy dress

Started Feb 12, 2014- Finished Mar 7, 2014

Helene by Herbert Niebling

Craft: Knitting

Needle: US 0 - 2.0 mm

Yarn: Silkindian Spun Silk 20/2

1 skein = 1093.0 yards (999.4 meters), 100 grams

Spun Silk 20/2

by Silkindian


100% Silk

1093 yards / 100 grams


My tutorials. See my tutorial how to block dresses: https://www.heavenlyclassyknits.com/tutorials

I love Helbert Niebling designs. This is my third project from his collection. As usual I am turning this doily into a dress. I am knitting with a wonderful 100% silk yarn 1090 yards per 100g. I like this yarn weight, my dresses look more delicate. This time I have chosen US 0 needles to knit this project. Let’s see what will happen. Pattern is purchased on Doilyheads site

Skirt part of the dress. Started with 144 sts from Row 25 on the pattern with only 6 reps not 8 because I don’t want to end up with a huge skirt. Since this doily is only 186 rows, the skirt is shorter than I needed. So the plan is to make a knitted underskirt, where it will stick out from underneath the dress and elongates it. I will post pictures of my underskirt separately.

Top part of the dress. Knitted just the flower motif on the lower part of the top, then simply did mesh pattern (k2tog, yo, yo, ssk) to the shoulder. Collar is made with “Be Sweet” extra fine mohair (sand color) on US 15 to create just a haze fabric. Looks so beautiful and delicate! This little detail will not only only is matching to my underskirt, but also makes my garment interesting. Final touch are little wings knitted in st. sts on US 7.

Underskirt. The upper portion was sewn with nylon/spandex fabric. Then, ruffles were knitted to it by picking up 450 sts on US 15 at the bottom of it in plain st. sts pattern. It is meant to be worn together with a dress as underskirt. Very light and airy fabric, like haze!

The dress was dyed in peach colors and only the background. Leaves and flowers remain in natural color of the silk.

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