Project 39: Camino Bubbles dress
Started July 17, 2014 - Finished July 26, 2014
Camino Bubbles by Kieran Foley
Needle: US 6 - 4.0 mm
Yarn used: 941 yards
1 skein = 437.0 yards (399.6 meters), 100 grams
Color family: Purple
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Pattern/Yarn prelude. This pattern is easily adaptable to any bubble size. I made it 12sts X 16R (4 drop sts by 4 yo’s), so my bubbles are suitable for the garment. The yarn I have selected is great and not too thin for this pattern, because drop sts create light and very open fabric, where snagging could be an issue. The phydeaux multicolored yarn is shiny and spices up my dress with a subtle highlight (50/50% silk and merino). However, Sugarplum colored 100% merino tones down a dress. I love this combination of loud and subtle colors. The overall result is “modest beauty”. These yarns are awesome to the touch!
Skirt part. On US 6, top down in round knitted 160 st around waistband in ribbing pattern 3x1 for 2”, then increased sts count to 204 by making sts (M1). Then started bubble pattern (17 reps in round) and knitted for 3 reps long. Then increased st count to 300 sts to have 25 reps around and knitted another 3 reps long. So the skirt is 6 rep long. Edging was crocheted on hook #4 with loops. Elastic was inserted using hook on the top of the knitted waistband.
Top. Sleeves were knitted first; in rounds 5 reps wide, 3 reps long. Then 160 sts were picked up around skirt top and knitted in k2 tog, double yo pattern ( treat these yo’s as 1 st on the next row to create large holes for skinny belt) all around, and then knit for 4 rows in ribbing pattern 3x1. Cont to knit in bubble pattern for 1.5 rep. Now it was time to join sleeves to the bodice. I bind off together ( the sleeves sts and the bodice sts) 2 reps under the arm pit area and with the rest of the sts on the sleeve became part of the bodice, continued to knit in rounds for another 1.5 rep. Knitted k2tog all around the neck area, embellished the collar with crocheted loops. Sleeve cuffs were simply embellished with single crochet st insert elastic.