Project 43: Icicle Lace mohair dress
Started Oct 31, 2014 - Finished Nov 14, 2014
#21 Lace Dress by Shirley Paden
US 7 - 4.5 mm US 10 - 6.0 mm
7 skeins = 2100.0 yards (1920.2 meters), 175 grams
Colorway: 29 Pewter
Color family: Gray
61% Mohair, 35% Silk, 4% Wool
300 yards / 25 grams
My tutorials. See my tutorial how to block dresses: https://www.heavenlyclassyknits.com/tutorials
Prelude. In spite of the fact, that this dress does not look anything like the pattern, all motifs, however, are directly from the pattern: chevron lace all over the dress and pop corn sts top. It is my second garment out of this pattern, here is my other projects 1, 2,3.
Dress construction. Top down, seamless, yoke, circular knitting.
Top section. Casted on 96 sts on US 7 and knitted in pop corn sts for several rows, switched to US 10 and cont in pop corn sts until yoke measure 3”. Increased st count 20 sts for each sleeve and also added 20 sts for armpit area when separating sleeves from bodice. Cont to knit in chevron lace 17 reps x 8 sts for bodice until piece reached natural waist line.
Sleeves. Approx 40 sts in circle in pop corn st pattern, until piece grow 9”.
Skirt section. Increased next row by knitting as foll: k, yo to double st count. Then repeated it again and got 544 sts (68 reps). Then knitted for 2 x 26 rows reps (52 rows) and repeated the increasing row again to double the st count to 1088 sts (136 reps). Added beads to the skirt to make it heavier. It made the skirt looks like icicle with crystals. Total skirt length is 4 x 26 rows reps.
Warning. Since skirt is heavy, it stretches the top significantly. So plan accordingly when knitting top and make it shorter if you don’t want a long dress.