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Project 43: Icicle Lace mohair dress

Started Oct 31, 2014 - Finished Nov 14, 2014

#21 Lace Dress by Shirley Paden

Craft:Knitting

Size: small

Needle:

US 7 - 4.5 mm US 10 - 6.0 mm

Yarn: Cascade Yarns® Kid Seta (New Version)

7 skeins = 2100.0 yards (1920.2 meters), 175 grams

Colorway: 29 Pewter

Color family: Gray


Yarn Info:

Kid Seta (New Version)

by Cascade Yarns®

Lace

61% Mohair, 35% Silk, 4% Wool

300 yards / 25 grams


Notes

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.