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Project 56: Adult Shetland dress

Started April 6, 2015 - Finished June 8, 2015

Project 8 - Christening Robe Apron by Sharon Miller

incorporates: VICTORIA - Fine art lace stole

Craft: Knitting

Size: Small

Needle: US 0 - 2.0 mm

YarnJamieson & Smith Shetland Supreme 1ply

10 skeins = 4390.0 yards (4014.2 meters), 250 grams

Colorway: Natural

Color family: Natural/Undyed

Purchased atJamieson & Smith Shetland Wool Brokers in Lerwick, Shetland Islands

Notes

Please, be advised that my face is blemish free because is totally Photoshopped because that day I was way too tired :)

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

Prelude. This is going to be a beautiful dress, but a very big project. Yarn is good, a little hard, but looks pretty. When you knit this yarn, it twists really bad, but I dealt with it well.

Dress construction. Bottom up, circular, st. st style ( not garter). Casted on US 0 16 reps X 33 sts= 516 sts, then knitted 1-85 R, then 12-90 R= 18.5”, then k2tog all across to reduce sts count in half (256 sts), then knitted plain row, then continued with the pattern 91-200 R. Stopped, so I can knit sleeves and continue with bodice…Crocheted bottom of the skirt with several plain rows. Then crocheted Victoria border.

Sleeves. Casted on US 0 64 sts for 2 reps, knitted 1-200 R in round, circular. Made another sleeve. Now it is time to join sleeves to the bodice.

Bodice cont.Jointed sleeves to the bodice by binding off together 1 rep of the sleeve to the armpit area leaving 1 rep to go around the arm. Now I have full 8 reps to go around the shoulder. Continue to knit 201-226 R twice, then simply in st sts decreasing st count to 128 sts for the collar. Finished the collar with 3 plain crochet rows.

Overall. The dress is GORGEOUS and saturated with sophistication. It could be a wedding dress too. I am super happy with this garment.