No, no, my newest FO is just a bit airy. Say hello to Kat’s Pretty Pink (Purple) Dress from Greetings from Knit Cafe. I can not begin to tell you how thrilled I am to have this finished, for several reasons. First, because there were some hardships getting this book (two check-outs from the library, a swap-of-doom, a purchase from Barnes & Nobles, and then acquiring a second, thought forsaken, copy…). Second, it is a effing awesome dress. Third, so versatile.
Things you might like to know:
Pattern: Kat’s Pretty Pink Dressby Kay Coyle (published in Greetings from Knit Cafe)
Yarn: Knit Picks Shadow in Grape Jelly (now discontinued, I *think*, but they do have another shade of purple), one and a half skeins
Needles: US 5 for body, US 7 for border
Mods: Several, but we will start with my knitting the dress in the round. I saw no point in knitting the front and back separately considering that they are identical. I changed the bottom border as well, though I wish I had thought of that before starting the project. After finishing the entire body, I started on the given edging, but after a few repeats, couldn’t stand the tedium any longer. Instead, I picked up all the cast on stitches, knit a few rounds, and then finished off with the border from the Hemlock Ring doily (since it was
embedded fresh in my mind).
Errata: Check Knit Cafe’s website for their correction, a minor flaw.
Lovely project, really, but it was disheartening to wake up this morning to a breezy 9 degree Fahrenheit. This bit of lace won’t be getting its opening debut for a while. Though, I did mention its versatility. Lovely dress (add slip). Great with jeans (add a tank top). Lingerie (add nothing – Mr. Yarn Bearer’s suggestion). I’ll spare you that trauma.