I decided to buy yarn to knit a wrap dress from fingering weight yarn.
Think about that for a minute. A wrap dress has two fronts instead of the normal one. Fingering weight – 7 stitches to the inch. I had 13 balls of Baby Ull. Over 2 kilometers of yarn. 2140m of the navy, 330m of the green.
I decided that if I was going to do this dress, it would be done FAST.
I did have a secret weapon – my friend recently purchased a knitting machine. She offered it up to knit the stockinette portions of the dress. Luckily I’m the smallest size, so all of the panels had less than the 200 needles on her machine. Every bit of blue was machine knit, the green was hand knit.
The pattern is the Wrap Dress from Knit So Fine. The Yarn is Baby Ull from Dale of Norway.
I don’t know what else to say. The seaming took forever. The mattress stitch made the seams lovely. The colour isn’t showing up well because the sun went away as soon as the hockey game started. I finished my Olympic project during the Gold Medal game. I’m glad I’m not knitting right now as the tension would be all wonky.