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Check out this AMAZING knitted dress!
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Check out this AMAZING knitted dress!
December 9, 2009 at 9:12:40 PM
 
I can't imagine knitting anything like this...with size 0 and size 1 needles...and sock yarn!
http://www.amandatakesoff.com/b2evolution1/index.php/2009/10/16/the-stockholm-dress



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wizdmzchyld message #2
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December 9, 2009 at 11:26:18 PM
 
She's really really good, maniacal, but really really good.

Charlene

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I can't imagine knitting anything like this...with size 0 and size 1 needles...and sock yarn!
http://www.amandatakesoff.com/b2evolution1/index.php/2009/10/16/the-stockholm-dress




 
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knitnknanny message #3
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December 10, 2009 at 4:27:17 AM
 
Quote:

I can't imagine knitting anything like this...with size 0 and size 1 needles...and sock yarn!
http://www.amandatakesoff.com/b2evolution1/index.php/2009/10/16/the-stockholm-dress



I can't imagine having the "stick-to-it"-ness to actually finish something like that, but doing it yourself is one way to get a great fit.  Smiley

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wizdmzchyld message #4
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December 10, 2009 at 11:23:40 AM
 
It would take me years, and by that time, I'd be another different shape.

Charlene



I can't imagine having the "stick-to-it"-ness to actually finish something like that, but doing it yourself is one way to get a great fit.   Smiley

Marilyn



 
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knitnknanny message #5
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December 11, 2009 at 2:11:59 AM
 
{Slaps self on forehead}
I forgot all about weight-shift.    Wink

My weight hasn't changed very much over the last several years. But it's definitely not where it used to be.  Cheesy

Marilyn 

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It would take me years, and by that time, I'd be another different shape.

Charlene






 
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December 11, 2009 at 10:34:12 AM
 
Quote:

{Slaps self on forehead}
I forgot all about weight-shift.    Wink

My weight hasn't changed very much over the last several years. But it's definitely not where it used to be.   Cheesy


Marilyn,

Same here.  Sad

I couldn't knit that dress in two years with chunky yarn, let alone two months with sock yarn.  My latest Barbie dress (sock yarn) is still OTN since late summer.  Sad





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wizdmzchyld message #7
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December 11, 2009 at 5:05:43 PM
 
Which makes knitting machines ever more dear to my heart.  Roll Eyes

Charlene

My weight hasn't changed very much over the last several years. But it's definitely not where it used to be.   Cheesy


Marilyn,

Same here.  Sad

I couldn't knit that dress in two years with chunky yarn, let alone two months with sock yarn.  My latest Barbie dress (sock yarn) is still OTN since late summer.  Sad






 
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December 11, 2009 at 9:13:46 PM
 
Charlene,

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Which makes knitting machines ever more dear to my heart.  Roll Eyes


Now, that's the spirit!  (It would have to be seamed, because she used circulars instead of regular straight needles, but which is worse...seaming?  Or knitting the whole thing by hand?  I hate seaming but would much prefer that to knitting an entire piece with stitches that tiny.)


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wizdmzchyld message #9
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December 12, 2009 at 8:37:20 AM
 
Fortunately, seaming isn't one of my bugaboos.  I don't mind that part of the process.  Thanks to my friend Judi, I can do an almost invisible seam.

Charlene

Now, that's the spirit!  (It would have to be seamed, because she used circulars instead of regular straight needles, but which is worse...seaming?  Or knitting the whole thing by hand?  I hate seaming but would much prefer that to knitting an entire piece with stitches that tiny.)



 
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December 12, 2009 at 12:02:36 PM
 
Charlene,

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Fortunately, seaming isn't one of my bugaboos.  I don't mind that part of the process.  Thanks to my friend Judi, I can do an almost invisible seam.


Please do tell!  Do you use mattress stitch?


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wizdmzchyld message #11
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December 12, 2009 at 1:14:20 PM
 
Honestly, I don't know what you'd call it.  I put right sides together and snake the yarn up every other stitch, NEVER in the "bumps", then I turn it over and snake the yarn back up, every stitch (or down as the case may be), gently pulling the two pieces together but not pulling them.

Most of the time the seam is invisible.  I don't know that the technique might be called, but it works.

Charlene

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Charlene,

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Fortunately, seaming isn't one of my bugaboos.  I don't mind that part of the process.  Thanks to my friend Judi, I can do an almost invisible seam.


Please do tell!  Do you use mattress stitch?



 
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December 12, 2009 at 10:04:19 PM
 
Charlene,

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Honestly, I don't know what you'd call it.  I put right sides together and snake the yarn up every other stitch, NEVER in the "bumps", then I turn it over and snake the yarn back up, every stitch (or down as the case may be), gently pulling the two pieces together but not pulling them.

Most of the time the seam is invisible.  I don't know that the technique might be called, but it works.


Hmm...I'm trying to understand, because I'd like to try this...

Is it sort of like doing a running stitch, first in one direction than another?  I've tried mattress stitch, and it can look very nice, but (IMO) it is a BEAR!

I don't dislike mattress stitch, but the problem comes when I really can't tell which stitch is which, and where I've already stitched. The only way I can think to correct this would be to stitch first with a contrasting color, then restitch with a matching color and pull out the contrasting after.  Sad

LOL, if this sounds complex, it's even more complex trying to look at it, IMO.

I'd really like to try your method, as it sounds so much easier.  And if it's invisible, that's what counts!



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wizdmzchyld message #13
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December 16, 2009 at 12:04:02 PM
 
Let me try to explain....


well, I tried but deleted the explanation.  I'll take pictures, much easier.  I'll try to have pictures put up as quickly as possible.  I really like the way it turns out, since you have to look hard to see the seam on the public side.

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December 16, 2009 at 1:49:19 PM
 
Charlene,

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Let me try to explain....


well, I tried but deleted the explanation.  I'll take pictures, much easier.  I'll try to have pictures put up as quickly as possible.  I really like the way it turns out, since you have to look hard to see the seam on the public side.


I'm looking forward to seeing your pics!  Smiley  It's so difficult to explain stitching techniques without any pics at all.


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pepper message #15
Re: Check out this AMAZING knitted dress!
December 18, 2009 at 1:23:57 PM
 
WOW! Amazing. Thanks to whoever found this and posted it. I love little stitches out of fine yarn which is why I love to knit socks even if I don't wear them. But no way would I attempt a dress and no way I would attempt a dress without a pattern that I'm just figuring out as I go along.
Pepper

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