The dress or the cardigan? In reality - it was the cardigan. Remember that shawl I knit for our United Way raffle? I bought 2 different colors, not sure which one I would use for the shawl. I loved this 'elephant' colorway. The pattern is Seasons of Love which I found on Ravelry.
This sweater was a fairly quick and easy knit. I spent an entire weekend reading a book on my iPad while knitting. I used about 1.75 hanks of yarn and knit on US 6s and 8s. I started the sweater on January 4th and after knitting for about 2 weeks, I decided I didn't like fabric I was creating and I ripped it out and restarted on January 17th. I finished on February 9th.
When Carolyn was visiting - she went stash diving for a fabric to make a dress to go with the cardigan. She wanted a grey for a tonal look - but I didn't have one. I did have this pink wool double knit. After fighting with the lace skirt - it was time for a win - so I pulled out a dress that I had good luck, cut it out and quickly sewed it up.
I coverstitched all the bodice seams and let it hang. The next day - I hemmed it up.
This wool is a bit scratchy and I am not a big fan. I really need to make a full slip at some point sooner rather than later.