March 30, 2015

Which Came First?

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.

13 comments :

  1. Okay I really like these pics - especially the black and white one at the end of the post! You've got a lot of new pretty dresses for spring, I'm jealous!

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  2. No matter which came first, they look fabulous together!

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  3. they are both so lovely....and the pics are amazing!

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  4. Super pretty dress and I love the sweater.

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  5. I like that pink with the grey cardigan. Very pretty cardi! Too bad the dress is scratchy; I've had that happen, and it's really disappointing.

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  6. Oooh, I love the cardigan! I'll have to check out that pattern.

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  7. Oooh! You are just giving it to the camera! :) I really love this look. Hopefully a slip makes it more wearable!

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  8. Love the two together.. Really pretty.. Happy sewing.

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  9. Very pretty! I love that subtle pink. It's the perfect complement to the shawl.

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  10. You and the dress are lovely, but that cardi makes me want to knit again!

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  11. I love both of them together. The cardigan is really cute.

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