Jane Elliott's patterns are for the unabashed knitter who simply
wants to create Not Just Plain Jane Knits.
When you see Jane Elliott's magnificent designs, you might ask "Will I be able to actually knit something so complex?" The answer -- You certainly will! Jane writes her patterns in exquisite detail. Jane's patterns are written to make her designs accessible to anyone who can read and execute basic knitting techniques. Every stitch is spelled out in every row. You simply follow the pattern row by row, and you end with a magnificent work of art.
All eyes will be on you whether you are the bride sweeping down the aisle, or a guest at a formal affair. This gracefully draping two-piece dress is knitted entirely from the top down in lace. The blouse's bodice seaming visually nips you in at the waist and culminates in a graceful flounce. This silhouette is further enhanced by the skirt, whose ten-gore A-line shape finishes with a deeper flounce at the hemline. The Vine and Leaves are knitted and crocheted separately and applied to the finished dress. The lacy edging is achieved by crocheting off your stitches rather than binding off in the traditional manner.
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced, 36 pages
For Size: 40" Bust, 58" Hip
Yarn Required: 3900 yds of a
Sport Weight Yarn
Gauge: 4 sts = 1", 8 rows = 1.5"
Suggested Needle/Hook Size:
US 7 (4.5mm) Straight, 24", 29" and 60" Circular Needles, and a D Crochet Hook
You Will Also Need:
30 Stitch Markers, 14 3/8" buttons, 3 lengths 1/2" elastic to fit around waist (for Skirt) and/or above bustline (for Camisole), and 4 safety pins