Monday, August 17, 2009
Modification Mondays: Estonian Lace Dress
Original Pattern: Estonian Lace Scarf Knitter Extraordinaire: Marian (Rav id, blog) Mods: Marian took the lace pattern from Nancy Bush's Estonian Lace Scarf and used it for the main body of the dress, while improvising a simple ribbed bust and a cool bobble halter neck. She knit it top down and in the round, which makes a perfect fit a breeze- just try it on as you go!What Makes This Awesome: Marian got the idea for the dress loosely based on the look of this outfit: Not intended to be a replica, but more that she was wanting to knit something that recreated the flirty romantic look. I love how sculptural lace becomes when it's blown up in bigger gauge with thicker yarn. The delicate lace of Nancy Bush's Estonian Lace Scarf looks completely brand new on this dress. To shape the lace, she changed needle sizes to increase and decrease for shaping. Plus, let's face it- lace+bobbles+bigger gauge+cute halter dress= Utterly awesome layering piece that is beautifully one of kind. Project page is here. Marian's pretty good at improvising patterns and ideas- I love her Cropped Chainmail cardi as well!