An Ambitious Knitting ProjectWhen I finished my lumber jacket, I mentioned that I wanted my next knitting project to be something a little more time consuming. Something that would keep me occupied for a while. I could either go with something that is big - like a dress - or something with a complicated pattern. I absolutely love knitted dresses so I finally decided to knit Sun-Glo 2678 - "Tailored Chic". This is another lovely pattern that was kindly shared by Subversive Femme.
There was much deliberation on what color I wanted to knit it in. I wanted to go with the pattern suggestion at first, navy blue, but unfortunately I could not find any affordable navy blue 4 ply yarn. I found one seller on ebay that sells 500gr cones, they originally had navy blue but it was sold out. Eventually I decided to order 'burgundy', as the ebay shop called it but the actual shade is Claret. Burgundy to me is a darker shade and more towards brown, while this shade of red is on a more purple-y side. The actual color is slightly darker than it looks in the picture. This dress would have been really great to do color blocking with (imagine; navy blue with mustard sleeves, pockets and yoke!).
I'm knitting on circular needles because I read somewhere that they distribute the weight much better and are therefore much better for your wrists, which makes sense. So far I have only knitted on straight needles but I now love knitting on circs! They feel so much lighter and my tension is a lot more even! So now I have these two big 500gr cones of red 4 ply yarn that will be transformed into a dress over the course of, I'm guessing, 3 months or so. The result below is two evenings of knitting - 24 rows at +/- 13 minutes per row..
What did I get myself into?!