Some of my best knitting was done before Ravelry, websites, and the internet. This would be such an example. I don’t know if it is my love of Brandon Mably as a designer (whom I’ve met), or the love of warm colors that surround us every fall in NY, or the desire for a knitting challenge (every so often) that motivated me to knit this project. Whatever it was, here we have an example of all three.

This dress is certainly not challenging in its shaping as really it has none, nor challenging in the skills it requires, intarsia and stranded, once you have your color scheme chosen, it truly knits right along. However, it shouts determination to knit the amount (length) of fabric needed for a knee-length dress. Knowing I would have a beautiful classic in the end helped me to accomplish this beautiful look.

  • Pattern: Vogue Knitting Winter 2007/2008
  • Designer: Brandon Mably
  • Yarn: Rowan Pure Wool DK
  • Photo Location: City of Tonawanda Historical Building
  • Elements of Design: grid mosaic using color block intarsia knitting (bobbins) and stranded knitting (in the outlining of the squares), knee-length dress

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