Monday, March 15, 2010

Knit: Audrey's Molly Dress on Scarlett

I dressed Scarlett today in one of the first things I knitted for Audrey, a little tank dress, "Molly," from the Jaeger #225 (Scarves & More) booklet. I used Debbie Bliss' yarn, Cashmerino Aran, in this beautiful rose color, #603.

I always thought the proportions weren't quite right for a dress--a bit too short and too wide through the shoulders. But it's darling as a tunic over leggings.

I love the little bows in front, and they're integrated into the knitting--so no strange knots and they stay tied.

The yarn is fuzzing and pilling a bit (wish I knew a solution to that!) but still cute and cozy. It suited Scarlett just fine.

1 comment:

Jess said...

You can remove the pills from a sweater with the same kind of razor you use on your legs! Just lay it flat and very gently stroke the surface with razor, following the grain of the yarn - so up along the Vs of knitting, and across the dashes of purls. After each pass, clean the razor by rubbing it side to side (parallel to the blades) across some paper towels. Go slow and be gentle. This works best with a new razor.

You can also buy pumice-like sweater stones, but I don't like them because they rip the pills off instead of cutting them.

(I am slowly reading through your archives - they're the perfect antidote to new job stress and gray November weather. You have a wonderful blog!)

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