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Optical Illusion Dress
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December 8 2013
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Optical Illusion Dress
#08 A-Line Colorblock Tunic by Jill Wright
Machine Knitting
12 AUstralian
Tools and equipment
Singer Memo Matic 326
1,800 yards
Bendigo Woollen Mills Cotton 4 Ply
1 skein = 720.0 yards (658.4 meters), 200 grams
Bendigo Woollen Mills in Bendigo, Victoria
Panda Regal 4ply
6 skeins = 1080.0 yards (987.6 meters), 300 grams
Woolybutt Knitting in Rosanna, Victoria

I knit this dress using Vogue A-Line Colorblock Tunic idea.
But is very different to original Vogue model.
I knit the front and the back in three panels each because of my intarsia carriage was refusing to knit Panda cotton, so I need to invent something to make it work. I use the normal carriage and knit the central panel, after I knit side panels attaching to the central panel while knitting. That was little complicated process, but it works!
I had a look on YouTube at the tunic and really do not like how it looks on the model, is different on YouTube and in the magazine. So, I decide to make my own pattern.
Using Rhinoceros 3D Design package I built 3D model to my own likes and use it for the pattern. Result - dress fits perfectly! I am very happy.

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by Panda
100% Cotton
180 yards / 50 grams

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by Bendigo Woollen Mills
100% Cotton
733 yards / 200 grams

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  • Project created: March 14, 2014
  • Finished: March 15, 2014
  • Updated: April 26, 2014