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Project info
Parisian Dress
personal pattern
33" bust, 27" waist, 33" hips
Needle and yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1,173 yards = 2.3 skeins
Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin
51 yards in stash
1.9 skeins = 969.0 yards (886.1 meters), 285 grams
Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin
0.4 skeins = 204.0 yards (186.5 meters), 60 grams

A lace dress with a scarf tie at the top. Oriel lace for the body. 3 stitch reverse stockinette panels along each side to absorb increases/decreases.

I couldn’t get the bottom of the dress to sit right, so I put the dress in time out for most of the year.

When I tried it back on, I decided that it was worth salvaging, so I hunted down a partial skein of Jeton WD, which was luckily an excellent match, and added a bell ruffle to the bottom.

Wollmeise is perfect for this, because its tight twist makes it so that it doesn’t look like the dress is made out of wool, but the merino/nylon has enough elasticity that the dress shouldn’t stretch too much.

Note for next time: Dress should be straight down from butt. No A-line- hangs weird at very bottom.

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July 6 2011
December 23 2011
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin
by Wollmeise
Fingering / 4 ply
80% Merino, 20% Nylon
510 yards / 150 grams
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  • Originally queued: June 15, 2011
  • Project created: July 7, 2011
  • Finished: December 24, 2011
  • Updated: November 8, 2014