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Project info
bressay for shetland
bressay dress by Gudrun Johnston
Knitting
my trip to shetland this summer
39 3/4"
Needle and yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
2,750 yards, 10 skeins
Brooklyn Tweed LOFT
7 skeins = 1925.0 yards (1760.2 meters), 350 grams
129.1394
Brown
Loop & Leaf in Santa Barbara, California
Brooklyn Tweed LOFT
1 skein = 275.0 yards (251.5 meters), 50 grams
117.1396
Blue
Loop & Leaf in Santa Barbara, California
Brooklyn Tweed LOFT
1 skein = 275.0 yards (251.5 meters), 50 grams
112.1060
Yellow-orange
Loop & Leaf in Santa Barbara, California
Brooklyn Tweed LOFT
1 skein = 275.0 yards (251.5 meters), 50 grams
101.1381
Natural/Undyed
Loop & Leaf in Santa Barbara, California
Notes

i finished my first dress! it is a wonderful pattern by gudrun johnston, from the book fair isle style by mary jane mucklestone. simple and truly fun to knit. it’s top down, a bit of fair isle, sleeves in the round and then as long (or short) as you like! i omitted the pockets, thinking it would make the dress a little more age appropriate for me? :) well, i love it, it’s lovely and comfy and really soft, i used loft one of my most favorite wools ever. it’s light and delicate, yet sturdy in a way, this is a wearable knit!

with my dress and hap (hansel) shawl both completed i am ready for my trip to the shetland islands! (33 more sleeps!!)

p.s. the dress really didn’t take so long, it was just a pick up put down sort of knit, in between i finished several shawls, a sweater and um a few books ;)

thank you gudrun and mary jane!

blog post here

  • i forgot to add, i ended up using only 6 skeins of the main color!

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i’m making my first dress! a dress for a grand adventure i’ll be taking this summer with gudrun johnston and mary jane mucklestone to the shetland islands!

lovely nicole is moderating a kal right now if you would like to join in and make bressay too. you can find the group thread here.

i LOVE making this, the pattern is beautiful, well gudrun is quite brilliant! i really love loft too, it’s going to be so soft and cozy! (it’s taking forever because i am picking it up between other projects, i love looking forward to making this, and THE TRIP!

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Finished
December 2013
June 7 2014
 
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About this yarn
LOFT
by Brooklyn Tweed
Fingering / 4 ply
100% Wool
275 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: April 24, 2014
  • Finished: June 19, 2014
  • Updated: September 5, 2014