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The Diamond Knit Dress

KnittingChantal Miyagishima9 Comments

THE DIAMOND KNIT DRESS

Welcome to my favourite stitch ever. If you’ve been following along for a bit you’ll know that this diamond stitch came into world from my best Woolfield Studio back in October last year. We collabed and I made a matching hat to her mittens and it was absolute kismet.

I started this dress actually back in February, but just knew Spring was peeking too closely around the corner. So I laid in wait, patiently (who am I kidding - impatiently) for the fall, and now, this baby can finally be set free. So I introduce you to: THE DIAMOND KNIT DRESS. (Grab the pattern on Ravelry and Etsy)

This dress is made with the most glorious We Are Knitters Meripaca (I chose pearl grey!), and it’s seriously divine. The stitch definition is bomb diggity, and the feel is so soft. At first glance and feel it looks like it would possibly a size 4 heavy worsted, but it’s actually a bulky size 5 yarn. Which means this pattern works up FAST! If you can nail knitting in the round, slip stitches, decreases and picking up stitches… you can totes do this pattern

It’s written in sizes S-3XL, and if you check my photos below of my testers, it looks bangin’ on everyone!

SPECIAL THANKS TO MY TESTERS!

I also wanted to give a big thank you to my testers for this dress. Not only did they manage do this while I was away in Europe for the first 3/5 weeks with very limited access to me, but the feed back they gave made this test a breeze. Extra special thanks to my XL-3XL testers. They hands down made this pattern fit SO. MUCH. BETTER than what I originally wrote for those 3 sizes. Thank you ladies for putting your trust in me to be able to do this pattern justice for a body I am not 100% comfortable writing for. You make me a better designer with every tidbit and suggestion.