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Old 01-10-2007, 06:53 PM   #1
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How would I knit these Versace and Celine Dresses?
Hello, I am new to this board and have a question about two dresses. I have been drooling over these Versace and Celine dresses for ages and I am wondering if I could make them by extending a top-down raglan pattern and knit them in all one piece. It would eliminate a ton of knitting up and would make them much easier to finish.

This is the Versace Dress:

This is the Celine dress:

I am thinking that the Celine dress would be a matter of making a larger necksize, perhaps a boatneck, and then decreasing for waist shaping and increasing for the A-Line.

My question is, how would someone do all this and what weight of yarn would you recommond? I would like to make it in a natural fiber that is not too expensive, not super-hard to knit with and in fact would be fun to knit with, and that would have a lot of give. I am leaning towards the Celine dress as it could be worn to more often.

Thanks in advance to those who respond.
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Old 01-10-2007, 11:29 PM   #2
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Uh, well...

If you were going to knit that sort of dress, you'd need very tiny needles and super-thin yarn (thread weight). Even laceweight wool is expensive; I honestly don't know of any yarn manufacturer that sells wool that thin. Knitting a garment that size would take forever and three days. I would try sewing, personally. It's not that I don't like knitting; it's just that knitting a dress at that gauge (size of yarn and needles) would take way more time and money than I have.

They are gorgeous dresses, though!

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