My “Completed Knit” Icon post could be very short.
The word, “WOW” is enough to sum it up!!
This dress is such a pleasure to knit and so bang on trend it hurts. It really is an “Iconic” knit.
I love, love love the way that you start at the bottom hem and the rows get shorter – you seem to accelerate and gain momentum as you reach the bodice 🙂
After whizzing though the back, it took a couple of weeks to find some quiet time to do the finishing.
I was worth the wait. Look at this!!
Isn’t that design just perfect?
So was there anything wrong with the dress? Ummmmm… No, not really! I knit exactly to the pattern except I short row shaped the shoulders. I kinda expected to have to shorten the shoulders straps because I’m not very tall but the dress has just molded to my shape and fits a treat.
One strange thing I did notice – it seems to attract static!! I had new tights on the first time I wore Icon (to the Guilty knitters of course!) and the static was enough to sound like crackly feedback!! My winter coat lining is also fun when worn with Icon. If I take off my coat in the dark I have my very own fireworks display!! My solution has been a quick squirt of febreeze over the dress – acts just like fabric softener without the need for washing it 😀
Perhaps the only thing I’d change on the dress is that it says to sew the side seams then work the armhole ribbing – I am not a natural magic looper so that was a pain for me – I’d prefer to just join the shoulders then for the armhole edging flat.
Oh and I must tell you about the buttons – old ones from my button box – just made for it…
I have worn this to my knitting group and to work to total admiration.
Even Ziggy quite likes it!
You should make Icon if you possibly can 🙂
|Completed Knit Report|
|Pattern:||from Purl Alpaca Designs by Kari-Helene Rane|
|Yarn:||Purl Alpaca Designs Fine|
|Pattern Modifications:||Short row shaped shouders|
|Washing and Wearing:||Not washed – will probably dry clean but unlikely to wear without something under it. Some problems with static cured with a good squirt of febreeze.|
|Knit It Again???:||Probably not because two in the wardrobe would be too much!|
|Rating:||5/5 This is stunning|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||Icon progress – we have a front|