Thursday, August 30, 2007

Bamboo Basalt!
























I think I learned a lot by turning this tank into a dress. And I will be able modify the pattern so much in the future, that it will be completely mine. This one however, due to the stitch pattern is very much so an homage to Nora Gaughan.

I would change the upper half hex into a triangle if I make this again, and the upper whole back hex into a pentagon.

This was fun!

The yarn is 100% bamboo yarn just under 4 balls at 250yards purchased from the yarn girls at discontinuedyarn.com. The Yarn Girls are great to buy yarn from and have excellent customer service. They are having a labor day sale and I recommend this for anyone who wants beautiful unusual yarn for less than retail.

16 Comments:

At 5:51 PM, Blogger Ellen said...

So cute!

 
At 6:59 AM, Blogger Octopus Knits said...

Very cool!

 
At 9:26 AM, Blogger Nonnahs said...

Wow- this is gorgeous! What a great idea!

 
At 1:29 PM, Blogger Crystal Jean said...

Thanks!

 
At 2:07 PM, Blogger Birgitte said...

Wauw! That is SUCH a great dress!

 
At 3:52 PM, Blogger Terri Lynn said...

Speechless, my mouth completely dropped open on this one! What wonderful work you have here! Nora will be thrilled to see what you have done, I am so sure!!!!!

 
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At 11:02 AM, Blogger Kristina B said...

Fabulous. Any chance of sharing the modifications with the rest of the class? ;)

 
At 11:03 AM, Blogger Kristina B said...

Sorry - forgot to post my Email address (brouhaha at rogers dot com)

 
At 7:14 PM, Blogger Crystal Jean said...

The mods are VERY simple. Just make the normal top, but turn the two side hex's into pentagons by adding fewer sides to them. This will add a bit of waist shaping without making smaller hexagons. If you do this correctly, the two pentagons on the side will have touching points. The hexagons should fit very nicely into them. I am a very small person, so I did not need to make many hexagons at the bottom.

 
At 6:46 AM, Blogger Kristina B said...

Thanks very much, Crystal. It looks fantastic and what a great idea. I'm small too (although I think larger than you from the photo) and so it doesn't seem like all that extra effort. Now to buy more Hempathy... LOL

You really should work on designing your own dress - you have a great eye!

 
At 4:53 PM, Blogger Monika said...

Congratulations! This is a fantastic dress and fits you perfectly!

 
At 5:01 PM, Blogger KnitMEG said...

OOOHHHH!! I like A LOT!!!!

 
At 8:33 AM, Blogger Mandy said...

That's spectacular!

 
At 1:15 AM, Blogger Evelyn said...

Absolut fantastic! Congratulations to this great job you did with this dress.

 
At 11:41 AM, Blogger Nicole said...

i knit a basalt dress too! but actually it is more of a tunic length, not sure yet if i'll add more hexagons to it eventually. i'm enjoying wearing it with pants. :) pictures on my blog at http://sfmeetschicago.blogspot.com. Come see it!

 

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