March 04 2011 – thisisknit
Less than a year ago, Nikki (nixx
on Ravelry) taught herself to crochet. Like many new crocheters and knitters, she had a particular project in mind.
Having learned the stitches, she started looking at patterns, but none of them were exactly right, so as the project took form in her mind, a number of different patterns were melded together to shape it.
She ordered the yarn: 20 balls of Louisa Harding Mulberry pure silk DK. At 2487.2m, that's quite a lot of yarn.
And then she made this.
The detail is breathtaking.
See those sparkles? That's seven hundred Swarovski crystals.
The entire dress is lined with silk.
Nikki brought these pictures into the shop to show us a couple of weeks ago. Remember what we said about loving to see what the yarn grows up into?
A final view of the whole dress.
Nikki, it was a privilege to be associated with the making of your dress. Thank you for letting us post about it, and for sharing these beautiful photographs.