September 1, 2011


Pattern: Intrepid (not yet released) by Connie (yellowcosmo)
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy in colour #41

This was a test-knit for Connie, who is, I think, one of the most amazing designers in the world. The patterns she's released are gorgeous, and many of her projects are originals as well. Some of them I visit periodically just to have moments of bliss. Like this. And this. And this. (For those of you not on Ravelry, I apologize).

This dress has a fabulous shoulder method and top-down construction. The cable on the front is great and the pockets, too. The Hempathy is a good yarn choice for its drapiness and light weight. My gauge meant a slight airiness to the fabric which, for modesty's sake, prompted me to don a sheer black and blue skirt underneath which acted as a pseudo slip. I will try it with only tights once the temperatures are cooler.

All in all a great summer knit and a totally enjoyable pattern.


  1. What a lovely dress! I'm also a fan of yellowcosmo's designs.

  2. kimmiekat on ravelrySeptember 2, 2011 at 6:39 AM

    This cable is fabulous! I would never have considered knitting a dress in hempathy...who knew? Another winner for you:)

  3. I love top down construction! This dress looks great on you :)