I previously wrote about my spinning and knitting processes with fibers sourced from the Washington County Fiber Tour. I am happy to say that it is 99% complete! The dress fits my twin sister comfortably. I was worried that it would be too large since my knitting gauge varied based on the yarn.
In total I used 855 yards of yarn, 259 additional yards of romney wool for the lower portion of the dress. This is a huge accomplishment for me!
My last step will be to felt the lower portion of the dress that is made of Romney wool. I want to take advantage of the fact that the brown portion is 100% wool compared to all other parts of the dress that are blended with alpaca fibers. (I tried to felt a knitted sample of wool/ alpaca blended yarns, but it didn’t work).
More to come about my felting process and final fit!
Special thanks to David Arellanes and Nidia Trejo for all of their support!