When we moved my grandmother she had saved all of her old knitting magazines which I am so lucky to have. I just love the vintage look and I love to knit. Why not knit a vintage dress. This dress pattern came from the Spring 1950 Edition of Knit-Knacks. This dress took me about 3 months to knit and was knitted on size 1 needles. Since the yarn required for this pattern is no longer made I had to find a suitable substitute. I also had to amended the instructions for the yarn. I used Bernat Baby Coordinates. Since Bernat Baby Coordinates did not come in a color I liked I decided to dye my dress. Yes I am crazy. I also did not know that acrylic does not die. The shiney part of the yarn did take the die, while the acrylic part did not giving it a tweed look.
It's a good thing I love tweed.