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The Handknit Runway – Ellen Mason
March 24, 2014

This is the 4th article in the 8-part series, The Handknit Runway.
Part 1 – Introduction, with links to all the posts in the series.

Ellen Mason (Ravelry patterns, website, odacier on Ravelry, twitter) gave herself a project – make 12 handmade outfits in 12 months. The result of her project, Dress + Cardigan: A Codependent Study is a rainbow of original cardigans and dresses. We got to see a few of these projects – shown here from left to right: Lillian Fay, the as-yet-unpublished Joan Fuller, Mary Rebecca, Lorna Suzanne, and Fannie Fouche). She made all the coordinating dresses, too, if you can believe it, though she does not have patterns available for those.

Ellen Mason's rainbow of cardigans


Ellen Mason's Lillian Fay detail



These cardigans are filled with flattering details! For example, the beautiful touch on the sleeve of Lillian Fay, at right, and the cabling on Joan Fuller (pattern pending), below…

Ellen Mason's cables on the Joan Fuller sweater


…the lace detail on Mary Rebecca (on left) and the broad collar on Lorna Suzanne (on right)…

Ellen Mason's Lorna SuzanneEllen Mason's Mary Rebecca lace detail









…and then Ellen asked this model to turn around, and the audience ooh’d and aah’d even more. Check out this cabled back waist shaping on Fannie Fouche!
Ellen Mason's Fannie Fouche, back shaping

We moved from a vintage feel to a much more modern aesthetic – on to the next adventure with Bristol Ivy!


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