Sunday, June 25, 2006

Angel Wings Bereavement Set

Here is a gown set I have been working on for about a week. I don't think I will include a hat. It seems complete without one. The dress pattern was designed by Mary Glynn for Heavenly Angels in Need. It is the same pattern knitted by Wool Winder. I modified it slightly, using a moss stitch for the skirt as well as five eyelet rows through which I ran a light pink ribbon. I wasn't totally happy with the outcome so I employed my very limited crochet abilities and added a fringey little edge to the bottom of the skirt as well as the edges of the sleeves. I like how it turned out.

I also decided to line the gown with a soft flannel to match the ivory colored yarn. I love the way it feels. I was not pleased with the look of the moss stitch (I felt it was too easy to see through) and the liner solved that problem for me. It also keeps the yarn from curling and so it didn't need blocking!

For the booties I used another slightly modified version of a pattern - this one by Michelle Howard. I love these booties because they knit up very quickly and can easily be changed to suit my whims. The changes I made to this pair include adding an eyelet row for ribbon and shortening the cuff by one row. I left the ribbons long in case they need to be retied.

The angel was designed by Mama Bear.
I realized after I took these photos that I forgot to add her little halo. I may do that later. I may leave it off though as I think she's pretty cute as she is. Her wings were feeling a bit moody when I went to take the picture. They are much better looking in person.

This set will be donated to LucyBug.


kim said...

It's beautiful. And I really admire your ability to modify, modify, modify. :)


Wool Winder said...

This is the most beautiful set I've ever seen! I love all the special touches, especially the rows of ribbon and the crochet trim. Excellent work!

Michelle(knitalittle) said...

I am speachless.............. you did a fantastic job my hats off to you.

Jen said...

The moss stitch is very pretty. And the angel is very cute :)

Kerry said...

IT IS GORGEOUS!!! I would love to make beautiful things like that! You are very talented!

Mama Bear said...


Mama Bear

Pink Dandelion said...

So pretty! I'll have to try that pattern sometime!