Original Pattern: Oracle
Knitter Extraordinaire: Tanya (Ravelry ID)
Mods: Transformed the circular shawl pattern into a lace dress. Excellent detailed information and photos can be found on her project page, which can be found here.
What Makes This Awesome: Turning a shawl into a dress is no small feat, but it is a brilliant way to make a dress that is truly one of a kind. Tanya has knit a few dresses by converting shawls, so she has her technique down and I highly recommend you read her notes on how she achieves it if you are interested in doing the same. I love the way Tanya incorporates some of the lace from the skirt into the shoulders and waist of the dress provides a great repeating element – no doubt one of the most fun aspects of knitting a dress from a shawl is deciding which elements to carry up the top of the dress. Her results are spectacular!