Modification Monday: Oracle Dress

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!



    • Julie   •     Author

      So amazing, right? I’m in awe of the shawls-into-dresses knitters that are out there.

  1. Lisa   •  

    Oh my oh my! That is absolutely fantastic. I would never even dream of attempting something like that. Thank you for sharing!

    • Julie   •     Author

      I’m with you, Lisa! I’m always so impressed by knitted dresses. Maybe one of these days I’ll knit one too!

  2. Sierra   •  

    Gorgeous! I have never been brave enough to attempt but I will soon!

    • Julie   •     Author

      Hi Sierra,

      I haven’t knit a dress either, but I keep thinking one of these days I will! Maybe I’ll start with a skirt first….



  3. Wanda   •  

    Beautiful and just ingenious- I remember her other shawl-to-dress mods, and they are all stunning!

    • Julie   •     Author

      So true, she is a shawls-into-dresses aficionado!

  4. Kat   •  

    This is such a stunning project. I love dresses converted from shawls, but this is by far the most fun one I’ve ever seen!

    • Julie   •     Author

      So true, I have a weakness for the shawls transformed into dresses, as well- Always so dazzling!

  5. Hanna   •  

    This is truly awe-inspiring and beautiful, Tanya.

    • Julie   •     Author

      Totally agree with you! Looks so comfy to wear, too.

      • Hanna   •  

        It does look sooooo comfy!
        As for starting with a skirt… It’s fun… I knit one for our 5-year-old daughter (not sure how I feel about a giant adult version!), orienting on a pattern to get started but then going freestyle!

  6. Alina   •  

    What a stunning dress! i love how it has this vintage feel to it! Wonderful mod!

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