Tuesday, August 21, 2012

SANAGI TRANSFORM DRESS

While on the subject of linen, I have to mention about my discovery of a brand new linen yarn to the market by ShibuiKnits yarn company. Shibui Linen is a linen yarn with a chainette construction that comes in array of vibrant and lots of neutral colors and I was lucky enough to grab a bag of it for my new "transformer" knitwear design.
When trying to make the right yarn choice it contained all the necessary properties that linen usually does plus a range to work with - single or double or even triple stranded. This certainly opens up more options for one to experiment with this linen.


Today I am very excited to share my new design - Sanagi Dress.
Originally inspired by a skirt I have designed for Ori Ami Knits - Airfoil skirt - Sanagi embodies bigger and more wearable garment with a range of styling looks.

When sides become swinging neckline.

Neckline becomes armhole, while sides create a decorative pleat in the front and the back.

Tied in the back, a la Apron Dress.

With I-cords tied on the inside, creating a more straight silhouette.


And many many more!..

When Sanagi design was being planned I started by wanting it be worn at least three different ways but upon my progress I have discovered that this idea is expandable by implementing several notions. There are at least 10 styling looks presented at the moment, but I am sure you can explore and find even more.

Constructed to be worked in the round, seamlessly, the fabric is completely reversible! You may want to have circular needles in 2 different lengths to make it easier for you to try it on as you go. And imagine instead of buying 1 pattern that will only look 1 certain way, here is one that yields at least 10 different ways. You don't have to like every single one of them, but you can find several ones that suit your taste and body shape the best.

And to know how to wrap all those particular styles I have created a styling video where you can practice and learn all the Sanagi ways.



Pattern Specs:

LEVEL
Beginner
TO FIT BUST
0-32 (34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 46-48, 50-52, 54-56)”
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Around bust 68 (76, 84, 92, 100, 108, 116)”
YARN
ShibuiKnits Linen (100% linen; 246yds/225m; 1.76oz/50g):
7 (8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins in Graphite #2002
OR 1576 (1772, 1970, 2166, 2364, 2560, 2758) yds of any other fingering weight yarn (to be worked held double)
OR 788 (886, 985, 1083, 1182, 1280, 1379) yds of any other worsted weight yarn (to be worked as single strand)
OTHER SUGGESTED YARNS
1 strand
Louet Euroflax Sport
2 strands
Habu Textiles A-1 Tsumugi Silk
Habu Textiles XS-55 Linen or Habu Textiles A-174 Cotton Gima
NEEDLES
US 7 (4.5 mm) circulars 29”, 47”, and 60”
US 7 (4.5 mm) dpns (for I-cord)
GAUGE
18 sts and 26 rnds in 4”/10cm over St st swatch worked in the round with yarn double stranded

Buy via Ravelry
USD 10.00


Giveaway Alert!!!
Fun times ahead!
Lucky 3 commenters would receive a copy of Sanagi dress pattern pdf.
But only 1 of the lucky three will ALSO get Shibui Linen yarn  enough to make Sanagi dress in their size!!!


How to enter this giveaway:
Leave a comment for this post below by midnight on Saturday EST, August 25th, 2012.
AND
Like Olgajazzy page on Facebook or Follow olgajazzydesign on Twitter
Winners will be drawn on Sunday, August 26th!
ETA: Please include your Rav ID or email to contact you. 


GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY KNITTING!

98 comments:

  1. I love your designs...this dress is so cool with all the variations!

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  2. Super cool! Thanks so much for the chance to win :)

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  3. Oh I love that dress! so versatile and wearable:-)

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  4. It is really delicious. Your designs are very inspiring. I wish you more that kind good projects.

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  5. One dress with oh so many possibilities! your designs are always so inspiring

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  6. Great design and would love to try the yarn.

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  7. I would love to do this dress, is so versatile :)

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  8. Such an amazing design! I think that all of your designs are so inspiring and full of little toutches from the fashion runways. I would love to make this trendy dress :)

    Ana Freitas

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  9. Beautiful grament! And just in my color :wink wink: :-)

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  10. Waooooouh, this is dress is so great! so many possibilities to wear it, I love it!! I keep crosing my fingers....;-)

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  11. This dress is one of my favorite patterns right now!

    Ravelry ID: GSHF/email:gail.dunkle@gmail.com

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  12. oooh, i had coincidentally just become a twitter follower and saw the giveaway - that would be SO EXCITING!

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  13. Great design! I love that you can get multiple looks with just one dress. Thanks!

    ivyai at yahoo dot com

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  14. oh this dress is really cool! thanks for a great giveaway!! I'm mere on ravelry (and already a devoted follower on twitter :-)

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  15. Great designs Olga. All very lovely. (kylieh on Ravelry)

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  16. Gorgeous!!...that is all!...:p

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  17. Brilliant design...as usual.

    Rav I.d.: dynastar

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  18. great design! love the colors the yarn comes in.

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  19. I would like to knit, thank You for thist giveaway.

    kkelisabeth on Ravelry

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  20. Your innovation is always so inspiring! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  21. Beautiful, smart & simple design!

    OneBadMouse on Ravelry

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  22. LOVE this dress!! The hardest part is which color to pick! April2929

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  23. Super cute video!!! I would love to make this dress in a vibrant red!

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  24. What a stunning design! I just finished your Miura Cowl - it was great fun :)

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  25. This dress is fabulous and looks great in the linen!

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  26. Love the versatility of this piece and the layering possibilities!! Very clever design!!

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  27. Yet another ingenious design! Love it!

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  28. Super cool pattern! All the variations are great, and linen makes such a lovely fabric. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  29. Love your designs. Just need to get the yarn to make them!

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  30. This is an incredible design and so flattering on lots of different body types!

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  31. What an amazing design! LOVE!

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  32. I love this dress! It's a fun one to do a giveaway on!
    - artmajorese on Ravelry

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  33. Olga's pattern's are so incredible. She is really a master at design and implementing fascinating construction techniques. Please sign me up to win!

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  34. what a neat design! I'm Kristine on ravelry and I follow you on twitter, I'm @kdlb. kadyellebee.com/yarningspodcast.com

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  35. Wow, what a cool and versatile dress! And the yarn seems to have such a lovely drape. Awesome giveaway, thanks! :)

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  36. Olga-- you've done it again. What talent!!!

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  37. Oh my. I never thought I would want to make a dress but THIS fabulous design, well, it's simply a wardrobe necessity. For me, anyway. Whether I win or not, I'm hoping I can knit this and wear it by Christmas!

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  38. I will diffidently knit this!! I knitted your infinity loop before and just love how versatile it is. I'm sure this dress will be just as cool as the loop.

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  39. As if I needed a reason to pick up another one of your ingenious patterns! Can't wait to work on this one!

    Rav ID: littleredca

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  40. I love a dress with style and purpose. Its great for the girl who is thrifty and always wants to change like me.

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  41. What a amazing pattern and an wonderful range of sizes available. Rav- Tracy826

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  42. lovin' it..oh so fabulous

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  43. You are so innovative.

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  44. Lovely!! I'm surprised I haven't liked you on facebook yet. but I have now!

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  45. I am a little embarrassed to say how many times I watched the Sanagi dress video! (I am also currently working on your Sakasama jacket.) Woven Art will be getting in Shibui Linen on Thursday!

    Love also following you on Pinterest!

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  46. I love dresses, that I can wear over pants. So, yes, I would love to win.

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  47. Hum... such a treat!
    I'm in!

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  48. Very intriguing.

    Rav ID: dandel

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  49. Another exciting design! I love the fashion sensibility that you bring to knitting patterns.

    Ravelry ID: Prickle

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  50. Yes!! This will be the first dress I knit...excellent!

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  51. What an amazing dress! I'll most likely buy the pattern, so winning it could be ace - and winning yarn for it too even better!

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  52. What an amazing pattern. I've been dying to try Shibui Linen and this pattern would be perfect!

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  53. Your work is amazing. A big fan!
    -christina

    (bowie on Ravelry)

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  54. Another great design - I like the different ways you can wear it - rather like the Infinity Loop. Thanks!

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  55. I love the possibilities of this dress and the thought of knitting with linen. Great job yet again Olga. You are so clever.

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  56. Wow, trop forte !
    Your versatile designs are always really impressive, congratulations!

    And if I become a happy winner, my Ravelry ID is: EclatDuSoleil.

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  57. Just finished another of your patterns and I'm anxious to knit another! Ravid: babyknits

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  58. Amazing dress!!!

    (blogiete on Ravelry)

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  59. Congrats for the pattern! A beautiful design, as all of yours.
    Love from Spain,

    Pilar (pilarination on Ravelry)

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  60. love it... very inventive!
    -veryrefreshing on ravelry

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  61. This must without a doubt be THE most fantastic pattern i have ever seen! Love love LOVE it ♥ :D

    Sadly i just cannot find any linen yarn with those measures, as described above :(

    Well, i may find a way out, 'cause i really do MUST HAVE this dress!

    Thank you for making it ♥

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  62. Words cannot describe how much I love this. I wish I had it for the hot summer we just went through, however it would,work in my wardrobe for fall too! It is very versitile.
    Would love to win

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  63. What a lovely design! Really love this!

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  64. this is so clever and pretty, and so much fun! love it :)

    (ravelry: divani)

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  65. I am in love with your work. skispinner on rav

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  66. What a fantastic prize !

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  67. This is absolutely BRILLIANT!

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  68. My daughter-in-law would love this dress. The linen yarn drapes beautifully.

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  69. The linen does drape beautifully. A lovely knit.

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  70. Lovely and beautiful design! I am going to knit one up. RavID: purplesnow.

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  71. another pearl from the multifaceted Olga!

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  72. This is a super cute dress and I love Linen yarn. Rav: misodiva

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  73. Love your whole transformer concept, Olga. It's not only a fun design idea, but also allows for paring down one's wardrobe (less to clean! less to store!) without giving up style options.

    And, as a hand knitter, I'm really interested in getting the most use out of the garments I make!

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  74. This is really cute! I would love that dress!

    RavID: amoore14

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  75. Wonderful and amazigh design, in linen.
    World love this - colorfan (ravelry)

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  76. what a generous offer and a super design! and all the possibiities....!
    MaryjoO on Rav

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  77. Thank you so much for the links and the info about linen. I was living in Japan for 6 months and experienced the super humid hot summer. I always bought ready made linen garments but now am ready for my own linen knitting ..:)
    Bespokeknits on ravelry :)

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  78. Looks so comfy & totally cute. Shuttermom77 at gmail dot com

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  79. This looks so simple and versatile! I absolutely adore your designs.
    sanjou on ravelry

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  80. What a cool idea. Usually the idea of knitting a whole dress would be a bit intimidating for me, but I love all the looks this complicated (but simple) little number has. Brava! I also liked you on facebook!

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  81. Elegant and comfortable, chic and simple AND intricate in its genius. Love it!

    Knittingsusana at Ravelry, susanacheng545@gmail.com

    Thanks, Olga.

    Susana

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  82. I love watching the video and seeing the many different ways you can wear the garment. Your design is brilliant.

    Rav id: oiyi

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  83. I love this dress! The design is fantastic.

    ravelry: runnergirl

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  84. I have never knit a dress before and this one is quite brilliant! (RavID - CorvidKnits)

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  85. Have been waiting for this pattern since I saw this dress in your booth at TNNA. Another brilliant design. Congratulations Olga!

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  86. beautiful design. I love transformer patterns, besides just being so versatile they are wonderfully comforting. This pattern makes me swoon ^_^ ravID: hippylove

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  87. Hi Olga, it's juliblue, I have been following your brilliant career since we did that Habu KAL together! You are truly awesome designer- so much thought & effort in the wearability & designs! I wish you even more success & joy than you have now in your knitting career! I love Shibui yarns- what a great combo:)

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  88. Giveaway comments are now closed! Thank you everyone!!! I will post winners next week!

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  89. Whaouuuuuuuuu! J'adore le principe!

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  90. Amazing!!

    brilhoprata.blogspot.pt

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  92. I made this dres from Yeomen Cigno mohair in red,it came out really nice.Thanks for great design and easy explanation.Also many thanks for your free pattern of necklace,will make for my friends for the holidays.Я вами восхищаюсь и горжусь.Best wishes Polina.

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  93. I made this dres from Yeomen Cigno mohair in red,it came out really nice.Thanks for great design and easy explanation.Also many thanks for your free pattern of necklace,will make for my friends for the holidays.Я вами восхищаюсь и горжусь.Best wishes Polina.

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  95. So simple and so elegant! I loved your video showing the versatility.
    Cynde

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