FO Spotlight: Lacy Loo

Yes, I did eventually finish a Lacy Loo! After starting over several times and ultimately switching yarns, I have an FO that I’m very happy with.

The rundown

Pattern: Lacy Loo, $6 US. I purchased it as part of the ebook Dressing Up–The Dress Collection for $10.

Yarn: 6 skeins (462 yards) Classic Elite Jil Eaton MinnowMerino. It’s an aran weight merino single that’s almost unspun. There’s virtually no twist to it. I love the rich color.

Size made: 4T with 3/4 sleeves and somewhere between tunic length and dress length

Needles: US7 and US9

Techniques used: Russian join, short rows, simple lace.

Modifications: None

Ravelled: Here.

The pretty





I will try again to get my daughter to model it for pictures. The last time I tried, she no sooner had it on than she was rolling on the floor in a pile of cat hair. Toddlers! In any case, I’m really happy with how this turned out. It’s on the larger size but that was the intention. She should be able to wear it as a dress for now and as a tunic later. The yarn I used is on the heavy side for aran, even, so it’s pretty thick and warm. The color is really lovely.

The design is a simple top-down raglan with a basic lace panel down the front. It has seed stitch around the neck band, cuffs and the bottom hem. The short rows are just below the neckline on the back and are just enough so that it should hang evenly when it’s worn. It’s a little fiddly to keep track of where you are in the pattern but that’s really the most difficult aspect of it. There are directions provided for a shirt, tunic or dress with short sleeves or 3/4 sleeves.

The designer, VANGY knits, has a really cool standing offer of a free pattern for anyone who completes a project from one of her designs within thirty days of it being released. Well, I qualified with this and was able to get a free pattern! She has lots of really nice patterns available. I especially like her use of color for the sample projects. You can check out her designs here if you’d like.



  1. Lindsey · November 18, 2015

    Absolutely beautiful! Great work!

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  2. Stefanie · November 18, 2015

    You gotta bribe the little cutie with some sweets or treats. LOVE this FO. I will definitely be knitting this for my niece next year for her Christmas present. Uh, can you remind me?

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  3. Stefanie · July 14, 2016

    Hi Alex. I currently started this Lacy Loo and have set up my markers to section off everything. The next part is to knit the short rows. Are these just in the back section, meaning I knit over to there to make the short rows? Mahalo for your help.

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    • alexand knits · July 14, 2016

      Yeah, that’s the idea. The beginning of round marker should be between the back and the right shoulder/sleeve, so you just knit across the back for the first one.


      • Stefanie · July 14, 2016

        Okay, so it’s that first section to the left of the BOR marker? This is so helpful! Mahalo 🌺 plenty.

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      • alexand knits · July 15, 2016

        Yeah, it’s that first section 🙂 Can’t wait to see yours! It’s such a cute pattern. What yarn are you using? Do you have it up on rav? I’ll go stalk you 🙂

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      • Stefanie · July 15, 2016

        I’m using Berroco Vintage in a lavender like color. My niece likes Doc Mcstuffins. I forgot the pattern uses aran so I have to use size 10 needles but my niece will have ease and can wear it for a while. Her last year’s Christmas sweater only fit her for months because my gauge was off by one.

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      • alexand knits · July 15, 2016

        I used an aran weight for mine, but I honestly think it would be better in worsted. The one I made for my daughter is really only good for winter because it’s so dense/warm.

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      • Stefanie · July 15, 2016

        Cool; this is good 411 for me.


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