It is based on my own inspiration and 2 classic cable patterns from a knitting book. I used Knitpicks Palette Fingering weight wool yarn in deep blue colour (Celestial). I needed 2 skeins of it for the dress. The dress is knitted from top down in one piece (my favourite way of doing it). I started with knitting needles #1 (2.25mm) for the collar and switched to needles #0 (2.00 mm) for the main body and the sleeves. The dress closes at back with a zip.