season-appropriate knits

What I’ve been working on for a little while:

dress sans straps

A knit sundress, out of SWTC’s Beyond (discontinued) cotton – I ran out before it was really long enough for me, so I added a strip of my handspun silk at the bottom! (This photo is before the straps were added, by the way.)

the skirt

The skirt doesn’t have many increases; I just changed needle sizes bigger and bigger as I went down the skirt. Makes for a nice swingyness!

dress edging

The top/bodice is just a simple tube, knit double-stranded from side to side, and drop waist – it actually holds things in pretty nicely. I’ve attached the straps today, and wove in all the ends, so it should be out and in action tomorrow! It’s really quite comfortable and flattering. I might add a few decorative buttons, I’m not sure yet.






27 responses to “season-appropriate knits”

  1. miss ewe Avatar

    That is SO cute!

  2. Susan Avatar

    That’s adorable! I’m so impressed at how you whip things up! It takes me a least a month to knit a pair of socks.

  3. Suzanne Avatar

    I’d love to see that one modeled. I can’t quite picture the fit, although it looks lovely.

  4. Lani Avatar

    I LOVE your sundress! Is there any hope that you might post the pattern?

  5. Nadia Lewis Avatar

    I love how the handspun adds just the right amount of accent.

  6. Jillian Avatar

    Your dress is super cool and I definitely want to see a modeled pic!

  7. Erin Avatar

    yo lady. i’m in class and it’s sooooo boring right now. but really, the dress is so friggin’ cute it’s worth remarking upon. adorable dress. very very adorable. i do question a double knit top (mostly b/c of bulk) but will hold off on judgement until i see it (and you) lookin’ hot.

    still on for wednesday? btw i started a sock with that yarn and it was all pooly and makes me sad.

  8. Nicole Avatar

    So cool! You’re making us all jealous.

  9. Adrienne Avatar

    Oh this is SO cute! What pattern is this from? And what yarn did you use?

  10. Susan P Avatar
    Susan P

    Cute! Can’t believe you get so much done and still keep up with your studies! what’s your secret?

  11. pamela wynne Avatar

    LOVE this — I can’t wait to see how it looks on!

  12. Diana Avatar

    Wow! I LOVE that! I can’t wait to see a photo of you modelling it!

  13. Leigh Avatar

    I love those shades of blue. Your handspun silk really makes the dress. And congratulations for making it to the finish line!

  14. Azra Avatar

    This is SO pretty. I too would love to see it modeled!

  15. mette Avatar

    Beautiful, so simple, but it looks stunning! :-)

  16. Rippedoffknitter Avatar

    I’d love to see what it looks like on you, great use of the handspun!

  17. Val Avatar

    Holy crap that’s cute!!! Now there is a knit I would purchase right off the rack!

  18. Thalia Avatar

    That is really adorable. I think the handspun yarn for the bottom edging turned out beautifully, too.

  19. karen Avatar

    I can’t wait to see this on. Looks smashing!

  20. jazz Avatar

    i agree, the handspun at the bottom adds great flair. quite a lovely summer stunner!

  21. Seanna Lea Avatar

    That looks great. So, just a little question: does it have a front side and a back side or are they pretty much interchangeable?

  22. Julia Avatar

    That is really cute! It’s the best knitted dress/skirt I’ve seen. I love that color, and the bit at the bottom really adds to the cuteness! I can’t wait so see it on.

  23. Vanessa Avatar

    Just adorable! That is so cute and summery.
    Cannot wait to see a photo of you wearing it.

  24. janetdaly Avatar

    loverly. can’t wait to see it on – love your patterns.

  25. jenna Avatar

    The sundress looks so absolutely cute I can’t even stand it. Please show us a modeled shot!

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