Original Pattern: Miss Winter Sailor Sweater
Knitter Extraordinaire: Randi (Ravelry ID)
Mods: Randi adjusted the neckline to make it more of a crew neck, and the underarms for a better fit, as well as lengthening the sweater to turn it into a dress. Details can be found on her project page, here.
What Makes This Awesome: I’m utterly smitten with this dress – the tweed, the stripes, and great length – it’s so wearable. Even though I am not dress person, I obsess over sweater dresses. they just look like the epitome of comfy, cozy, pretty winter dressing. Randi’s decision to take a sweater pattern and lengthen it to her ideal dress was smart- she had the yarn for it, and it was a top down pattern so she could try it on as she went.
The neckline looks fantastic, too- not only does the crew neck suit her, I really like the deeper ribbing. If you have been craving a sweater dress, why not take a top down sweater pattern that you love, and lengthen it? Worst case scenario, you try it on and it doesn’t look right, you can rip it back to a sweater length. Best case scenario, you too could have a picture perfect dress like this one!