The winner of the Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul collection is……… Jane! Random.org selected her winning comment:
“I would have to knit Timber (though it might be more practical to attempt Tread this time of year . . . ). Timber is the perfect relaxed cardigan – my favourite kind! “
Congrats, Jane! I’ll be in touch soon.
Original Pattern: Traveller Tunic
Mods: Jennifer converted the sweater pattern into a dress by adjusting the waist shaping, and adding more increases as she lengthened the sweater. Details can be found on her project page, here.
What Makes This Awesome: Jennifer (who is the woman behind Spirit Trail Fiberworks) wanted to create the perfect sweater dress (don’t we all!). Finding a top down sweater pattern that she loves was a good step, but especially that the original pattern is tunic length, so it is a bit easier to lengthen than a typical sweater pattern. From there, Jennifer was smart to keep making increases and trying it on as she went, so that she could achieve not only the right length, but the right volume of fabric in the skirt of the dress. I think she nailed it! Plus it doesn’t hurt that she used one of her own yarns in a beautiful soft colourway. If you are going to knit a sweater dress, it helps to knit it in a colour that you feel really comfortable wearing. This lightly variegated grey-blue is perfect.