Friday, 29 January 2010

Overdose of Purple

Remember this post a few weeks ago, when I talked about my plans to make a sweater dress with some appallingly bright and sparkly purple yarn? Well, I'm currently wearing the finished result!

I used the Grouch pattern by Elspeth Kursh as inspiration, casting on the same number of stitches and working the decreases in the same way. Then I just went off on a tangent, and made the pattern up as I went along. I shaped the dress up to the armholes, then divided to knit front and back separately. I knitted the bodice with wide straps and added set-in sleeves, edging the whole lot with several rows of double crochet. This is the finished dress - apologies for the terrible picture!

The pattern is now available in my Ravelry store - here.


  1. that is great! love the shape and the crochet trim is a great touch.

  2. Wow! Gorgeous work my love! x