Dapple delight

Suzie Blackman
Monday, 26 July 2010
1 comment

Dapple finished!

I’ve almost forgotten the anguish of Dapple despair now that the sweater-dress is finished and worn. Once I’d found the motivation, it didn’t take too long to re-knit the sleeves and finish it off.

I made a number of mods; added length at the bottom and at the waist, lengthened the sleeves, added sleeve shaping and deceased both sleeves and body to from size S to XS stitch counts at the neck, to make it less ‘off the shoulder’. I accidentally added extra rows to the neckband, further narrowing the neckline – I liked it so I left it.

Despite adding significant length, it’s too short for me to wear as a dress without jeans or leggings underneath. It is also quite bulky and maybe not the most flattering garment for those of us with curves. However, I think it will get a lot of wear in cooler months.

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Suzie Blackman

The dyer, designer, photographer, creative technologist and maker-of-things behind It's a Stitch Up. She lives in East London in a home filled with colour, fluff and house plants.

One comment

  1. mooncalf says:

    I really like it. I’m sure it will get a lot of use in autumn.

    I think the changes you made to the neckline have been particularly effective

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