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.