Melvie by Allyson Dykhuizen


December 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
4.0 mm (G)
880 - 1210 yards (805 - 1106 m)
32 (36, 40, 44)” bust circumference
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Sweater dresses are scary knits. Because they are huge! It’s a dress, for goodness sake. So my goal in designing one was to make it worth the time. Melvie is versatile – it’s a cute skirt, it’s a cute tunic if worn over jeans, it’s cute under a jacket, and it’s cute by itself. The knit is loose so you won’t get sweat out on a warm day.

Melvie, my grandfather, would have been all over this sweater dress. He was all about legs, so he would have said it was pretty sexy. I can’t argue with that! This sweater dress is pretty sexy. So, Papa, this one is for you.

Melvie is a bubble skirt dress with cowl neck, slightly puffed sleeves, and button back closure.