Tailored Tweed by Lien Ngo

Tailored Tweed

Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
864 - 1586 yards (790 - 1450 m)
XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X
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An easy-to-wear cold weather layering piece, this dress is packed with details that make it a flattering fit: slipped stitch vertical “seams”; a ribbed waist to give- or enhance- an hourglass shape; bust and back hip darts for shaping; and herringbone edges for interest. This dress is knit in the round up to the armscye and edgings are picked up and knit, so there’s practically no seaming on this one. You can also replace the herringbone edges with simpler rib or seed stitch borders.

The tweed yarn gives this a wonderfully wintery, classic feel. Substitutes include Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed Aran, Kilcarra Aran Tweed, Tahki Donegal Tweed, as well as Rowan’s Yorkshire Tweed Aran or Scottish Tweed Aran. Other aran weight yarns would work as well.