It’s time to put some knit in the Knitcro name again. I know, it’s pretty sparse but I’m really trying to add more. As repetitive as knitting can be, this little knitted sweater dress was a joy to design and make.
It’s very beginner friendly, if you know how to knit, you’re good to go. I just knitted every row using a garter stitch. The knitted sweater dress includes a free written pattern in sizes XS-XXL as well as a step by step video tutorial.
I used two colors of Ice Yarn Bonibon in a #4 medium weight. You can always use one color instead of two. You can also use any yarn you choose but I have to say, it may not have quite the same look as this Bonibon. I love the soft, cashmere look it has.
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#4 Medium weight yarn
I used 2 colors of Ice Yarns Bonibon #4 medium weight yarn
Color A = Light Pink, Turquoise, Fuchsia, White
Color B = Grey, Pink Shades
Needle size: US 11 / 8mm circular knitting needles ( 24 inches or longer )
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Stitches Used & Code
CO = Cast on
BO = Bind off
K = Knit
REP = Pepeat
st = stitch(es)
” = inches
- The pattern is written in English US terminology
- The pattern is made as US women’s sizes XS( S, M, L, XL, XXL )
- In this picture I have demonstrated with size Small
- This pattern is knitted in row
- The pattern is made in 4 separate pieces and then sewn together ( Front and back panels are made the same )
Color A = 520( 570, 630, 680, 740, 790 ) Yards
Color B = 115( 130, 145, 160, 175, 190 ) Yards
Gauge blocked: 11 st X 17 rows = 4″ in garter stitch
Measurements ( After blocked )
- XS = 19.63″ Width across back X 28.94″ Length
- S = 21.81″ Width across back X 28.94″ Length
- M = 24″ Width across back X 29.41″ Length
- L = 26.18″ Width across back X 29.41″ Length
- XL = 28.36″ Width across back X 29.88″ Length
- XXL = 30.54″ Width across back X 29.88″ Length
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Knitted Sweater Dress Written Pattern
Body Panel ( Make 2 )
Coler A: CO 54( 60, 66, 72, 78, 84 )
Row 1 – Row 122( 122, 124, 124, 126, 126 ): K all st with color A (garter st)
Row 123( 123, 125, 125, 127, 127 ): BO, cut the yarn and leave 18-20″ long tail
If you’d like a shorter or longer sweater dress, just knit less or more rows.
Sleeve ( Make 2 )
Color A: CO 43( 45, 47, 49, 51, 53 ) st
Row 1 – Row 46( 46, 46, 46, 46, 46 ): K all st with color A (garter st), cut the yarn and leave 18-20″ long tail
Row 47( 47, 47, 47, 47, 47 ) – Row 56( 56, 56, 56, 56, 56 ): K all st with color B (garter st)
Row 57( 57, 57, 57, 57, 57 ): BO, cut the yarn and leave 40-50″ long tail
For the sleeve all the sizes are the same length. If you’d like shorter or longer sleeves, just knit less or more rows.
Join all the pieces together
Sew the back and front panels together
Take the back and front panels, place them with the correct side facing down (you can actually choose which side you want to be the correct side), depending on the look you want) , we’ll sew in the wrong side. Using the tail that we left earlier, sew along the top of the shoulder area together using method of choice. ( Check picture below )
Sew the sleeves to the main panel
With your main panel correct side facing down. Place your sleeves correct side facing down and (you can actually choose which side you want to be the correct side), start sewing on the wrong side with your tail again. The shoulder seam of the main panel should be in the middle of the sleeves panel and even on both sides. ( Check picture below )
Sew the sweater together
Fold your sweater in half at the shoulder seam with the correct sides facing each other. Cut a new strand of yarn 60-70″ long, enough to sew the side and the sleeve. Start sewing from the bottom up to the side seam until you reach the armpit and continue sewing the sleeve side seam until you reach the Color B section then use the Color B tail that we left earlier to sew up the rest of the sleeve and weave all the ends ( Check picture below )
Congratulations on your new knitted sweater dress!
I hope you had fun making it, now enjoy the soft cozy goodness. Don’t forget to share your work with me if you like, just @ me on IG or FB. I’d love to see some of these made. See you next time. Until then, happy knitting!