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I'm a knitwear and embroidery pattern designer and knitting teacher from Michigan who currently lives in Chicago. My patterns have been published in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and knit.wear ...

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from The Sweatshop of Love
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Melvie

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • cast on
  • bind off
  • Inc
  • dec
  • button holes
  • pick up sts

Pattern Description:

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.


18 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 32 (36, 40, 44)" bust circumference


  • 880 - 1210 yards worsted weight yarn
  • size 9 circular needles

You Will Also Need:

  • buttons

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