I've been really into the sweater dresses lately. And I mean like every time I pass someone wearing a sweater dress that looks knitted I want to stop her and stare at it until I figure out its construction so I can recreate it.
A couple months ago I decided that my next warm-weather project HAD to be a sweater dress, so when I stumbled upon this pattern, even though it's only available in hard copy and I ended up ordering a single issue of this magazine off of Amazon, I knew it had to happen.
I know I'm really going overboard by knitting this up in a mohair blend, but the idea of wearing this to work with a miniskirt and cute boots and maybe even a belt makes me really happy (I think I will make it a little longer too, so it's more dress-length.) I feel like the last time the sweater dress came around I was busy being awkward and 13, so perhaps I feel the need to do it extreme justice this time around.
I'm using our uber-popular house blend Pine, which so far is showing the cables fabulous, despite the fact that it's on the darker side of green.
Because the tunic is so boxy, it also results in a super simple construction, i.e. aside from casting on some extra stitches on the sides which will later end up being the sleeves, all I've done so far is 40 rows of a mellow cable pattern. Fun!