What's love got to do with it?
Added Mar 18, 2010
DescriptionAbout seven months ago I began knitting this sweater dress- it once was a poofy glittery granny sweater, but it fit horribly and needed another chance…et voila!
I used a Lion Brand knitting pattern, knit with size 13 needles, and first created two large scarf panels made of ribbed stitches, about 7 ft and sewn together at one end. Next I made the back in one piece, dropped a few stitches for that tattered granny sweater look, and attached the top back to the center of the two scarves. At this point I twisted the scarves 3 times, pinned it to my fitting form so that I could sew the side/front seams accurately, and lastly I picked stitches all the way around the bottom and knit in 2×2 rib for a few inches.
My inspiration for this was Tina Turner all the way! She has had funky style for decades now and it seemed fitting to create this for the “retro” themed fashion show. I like to describe my idea for this as a granny sweater she would wear all the time(and possibly bust a move in), and it usually gets good responses- but we will see!
The yarn used was salvaged from an old thrifted sweater, double stranded, and the metallic threads alternate gold and silver.
- Tina Turner