Added Mar 18, 2010
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.
Sewing & Techniques
Our popular swimsuit sloper is now available in PLUS size!
Member Project of the Week
Carlotta-Stermaria's ruffled dress is ready for wedding season.
Check out this sneak peel of this Thursday's live web seminar
Chat sewing inspiration with the instructor behind our mood board and fashion design course!
Enter to win weekly drawings and a fabulous grand prize!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.