Knit Dress. Pure.

Knit Dress. Pure.

FO – Pure Dress. Machine Knitting.

Knit dress

I am done, done, done! I can’t believe it! This dress was occupying all my time besides my day job – hence the blog silence and a hungry husband. I literally haven’t cooked for days 🙂 Pure is a gift of knitting for my dear friend who will give it to her dear friend! I call it the ripple effect. If you read my first post on this dress, you know how stressful I was not to finish it or fail to find the proper measurements. I still haven’t seen it on the recipient, but I have a feeling it will definitely fit her. I hope so! This project was a challenge, ripped out 3 times, but once finished it gave me so much more confidence in my craft. I would really love to thank all of you and each of you for cheering me up, encouraging and showing so much support! You are amazing!

Project Notes

Ravelry Page. Pure Dress. The notes include all posts on this dress listed in order.

Pattern. Mine. As I mentioned before I literally saw the design in my dream. The fact that it looks exactly how I envisioned it seems absolutely surreal to me.

Knitting machine. The dress was knit on Silver Reed LK150, stitch dial for the hem – 3.5, stitch dial for the main body – 4.

Yarn. 100% cotton. Yarn details can be found here – New Dress Is On The Way.

Fit. A tapered boat-neck body with a straight skirt.

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Design details.

Color. My initial intention was to knit a simple solid neutral color dress, but after I saw this white block of color in my dream, I changed the design. And I think this little color detail “makes” the dress.

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Neckline is trimmed with single crochet. I “put” small pikos on it which add nice finishing touch. I love how delicate they are.

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Pure is ready to fly to L.A.!

handmade knit dress See Pure on Instagram

Happy Mother’s Day!



By | 2015-08-16T19:38:55+00:00 May 10th, 2015|Finished Objects, Machine Knitting|26 Comments


  1. steph May 10, 2015 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Oh, Alina! This most definitely qualifies as a high fashion knit. You know. The famous designer, runway knits. Your talents are amazing. This dress an heirloom. Absolutely beautiful.

    • Alina May 10, 2015 at 12:47 pm - Reply

      Oh, thank you, Steph! You made me blush! Such a high praise from such an experienced knitter!

  2. Corinne May 10, 2015 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    Wow, that’s an amazingly beautiful dress. What a lucky person who is going to get this as a present!

  3. Zeta May 10, 2015 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    How do you do it? So simple lines turned into so elegant dresses! The white part on top was a great inspiration, as well as the picot neckline. Hope it fits the gift recipient! Once more, well done!

    • Alina May 10, 2015 at 6:21 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Zeta! I love working with complicated stitch patterns, but at the end of the day I always come back to simplicity of the basics.

  4. Pat May 10, 2015 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    I knew you could do it!!! It’s an amazing one of a kind dress. I’m sure the LA recipient will be dazzled when she tries it on. You should be so proud of yourself.

    • Alina May 10, 2015 at 6:21 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Pat, for your support and encouragement!

  5. Carmela Biscuit May 10, 2015 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    It’s wonderful, excellent job! So elegant, so feminine! I love the white color detail, it really does make the dress.

  6. Katrine Birkenwasseranhöhe May 12, 2015 at 12:51 am - Reply

    It’s absolutely beautiful! So elegant, and the white detail is perfect! I can’t believe you just give it away, I would have kept it for myself 😀

    • Alina May 12, 2015 at 6:43 am - Reply

      Thank you, Katrine! Now I want one for myself! 🙂

  7. Rebecca May 12, 2015 at 2:41 am - Reply

    Just lovely. Very restrained… A classic. Your subconscious clearly knows what it is about because that white really makes the dress.

  8. heathermama May 12, 2015 at 7:11 am - Reply

    WOW! that is truly stunning! what an amazing dress. 🙂

  9. Gail May 12, 2015 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    Beautiful. It turned out perfect. I love the color and accent color that adds such a nice detail. I am curious, where do you buy your yarn in Mexico?

    • Alina May 12, 2015 at 3:51 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Gail! Oh, that is a great question. Basically I don’t buy yarn in Mexico, but hunt for the yarn in Mexico 🙂 It’s really hard to get for me. Almost all yarn that I use right now my husband brought for me last May from Mexico city. I have a friend there who also knits and she showed him where to get it. He brought me a whole suitcase 🙂 In our town it’s impossible to buy anything! I order yarn online sometimes, but the shipping is so expensive, that it is just not worth it.

  10. Kim Goodling May 12, 2015 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    This is so lovely. I have wanted to knit a dress for a long time. I keep looking at patterns and pondering which to knit. Truly a wonderful accomplishment! Thank you for sharing.

    • Alina May 12, 2015 at 8:11 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Kim! I am happy you are inspired!

  11. alexis May 12, 2015 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    I’m in awe! The dress is so beautiful. Every detail is perfect.

  12. Ranee @ Arabian Knits May 13, 2015 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! And I agree, the white and picot edging really finish it.

  13. Hannah May 16, 2015 at 10:00 am - Reply

    Alina this is so beautiful! I love the simplicity of the design and how sleek it is. The picot edge is lovely 🙂 amazing work!

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