Knitted Striped Marine Dress

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Knitted Striped Marine Dress

Good morning!

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Dresses… Knitted or crochet, I just love making and wearing them.

machine knitting dress

Usually I come up with the ideas only after making several swatches, figuring out what I can do with the yarn. But this dress has been in my mind for ages. I knew I wanted a simple striped dress of classic silhouette.

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This dress has been in WIPs for 4 months. I didn’t want to hurry, I wanted to do everything properly. I took my time preparing a swatch, doing all the numbers and choosing colors.

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I just can’t tell you how comfortable it is. The cotton is so cozy and incredibly soft. A delight to wear.

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The dress was knit on Silver Reed LK 150 knitting machine. Stitch dial – 4.

The dress features a basic reverse stockinette stitch. I love how white is mixing in with grey.

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Straight below the knee skirt

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The neckline is trimmed with double crochet.

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The armhole openings are trimmed with single crochet.

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The hem facing.

Machine Knitting DressThese pictures were taken by my very talented friend, Elena Letitskaya, at one of the most beautiful places here – a local marina. I just love this place, which is so peaceful and quiet in the morning…

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It was such a beautiful morning. The air was fresh, even chilly. Knitwear weather.

Feeling grateful…

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Happy Sunday!

By | 2015-11-25T10:08:21+00:00 November 23rd, 2014|Finished Objects, Machine Knitting|12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. steph November 23, 2014 at 9:37 am - Reply

    that dress is LOVELY…..and you look absolutely beautiful in it! Not everyone could pull off that silhouette, but you do perfectly. kudos.

  2. Andi November 23, 2014 at 9:56 am - Reply

    I love this dress! What an absolutely beautiful knit.

  3. Alina November 23, 2014 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    Thank you, girls!

  4. Julie November 24, 2014 at 9:20 am - Reply

    oh wow, this dress is so classic and beautiful! I love it, and seeing how perfect it is makes me want a knitting machine, now! I didn’t know you could make dresses on one…. amazing!

    • Alina November 24, 2014 at 6:25 pm - Reply

      Think of a dress as a very long sweater. There is much more shaping involved, but it’s definitely worth it. If you consider buying a knitting machine, feel free to ask me any questions – I spent half a year reading reviews before buying one. It will take time to get used to it and to master it, but that’s the beauty of it.

  5. Zeta November 24, 2014 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    My jaw just dropped with your stunning dress! Great job girl!

  6. Diane November 24, 2014 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    your dress is absolutely gorgeous. you should be so proud. I love it.

  7. Rebecca November 25, 2014 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Another endless summer shoot, you have picked a paradise to live. The dress is wonderful. It is so hard to do knit dresses well and make them fit. You have this fitting so well. Congrats.

    • Alina November 25, 2014 at 6:52 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Rebecca! Sometimes I think it is the place that has chosen me… My new found home is so different from my hometown that even after 2 years I still think I am dreaming.

  8. Yvonne April 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    Hello,
    I hope that this finds you well.
    I have seen this beautiful dress and I wanted to ask on how you made it using a machine. I have been researching on how to make a dress using a knitting machine and I stumbled upon this beautiful one.
    Kindly help,and I’m a beginner at this.

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