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Knitted Sweater Dress with Ice Yarn Bonibon

It’s time to put some knit in the Knitcro name again. I know, it’s pretty sparse but I’m really trying to add more. As repetitive as knitting can be, this little knitted sweater dress was a joy to design and make.

It’s very beginner friendly, if you know how to knit, you’re good to go. I just knitted every row using a garter stitch. The knitted sweater dress includes a free written pattern in sizes XS-XXL as well as a step by step video tutorial.

I used two colors of Ice Yarn Bonibon in a #4 medium weight. You can always use one color instead of two. You can also use any yarn you choose but I have to say, it may not have quite the same look as this Bonibon. I love the soft, cashmere look it has.

If you’re looking for some smaller free knitting projects, check these out below.

1 Cable Knitted Headband / 2 Double Brim Knitted Hat

Materials

#4 Medium weight yarn

I used 2 colors of Ice Yarns Bonibon #4 medium weight yarn

Color A = Light Pink, Turquoise, Fuchsia, White

Color B = Grey, Pink Shades

Needle size: US 11 / 8mm circular knitting needles ( 24 inches or longer )

Scissors

Yarn needle

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Stitches Used & Code

CO = Cast on

BO = Bind off

K = Knit

REP = Pepeat

st = stitch(es)

” = inches

Notes:

  • The pattern is written in English US terminology 
  • The pattern is made as US women’s sizes XS( S, M, L, XL, XXL )
  • In this picture I have demonstrated with size Small
  • This pattern is knitted in row
  • The pattern is made in 4 separate pieces and then sewn together ( Front and back panels are made the same )

Yarn needed:

Color A = 520( 570, 630, 680, 740, 790 ) Yards

Color B = 115( 130, 145, 160, 175, 190 ) Yards

Gauge blocked: 11 st X 17 rows = 4″ in garter stitch

Measurements ( After blocked )

  • XS = 19.63″ Width across back X 28.94″ Length
  • S = 21.81″ Width across back X 28.94″ Length
  • M = 24″ Width across back X 29.41″ Length
  • L = 26.18″ Width across back X 29.41″ Length
  • XL = 28.36″ Width across back X 29.88″ Length
  • XXL = 30.54″ Width across back X 29.88″ Length
knitted sweater dress dimensions

SCROLL DOWN FOR THE PATTERN

Knitted Sweater Dress Written Pattern

Body Panel ( Make 2 )

Coler A: CO 54( 60, 66, 72, 78, 84 )

Row 1 – Row 122( 122, 124, 124, 126, 126 ): K all st with color A (garter st)

Row 123( 123, 125, 125, 127, 127 ): BO, cut the yarn and leave 18-20″ long tail

If you’d like a shorter or longer sweater dress, just knit less or more rows.

Sleeve ( Make 2 )

Color A: CO 43( 45, 47, 49, 51, 53 ) st

Row 1 – Row 46( 46, 46, 46, 46, 46 ): K all st with color A (garter st), cut the yarn and leave 18-20″ long tail

Row 47( 47, 47, 47, 47, 47 ) – Row 56( 56, 56, 56, 56, 56 ): K all st with color B (garter st)

Row 57( 57, 57, 57, 57, 57 ): BO, cut the yarn and leave 40-50″ long tail

For the sleeve all the sizes are the same length. If you’d like shorter or longer sleeves, just knit less or more rows.

Join all the pieces together

Sew the back and front panels together

Take the back and front panels, place them with the correct side facing down (you can actually choose which side you want to be the correct side), depending on the look you want) , we’ll sew in the wrong side. Using the tail that we left earlier, sew along the top of the shoulder area together using method of choice. ( Check picture below )

Sew the sleeves to the main panel

With your main panel correct side facing down. Place your sleeves correct side facing down and (you can actually choose which side you want to be the correct side), start sewing on the wrong side with your tail again. The shoulder seam of the main panel should be in the middle of the sleeves panel and even on both sides. ( Check picture below )

Sew the sweater together

Fold your sweater in half at the shoulder seam with the correct sides facing each other. Cut a new strand of yarn 60-70″ long, enough to sew the side and the sleeve. Start sewing from the bottom up to the side seam until you reach the armpit and continue sewing the sleeve side seam until you reach the Color B section then use the Color B tail that we left earlier to sew up the rest of the sleeve and weave all the ends ( Check picture below )

knitted sweater dress photo tutorial

Congratulations on your new knitted sweater dress!

I hope you had fun making it, now enjoy the soft cozy goodness. Don’t forget to share your work with me if you like, just @ me on IG or FB. I’d love to see some of these made. See you next time. Until then, happy knitting!