Tuesday, March 9, 2010

a dress for spring


March is here and the sun is warmly shining - spring is in the air. Is there a better way to celebrate the beginning of the spring than with a brand new dress? I don't think so. For the first time this year I wore a dress (my new dress) and it felt so springy and light - even though I think we still have more snow than in last few years altogether.

I had fun time planning this dress but the actual knitting was a bit tedious. In the end it all worked out great, the dress fits like a dream, it goes as a tunic with jeans as well and the pockets are just right. My grey phase sure continues, but this light grey is perfect for the spring. (At least in my mind.)


Pattern: my own
Yarn: DROPS Alpaca
Needles: 3 mm

I'm all happy. And oh so ready for you spring!

47 comments:

linnea said...

i love your designs, this one turned out great!
linnea

p.s. especially the detail on the back is amazing.

Katie said...

this is so beautiful! it looks very professionally done (like all of your things). you certainly have a gift -- thanks for sharing.

Viffla said...

I love this dress!
Absolutely amazing.

elisa said...

that's absolutely beautiful. Sincerely, you have to write a book. Your sewing and knitting patterns are really amazing.

suzy smalls said...

oh my goodness, i love this dress. please, please publish the pattern: i would be happy to purchase it!

beautiful.

ebonie71 said...

I just come to discover your blog and i love it, it's very beautiful. I'm ok with Elisa "you have to write à book".

siina*k said...

Ihana, ihana, ihana! :)

Julie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the simple, clean lines of the dress. Another stunning knit!!

Vilja said...

Ihana, ihana! Tahtoo samanlaisen!

meredith cheng - munaluna said...

What a beautiful dress - it looks so comfy too! Is there anything you can't knit? :o)

Gudrun Johnston said...

I'm totally in love with this!

Tuija said...

Kertakaikkisen kiva! Ohjetta odotellessa minäkin...

hertta said...

Onpa tosiaan aivan ihana mekko! Ohjeesta ilahtuisin minäkin.

Outi said...

Kovin on soma ja kaino. Ja niin kauniin värinen. Kerrassaan keväinen!

sk said...

That is GORGEOUS! Any plans to sell this pattern?

Pine said...

wow, this is really beautiful. really sad, that i can´t wear this type of clothes...

Liina said...

Mä en kestä! Miten sä osaatkin kolahduttaa joka kerta näillä neuleilla :) Tasku on tosi hieno ja persoonallinen. Saaks jo mennä ostaa lankaa?

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful! I'm so inspired...

Jonna said...

Käsittämättömän hieno!! Tasku on huippu. Minä haluan kanssa tälläisen!

Emmanuance said...

Your dress is amazing! i would were it in summer, i like it so much ;o)

rennes le château said...

wow! this is so impressive! great job!

elephantJuice said...

I love this! So simple and elegant. I adore the pocket detail!

Jackie said...

BEAUTIFUL !

barefootrooster said...

veera -- this is lovely!

Langanpiilottaja said...

Aivan kertakaikkisen upea!
Ja värikin ihan täydellinen :)
Kuten tuossa jo joku sanoikin, niin kyllähän sinun kirja pitäisi tehdä!
Tai ainakin julkaista tähän ohje, tahtoo tuollaisen ihanuuden :)

PikkuSanna said...

Tosi kiva mekko. Minäkin ilahtuisin ainakin suuntaa-antavasta ohjeesta. Ainakin noiden taskujen osalta.

veera said...

Thank you for all these comments! I will write up the pattern :)

Tui said...

Tää on aivan mielettömän ihana. Tuleeko tähän ohje? Tuleehan, jooko? Tahdon nimittäin ehdottomasti tämmöisen. ö.ö

Birgitte said...

I love the pockets!

sneezerville said...

it looks great. i have often debated with myself about making a knit dress, but i talk myself out of it everytime. i just think that it would take forever and drive me crazy about like knitting an afghan. argh!

elena gold said...

this is really wonderful. i LOVE it! reminds me of something from Toast catalog, only nicer.

Leah said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Alina said...

Vau, aivan upea mekko! Löysin blogisi hiljattain ja olen ihan myyty, en voi kuin ihailla tyylikkäitä töitäsi.

Sckwee said...

You're patterns inspire me to knit! I hope you post this pattern! Also, I wonder how it would look in a cotton blend of some kind? Or some other warm-weather yarn (where I live it gets warm in the summer and this would be so great to cover up my pale arms without being tooooo hot!) haha

Lies said...

Waaw that is such a fantasic dress. And size 3 mm! And the soft Alpaca!!!
And I just read that you would write pattern down - I would be happy to pay for it!!!

Kathrin said...

I adore this dress. I will buy the pattern if you are going to sell it. Straight away.

swallowsreturn said...

This is so pretty - a dress I would actually wear! If you need test knitters, I would definitely be interested. Otherwise, I eagerly await the pattern...

huopanen said...

Ensi kertaa eksyin blogiisi... Kertakaikkisen upea mekko ja kauniita neulomuksia muutenkin.

Ellen said...

So beautiful, and the colour is perfect. I love the pockets too.

mii said...

i-h-a-n-a! mäkin jään odottamaan ohjetta!

metamorphosis said...

Oh, so pretty!

Woo-dresses are the best kind of clothes to wear when i´ts winter/spring outside!

Vilma said...

Aivan superihana!!! Mulla on tämäntyyppisiä kangasmekkoja, ja olisi upeaa saada sellainen myös neulottuna. Taskut on parhautta, etenkin mekoissa. :)

jenny gordy said...

wow, gorgeous! it looks perfect on you.

Kristen said...

I just found you and love your designs. This dress is so pretty, the little button detail on the back is lovely. I just bought your Modern Garden pattern and also love the Honey Cardigan, maybe that's next. WOW to all your knits!

when skies are grey said...

grey, my favorite color! This is just beautiful and so cozy looking too !

Rachel said...

beautiful, love it!

Kathrin said...

This is the best piece you ever showed us. I would definitely buy the pattern. I really hope, you are going to release it.