Dress and Skirt Knitting Patterns
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Free Knitting Patterns
Layered Lace Dress
Lorna Miser’s lace patterns for her design from Red Heart are both charted and written out. Sizes Small to XX-Large
Wrap Dress or Tunic
Classic versatile wrap dress with belt knit in seed stitch in bulky yarn. Perfect as an easy summer dress or for layering or even as a beach coverup. Chest from 34″ to 40″. Excerpted by Canadian Living from Wedding Knits by Suss Cousins.
Belle Star Skirt
Easy fringed skirt that you could also wear as a poncho. Designed by Berroco. Sizes Waist – 28(29-30-32-34)”
Woven Cable Tunic Dress
This design by Emma Middleton was a finalist in the Rowan Design Awards 2013. Textured body section, stocking stitch skirt and deep rib edgings, this dress is sized 32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50 inches.
Little Black Dress
Patons version of the classic dress with a metallic yarn twist! Sizes from XS to 5XL.
Tina Whitmore’s skirt is knit on the bias which creates the interesting diagonal pattern as well as keeps the edges from curling. Sizes XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X] Great with multi-color yarn!
Honeycomb Aran Sweater Dress
Versatile dress by Patons can be worn as a tunic as well. Sizes from XS to 5XL.
Drop stitch is drop dead gorgeous in this dress designed by Waejong Kim for Loopy Mango. Sized for S-XL in three lengths, this pattern is just two panels and is perfect for multi color yarn.
Wrap Around Skirt
Erica Jackofsky (Fiddle Knits) designed this lace trimmed stockinette wrap skirt for Knit Picks. To fit 27 (34, 42, 47.5, 52)” waist measurement
Laurel Murphy’s flowing lace skirt is perfect for layering over leggings. Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Zig Zag Dress
Irina Poludnenko designed this lace dress with a skirt that is knit in the round with chevron lace. Great for stash or multi-color yarn!
Summer Getaway Sun Dress
Designed by Joan McGowan-Michael, the Summer Getaway Sundress features a knit lace top with instructions for sewing to a fabric skirt. Sizes 32 1/2-40″ bust
Cabled Strapless Dress or Tunic
The Sexy Knitter designed this clever dress with elastic knit into the pattern and mock cable twisted stitches for the bodice. XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Designed by Universal Yarn Design Team, the body is comprised of 8 panels; 4 for the Front and 4 for the Back. Each sleeve is
comprised of 2 panels. The collar is knit separately in the round. Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X). Perfect for multi color yarn
Little Flirt Skirt
Faina Goberstein designed this classic skirt with a pleated ruffle at the bottom Sizes XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X). The pattern is one of 28 in Faina’s book Casual, Elegant Knits: Classy Designs for Women and Men
Patterns for Purchase
Ilze Cable Dress
Long-sleeved calf length dress in ribbing and cable. Sizes S/M and L/XL. Knit on size 10 needles
This lace dress is one of the 23 patterns in Warm Weather Knits by Deborah Newton.
Little Black Dress
Dress or tunic in ribbon yarn in reverse stockinette with double draped neckline. Sizes: XS-XXL
Angela Hahn’s simple texture pattern, closely repeated, creates an effect of overlapping scales and a dense, elastic fabric. Sizes: 32 ½ (35, 37 ½, 40, 42 ½, 45, 47 ½, 50)” hip circumference; 26 (28 ½, 31, 33 ½, 36, 38 ½, 41, 43 ½)” waist circumference.
Diamond Rib Dress
Increases and decreases force single ribbing into textured diamonds, creating a slinky, elastic fabric that hugs and skims curves in Laura Zukaite’s dress or tunic. 26 3/4 (32, 37 1/4)” bust circumference. Originally published in Knit.Wear Spring 2013
Cecily Glowik MacDonald’s skirt has a delicate lace border that peeks out from under the edge of the herringbone stitch pattern that looks like pleating. Sizes below waist circumference 32 (37 1/4, 42 1/2, 48)” Originally published in New England Knits
This knit skirt is a sampler of garter, slipped, and stockinette stitches. Finished Size: 32 (35, 39¼, 42)” waist circumference
New Girl Skirt
Inspired by the style of Zooey Deschanel’s character Jess on New Girl. Circle skirt features an elastic band, pockets, stripes and daisy stitch. Finished Size 29 (31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 50) waist measurement.
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!