Is it a dress? Is it a tunic? Whatever it is, I love this unique little number designed by Heather Dixon. Knitted in Blue Sky Alapacas Sport Weight, I chose a vivid orange meant to represent the color of a beautiful sunset as my plan was to have this completed by late summer. You know, like the setting sun of a lovely summer’s past.
However, due to my own distractions, a bit of difficulty getting the gauge, and somehow getting confused on the back “spine”, it took much longer to knit than expected. So, I do suppose I can think of it more as an Early Fall top to give homage to the harvest season of the pumpkin and other such seasonal gords. I do love its color and it is totally squishy soft as alpaca is and fits perfectly. However, I am learning that I am not totally in love with alpaca, I don’t think, as I tend to prefer fabric, knitted or otherwise, that has more body and heft to it.