Without further ado, allow me to present Cadmium:
As you can see I was faithful to the desired sketch.
Cadmium is a dress/layering piece, sleeveless with 4 integrated belts actually woven through the runs created by dropping stitches. It’s knit from side to side and the only seams are to close the tops of both shoulders.
Here’s a closeup of the belts. Because they’re woven through the garment, you can leave the dress loose or cinch it up to gather at the waist or hips.
Because it’s knit sideways, it’s easy to modify the length by simply casting on fewer stitches and always remembering that difference vs the stated stitch counts. So it could easily be made hip or thigh length.
The pattern is part of the premiere issue of Clotheshorse magazine, and I really urge you to check it out. Besides my design there are a ton of other really gorgeous patterns (a few I’ve already planned to make). You can find the whole issue here at the Clotheshorse site or find the pattern directly at Ravelry here.
(All photos above copyright to Clotheshorse)