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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Another pretty baby dress....


Here's another cute baby dress that has just come off my needles and gone into my charity box.  I'm really pleased with it.  One of the advantages of buying cheap joblots of wool is that I sometimes find little gems that I haven't used before.  The stripy wool is King Cole Comfort Prints DK and this shade is called "Pomegranate".  It is beautifully soft and fine and perfect for baby clothes.  I have enough left to knit a matching hat.

I knitted this dress on a circular needle as I wanted the stripes to flow around the dress.  That also meant there was no bulky side seam to sew up.  I found the perfect pearlescent buttons in my button box and I'm delighted with the result.  

For anyone who wants to knit this pattern, it can be found here
Please make sure to read the comments that come after the pattern as they explain a counting error in the front bodice.

12 comments:

  1. pretty baby dress i have never done knitting but i love knitted work

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  2. It's perfect Una so pretty :)

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  3. What a sweet little dress! Your charity box will be overflowing soon!

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  4. Una..I love this sweet dress....

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  5. It's just adorable! Did you follow the pattern but used circular needles?

    Terri

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    1. There is a proper circular version of the pattern on the Internet. But I just used the straight needles pattern and converted it. If you are used to circular knitting, it's fairly easy to do.

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    2. Here's the link for the circular version. I haven't checked it for errors in the pattern, so beware!! http://rebeccagunn.blogspot.co.nz/2011/07/super-simple-baby-tunic-for-knit-in.html

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  6. That is lovely - I love pinafores on little girls!

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  7. Dear me! It's darling! I just love knits for little girls.

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  8. Lovely dress - the stripes in the yarn have come out beautifully, it looks like you used different, individual colours! Elisabeth x

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  9. What an adorable little dress!

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  10. That is such a pretty little dress. I think it will make a dear little baby really happy. Just lovely. Thank you so much for popping into Chalkys World and leaving a lovely comment.
    Kindest regards Linda

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