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.