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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!!

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Pretty in pink baby dress...

I felt like knitting something quick and pretty. This pattern has been in my queue for quite a while and it fitted the bill perfectly. I just used wool I already had and it took only about 60g. I already had the buttons as well and they match the cream stripes beautifully. 

I sewed the buttons on very carefully. This is a charity knit and it is always in my mind that these knits will get a lot of use. If a button were to come off, it is unlikely to be sewn back on again and that would be a shame as, hopefully, this dress will last for years and fit many babies.  It is even designed to grow with the baby.  When it becomes too short to be worn as a dress, it can still be worn as a little top over shorts or leggings.

It is a quick knit and I will be doing many more for either charity or friends. Here is a link to the pattern http://rebeccagunn.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/super-simple-baby-tunic.html

Anyone planning to knit this pattern should read the notes at the end as there is a counting error in the front bodice. It is mentioned in the notes and the pattern writer has promised to correct it, but hasn't yet done so. 

There is also a pattern version for knitting on a circular needle. I knitted the flat needles version and was quite happy with sewing up the side seams as they are short. The pattern recommends sewing up with a mattress stitch which I have just investigated and will use next time. It gives a flatter seam; but isn't easy to use with stripes...as I discovered too late.

11 comments:

  1. The dress is adorable. How lovely that it is a charity knit. I want to find a way to help through my knitting also.
    By the way, I am new to your site. You visited mine today. I am going to enjoy looking through your posts.

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  2. WOW, Una! What a sweet little dress and it didn't took much yarn, wow! Love the bright pink color!
    Have a great week!
    Diana

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  3. it's very pretty Una thanks for the pattern link :)

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  4. That is the cutest little dress ever! Another pattern to add to my "when I have grandchildren queue!"

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  5. That's a lovely dress! I'll pass the link on to my mum who loves doing baby knits for charity. Elisabeth xx

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    1. I'm glad everyone loves this pattern. Please remember to read the notes after the pattern. They point out where there is a mistake in the front bodice.

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  6. Its very cute, a great charity knit for sure!

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  7. My gosh Una, your knitting skills are fabulous! I have never made anything for a baby... maybe I should start for charity...
    Thanks for sharing the pattern as well!
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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  8. Really cute! :) I so miss the baby years... :( lol

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