Saturday, October 07, 2006

Talking of pretty dresses

I made this delicate lacy dress for my S-girl. It is by far my most favorite project. I loved the climbing vine lace pattern which made the whole knitting process interesting and yet not too difficult. It is an easy pattern - once you get past the bottom edge and the neck edge. There is a 'make bobble', which for people like me who knit tight is a bit of a challenge, but after you finish that, its smooth sailing throughout. I let the blocked pieces dry overnight and the next day morning, I started sewing up the seams as soon as I got out of bed and finished it in 3 hours. I loved the way the garment looked after I blocked it and finished it - which is a main reason for me enjoying this project so much.
I made one change in the pattern, I left out the huge bobbles because bobbles and toddlers don't sound like a great combination. I realized that after I finished one row at the bottom edge with bobbles.
My pretty S-girl looks even more prettier in it!
If you go to Amazon you can even see a picture of the cute baby wearing this dress and hat.

Pattern: Pretty Pink Baby Set in Knitting Year-Round published by Better Homes and Gardens
It is actually a set complete with hat, cardigan and dress - I just made the dress.
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in Orchid - 2.5 skeins
Needles: US #6


Raji said...

This is my absolute, absolute favourite! Just love it!
I know .. i know i've said this umpteen times.. but sometimes u feel u jus haven't said it enuf! ;)

Melissa said...

I love that dress!! If I have a girl I will have to give it a try... :)

Pani Thuly said...

Thanks Raji, for saying it yet again :)
Melissa, thanks, I hope you try it, its an easy to follow vine pattern, not too taxing , but keeps the excitement alive.

Brown Berry said...

What a fantastic knit! I agree, you should be very proud of this one :)