Pattern: Rainbow Dress by TiKKi
Yarn: The Wool Company Flamingo (approx 50g) and Watermelon (approx 100g) Utiku 8ply
Mods: My gauge was 20 not 22 per 10cm so mine is probably a slightly larger 12m size. M1 is quite big for her age and since there is not an 18m size for this pattern this works out well for me. I also added a few more rows to the bodice and did the skirt increases a little faster than the pattern - I wanted to make it a bit wider a bit faster to compensate for a cloth nappy bottom and a 'well covered' tummy.
I loved this pattern - the way the straps are made is just ingenious really. Nothing too tricky and the end result is just very cute and very wearable. I did suddenly think as I was knitting this that perhaps making a woollen dress as we are coming into warmer weather was not my brightest idea, however I think this is going to be just perfect for spring and autumn with a top under and for those cooler summer days and evenings.
The fit is lovely and the bodice has quite a bit of stretch so I'm hoping she'll get to wear it next winter as well. Lengthwise - I used the very technical approach of knitting till I ran out of yarn (my 100g ball). It comes to just past her knees which is perfect for now and will hopefully allow for growth.
Love how the Watermelon knitted up. I bought this wool quite awhile ago with the intention of making (the then very new)M something cute and girlie but with nothing specific in mind, so it has taken a long time to find 'just the thing'. After spying the lovely little rainbow dress Kb made here and doing a test knit for another of Tikki's patterns (will blog about that one once the pattern goes up) I just couldn't resist celebrating the arrival of spring by making something bright and summery.
Now if I could just get little miss to stay still for a minute or 2 while I take some photos!
Friday, September 5, 2008
Posted by sweetp at 2:41 AM