Anouk as a Dress by Alison Reilly

Anouk as a Dress

March 2006
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26.5 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
3 months - 18 months
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The very talented Kate Gilbert originally wrote the pattern for Anouk as pinafore, open on both sides but held together by cute button sidebands. This was a great design that allowed for a garment that would grow as a baby grows.

When I decided to make this pattern I realized that I was way too lazy to knit both pieces. I am a very lazy knitter, usually opting to take the quick and fast way out of any pattern. Therefore I turned the pinafore into a dress, allowing me to knit the skirt part completely in the round, only having to knit flat for the front and back bodice.

Then as I went to knit the pockets, as in Kate’s original pattern, I realized that I am not a fan of intarsia and looked for any which way to get out of it. I wanted to do something other than pockets so I came up with using duplicate stitching for the flower stems and leaves, and then created 3D flowers to sew on at the end.

I used the same shaping as Kate’s original pattern modifying only the basic concept from a pinafore to a dress, the actual colors, and the pockets (or lack there of in my version).

I just want to thank Kate for giving me permission to re-write this pattern using my modifications to turn it into a dress. Without Kate’s fantastic pattern to start with, this dress wouldn’t be nearly as cute! I used the same information from the original pattern where possible to keep things consistent for those of you who are used to the original.

3 months 6 months, 12 months, 18 months

To fit chest: 1617, 18, 19 inches
Length: 13.2515, 16.75, 19 inches


Cascade Yarns Pima Tencel 50% Pima Cotton, 50% Tencel; 109yds per 50g skein;
MC: 3183 (Orange); 23, 3, 4 skeins
CC1: 4084 (Green); 1 skein
CC2: 1694 (Blue); 1 skein
CC3: 7478 (Red); 1 skein

1 US #6/4mm 24” circular needle
1 US #7/4.5mm or US #8/5mm needle to be used in the three needle bind off at the shoulder
1 US #1/2.5mm or US #2/3mm needle to knit the flowers
11, 1, 1 9/16 inch buttons
Yarn needle

18 sts/26.5 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch