Baby Corn by Jana Pihota

Baby Corn

October 2010
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1430 - 1859 yards (1308 - 1700 m)
S, M, L, XL
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While I wanted a comfortable easy-care dress to take along on a summer cruise, I couldn’t find an existing knitting pattern for the baby-doll dress I envisioned. So indulging my fondness for natural fibers, textured stitches, and knitting in the round, I whipped up Baby Corn. Using gathers below the bustline, I created a figure-flattering skirt with an adjustable I-cord tie that could accommodate cruise-buffet indulgences. I played around with several complicated stitch patterns for the bodice, before settling on the wrapped rib - I love its unusual texture. Finally, I chose 100% corn yarn to make Baby Corn cool, easy-care, and ecofriendly.