Blossom by Melissa Wastney


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January 2006
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
276 - 460 yards (252 - 421 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

NOTE: This pattern was originally published by Magknits, and is now available directly from the designer’s blog.

Sizes: 0-3, 3-6, 6-9 months

From Magknits:

Yarn Substitutes: Debbie Bliss cotton cashmere or Rowan Wool Cotton would be suitable, but you could use any soft wool or cotton with which you can make the gauge measurements.

Blossom is a simple wrap-around dress with embroidery for a baby girl. It’s suitable for all seasons, depending on the type of yarn you choose. I made this dress in a locally-made silk blend just as all the spring blossoms were opening from their buds here in New Zealand; a pure-wool yarn would be cosy for winter babies though, with a warm bodysuit and tights, and I’m planning on making a cotton version for the summer. The dress is knitted all in one piece, reducing potential bulkiness over tiny baby shoulders, and the garter stitch edges create a nice, almost elasticated finish without having to pick up and knit any stitches afterwards! Due to my limited embroidery skills, I’ve embellished mine with lazy-daisy stitch, but you can let your imagination run riot!