Eliana by Melissa Mall

Eliana

Knitting
April 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3.25 mm (D)
425 - 500 yards (389 - 457 m)
0-6 months
This pattern is available for free.

I wanted to knit a special dress for my daughter’s blessing, but I didn’t feel my knitting skills were up to some complicated fancy-lace, beaded, picot-edged confection. Instead, I designed something pretty but simple. Knitted from the top down with no seams, a raglan bodice and a simple lace skirt are elevated to something more with some crochet edging and a judicious use of ribbons.