This dress was designed for my daughter who loves to wear pretty feminine dresses with loads of detail and as long a hem as possible. Pinnate was designed to have a detailed lace section while still being appropriate for a young girl to wear. The skirt is full without being overwhelming and the bottom lace hem gives detail without being fussy. The lace back panel allows the hem of the skirt in the back to dip lower than the front which means the hem can appear lower but not trip the child. Pinnate was named after the feather like features of a lavender flower the lace in this pattern mimics the structure of the petals.
“Pinnate: resembling a feather especially in having similar parts arranged on opposite sides of an axis like the barbs on the rachis of a feather”
THIS PATTERN IS AN INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED PATTERN, IT INCLUDES LACE, 3 NEEDLE BIND-OFF, KITCHENER’S STITCH, APPLIED I-CORD AND TWO AREAS OF SHAPING THAT HAPPEN AT THE SAME TIME
Shown in size 6
Chest: 23[25,27,29,30.5,32] inches before blocking
Length: 19.25[24.25,26,29.5,32.25,34.75]inches before blocking, unworn. The weight of the skirt will cause some stretching in the length of this garment.
Knitpicks Comfy Sport\ 75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic; 50g/136 yd]; color: Lilac Mist 56,7,8,9,10 balls
Approximate yardage for each size; this yardage is an estimate based on test knitters. As each size was tested by a different knitter in a differen yarn these numbers are merely estimates to assist with yarn substitution:
2T: 680 yards
4T: 800 yards
6: 930 yards
8: 1220 yards
10: 1240 yards
12: 1350 yards
This garment will not stretch as indicated in the schematic if another yarn is substituted. The pattern accounts for the stretch of Knitpick’s Comfy only.