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March 9 2009
July 30 2009
Project info
Child's Sun Top by Sarah Hoadley
2-3 years
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
425 yards = 5 skeins
Knit Picks Shine Worsted
none left in stash
5 skeins = 375.0 yards (342.9 meters), 250 grams
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Knit Picks Shine Worsted
300 yards in stash
0.67 skeins = 50.3 yards (45.9 meters), 33 grams
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8/31/11: Well, as pretty as the dress is, it has some problems. Or more specifically one problem: The straps were just too stretchy. They just couldn’t support the weight of the dress. I kind of expected the yarn to hold up better, but Shine Worsted was way stretchier - I had to double check that it was actually a cotton blend, instead of a wool blend. So instead trying to line the straps or reknitting the dress, I decided to frog it and knit up a completely different pattern. That way I could also fix the bell shape of the dress. I’m just not a fan of bell shaped dresses/garments.

7/09 I used needleknit’s version of the pattern for my modifications:

I cast on 185 stitches (to knit the dress in the round), and knit 6 row garter stitch border. For the stockinette portion, I used matched decreases (k2tog) every 7 rows, reducing it down to 165 stitches with a skirt length of 10 inches long. For the yoke, I reduced it down to 111 stitches, and knit it in k1p1 seed stitch (p2tog for the last stitch of knitting in the round to reduce to 110 stitches). I bound off 4 stitches for the armhole, then bound off 1 stitch at the beginning of each row three times. The entire yoke is approximately 4 inches long. I decided to make the straps extra long, with buttons, but, since I ran out of the Hollyberry, I knit part of the straps in Terracotta.

Now I just need to block the dress and add the buttons!!!

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60% Cotton, 40% Cellulose
75 yards / 50 grams
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  • Originally queued: August 8, 2008
  • Project created: March 11, 2009
  • Updated: August 31, 2011