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Mae Day Baby Sundress for Laurita
Mae Day Smocked Baby Sun Dress by Vickie Howell
Knitting
Laurita
0-6 months
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
368 yards = 4 skeins
Tahki Yarns Sky
1 skein = 92.0 yards (84.1 meters), 50 grams
Pink
Edla's Yarns in Walsenburg, Colorado
Tahki Yarns Sky
3 skeins = 276.0 yards (252.4 meters), 150 grams
White
Edla's Yarns in Walsenburg, Colorado
Notes

I used a heavier weight yarn than the pattern called for, but stuck with the same needles. Mostly this worked out, but the smocking stitch was pretty challenging as a result. I suspect I would have enjoyed knitting this more if I’d had the right kind of yarn. But I do love Sky and like the way the dress turned out. White cotton does show up ALL of my tension irregularities etc. though.

I knit the skirt of the dress in the round, which was fine except all I had was DPNs and there were too many stitches for DPNs, so there were dropped stitches everywhere! Won’t be doing that again!

I didn’t get the chance to block it as I had to finish it a day earlier than expected (to get it to the mom in time for the baby shower). Too bad, I think it probably needs the blocking.

Made coordinating booties.
Very cute pattern.

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April 15 2009
April 17 2009
 
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Sky
by Tahki Yarns
Aran
100% Cotton
92 yards / 50 grams
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  • Originally queued: April 15, 2009
  • Project created: April 17, 2009
  • Finished: April 18, 2009
  • Updated: July 27, 2009