The Little Red Dress by Melissa Shinsato

The Little Red Dress

February 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
3.75 mm (F)
500 yards (457 m)
6m, 12m, 18m, 2T, 4T, 6T
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The Little Red Dress is a tribute to the little red toddler dress knit for Judy Fleischer Kolb by her Grandmother Martha, an expert knitter and seamstress, in Shanghai. The dress currently hangs in the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, IL.
Learn more about this incredible story at

There will be a Knit-Optional Knit Along (KAL) for the Little Red Dress, kicking off with the launch of the story on Modern Daily Knitting: on Feb 8, 2021. The KAL will offer a community of knitters to knit with and also provides access to Conversations with people connected to this hopeful story.

Designed in keeping with the original, The Little Red Dress is knit with soft wool, with a butterfly motif that is sure to liberate the heart and mind of its young wearer. Enjoy knitting this ode to a Grandmother’s love.

Pattern photos by Gale Zucker