big girl dress
May 3, 2016
May 28, 2016

big girl dress

Project info
Needles & yarn
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
30 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
865 yards
Gale's Art Wonder Sock
none left in stash
1 skein = 465.0 yards (425.2 meters), 100 grams
Gale's Art
April 11, 2016
Indigodragonfly Chameleon Sock
none left in stash
1 skein = 400.0 yards (365.8 meters), 100 grams
Indigodragonfly in Haliburton, Ontario

Gauge above is for bodice. For skirt it was 27st, 40r in 4”.

My daughter outgrew the knit dress I made for her two years ago and begged for another. These yarns are what she chose from my stash, and I designed the dress.

I used the contiguous method for the sleeves, and the bodice shaping in particular was heavily borrowed from her previous favorite dress, Goldilocks. I used nearly every last inch of yarn, saving only enough to make a matching version for her monkey.

I am thrilled with the results. It will certainly fit her for two years, which was my goal.

Knitting a dress at 7.5spi is an act of maternal love. And it is appropriate because the bodice skein was a gift from someone who felt I deserved a little love. Now my girl is all wrapped up in it and will be for a long time.

Marlowe monkey’s version:
Long-tail CO 40 st
P 1 row
K8, pm, m1r, k6, m1l, pm, k12, pm, m1r, k6, m1l, pm, k8
P 1 row
Repeat increases 5x, then pop out sleeves and join in the round, adding 2 stitches at each underarm and knitting together each of the last and first 2 stitches.
K 8 rounds.
Switch to skirt color, kfb all around.
K 4 rounds.
Incr round: Incr 1 stitch at each side of skirt.
Repeat previous 4 rounds 2x.
Switch to bodice color, P 1 round, K 1 round, BO P-wise.
Put sleeve stitches on needle and pick up 2 CO underarm stitches. P 1 round, K 1 round, BO P-wise.

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About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
by Gale's Art
Light Fingering
75% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% Nylon
465 yards / 100 grams

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stashed 618 times

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About this yarn
by Indigodragonfly
63% Merino, 20% Cashmere goat, 17% Silk
400 yards / 100 grams

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  • Originally queued: March 29, 2016
  • Project created: May 4, 2016
  • Finished: June 12, 2016
  • Updated: December 29, 2016
  • Progress updates: 3 updates