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Kimbabwe
« on: June 27, 2007 05:19:02 PM »

I just adore this pattern, and this is now officially my favorite thing I have ever knitted. It's Anouk from Knitty (http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/PATTanouk.html), and the yarn is Berocco Touche.



I started this dress for a friend's daughter, but it took me too long and it's now too small for her. In the meantime, I got pregnant myself, and I figured that if I had a girl, it would most certainly be hers. But I just found out this week that I'm having a boy -- so Anouk will sit in the closet until another close friend or family member has a baby girl who can wear this stunning item! (And then I will be reluctant to let it go...)
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Lizzle
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2007 05:40:06 PM »

Wow.  That's wonderful!  Whichever girl gets that will be very lucky.
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kelliz
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2007 05:49:47 PM »

It's so cute!  That's too bad the little girl didn't get to wear it.  Congrats on your baby boy!
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2007 06:24:18 PM »

That's so adorable! I wish I knew a baby girl to knit that for..
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2007 07:31:08 PM »

That's adorable!

This pattern has been on my list for awhile but there are no little girls in my circle.
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2007 09:38:04 AM »

Wow!  You should be proud, great colors and awesome FO!
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2007 09:41:36 AM »

It is adorable. I love the colors you choose.
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crocodisle
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2007 09:46:24 AM »

Aww! The colours are so sweet!
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cdngreenie
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2007 09:39:03 AM »

I really like your colour combination.  Mine's a little truer to the patern, but still a bit of a take off from it...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1322/885549949_fe4cdfff50_o.jpg

I used Butterfly Mercerized Cotton from EL. D. Mouzakis (it's Greek, I can't tell you much more about it because the rest of the text is in Greek) ... and wrote about it in the discussions section, because I was hoping to compare notes on progress... oh well, I finished it, and it turned out alright.  Cheesy



I really love the softness of your colours though, such a precious dress.
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cetane
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2007 11:50:34 AM »

Wow, I really love this pattern and you did a great job with the colors! I have a little girl but I'm too much of a novice to attempt something like this. Congrats on your wee one!
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cdngreenie
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2007 04:42:59 PM »

Wow, I really love this pattern and you did a great job with the colors! I have a little girl but I'm too much of a novice to attempt something like this. Congrats on your wee one!

in all honestly, this is only the second major project I've undertaken.  There isn't too much that's overly difficult, or that you can't learn as you go... whether it's the decreases, buttonholes, or picking up stitches, it's all fairly logical (the pattern could use some cleaning up, but if you read it over very carefully it's all there) and tutorials abound on the internet.

The biggest challenge (despite my initial surprise at it's simplicity, ha!) is the Intarsia, and they suggest duplicate stitch as a way to deal with it if you don't want to do intarsia... basically embroidering over a plain pocket.

And the greatest thing of all is that it's a small item, so it doesn't take you forever.  I used exactly one skein of yarn (200m) to make a 6mo dress.  ONE SKEIN!!!  how awesome is that?
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Kimbabwe
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2007 05:19:48 PM »

I love yours, cdngreenie! Love the buttons and the unusual colors -- it's such a fun pattern and you can totally make this your own. You could do a completely different design on the pockets to change it up, too.

Great job!
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anitsirk
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2007 07:24:41 PM »

I love your choice of colors.  Looks great!

(I've had my eye on this pattern for a while)
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cdngreenie
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2007 11:43:16 PM »

I love yours, cdngreenie! Love the buttons and the unusual colors -- it's such a fun pattern and you can totally make this your own. You could do a completely different design on the pockets to change it up, too.

Great job!

haha, thanks!   Grin  I love the buttons too, there were the last three at my LYS (no idea where they came from or anything) and they were, thankfully, PERFECT for the job!

I agree, it's definitely a versatile pattern.  It's going in my book for future reference, because I'm sure someone's going to have a little girl in the future, and, well, I just LOVE this dress!
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