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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2009 12:36:09 PM »

Thanks everybody! I know the holes look intentional which is why I don't mind how it turned out.  And thanks for the link to knitting front and back for increases, that helps!  My grandma owned a yarn shop when I was young and it'd be a shame for me to not become an accomplished knitter somewhere along the line.  I've had the basics down for years (since I was 8 at least!), but I'm just beginning to expand my skills and attempt new things. It's fun...if slow going with an inquisitive toddler around! I can't tell you how many times I've come back to the living room to find her with my needles and a ball of yarn: "Me knitting, Mama!"  Usually no damage has been done to the wip, but that's not always the case.
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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2009 12:40:42 PM »

Looks like your toddler deserves some kid friendly needles and yarn of her own! Even if she doesn't really "knit", just plays to  be like mommy
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« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2009 12:55:35 PM »

Looks like your toddler deserves some kid friendly needles and yarn of her own! Even if she doesn't really "knit", just plays to  be like mommy

Yep!  I do let her play with mine (a spare pair) while supervised.  I'm certain she'll grow up to be a great crafter!  Her "knitting" usually consists of jabbing the needles into a ball of yarn repeatedly. She loves it!
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« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2009 01:17:52 PM »

That is super cute!  I think the holes on the bottom portion look wonderful and intended!
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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2009 02:07:12 PM »

I just wanted to add this link too.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/
 It has alot of different stiches (increases/decreases, cables, instartia etc), i've learned alot from it!
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« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2009 07:52:07 AM »

What a beautiful dress!!
"not really...a[n] experienced knitter"? I beg to differ! You've definitely got skills. This is so fantastic!
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« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2009 02:42:49 PM »

This is absolutely adorable.
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« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2009 04:40:54 PM »

This is so cute!  I wish we had a little girl in the family to knit this for!!  I initially thought the increase spots were planned.
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« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2009 11:15:21 AM »

The dress is adorable! The holes, as everyone has said, do look like an intentional part of the design--they look good! The link above to the front-back increase stitch is a good one--that stitch is a pretty easy increase as soon as you get used to it (which will be, like, by your second or third stitch). And the link to knittinghelp.com is great--the videos there are very clear. I feel like I learned to knit from that site. I'm moving on to other techniques, now, but that site taught me all the basics and then some, and it's the first site I recommend when friends tell me they're learning to knit. Great job on the dress! It's so cute, and your little model is irresistible. :-)
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« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2009 12:15:01 PM »

Thanks everybody! I knew I could count on you all to point me in the right direction.  Now I'm on the lookout for another cute pattern to knit.  Cheesy
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