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yofi
« on: July 11, 2014 04:27:52 PM »

It took about a month, but I finally finished this dress for a young friend of mine who like twirly things.



It's from this pattern, and is a great, easy knit.  http://knitting.about.com/od/childrenspatterns/ss/girls-sundress.htm

The pattern calls for fairly slender straps that seemed a little too thin to hold up the weight of the cotton of the dress, so I used short rows to add tiny cap sleeves.  (The dress itself used an entire giant skein of cotton, with about a yard to spare, so I just pulled another color out of the stash.  Doesn't excatly match, but good enough!)



I learned how to do a Picot Cast On with this dress, which I quite liked; a Picot Bindoff, which I didn't, and ended up not using.

I think if I do this dress again, I'd make the cap sleeves a little longer, maybe a little fuller, and probably in garter stitch or reverse stockinette, to better match the texture of the bodice. 

I think I'd purl the first worked row after picking up stitches on the neckline. And I'd reduce the number of stitches in that first row.  (It flops just a little bit.)

But mostly, the next time I make this dress, I'll make it for a smaller child!

 
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2014 04:34:54 PM »

This is so cute!  Twirly dresses are the best. Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2014 03:01:49 AM »

Your cute little dress is great Smiley  It's so vibrant and that yarn really gives it a super-sunny feel.

I'm definitely going to have a try at knitting this dress - thanks for the pattern link Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2014 07:36:24 PM »

Super sweet! The modifications work really well. you did a really good job with the pattern.
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2014 04:40:48 PM »

Really cute!  I never would have noticed the color difference if you hadn't pointed it out Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2014 10:56:20 AM »

I'll bet your small friend loves this twirly knit dress!  I love the solid color cap sleeve -- the added contrast is interesting and the stockinette adds another dimension of texture.  Great knit!
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2014 08:06:15 AM »

The little cap sleeves were a great addition. This is adorable!!
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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2015 11:00:48 AM »

This is so cute! Twirly swirly dresses are just the best. I love the yellow, and the sleeves were a really great addition.
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