I started this adorable dress a few months ago, but ran out of yarn halfway through. My dear friend sent me the skein of coral yarn I needed (thank you so much, Jenni!), and I was able to finish the project!
The Knitty Gritty
Pattern: Phildar N. 067-T11-435 from Spring/Summer 2012
Yarn: Phildar Phil Coton 3 in guimauve, corail, and rosee
Needles: US size 6 circular, US size 2 circular
Size: 12 months (I think they run a size big, because Aline normally wears 18m.)
Modifications: I used 3 colors instead of the 5 the pattern called for. (Also, in the future, I think I might slip the edge stitch around the arm holes.) Once I wove in all my stripe-y ends, I actually sewed the dress together with a machine. This is the second time I've done this, and I really like the way it turns out. I think it holds up fine, and looks nicer than if I tried to sew it with yarn!
I love this little dress! Fortunately, Aline does too! She has worn it as a tunic over leggings, and a dress over a diaper cover. It's been washed a few times by now, too! Washes fine and the stitches look just as crisp as when they were just knit!
I love the yarn, love the stripes, and love the simple style! But what I love most of all is when someone asks Aline if I knit her dress, and she looks down and smooths it out to show it off. Such a sweetie pie!
Have you ever knit a pattern that was written in a different language? How about sewing a knitted garment together?