In November, when I last posted, I had just embarked on a bit of an experiment to use up some of my stash of yarn, some of which I have had since my kids were quite little. I had enjoyed knitting my grandaughter Martha a dress with a lacy yoke and hem which was knit from the neck down on circular needles. This was my inspiration for the pattern I invented for this balloon style striped dress.
|Cotton DK yarn from stash|
|The colour combination|
I absolutely love knitting on circular needles and nearly always choose to use them even when not knitting in the round
|The finished garment.|
|After a great deal of debate of flower |
versus cherries the cherries won
|Martha standing on one of my upturned lucite tables|
- as you do!
|Also she has a bit of an obsession with |
washing her hands
|Close up of cable section|
|Finished garment with striped yoke|
|View of back showing pleat detail.|
|Detail of cable|
|Such a Cutie!|
|samples to match up with colours on chart|
It described the pattern as "challenging" but that didn't stop me deciding to "improve" it by knitting all three body pieces in one. This way there would be no pattern to match at the sides and would save me having to finish off quite so many ends!It is totally addictive, but as you are often working with 3 balls simultaneously and every row is different, progress is slow but this is how far I have got so far.
|The different bands of pattern|
|Some times the back is as |
interesting as the front