Tuesday

[knitting] Little Sister Dress

I hope everyone had a nice Christmas and New Year's. I had many much-needed and much-appreciated days off. Super frigid temperatures kind of meant I was stuck indoors for most of it, but I had time to chill and do misc crafts.

Christmas morning looked like this:

Things were a little blizzard-y this morning... ❄️❄️❄️☃️❄️❄️

Straight-up blizzard. But the snow stopped before noon and we made a slow drive down to my mom's for lunch. I finally gave out all the secret stuff I've been working on and can post pictures now.

Here's the little dress I knit for my niece:

I can finally show off all the handknits I made for my niece. #littlesisterdress #knitting Hopefully this can transition from dress to shirt as she grows.

Pattern: Little Sister's Dress (free on Rav)

Yarn: Purple: Knit Picks Stroll Heather (1.2 balls), Confetti: Uhhh, I don't know. I wound it into a ball a while ago and didn't neatly tuck the label into the center of the ball like I normally do. It's a hand-dyed sock yarn that I picked up at some sheep and wool festival.

Needles: US 3

Size: 2 years

It's more of a tunic than a dress and as the niece grows, she can hopefully continue wearing it as a top. It's knit with sock yarn so it's machine wash/dry. I hit a little road-block with color pooling near the hem- I had to rip back the body a bit and continue on straight (no increases) to avoid colors stacking up. 

The buttons are a little fiddly because of their shape, but so worth it for how adorable they are:

Bun Bun Buttons

All in all, it was a good pattern- very easy, interesting construction. A bit tedious with fingering-weight yarn and US 3 needles. Would probably go much faster in DK weight yarn...

1 comment:

cristina said...

So cute!
Happy New Year!