FO: Pretty, Pretty Pinkness

I’ve been meaning to post about this gorgeous little number since I finished it, but I wanted to make sure that the mother-t0-be I made it for received it first. She received it yesterday and really loves it. And I have to say, I really did to. I loved knitting it, as instead of garter or stockinette stitch the skirt has a sort of lacy pattern.

The pattern, as always, is a DROPS pattern. And although the pattern called for sleeves, I decided to leave them out and add a picot border instead. Then it can be work with something underneath or without, perfect for Summer or Winter. It’s made from DROPS Safran, which is 100% Egyptian cotton and a real joy to knit with.

The pattern also calls for two crochet flowers, but I decided to go with three to give it that extra little something.

I loved knitting this, at first I was a little worried about the skirt because it’s knitted in the round on circular needles with 196 stitches, which seem like a lot. But then as soon as I was knitting it was actually really easy and quick, I guess because it was in the round so it was just continuous.

The lacy effect of the skirt just looks lovely I think, and it’s so easy to knit. I was also quite pleased to be knitting with such a bright, girly colour, as I feel like I normally stick to quite boyish or unisex colours. The added peach picot borders to give a little bit of a contrast.

I’m excited to see the soon to be born little girl in this dress, as I’m sure she’ll look absolutely adorable!

I’ve also just added this on Etsy, should anyone want to order one.

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4 Responses to “FO: Pretty, Pretty Pinkness”

  1. Such a pretty little dress. Love that you made it without sleeves, very nice for summer with a little shirt under it. I’m sure it would look just as lovely with sleeves. What I love most is the cross over on the bodice.

  2. I want one in my size! 😦 It’s a gorgeous pattern. Love the little flower, especially.

    I always intended knitting Rose a dress, but I think they’re best saved for when they’re not mobile and can sit looking (deceptively) innocent. 😉

  3. This is so pretty, I love the colour and flower.

  4. such a sweet little feminine dress!
    and your embellishments are just perfect! great job!

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