Monday, January 18, 2010

Topaz


I've had this little dress in my queue since it was first published in knitty. I wasn't planning on starting it, but I bought the wrong yarn for a different dress for the baby. (This turned out to be a good thing - Topaz only goes up to 18 months, and the other dress is sized into the T's.)

I love the color of the dress. I know that blue isn't always a popular color for baby girls, but this baby girl has beautiful blue eyes that positively glow when she wears blue. The yarn is Berroco Vintage Wool. I enjoyed working with it, but I don't think it was a good match for this pattern. The pattern uses a size 9 needle, and every not perfect stitch and decrease is entirely too obvious for my taste. (The trim is Paton's Classic Wool, because I had some in my stash.) I followed some notes from others on Ravelry and knit the dress in the round (why would anyone knit something so simple flat? That's way too much purling!) The pattern lived up to it's introduction by the designer - it is a quick and easy knit, and the baby sure looks cute. I have to say though, I don't love it, and I don't think I would make this dress again.

4 comments:

Miss Me said...

can she really be standing on her own already??? has it really been that long? i LOVE the colour of the dress. it is one of my favourites. and blue is much easier for girls than pink is for boys! (it might not be *right*, but it is true.)

Wool Free and Lovin' Knit said...

Oh, what a darling little dress. I think it's a great shade of blue for a little girl and the pattern around the bottom gives it a very feminine touch. Nice job!

km said...

Adorable. You might not LOVE the pattern, but it is SO cute. My little one, now 4 1/2 has blue eyes and I love dressing her in blue.

mawelucky said...

That is one cute dress. I was reading Miss Me comment and suddenly I realized she'll be one year soon.