Monday, April 27, 2009
It's very pink. A rose pink, not a cold pink. But very pink and girly. Perfect for a little summer sundress for a new baby girl. Especially because there isn't likely to be anything really girly in the hand-me-downs from her older brothers.
I'm several rounds in on this little sundress based on this pattern. My needles are smaller than recommended for a denser fabric - it'll drape better that way. Clara's only four days old, so a smaller garment size is also good. For the first four rounds I've used seed stitch rather than garter stitch so the bottom edge won't curl. And I'm knitting it in the round rather than in two pieces on straight needles to avoid having to seam it all later. Thanks to all the helpful comments from Ravelers who've already knit this. Nice to have all that experience to draw on.
The top down toddler sweater is finished, and the pattern knits up like a dream. A nice, easy knit and a very practical sweater. Might do a couple more from that pattern for the nieces and nephews for Christmas!