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Anouk dress

Saturday, 30 October, 2010

Another knitting post, detailing the journey from yarn to thing. (I remembered to take pictures!) The Anouk pattern first appeared on Knitty, but a Ravelry user modified the pattern for a dress. (The original was for a pinafore.) I used 8 ply Bendigo Woollen Mills cotton (because I didn't want to make it with wool):

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You knit the skirt in a round:

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Most of it is in stockinette stitch except for the moss stitch seams and hem:

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When you get to the bodice, you knit the front and the back flat. The armholes are pretty large—carryover from the pinafore pattern:

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Then I thought it would be nice to embroider something on it, only I'd never done anything like that before. Ben suggested a cloud because the yarn is the colour of the sky. I found this tutorial online and gave it a go:

Embroidery with crochet hook in progress

This was the finished result:

Completed Anouk dress (I hope it's okay)

Then the thing had to be blocked to make it lie flat:

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And here's Astrid modelling the finished garment:

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(The dress isn't actually for her; it's a Christmas present for another little girl …)

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Your model is gorgeous!

Posted by Rachel c on 30 October, 2010 12:38 PM

hot stuff! nice “blue steel” from little Astrid. smile

Posted by Lizz B. on 30 October, 2010 3:29 PM


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