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):
You knit the skirt in a round:
Most of it is in stockinette stitch except for the moss stitch seams and hem:
When you get to the bodice, you knit the front and the back flat. The armholes are pretty large—carryover from the pinafore pattern:
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:
This was the finished result:
Then the thing had to be blocked to make it lie flat:
And here's Astrid modelling the finished garment:
(The dress isn't actually for her; it's a Christmas present for another little girl …)
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