This design was the inspiration of a theme on birds in flight. By my choice of stitches and pattern design. I displayed a representation of Birds in Flight. As well as thinking of what little girls like to do and that is Twirl around causing the skirt to flair out.
My knitted pattern may not be for the beginner, but if your up to trying new stitches and don't mind being challenged then this pattern is for you. By using a bulky weight yarn this is project will move along quite quickly for you.
This pattern utilizes the following stitches: a rib lace edge, peplum, cable lattice, little birds, and seed stitch as well as a crocheted Tunisian stitch for the straps.
1.5 - skeins for size 2
2 -skeins for size 4
3 skeins for size 6
4 skeins for size 8
This pattern comes with options when doing the straps and bib front. For the little ones that don't have a waist per say you could have the ribbon tied in the back so they will not be tempted to play with the bow.
Whereas, for the older girls you could have the placement of the bow be tied on either side or in front. As the bow placement should sit on or around the hip area, just below the waist.
US #10 needle - stockinette stitch
16 sts = 4"/4 sts = 1 inch
I was taught how to crochet by my grandmother at the age of 9, and self taught to knit at the age of 19. I am currently getting into designing since my retirement in 2010. I now have more time to let my creative side shine.
This is just one of my designs with hopefully more to come.