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Poppy Dress


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I was browsing though a stitch dictionary and happened upon the popcorn stitch. I thought the stitch would be perfect for a baby dress and designed the Poppy dress around it. The dress is constructed from the top down with shoulder shaping by short rows and set in sleeves. There is a slit in the top back to aid in dressing, two purl rows to separate bodice from skirt. The sleeves and skirt are bound off with an I-cord and the neck line is finished off with reversed stockinette stitch. The bloomers are worked from the top down in the round. I put an elastic casing at the waistline and elastic cord through the I-cord on each leg to ensure a good fit. I picked Louisa Harding Fleuris for the yarn mostly because I liked the color. It is a soft natural shade great for a baby's delicate coloring. It is also a good non-wool alternative for baby knitting. I love the way it all turned out. The color and shape of the dress with the puffed sleeves and gathered skirt give it an heirloom feel while the popcorns give it fun modern flare. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit & purl stitch, basic inc & dec GAUGE 16 sts and 24 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch with size 9/5mm needle COLORWAY #01, Bolsa

Supplies Needed

  • Yarn: Louisa Harding Fleuris, 70% bamboo, 30% wool; 66 yds per 50g skein; color #01 Bolsa, 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) skeins, 305 (360, 419, 482, 546, 629) yds. Needles: Size 10/6mm & size 9/5.5mm 16" (or appropriate length for size) circular needles and double-pointed needles.
  • Stitch markers, stitch holders, waste yarn for provisional cast-on, size I/5.5mm crochet hook, tapestry needle, sewing needle & thread, one hook & eye closure, small safety pin, 1 yd 5/8"-wide elastic, 1 yd round cord elastic.

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Jennifer Wood designs for Wood House Knits. She taught herself to knit 10 years ago and loved it so much she began designing her own patterns. It has been wonderful outlet for her creative energy. She has an absolutely wonderful husband, three amazing children, a fine son-in-law, a sweet, sweet grand baby and two bad dogs. Her designs have been published in Knitty, Vogue Holiday Issue, Woolgirls Sock Club and Interweave Knits. Recently, she began selling her patterns through her business Wood House Knits.