Thursday, February 12, 2009

Dress with Lace Edging


I finished this little knitted dress for a gorgeous little girl newly arrived from Ethiopia. Just hoping her cheeks fit through the neck opening!


The neckband has eyelets knitted into it for running a ribbon through. Removable, of course, if you have safety concerns.


I used Debbie Bliss' "Dress with Lace Edging" pattern from The Baby Knits Book. The pattern calls for cotton, but I knitted mine in a very soft wool because that's what I had, and because this baby lives in cold climes.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, Beth, that's just enchanting. *sigh* I suspect that I know who the girly is, what a wonderful Welcome Home present you are giving her. :D
Robin(Mamalama)

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT!! When my oldest was four years old I knit a dress similar to this one with my knitting machine. I haven't used that thing in 20 years. Yours is beautiful

Anonymous said...

Oh, my! I thought I was commenting on someone else's blog. Boy, is my face red.
It's still a lovely dress. ;)
Robin

Serena said...

It is beautiful. Such a lovely color.

Sonja said...

Oh Anna, you truly are amazing! How do you manage to get so many projects done?! :)

Nadja Magdalena said...

As an amateur knitter, I am in awe of your beautiful creations! The dress is so very lovely.

BrasherGirl said...

So lovely!

Suzanne said...

It is absolutely darling:-)

~Karen~ said...

Oh how precious is that??? I admire your talents!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!!!!

The Hobbit said...

I absolutely love this pattern and the color is perfect.I have no reason to knit this but I have all the supplies on hand and you have tempted me.

Suzanne said...

Anna, the dress is beautiful. I have been a lurker on your blog for some time and so enjoy reading about your family and all the projects that you undertake!

Kelly said...

This soft pink rose is one of my favorite colors in the whole world. You've given it a wonderful chance to shine!

Lisateresa said...

Just beautiful! I admire the even way you picked up stitches at the bottom (at least I assume that's how you did the edging) - I just knitted a baby sweater and am dismayed at a little crookedness where the ribbing is attached.

Ways of Zion said...

wow, that is just so, wow , gorgeous! words fail me! wow!

Tammy said...

Oh Anna, it's beautiful! I imagine that color being beautiful on her!

Debra said...

I love it.. So pretty!

Randi said...

Beautiful! Friends of ours just brought home two big-cheeked toddlers from Ethiopia ... what a blessing!

Anna said...

Lisa, the edging is knitted separately and then sewn on, which is why the join is so even. I knitted a sweater for myself from a vintage pattern where the edging up and down the front was also made separately then sewn on, and I was really impressed with how much neater it was than when you go back and pick up stitches.

Of course, a lot of people hate to sew the pieces together when they're done knitting them, which may be why patterns steer clear of that. But I love it!

Lisateresa said...

Thanks, Anna - I am going to keep that in mind.

Ms. Dale said...

I love this little dress and I know it must be for the
Little Princess with all the beautiful hair and adorable little cheeks!!! She will be so precious in this and a very loving thing to do for her. I wish more children in this world could be as fortunate as she!!

Ms. Dale in Ms.

Linda said...

Absolutely adorable, and my favorite color too. She will look so sweet in it.

Kathryn said...

OH, I love this..very sweet!

Kimmie said...

How fun to see my sweet little one's dress. I love it, it is not only beautiful, but it oozes love from it's maker.

I haven't had a chance to do a photo shoot in it...but honestly I do so want to capture her in it.

God Bless you Anna...you are a dear heart.

Kimmie
mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted

Rachel Marie said...

That is so beautiful! I love reading your blog- it inspires me to be crafty or atleast dream of the day when I have time to be crafty! I just started knitting again after not knitting for a few years. I'm trying socks for the first time. Anyway, my oldest daughter (5) needs a new spring dress for church and I'd love to make her one. I'm looking for a pattern with a knitted top and sewn skirt- do you know of such a thing? I found one so far and it has a sleeveless top which isn't my first choice- any ideas? Thanks!

Holly Marie said...

I love it! Very nice knitting job. It is wonderful to stumble across other Christian ladies who knit,sew, etc. Yesterday was the first time I've been on your blog. I will be returning, for I like what I see!

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