An ex-colleague of mine had a gorgeous baby girl last year, joining two handsome brothers. I had knitted something for her second boy, so when I knew she was having a baby girl and checked through my Raverly queue and found this gorgeous pattern that I knit up for her.
I was able to use some of my DROPS Safran that I had in my stash. A couple of years ago I messed up an order and have mountains of pink shades to use up.
Even though its a sport weight, 5 ply yarn it actually knit up really quickly. Although having a 5-months old baby myself at the time, it took me longer than it normally would.
I just love the leaf pattern, it looks so pretty on the front and back. I’ve wondered since making this if I could use it all over a jumper or a little dress, what do you think?
Also, I love the way the decreases on the side of the dress work out, they frame the dress beautifully.
And the little sleeves are so sweet, although with my choice of cotton yarn I thought they might be too small and tight, but I think they worked out fine.
And I had sweet pinkish buttons in my stash that I was able to use.
The dress was well received, of course, which makes me happy!