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Monday, 21 September 2015

Baby Daisy Dress


My new pattern has taken quite a bit of thought. I love dresses with a yoke, and I also love moss stitch. So to combine the two took a bit of working out. I also love fair isle, but not the really tricky kind. So the fair isle daisies are pretty, but quite easy to follow.

So my Baby Daisy Dress incorporates all of these, but is still a fairly easy knit. The pattern comes in two sizes (0-3 months and 3-6 months) which is why it has taken me so long to produce. It even has a proper tension square.


I like baby clothes not in the traditional blue/pink, which is why I went for this gentle green. (This may be a bit radical, but I also think baby girls can look pretty in blue, and I like babies in dark colours.)

I have photographed it hung on my new willow screen, which hubby put up to hide a rather the neighbour's ugly fence. I thought it made a rather cool backdrop. 


It is knitted in Aran wool, which makes it a fairly quick knit. The front and back are the same. If you don't like the daisy pattern it would be quite easy to knit it plain, or come up with your own pattern. I will be posting about another version of this dress with an interesting intarsia design in a few days.


This dress has gone to its new owner, whose Mum's favourite colour is green!


And here it is knitted in the smaller size, using Rowan Felted Tweed Aran wool.




The pattern for Baby Daisy Dress is available on Craftsy, ravelry, Etsy and LoveKnitting.

32 comments:

  1. Oh isn't it sweet! I love the daisies and it looks so pretty in both colours :)

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  2. Oh it's absolutely darling! I love it. I particularly love the addition of the yellow stitch in the center. It brings it to a whole new level. Great job.

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  3. Really lovely colour combination. The daisies are just perfect. I bet the baby looks very cute in it.

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  4. These are so sweet. I love that they are sprinkled with daisies. :^)

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  5. The dresses look awesome. I really like the shade of green you used.

    Sean at His and Her Hobbies

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  6. I agree that babies look good in dark colours- navy and red particularly, but I love that green of the first dress- it's so pretty.

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  7. Although one of my favorite colors is green, I really really love the tiny blue version. As a child, my auntie crocheted a blue dress in a pineapple pattern, with black ribbon at the waist. There is a picture of me in the dress, then my sister, then our only girl cousin. I have no idea where the dress is now, but would love to have it. Sigh!

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  8. The dress is beautiful and the screen does make a good background. Nice work!

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  9. Such an adorable dress! Your creativity continues to amaze me. I like both the blue and green versions, but the green one is my favorite. I like dresses with yokes too. I try to avoid making pink dresses for my granddaughter because it's so cliche, but she recently announced that pink is now her favorite color. So I guess there will be more pink in my future.
    My Saturday Snapshot post is HERE.

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  10. Gorgeous baby dresses! I love the green one best, but the blue is also lovely. Thanks for sharing...and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

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  11. Oh my goodness, how sweet! Makes me yearn for a granddaughter to lavish that sweet dress on! Maybe someday soon! :) Lovely work!

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  12. That is beautiful! I especially like the one in blue.

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  13. Sweet dress! The green makes me think of spring and cheer.

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  14. Aww... so cute! I liked both the colors. I am imagining how cute babies will look with these dresses on. :)

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  15. Gorgeous. I also prefer bold non-traditional colours for babies.

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  16. These dresses are adorable and I can't imagine how much work it took. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  17. It is so gorgeous, I'm sure any baby girl would look even more adorable in it.

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  18. FAB!! LOVE THEM!
    Brilliant job as always!
    :-D

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  19. Aww what an adorable dress! I totally agree there's no need to limit colours for babies, i love green for a girl or boy x

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  20. So pretty, and a pattern I think I could probably manage, though it is a long time since I did any fair isle. I'm going to pin so I'm ready when I have a baby girl to knit for (it's all little boys in our family at the moment)

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  21. So pretty, love the flowers on the main part and agree moss stitch is so perfect for the yoke. I am a pastel girl but do like the green one.

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  22. Super cute, and I love your colours - I'm quite tired of seeing girls in pick all the time...

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  23. Ooo I really love this!! I'm going to have to get my mum to knit one for my little one. I really love that green, I think your so right pinks seem so boring when there are such lovely colours available. Xx

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  24. This is a beautiful little dress. I love the color variations and the stitch pattern is so unique. Thanks for sharing. My best to you :)

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  25. Thank you so much for sharing this with us Ginny! This beautiful Baby Daisy Dress was one of our Most Clicked Yarn Projects from our last Yarn Fanatic Party and has been featured in this weeks, as well as pinned to our Yarn Fanatic Party pin board.
    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com
    #52: http://eyeloveknots.blogspot.com/2015/09/yarn-fanatic-linky-party-52.html

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  26. I thought I adored the green til I saw the blue. This is such a nice pattern. I like to dress my girls in the non-pinks too!

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  27. Stunning:) really beautiful dress, if only I had someone to knit it for:)

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  28. What beautiful work you did on the Baby Daisy Dress, it looks so soft. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  29. Super cute dress i love it in both colors! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

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