Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Baby Gift #2

Two down, one to go.

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Pattern: Amelie Dress from Natural Knits for Babies and Moms by Louisa Harding
Yarn: Bernat Cotton Tots, 100% Cotton
Main Color: Pretty in Pink
Contrasting Color: Strawberry
Needles: US 4 and 5
Size: Up to 6 months
Knitting Time: 4 days

As you can see, this dress is very similar in styling to the vest I just made from the same book.

Buttons
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Vent
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Flower Embellishment
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The flower was extremely easy to make, not fiddly like some I've tried. It consists of only two rows of stitches: a cast on row and a bind off row. The sample dress in the book is embellished with several flowers, but I went with the theory of less is more.

The next baby gift will also be for a girl. I have a sweet little Debbie Bliss dress in mind, but I'm tempted to knit one of the stuffed animals (scroll down for picture) from Natural Knits instead.

14 comments:

  1. You give the best baby gifts!

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  2. Precious dress Tracy! Love the little flower and the buttons are so perfectly sweet.

    Is the hanger vintage? I have a really old one that looks very similar.

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  3. I have a love affair with all things knit for baby and all things pink. This pretty much has me overwhelmed with fuzzy Valentine's day feelings. Love it! Too cute.

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  4. The dress is too cute!! My neice has decided that pink is her favorite color, she has to eat out of the PINK bowl, wear the PINK shirt, and color with the PINK crayon... she would heartily approve of your color choices I'm sure ;-)

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  5. Adorable. Love your choice of colors and I agree that the one flower is just right.

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  6. Debbie Bliss does beautiful designs and you show it here!! Wow that looks beautiful, just beautiful!! GREAT JOB TRACY

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  7. Very pretty. I love the flower detail.

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  8. What a precious knit! That settles it--I'm getting that book!

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  9. That's really cute dress! I am sure the person who gets it will love it too.

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  10. Adorable! You're really convincing me to go out and get that book.

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  11. Adorable! Really...and any of the other patterns you choose next will also be adorable. Have fun with knitting them up.

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  12. I love it! That is adorable.

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Thank you for commenting!
~Tracy