Happy Wednesday, everyone!! I am taking a quick breather today (a very, very full day!) to share this little update. I have been so busy lately that I haven’t had much time to knit. I miss my sweet knitting friends (hi ladies!) and look forward to things settling down soon. In the meanwhile, I did get a few stolen moments over the weekend to work on my latest project for Olive: this lilac twirl dress.
The pattern is called the Lilly Rose Dress and can be found on Ravelry HERE. I love the retro look of the round yoke, the lacework details and of course, the full skirt that is perfect for twirling! For this special dress, I decided to use the Ella Rae Lace Merino DK yarn. It has the beautiful variegated colors and luxurious merino fibers that you find in their lace-weight yarns, but in a perfectly squishy DK weight that is great for children’s items. Did I mention it is superwash (machine wash on cold — yay!)??
The colorway I selected (#102 – lavender) is in a soothing palette of lilac, lavender, soft mauve and watery blues. It’s working up quite beautifully and I am excited to see this dress come to life!
Children’s knits always work up quickly but I have to say, rounds of 220 stitches for the skirt (just started in the photo above) are really making it feel like forever. 😉 I know I’m just being impatient because it’s turning out so darling, I can’t wait to see Olive in it! I hope to have this frock finished in the next couple of weeks and of course I will share photos of Olive modeling it then!
Enjoy the rest of your day; chat soon!