Last spring DH’s best friend asked me if I would knit her daughter a dress. Heck, I can’t just knit something, I have to design something. So I came up with an idea, knit the dress, sent it off to Germany, and all was right in the knitting universe. Then I decided to submit the design to Knitcircus Magazine et voila, the dress, she is published. I present to you Jule, modeled by the editor’s adorable niece in Issue #9, Spring 2010.
I used Knit Picks Shine Sport (a cotton/modal blend) for the dress which is incredibly soft. There are 3 sizes in chest circumferences of 22 1/2 (24 1/4, 26)”. Embroidery is optional, though I was surprised at how easy these flowers were to embroider once I figured out how to do the first one. *ahem, YouTube, ahem* I used some of Lisa’s leftover sock yarn scraps for the flowers, and not to toot my own horn but I think the embroidery turned out quite well!
Knitcircus has a new format for issue #9. Instead of purchasing a glossy print copy, everything is online. (WARNING: Just make sure you have flash enabled on your computer or the issue doesn’t show up on their website). You need to purchase the entire online magazine to get instructions for all 20+ designs, but the articles and ads are free if you just want to browse.
Photo courtesy of Knitcircus Magazine