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February 3, 2016

From Sally — Oh, Baby

Filed under: Updates — surly @ 2:30 pm

I just finished knitting an adorable little baby dress under a tight deadline.  Why such a tight deadline?  After all, I knew the baby was coming for months.  I even knew several weeks in advance when I was going to get to meet the baby for the first time.

Well, as we all know knit happens. I started a different dress weeks ago.  Then, last week, I decided I didn’t like it.  The pattern wasn’t as cute as I’d thought it would be, the pattern itself had issues, and I was knitting it out of cotton.  The cotton was a beautiful, deep fuchsia — I loved the color.  But I hated knitting with it.

So, I cast around (ha ha) on Ravelry looking for something I could finish within 3 or 4 days.  It had to be a quick knit and I had to have the yarn in my stash because the roads were still a bit dicey from our big storm.  I settled on the Lizzy Dress designed by Taiga Hilliard. I rummaged around in my stash and found a light blue Madelinetosh Merino light — the right gauge and machine washable, too.

This was a great pattern: fun to knit, well written, adorable, and quick. If you make it out of one skein, you never even have to join new yarn. I made the 12-month size with a few modifications. I did fewer increases on the skirt so that the skirt was the 6-month size (which substracted one lace repeat). Note: If you knit this and make a similar modification, just take care when you set the side marker so that the lace is centered in the front.

I ordered an assortment of inexpensive shell buttons from Amazon (yay for free two day shipping). I was planning to use white buttons, but the pink seemed to pop.

I’m very pleased with how this turned out and I can’t wait to meet the recipient.


  1. From Susan — the baby and parents will drool over it!!

    Comment by surly — February 3, 2016 @ 3:35 pm

  2. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for showing us to make for the babies that may come our way :)

    Comment by pkett — February 3, 2016 @ 5:17 pm

  3. love it! Need to have a baby present asap, and this would be wonderful!

    Comment by Joan — February 3, 2016 @ 5:32 pm

  4. Totally adorable – what a very lucky baby!

    Comment by Barb R. — February 3, 2016 @ 8:33 pm

  5. very cute!

    Comment by Cathy L — February 3, 2016 @ 10:07 pm

  6. It has a magical quality. Well done!

    Comment by Katie K — February 3, 2016 @ 11:54 pm

  7. Lovely. I’ve been hoarding several skeins of Madeline Tosh Light. Great one skein project!

    Comment by Bonnie — February 4, 2016 @ 5:28 pm

  8. Love it and I have been looking for the perfect baby girl gift for a family member! I think I have the perfect madtosh merino light yarn too! Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Kathy W. — February 5, 2016 @ 11:18 am

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