Tea Rose Dress


While knitting this dress was hard on my hands, the challenge was worth it!  I love the finished dress.  The directions were clear and concise with lots of photos to guide you through the steps.  Purl Soho is talented in clean classic designs.


I dislike knitting the linen stitch with all of my being, but...but I love how it looks.  Thankfully the bodice knitted up in two days and then I was blissfully knitting mindless stockinette stitch.  The older I get the more I love mindless knitting.


The yarn I chose was Berocco Weekend DK, a machine washable acrylic-cotton blend that was lovely to knit with.  I knew that the fiber would be hard on my hands, cotton blends usually are.  However, I took frequent breaks and limited my time on the project.


I'm waiting for the next time I babysit to give the dress to the mom.  I'll let you know if the dress fits.  I am hoping it's slightly big in the chest size and perfect for length.  Fingers crossed :)


Ravelry notes are here

Comments

  1. That dress is just darling! Weekend is a great yarn. I find that cotton mixed with another fiber is a bit easier on my hands than pure cotton yarns. Let us know how it fits!

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  2. Oh it's lovely! The color is perfect without being too sweet.

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  3. That little dress is so adorable! I'm sure the mom is going to love it!

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  4. Your dress is so sweet, and I will be keeping my fingers crossed that it fits! That color is beautiful and makes me wish I had a little girl to knit for.

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  5. Very sweet! I have a new great-niece due to arrive at the end of September...maybe this would be good to knit for her for next summer!

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  6. I am so with you...on the linen stitch and knitting with cotton. Hate both...usually love the results of both. Hope you have the best 4th of July....BOOM!

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  7. What terrific progress. I've knitted the linen stitch before and can understand why you weren't a fan. I suspect it was used so the bodice and straps are sturdy for a little one squirming about.

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  8. The dress is very pretty. I agree that the older I get, the more I appreciate mindless knitting AKA long stretches of stockinette. I need to start a sweater.

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  9. Absolutely adorable. Love the pink shade. I too hate linen stitch and adore mindless stockinette. But kudos to you because it is a great gift finsih

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  10. Adorable! I love the look of linen st too, but hate the knitting of it!!! I guess I will just take up weaving and avoid the knitting of it?

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  11. oh, it's adorable - what a sweet gift for a baby girl!! (and I'm with you on the mindless knits .... I need more of them in my life right now :-)

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  12. What a sweet little dress! I'm with you I don't like to knit linen stitch but enjoy the texture. I also enjoy mindless or at least easy - classic knitting especially this year.

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  13. Very sweet! What's cool about these little dresses, is that they can later become tops. Both my GD did that with "dresses", and hopefully your little friend will, too.

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  14. A real delight, perfect for layering up too so should last awhile. A beautiful gift.

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  15. That is such a darling little dress! All the littles in my life right now are anti-dress boys, but I definitely have to bookmark this for when a little girl does come along!

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  16. So cute! I love the buttons in the front. I am sure mom will love it!

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  17. I believe there is a very lucky little lady in your future! Well done. A labor of love, for sure.

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  18. It is a beautiful dress, Karen. The mom is going to love it!

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  19. So pretty and with lovely finishing details!

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  20. Darling! Love it and love the pale, pale color - perfection.

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  21. It is so sweet! I love tea rose pink, it's one of my favorite colors. I can't wait to hear how it fits!

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