Beautiful Dreamer is a short knitted dress found in Niños: A Collection of Kid's Knitwear Designs, Malabrigo Book 9. Elena Nodel is well known for her attention to detail and this dress is no exception! Chevron stripes adorn the skirt while straight stripes and gathered sleeves add interest to the bodice. Beautiful Dreamer is worked in the round from the top down.
This pattern uses 6 colors of Rios by Malabrigo and is wonderful for knitters who would like to see several colors in a coordinated set. This worsted weight, superwash Merino Wool yarn is kettle-dyed so that each skein is layered with color.
Kit includes Niños: A Collection of Kid's Knitwear Designs, Malabrigo Book 9 (pattern inside) and selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Rios by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/210yds): 2 (3, 3, 4) Skeins Main Color (MC), 1 (1, 1, 2) skeins CC4, and 1 skein each of CC1, CC2, CC3, CC5. Shown in Natural (MC), Purpulas, Purple Mystery, Teal Feather, Cumparcita, & Black
SIZE: 2/4 (6/8, 10, 12) YRS, modeled with 2" positive ease
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Chest: 23 (25, 27, 28.5, 30, 32)” Length 12.75 (15, 17, 19, 21.5, 23.5)”
YARDAGE: 1470-2100 yds
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner/ Intermediate
NEEDLES: Size US 4 / 3.5mm 12” & 24" circular needles & US 6 / 4mm 16” & 24" circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Removable Stitch Markers (2 colors preferable), 2 Stitch holders or scrap yarn, Tapestry Needle or Crochet Hook for weaving in ends
GAUGE: 20 sts x 26 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette St on US 6 needles
Images courtesy of Aureliano Fernandez/Malabrigo & Yarn Loop