This adorable dress is perfect for your precious little girl, sizes 18 Months to 8 years. Easy garter stitch sets off different sections of the dress and adds interest to the cabled hem. Buttons secure the straps in the back, and there is no seaming or grafting required since the dress is made in the round. The dress is knit out of Rios by Malabrigo, a worsted weight superwash merino wool yarn. Rios is great for kidswear due to its softness, warmth and easy care washing!
Dinah is one of 21 patterns found in Niños: A Collection of Kids' Knitwear Designs or more commonly known as Malabrigo Book 9. We believe that all pattern books should come with yarn for your project!
Kit includes Niños Book (pattern inside) and selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Rios by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/220yds): 2 (2, 3, 4) Skeins. Shown in color Niebla.
ALTERNATE YARN: Cotton Fleece Worsted by Brown Sheep Co. (80% Cotton / 20% Resilent Wool; 100g/215yds): 2 (2, 3, 4) Skeins. Use this 100% Made in the USA yarn for your warm climate like Texas and Florida. With mostly cotton, this thick yarn will breathe and keep your little one from overheating in the Southern States. It has a great hand, beautiful solid colors, and the springy stretch of wool.
SIZE: 18Mo/2T (4, 6, 8)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Chest 21 (23, 25, 26.5)"
YARDAGE: 440-800 yds
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
NEEDLES: Size US 7 / 4.5mm 16" or 24" circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Cable Needle, Stitch Markers, Tapestry Needle, 2 buttons- .5" diameter
GAUGE: 19 sts x 28 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch
Images courtesy of Malabrigo/Kelly Herdrich & Yarn Loop