Featured in the recent addition to“60 Quick Baby Knits” book series titled “60 Quick Knit Baby Essentials: Sweaters, Toys, Blankets, & More in Cherub” from Cascade Yarns, this “dress to tunic” concept is truly an essential and classic baby knit. Sometimes, the best option to take is the simplest one. I believe when working with colorful yarns; it is most wise to stick to a basic, clean and uncomplicated main stitch pattern. Incorporate a bit of lace or textured stitch pattern into it and voila; you have a timeless, chic, no fuss garment.
About This Design:
© Sixth&Spring Books/Cascade Yarns
Defining Words: Sweet, Simple, Speedy
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Cherub DK (55% Nylon, 45% Acrylic- 180 yds (165 m)/1.75 oz (50 g)
I am a big advocate of natural fibers and as such; not keen on using acrylic blends and similar man made fibers in my own projects. Having admitted to that, I was pleasantly surprised working with Cascade Cherub. The yarn glided smoothly on the needles and had less of the “fake” feel you normally find in acrylic blended yarns. I also liked the stitch definition. Those qualities paired with a great range of solid and variegated shades and a price tag of $3 per ball, make Cascade Cherub a great value for use in children clothing and accessories.
knitting starts at the bottom hem, working the classic baby shale pattern back and forth to form the scalloped border. The body is then knitted in-the-round in stockinette to underarm. Sleeves are separately knitted to the same point as well and then joined and knitted together with the body seamlessly. Yoke shaping leads to a wide boat neck which is finished in baby shale pattern. Small buttons in the back secure the neckline and provide ease of wear. The length and shaping of the dress makes it easy to be used as a tunic as the child grows. Sweet, Simple and Speedy!
So, for a cute and quick baby gift, give this dress to tunic knit a go. Don’t forget to check the design’s Ravelry Page and perhaps, give it a heart.
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