Just a quick warning for the future of this blog: I can only imagine that there will be a huge increase in the number of pink baby clothes featured here. We learned last week that my brother and his wife are having a girl in July, and then I did this:
It was almost like I Hulk Smashed it. It just happened! I woke up, my knitting needles were smoking and there was a practically finished dress!
The pattern is Impress Dress with Hat and Socks from Pickles, who just create a TON of beautiful patterns. I did have some trouble reading and interpreting this pattern. It’s very bare bones, which I usually like, but I could have used a few WS/RS indicators before starting that woven stitch pattern.
In the picture above you can see a little line of light pink stitches after I started using the darker pink yarn. I don’t think that is supposed to be there. Somehow I got turned around when doing my armhole bind offs and changed colors on the wrong side? I’m not quite sure what happened. But, clearly, I didn’t fix it because I was so interested to see what was going on with that woven stitching! That I had to rip out a few times because the instructions just weren’t as clear as I needed them to be.
I went on a monumental trip to JoAnn on Friday (like I may have bought 18 skeins of yarn monumental) and spent a lot of time in the baby yarn isle for maybe the first time ever.
I picked up Bernat Softee Baby yarn in Soft Peach, Light Red, and White. It’s a DK weight yarn and knit up really well! I used size 4 24″ circular needles because they didn’t have a 16″ set at JoAnn, so I adjusted the pattern to be worked flat.
The pattern includes matching hat and socks. MATCHING HAT AND SOCKS! Those are, of course, coming soon.
Baby Girl Dykhuizen is due on July 12th. I’ve absolutely loved knitting adorable manly knits for Baby Nolan, who, yes, was born last June, and, yes, the math there is confusing. But DRESSES! And PRINCESSES! And PINK THINGS!
So yeah. Trust me. More pink to come.