>> Friday, May 7, 2010
I swear someday I will actually start and finish a project for myself. I have plenty of things lined up that I would love to wear but unfortunately there are to many adorable little girl projects and I have a little girl who loves to wear anything I make. I know I'm going to blink my eyes and she'll be a teenager and all bets will be off. So until then I offer up yet another little girl knit.
Elenka from Knitty (free). It is knit in the round from the bottom up so as you get closer and closer to finishing, it gets faster and faster to knit.
I had to lengthen it because the sizes only go up to 5T and my daughter is wearing 6x, she is quite tall. I just worked more rounds of the lace skirt in each section. I used Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Peony for the dress (5 skeins) and Ivory for the edges (about 1/3 skein). Very affordable to make and she loves it.
There is a purple ribbon thread through the upper waist area. I wanted a lacy ivory colored ribbon but my little fashionista decided that purple was the way to go and I humbly bowed to her wishes :).