Inspired by the dresses my sisters and I wore to Sunday school and the easy jersey dresses my daughter wore to play in, I’ve designed a dress that is feminine, fun, and age appropriate. The Girl’s Dress is sized from toddler to 4T.
The dress is knitted in one piece, from the top down, with short row shaping in the shoulders and set in sleeves. The pattern stitches allow for hidden increases that give fullness to the swingy skirt.
Knitted in a soft neutral color the simple stitch details would stand out, but the dress could also be pretty and playful worked in a bright happy color. The optional bead embellishment at the neck and hemline take this comfortable dress from playground to tea party.
See more of Kim’s designs on Ravelry and you can read her blog with her sisters.
Cotton Bam Boo
52% cotton, 48% bamboo
Cotton Bam Boo is a smooth, lustrous sportweight yarn with great stitch definition. The cotton component allows the blend to knit up into a fabric that is soft and breathable. Bamboo adds a soft sheen, and it’s naturally antibacterial. It also has wonderful drapeas you can see in the Girl’s Dress. Cotton Bam Boo has a gauge of 6 stitches per inch and comes in 22 beautiful colors.
Here is the free downloadable Cotton Bam Boo Girl's Dress pattern.
If you have difficulty downloading or printing the PDF pattern above, try these: page 1, page 2, page 3
Adding beads to your knitting is easier than it looks with the help of a crochet hook. Use the hook to hold the bead and then slip it over the stitch. This allows you to place beads on individual stitches as desired without having to pre-string beads on the yarn.
Learn how to add beads to your knitting.