Two lovely dresses - same pattern stitch with a completely different look! Both dresses are knit flat from the hem upwards with a back buttoned closure. The stitch used is a vintage shell stitch that I modified so that it forms a crochet like shell stitch.
This PDF Knitting Pattern by Marinda Creations is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Yarn: Any Light DK (Double knit ) / Weight 3 yarn or even a Sports weight that will give you the appropriate gauge.
Colors and amounts used in cover examples:
Yarns used by testers:
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 24 page knitting pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Knit!
I had trouble working out the stitch. I contacted Marinda the designer and she was brilliant and helped me to understand the pattern. I knitted just in one colour, and I’m so happy with the result. I will knit it again, but the next time I’ll use 2 colours and make it shorter. I will use Marinda Creations again.
I had a lot of fun with a learning curve to test this dress. It was a pleasure once you get started. The instructions are written clearly and the designer is great in elaborating on unusual stitches. Well, explained. I look forward to Marinda's next idea because all her patterns are so different, one from another.