Tuesday, March 20, 2012

the full circle

Sometimes strange time parallels occur in my life, and I'm sure in others too. Strange little acts of synchronicity. Little acts that if you really wanted to you could possibly try and read some deeper meaning in to.  This may be one of those cases, you be the judge. Me, I find it an interesting parallel.

Four years ago in January 2008 I finished my first ever Rainbow Dress, a dress that had taken me three months and a heck of a lot of frogging to finish.  I could get all reminiscent and ponder all that has happened in those four years, and the way that one dress changed the direction of my career...but let's not today.  

Let's just look at the Rainbow Dress I finished earlier this year, my thirteenth. I love it that just like the first one, it's knit in a rainbow yarn. 

I love a rainbow yarn.

Despite the fact that this pattern was designed firstly for rainbow yarns, I've only ever knit three in rainbow yarns. They are, I think, perfection.

This one is destined for my gorgeous wee niece, Sage. A sweet little poppet who I know will love this dress as much as I do.

I just hope Toby realises it is actually hers!

Pattern: Rainbow Dress
Needles: Addi Lace Clicks 3.5mm and 4mm
Yarns: Wendy Dennis Polwarth 8ply
Space Frog 8ply/DK Pure Wool

Notes: size knit 19". knit until I ran out of yarn.
The dress is intended for a three year old who has a 19" chest. It is shown here on a three year old with a 20.5" chest.
Bodice knit on 3.5mm needles instead of 3.75mm.

Ravelled here.


  1. What a beautiful dress! Love the colours! Love your blog too:)

  2. You have come a long way! I just went back and read your comments regarding your first Rainbow dress - so glad that "Donna" convinced you to make up the pattern yourself because where would we be without all of your beautiful creations.

  3. I remember that first dress! What an amazing journey you have been on over the past 4 years!! I hope the next 4 will be just as exciting for you :)


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