Jo Pinafore & a Pinny for a Dolly

My online friend Kelly has designed this gorgeous set of girls pinafores based on the March Sisters from “Little Women”. I am test knitting the Jo pinafore for her in size 4 so Ariana scores a new dress. I am up to the straps part so am on the homeward straight.

Here is a photo so far of the Jo dress for Ariana:

Dress done just the straps to go....

Dress done just the straps to go....

I have learnt a new PCO (provisional cast on) method using waste yarn and a crochet hook and then hemming the skirt by catching the stitches from the waste yarn. I am now learning the effectiveness of double knitting on th straps as you knit it each side and it comes out double thickness and stocking stitch both sides. Very cool. Can’t wait to have some photos of Ariana wearing it.

Kelly has also added a very cute dolly pinafore pattern as a bonus as the March Sisters patterns are not yet released but people can knit the Pinny for a Dolly pattern to get a taste for the grown up versions. I knitted one wee dolly dress for a swap I am in and it was quick and very cute!

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On a teddy

On a teddy

Very cute isn’t it!

I am planning another one for a birthday pressie for a special wee girl but will post that later on here as don’t want to give the surpise away (will post on Ravelry though;)

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