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Merry Maiden's Dress

The belled sleeves and swingy skirt in this dress are essential for an active princess.

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This child's dress is modeled after medieval overdresses, or kirtles. Ribbed borders in a solid color coordinate with soft shades in the handpainted yarn used in the body of the dress.
Finished Size: 17 (20, 24)" chest circumference. Skirt: 15 1/2" waist circumference, 73 1/2" hem circumference, and 18" long, all sizes. Dress shown measures 24" chest.
Yarn: JJ's Specialty Yarns Kaleidoscope 8-ply Wool (100% wool; 437 yd [400 m]/200 g): #27 blue/purple (MC), 2 (2, 3) skeins. JJ's Specialty Yarns Kaleidoscope 12-ply Brushed Mohair (100% mohair; 219 yd [200 m]/100 g): #27S, purple (CC), 1 skein. Yarns distributed by Fiber Trends.
Yarn weight: #3 - Light
Gauge: 17 sts and 26 rows = 4" in St st with MC on larger needles; 16 sts and 22 rows = 4" in k2, p2 rib with MC on larger needles; 16 sts and 27 rows = 4" in seed st with CC on smaller needles.
Needles: Wool sleeves, bodice, and skirt—size 8 (5 mm): straight and 24" circular (cir). Mohair sleeves and skirt trim—size 6 (4 mm): straight, 16" and 24" cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Stitch holders; markers (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Spring 2007

SKU: EP0921

Author/Speaker/Editor: Gryphon Perkins

Format: eProject