Friday, September 05, 2014

Fiber Arts Friday: Quinn's Hara Dress

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!  It's been awhile, but hey, would you look at this...

Miss Quinn's Hara Baby Dress finally finished! #knitstagram #knitting #LouisaHarding #handknit #babyknits Wove in the ends and put the buttons on at the race track yesterday... how appropriate!

Why yes, that's a finished object

Pattern: Hara Dress by Johanna Marshall, a free download on Ravelry (here's a link to my project page).  I knit the largest size (18 months) for Quinn's first birthday.

Yarn: Louisa Harding Jasmine, color #17 peach.  I really enjoyed working with yarn, which is a cotton/bamboo/silk/polyester DK blend.  It has a string of metallic sheen running through it that gives a really nice shimmer, but isn't too "loud."

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Nearly every project page I read on Ravelry made mention that the length was not long enough to be a dress, so I added a couple of extra inches to the body.  I'm still not sure it's sundress length, but that's okay.  I opted to knit this pattern for it's versatility and the fact that Quinn could get extended wear out of it as it would go from maybe dress length to a tunic to a top.  In fact, her Mom had plans for leggings and a long sleeve tee to take this summery frock all the way through fall and winter.  I can't wait to see it on her!

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For those of you who don't know, Miss Quinn is part of our amazing racing family (she just happens to be the little sister to one of Matt's younger competitors).  So it would seem appropriate that I not only knit on the dress at several races this summer, but I actually wove in the ends and sewed the buttons on at last Saturday's race.

Good thing we're behind at the track... I have ends to weave and buttons to sew on before Miss Quinn outgrows her very late birthday present! #knitterproblems #knitstagram #louisaharding #handknit #knitting

Which also explains the finished object photos - hanging in our trailer and on the roof of the race car - and the fact that I did not have a chance to give it a SOAK wash or block it before Miss Quinn proudly claimed it (she was hugging it in her car seat as they left to head home).

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This was a fun knit and I would knit it again.  Actually, I bought 6 skeins of Jasmine and only used 2.5, so...

8 comments:

Cathy Johnson said...

That's so cute! You must post photos with your little model wearing it ;)

Miley's Daily Scoop said...

So cute!! Have a great Friday!

Sue said...

That is very very cute and will look just as adorable with tights and a shirt.

Marjie said...

Oh, that is so adorable! I picture it with a turtleneck and tights. I'm sure Quinn's mommy will love it.

tubby3pug said...

its a beautiful dress
retro rover

SissySees said...

Pretty! How sweet that Quinn and her mom are already treasuring it!

WonderWhyGal said...

It's adorable!

Kathy R said...

What an adorable little dress!

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