Leaf Love Dress

I was working on a shawl as we were traveling through Austria only to discover I forgot to pack the second ball of yarn. 😑 Lucky for me the internet saved the day. I found a yarn shop in Innsbruck and a pattern on Ravelry and was good to go.

My little one is acquiring quite the knitted collection. It is so nice to have someone else to knit garments for. I chose the Love Leaf Dress mostly due to the yardage and yarn specifications listed. I didn’t want to get into another yarn chicken situation. This pattern is a top down raglan construction with a lace panel down the front. I made the dress more of a tunic length so the skirt is about 5 inches rather than 8.

Now let me tell you about this yarn. It is from Ferner Wolle (Austrian Brand). Wow is it soft and I really enjoyed working with it. It does not have a tight twist, however, I don’t think that affected the definition of the lace panel that much. Since I didn’t bring extra needles I popped into another craft shop along our journey and purchased a pair of Addi circulars. Wow oh wow! I love Addis! They are pointy, light weight, and the cable is super pliable. I may have to look into purchasing more needles from this brand.

It is starting to look like it will warm up around here so I think baby will not have many more woolly knits. Time to investigate garnments meant for spring.

Until Next Time,

12 thoughts on “Leaf Love Dress

  1. Beautiful dress and pattern, I’m having difficulty in knitting row 6 of the lace panel, I seem to count 13 stitches and there’s only eleven stitches, and it is throwing the work out of proportion, please advise.

    • Thank you! I would suggest looking at where you needed to make decreases and yarn overs (especially at the beginning of the panel) as you may have accidentally skipped something which has lead to your stitch count being short. If you have further confusion I would try to reach out to the designer of the pattern. Sometimes his/her knowledge of the pattern can help you get out of a jam.

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