I knit Mallory up a little baby item before she was born, and even went to Portland to the Button Emporium and Ribbonry to find the perfect ribbon . . . and then never finished it. All that was left was to sew the ribbons on, and I never did it. And it hung in my laundry room, the ribbons draped over the hangar, until about a week ago - when I realized that if I didn't get it done NOW she would outgrow the whole darn thing. So, I give you The Mowzy Dress.
- Ribbon-Tied Dress, from Special Knits, by Debbie Bliss
- 4 balls Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in melon, color #104
- size US 3 (3,25mm) and US 2 (3,00mm) needles
- see the Ravelry post here
I modified this quite a bit - if you've seen this pattern the most obvious change was getting rid of the sleeves and finishing the armholes with a garter edge. I also changed it to be knit in the round, and sewed in my ribbons so they crossed in front and tied in back, because I knew Mals would only untie those puppies as soon as they were tied. I also added the picot bind off around the hem that DB has used in other projects (like the Matinee Jacket). I wasn’t really happy with the directions for the crossover and eyelet holes in the front, and didn’t like how they came out in the finished product. Luckily they’re covered up by the ribbons, anyway.
It was worth the wait because it fits her perfectly right now, and looked oh-so-cut with her little hot pink onesie underneath!