When I saw a KAL happening in one of my Rav groups recently, with the theme of Variegated, I thought that it was the push I needed to cast on a new dress for my daughter for winter. She is a dress girl, no doubt about it. Occasionally I can convince her to wear pants, or leggings, but 95% of the time, it has to be a dress or a skirt. Coming into the cooler months that is going to mean woolen dresses, and skirts, tights and hopefully when I find the right pair, some cute boots!
I decided to cast a Maggie on for her, after all, I designed it as the perfect dress for my daughter, easy to personalise, but great for everyday wear. I dug up some Cascade 220 paints from my stash, and fortunately a skein of matching solids.
The Maggies I knit when I designed this pattern still fit her, but she has gotten quite a bit taller, so they are great for over a pair of jeans (one of the times I can convince her to wear pants, under a dress!) but she really needed a dress length one!
I knit a size 3, with size 4 length, and knit the waist band to size 4 length as well and did picot hems with the contrast colour. I didn't have quite as much yarn as the pattern calls for so I knit the sleeves slightly shorter and used the contrast picot on those as well.
|No glasses, she landed on her face yesterday and they are in BAD shape!|
|The Obligatory Cat in the photo, photo|
While knitting Maggie I also decided that I need to update my earlier patterns as well, they are all in a format I can't do anything with on my new computer, and I prefer my current layout and style. So I took the time to update Maggie and tidy it up a wee bit more as well!
That means if you already own Maggie, you should have received a message with the new link, and if you are yet to buy, you will get the shiny new version when you do.
My daughter is very happy with her new purple dress, A Little Winifred is next on the dress list!