Tuesday, September 4, 2012

"Judith" Frock

"Judith" Frock
$6.00 - 

“’Judith’ is a child’s wrap around frock that is meant to be fun and comfortable!
It is knit seamlessly from the bottom up in stockinette, with shaping at each side, an asymmetrical overlapping front & a three needle bind off at the shoulders. It features a striped back & left front using the intarsia method, an owl on a branch worked in duplicate stitch with an embroidered beak & talons, as well as crocheted leaves, on the right front. A single crochet edge is worked around the entire frock, including armholes, with a simple scallop crochet edge along the hem and right front edge. This charming frock is tied on the inside and outside with crochet ties.

Remix is a surprisingly soft and tweedy yarn that is easy to knit with and gives a natural, earthy quality, perfect for a woodsy frock!

‘Judith’ is inspired by my Auntie Judy’s collection of all things ‘owl’ from my childhood.”

Sizes: 3(6, 12, 18)months & 2(4, 6, 8, 10)years

Rating:  Intermediate

Techniques & Stitches Used: Seamless knitting (flat), intarsia or duplicate stitch, basic crochet, basic decreases.

Yarn Requirements: Berroco Remix, (30% Nylon, 27% Cotton, 24% Acrylic, 10% Silk, 9% Linen; 1216 yd [200 m]/3.5 oz [100 gm]; CYCA 4):
#3903 Almond (A),                1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3) skeins. Background & Stripes
#3924 Clementine (B),           1 skein.                                    Stripes
#3984 Ocean (C),                  1 skein.                                    Trim, Outer Eyes &Talons
#3967 Bittersweet (D),           1 skein.                                    Branch, Inner Eyes & Beak
#3954 Lawn (E),                    1 skein.                                    Leaves
#3938 Verdant (F),                1 skein.                                    Leaves
#3933 Patina (G),                   1 skein.                                    Owl Body
#3960 Strawberry (H),           1 skein.                                    Wings

Sample Size 6 years on Willow, who was 5.5 years at the time.  Notice the model on the website; she is 8 years old, wearing the same size 6 sample.  

This was  a lot of fun to design and knit.  It didn't take long at all, the most time consuming part was the duplicate stitch and embroidery.  The actual knitting was about 6hrs.  

I need to make another frock for my girls as I didn't keep the sample; which colors? I can't wait to choose!

$6.00 -


  1. Hello from Japan!
    This is so cute! and I recognize this design is the one on the pillow, too.

    I got interested the color combination and the owl & tree leaves.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    I will try!!


  2. I love it - would like to knit one for my little niece :-)



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