Description: “’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
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!