Carol Turner

Nursery Knitwear

Dusky Rose Frock Coat


This week I decided to stay with the variegated yarn theme,  raided through my ever growing stash, and came up with this combination of pinks.


I based the pattern on a 1950’s vintage style matinee coat to fit a little girl of 6-9 months. It is all in DK, I used the multi coloured yarn which knitted up beautifully for the skirt, which was done in one piece. I incorporated gradual decreases in the skirt to the waistband. and used a dusky pink for the bodice and sleeves.


The bodice and sleeves were knitted in moss stitch for a different texture and  the edgings were done in garter stich using a darker pink. The buttons I already had in my collection and appear to be an excellent match, really pleased with that!

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Overall the effect is quite pretty the two pink yarns blend in well with the mult-coloured section. To complement the coat I had to make a matching pair of shoes. Just love making these Mary Jane shoes, such a cute addition to any little girls wardrobe.

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Off now to start another project!



Author: Carol Turner

Hello and welcome. I love knitting baby clothes and creating nursery toys and this site is a showcase for my little creations. Thank you for visiting and do call again soon

8 thoughts on “Dusky Rose Frock Coat

  1. Again you have out done yourself! Very very cute!
    Like a friend of mine will say “to much cuteness!”

  2. I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the WordPress Family Blog Award! Thanks for making me feel at home here 🙂

  3. Hi Carol, I was wondering if you could tell me what the name of the multi coloured DK wool was, it’s so pretty and I would like to try and find some. Thanks

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