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!
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.
Off now to start another project!