The Mischa Dress project came from wanting to knit for a co-worker’s first baby. Marisa was so happy to be having a baby girl and considering how easy I thought a dress would be, it seemed like a good idea. And Marisa is from East Texas, just like me, so I’ve felt a special bond with her since she came to the office.
When I went looking for baby dresses, I was a bit frustrated. No pattern jumped out at me. I’ve knitted one baby dress before and I’ll have to tell you about it sometime. But when I finally happened upon the Mischa Baby Dress, I thought it was a good choice. I still wasn’t blown away but it was very pretty.
For babies, I love to knit with cotton. Wool can be scratchy or too hot but cotton is just so breathable. I was looking for the perfect yarn when we took a trip to the Hill Country in August. And while down there, I went to The Sated Sheep for the first time. And I fell in love with that store! So many delectable yarns!
I found the Tot le Matin cotton/wool blend at The Sated Sheep and knew it was the perfect yarn right away. And the color – a delicate, speckled violet – was perfect for a newborn. This yarn wasn’t cheap, but it was worth it. Because it was perfect.
Pattern: Mischa Baby Dress by Taiga Hilliard Designs
Yarn: Tot le Matin Yarn Tot Coton
Needles: US 4 circs (3.5 mm)
Made for: baby E
Time to Completion: 4 weeks
How naive I was to think that I could do lace without making mistakes. I made one glaring mistake in the lace bodice, tried to correct it, and only made it worse. I tried to make it better when I was weaving in my ends – with no success. So frustrating! Next time, in the future, always, I need to try so much harder with lace. It’s not my talent.
Other than that, the dress turned out great! I was nervous about the buttons but those went on very easily, once I found the right size. And the color – the yarn really makes this dress! Look for a review on it soon!