Isla dress: New child’s dress pattern in The Knitter

15 Jun

Word up peeps. Just dropping in to say I’ve got a new pattern out this week in issue 46 of The Knitter, whatevs.


Isla is a kiddo’s dress in Rowan’s lovely new Wool Cotton 4 ply, which is a fantastic yarn for spring/ summer, and most importantly for the Head Laundryperson in your house if you have a nipper, it’s machine washable.

It’s sized from age 2 to 10 and doesn’t take much yarn – even the largest size is 5 balls of the main colour, with tiny amounts for the colourwork.

Storm was kind enough to lend her modelling skills to the shoot…


With hindsight, I should have added extra length to her ‘sample size’ as she is way taller than an average 3 to 4 year old – so it look super short. But it’s easy to lengthen if, like me, you’re the proud parent of a baby giraffe!

Look, matchy matchy!


The bottom section is knit in the round and there’s hardly any shaping so it’s a great first Fair Isle project too.

Most exciting for me, this pattern is now available online to buy from The Making Spot, along with some of my old designs. Welcome to the 21st century peeps! Not that I’m saying don’t buy the mag, but, if you want to cast on, like NOW, you can – hurrah!

More design news coming up really soon…

PS. Thanks to Al, James and Sarah for helping Storm have a great time on the shoot, Frances, for her amazing knitting, and Phil for taking such lovely pix.


5 Responses to “Isla dress: New child’s dress pattern in The Knitter”

  1. Rhian Drinkwater June 15, 2012 at 8:11 am #

    Gorgeous! And I have a niece called Isla…

  2. sara June 15, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    What gorgeousness on many levels, photographs, model, colours of yarn and lastly pattern, i’m not a fan of fairisle but this looks such an effective pattern in it’s simplicity.

  3. Jenny June 18, 2012 at 10:06 am #

    Lovely dress and Storms tights are amazing. Do they make those in adult sizes?

    • Rosee Woodland June 18, 2012 at 10:21 am #

      Thanks! The tights are from M&S so I suspect not. My favourite place for tights is – well worth a look if that’s your thing.

  4. Martha August 31, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    This is a fab knitting! Really impressed.

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