Ahoy, mateys! Dru is modeling a set I’ve just completed, The Little Sailorette knitted hat and dress set, which will be a raffle prize at BlytheCon 2011!
I had a lot of fun knitting this set – the dress is of course the style I have been working on for the past few weeks, but the sailor collar took a lot of experimentation and hours of staying up late. I tried several different styles and finally ended up with this one. So glad to finally figure it out as part of the dress! It’s just not a sailor dress without the signature collar.
And of course, the hat was somewhat of a headache because I worked without a pattern and it took a while to figure out the exact gauge and number of stitches needed. This was actually attempt No. 2. My first attempt was an actual sailor-style hat, which turned out way too big and the style just wasn’t quite right. After much research, I decided on a more versatile hat style but with nautical colors, and I am really happy with how it turned out!
The yarn used is Spud and Chloe Fine (80% wool + 20% silk), one of my favorite yarns to use for Blythe knitting. I used the color “Snorkel,” and knitted it up with size 1 needles. Needless to say, the hat took FOREVER! I always forget how big Blythe’s head is compared to the rest of her. LOL!
Here’s another photo of Dru who worked really hard to make the dress look cute ^_^
I am really proud of this little set and I can’t wait to see who will get to take it home at BlytheCon 2011!