Having discovered the delights of knitted skirts on swaying hips (see yesterday's post), as soon as I had a tiny model of my own, I lost no time in making one for her, as well.
But knitting for a baby presented its own unique challenges. I needed a fiber that could be machine washed and dried (we were living in an apartment at the time, reliant on generous relatives who collected our dirty laundry and brought it back clean and folded), but I also wanted a thicker yarn that would work up more quickly (because baby =/= knitting time).
I actually found what I wanted, in a nice pink, and produced a dear little ruffled skirt that I was quite pleased with - to the extent that once Brooklyn outgrew it (height-wise, not width-wise), I handed it down to her little cousin who also wore it very well.
If you know a little princess who needs more ruffles in her life, find Shake here, and get it for free through the end of the month with coupon code write31days. And check back tomorrow for the story behind Gem.
This is day five of my series 31 Days of Unraveling Designs - check here for intro and post list!