Saturday, February 20, 2010

Week Eight: Bouncy Dress

My mom gave me a skein of stripey wool for Christmas. A couple of weeks ago I picked it up and started knitting. Immediately I loved the colors of the stripes. They reminded me of a bouncy ball. And so the Bouncy Dress was born.

Bouncy Trio

Price: $6.00 (USD)

Bouncy Dress is a simple baby dress designed to show off self-patterning or variegated yarn. It is worked in a combination of flat and circular knitting. Techniques used include provisional cast on, short rows, kitchener stitch, picking up stitches, and decreasing. Directions for these are NOT included in the pattern.

Yarn: You will need approximately 280 (330, 380) yards of a sport-weight wool with some stretch for best results. (Pictured: Jo-Ann Sensations Kashmira in Green Stripe – sport, 1 skein / 100g / 284 yards, 100% wool)

  • US size 8 24” circular needle
  • 4 US size 8 dpns
  • 4 stitch markers
  • at least 2 stitch holders or waste yarn
  • tapestry needle

Gauge: 4 inches = 20 sts / 28 rows in stockinette

Sizing: Directions are given for 3 months (6 months, 12 months). See schematic at the end of the pattern for exact measurements. The dress will have approximately 1” negative ease in the bodice, and a very loose skirt.


  1. That is just the cutest dress! What a great use of patterned sock yarn.