This dress was designed for my daughter who loves to wear pretty feminine dresses with loads of detail and as long a hem as possible. Pinnate was designed to have a detailed lace section while still being appropriate for a young girl to wear. The skirt is full without being overwhelming and the bottom lace hem gives detail without being fussy. The lace back panel allows the hem of the skirt in the back to dip lower than the front which means the hem can appear lower but not trip the child. Pinnate was named after the feather like features of a lavender flower the lace in this pattern mimics the structure of the petals.
“Pinnate: resembling a feather especially in having similar parts arranged on opposite sides of an axis like the barbs on the rachis of a feather”
Shown in size 6
Chest: 23[25,27,29,30.5,32] inches before blocking
Length: 19.25[24.25,26,29.5,32.25,34.75]inches before blocking, unworn. The weight of the skirt will cause some stretching in the length of this garment.
Knitpicks Comfy Sport [75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic; 50g/136 yd]; color: Lilac Mist 5[6,7,8,9,10] balls
1 US #5/3.75mm 24-inch circular needle, (may want to change to a 16 inch circular after dress decreases) change needle size if necessary to obtain gauge
1 set US #6/4.00 mm double pointed needles, (for knit-on i-cord edging around neck, tight knitters may need to go up one more needle size for this area)
Tapestry needle, stitch holders or waste yarn, 4 stitch markers
22sts/28 rows = 4" square in stockinette stitch
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