I mentioned a little while ago, going to my LYS and seeing a very adorable book, Baby Knits: 20 handknit designs for babies 0-24 months. Well, I made it back and now the book is mine! I really went back and forth on getting it since my little girl is getting to the top of the size range, but this dress…this dress is so adorable! I had to get it. The pattern calls for Rowan Wool Cotton, which is hands down one of my favorite yarns to work with, however, I am not using it! There is a new Rowan yarn called Purelife. It’s organic Cotton, dyed naturally. The color is gorgeous, and it’s so soft. Purelife, like the Wool Cotton, is a dk weight, and the soft pink color and the fact that it’s all cotton, made it my choice for summer.
I have made the two little ruffles and I’m working on the back right now. The yarn is nice to work with, but I have found it to split a bit more then I’d like. Not horrible, but it’s the nature of going with 100% cotton, rather then the blend.