My third attempt at this pattern with yet another yarn . . . this time I used Ella Rae bamboo silk in coral, knit on US 7. It took 4 full skeins and just the smallest bit of a fifth . . . I used Cascade Ultra Pima cotton for the trim, with the same mods that I used here.
I love the yarn and the weight (of course, bamboo silk isn’t exactly machine washable), but it turned out too short (barely to knee length) for my five-year-old , even though I knit it in size 5T. Next time I would add at least two inches on before beginning the bodice. Also, it’s none too loose at the top – definitely wouldn’t fit anyone over the age of 5.
I need to finish some of my other knitting projects, but I can’t help picturing this in a lilac purple . . .Pin It