Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday Favorites 2/4: Frills for Little Girls

It's Friday!!  Hooray!!  Man, my week is all sorts of messed up.  With two snow-days and one 2-hour delay, it just doesn't feel like today is Friday.  But here we are and so on with Friday Favorites!

I have what some might call an unhealthy obsession with little knits for little girls.  Dresses, skirts, cardigans and sweaters...they are all so adorable.  I think one of the reasons I can't help but add them to my list of favorites is because I don't have the opportunity to knit for any girls.  Don't misunderstand me - I love knitting for X when I have the chance and there are a lot of cute things for boys.  But there are so many for little girls it's unreal.

So here are a few of my most recent favorites.

Photo by Anna & Heidi Pickles
I can't help but love this little set.  Babies are adorable, adding a little ruched turban makes it even better.  I cannot get over this hat!  Pair it with a striped daisy stitch and you've won me over!

Photo by AliciaPaulson
This pattern is named Springtime in Paris, but this knitter titled hers "Winter in Portland."  Love it!  I'm not usually a fan of red but this darling sweater is just so striking in this color!  I love the stitch on the cuffs and bottom half of the cardigan.  I envision this is a dark teal or peacock color. :)  Beautiful work!

Photo by AliciaPaulson
Little girls in little knit dresses - do I need to say more?  When I first started knitting, I didn't know if I liked the idea of knit dresses on little girls.  I soon realized I just wasn't seeing the right dresses.  Simple is often best.  I love the leafy goodness on the top, which transitions to mostly stockinette stitch, finishing with just a little flair.  This can be knit as a dress or a tunic - but a little girl in this with lacy little tights would be perfect!

Photos by mamajoss
Another dress - this one reminds me of a little Victorian girl going out in her Sunday best.  The lacy portion on the bottom is beautiful and shows off the fabric behind it so well.  This dress is crocheted, instead of knit.  If I had a little girl, I would certainly make this dress!

There you have it folks!  Happy Friday!


  1. OMgosh! Fantastic finds! I'll need to bookmark them. Maybe #2 will be a girl ;o)?

  2. @Kepanie
    Haha - if you talk to J we'll never have girls... :)
    He's convinced that the next time we have a baby, X will have a little brother. lol

  3. oh my!! that top one is such a cutie!! I think I love orange again!

  4. LOL, we think we'd have another girl. I had two of these projects in my favs. Great minds think alike!

  5. Going to go fave these!! Thank you!! :)

  6. @knittingknirvana
    You're welcome! :) I'm glad to know that SOMEONE can get some use out of these patterns! :)