Teacup Pinafore

In the last few weeks my latest design has come out in Interweave Knits Summer.  This is the Teacup Pinafore.

With this pinafore (would also make a great sundress) I wanted to capture a classic, girly feel.  A little bit vintage and very comfortable to wear.

The original swatch I created was in Tahki Cotton Classic, I quite like the white (but probably not too practical!)

As with most of my designs this is seamless and it is knit from the bottom up.  The picot edging at the bottom is created using a knitting in hem for a nice smooth finish.  My favorite detail of the dress is the button band.  It is knit in one piece with folded over tabs (using a slip stitch folding stitch) to give a nice stability to the dress.  You can see it in a little more detail here, sorry about the unmodeled shots though as there are only boys in my house they wouldn’t much appreciate modeling this!

This version of the pinafore has picot bind offs at both the armholes and the neckline for a femine touch.  I would love to see a simplified version of this pattern for a little girl who didn’t like frills.  Using the basic shaping if the edging detail and the final picot edging at the bind off was removed it would make a wonderful simple sundress.  Perhaps even with some bright striping in the skirt?

Looking forward to seeing some variations knitted of this!

3 thoughts on “Teacup Pinafore

  1. both your new designs are lovely! I have some orange handdyed that might be perfect for the grownup one — the next time I need a vacation knit! Congrats :-)

  2. I love this pattern but the detail of Rows 1-13 of the Flower Bouquet chart are missing from the pattern in Interweave. Please send me this part of the pattern at drruth@syr.edu as that is critical to the beauty of this pattern.
    Thank you.

  3. Hi Ruth,

    This pattern was published by Interweave knits so I’d suggest contacting them to get updated information on the pattern as they are are the publishers. I no longer have that pattern as it was published 9 years ago.

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