Friday, November 8, 2013

toddler ballet wrap

One of the exciting happenings around here this fall has been the start of dance lessons! And Mississippi has had an unseasonably cool fall this year (which this west coast girl is loving!), which has spurred me to make my munchkin a sweater to wear over her dance leotard much earlier than it would normally be needed.

Pattern: Toddler Ballet Wrap by Eileen Casey (free pattern!) My Ravelry project page.
Yarn: Berroco Weekend (2.1 skeins ... if I had made 3/4 length sleeves I would have not needed to dip into the third skein to finish the i-cord!) Colorway 5975, a raspberry purple-pink color.
Needles: Size 8 circulars, size 7 dpn's for the i-cord
Modifications: Lengthened the sleeves to full length! Added about an 1.5 inches of ribbing at the wrist before starting the sleeve pattern as written, then just kept knitting to desired length before doing the shaping at the top.

This knit up fast. Makes me want to knit up a bunch of things in worsted/aran weight, since they get done so much more quickly! My favorite part of this pattern is the applied i-cord ties and edging. I had never done applied i-cord before, and I love how neat and tidy it is. So easy, too!

Of course she'll need coordinating leg warmers, right? Hope you're having a great Friday!


  1. The outfit will be darling. A tutu skirt also? Wondering the age of your little dancer.

  2. So pretty! My nephew and his wife are expecting a baby girl in March and I am starting to think about sweaters like this for her.

  3. Aww this is adorable. Matching legwarmer s are a must :)