Classic Designs for the Modern Knitter

Mabel's Closet Pattern Preview: Autumn Frock

Note: Mabel's Closet was due to release on the 19th. Due to an unexpected delay, it will be another week or so. I'll post the new release date as soon as I am sure of it! When I first found out I'd be having a baby girl, I said, I'll never put her in pink. Well, we all know that didn't stick. I've warmed right up to the color, and here's proof in the Autumn Frock. I love the subtlety of this Quince color: petal.

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I love stripes. This Stripe Hat may just be my favorite piece from the collection, with a button on the tippity top.

The scoop neck of Autumn Frock is plenty big to pull over babies head. Also, it's worked from the top down, so if you'd like it to be less like a dress and more like a pullover sweater - easy. Just work less rounds of the body!

Here's a photo Carrie took of Mabel wearing the little ensemble now, at 5 months, she was 3 months for the official photo shoot. Love. it.

Finished measurements: Frock: 18 3⁄4 (20 1⁄2, 22 1⁄4, 24)" [47.5 (52, 56.5, 61) cm] chest circumference To fit sizes: 0–6 ( 6–12, 12–18, 18–24) months Sample shown in 18 3⁄4" [47.5 cm]

Hat: 14 3⁄4 (16)" [37.5 (40.5) cm] brim circumference To fit sizes: 0–12 (12–24) months Sample shown in 14 3⁄4" [47.5 cm]

Yarn: Lark by Quince & Co. (100% American wool, 134 yd [123 m] / 50 g); MC: 3 (4, 4, 5) skeins in Petal 111, CC: 1 skein in Clay 113

Needles: One 16" circular needle (circ) in size US 8 [5 mm] One set of double-pointed needles (dpns) in size US 8 [5 mm] Or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows/rnds = 4" [10 cm] in stockinette stitch, after blocking