My favorite color is purple and those who know me well can probably attest to this. It just so happens to be that is also my niece’s favorite color. Hmm, wonder how that came to be…
Anyways, I had bought some solid purple yarn along with a nice blend of purple variegated yarn. In my mind, I imagined a lovely knitted dress my niece could wear. I used the same pattern from the Knitted School Uniform 2nd Grade. The pattern came with several options to change the skirt portion, which I did accordingly.
Let me just say, it felt like this took such a long time to make. I even had my mom help me knit some of the skirt part because I got so tired of knitting this thing. Can you imagine I’d get tired of knitting?
It is a very simple pattern, however, because I chose a circle skirt, it required increased stitches. I had to use two pairs of circular needles, at the same time, because there were just too many stitches for one pair alone to handle!
This dress also ate up a lot of yarn.
This dress is also heavy, which means it drags the neckline down.
You can imagine, then, how disappointed I was when I realized that this knitted dress was too big for my cute niece to wear. That was the big facepalm moment. Anyways, alhamdulilah fee kulli haal (All Praise and Thanks is to Allah in every situation). I don’t remember what gave me the idea, but I thought, hmm why not see if the dress would fit me? And guess what? It fit, alhamdulilah (All Praise and Thanks is to Allah)!
Prior to considering this option, I was already thinking up a few changes I could make to the knitted dress. For example, adding a few more rows to the neckline or just giving this dress to my niece when she got older and taller.
I think my solution was better, and perhaps one day I can make my niece her purple knitted frock inshaAllah (if Allah wills). In the meanwhile, I crocheted her some cute purple slippers which I will post about soon inshaAllah (if Allah wills).
Here are some more pictures of this knitted dress that ended up being for me. SubhanAllah (Glory be to Allah), I think it’s pretty amazing that I intended it for my niece, but it just wasn’t meant to be.
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