I am finally done ruffling. 🙂 I love the finished top. It is soooo cute!
It fits Eva pretty well right now. It’s just a tad big. As long as she doesn’t have a huge growth spurt, it should fit for the fall/winter, which is when it’ll be most useful. I thought it would work for summer, but it’s kind of heavy.
After a wet blocking, my gauge measured at 17 sts x 18 rows = 2 inches in st st in the round. The top itself measured 15.25 inches from the neckline to the hem, and 19 inches around the chest.
I followed the pattern exactly except for knitting four ruffles per sleeve instead of five. I used way less yarn than called for in the pattern. I managed to knit the whole thing with less than 3 skeins of Knit Picks Comfy Sport in “Peony.” The pattern called for 4 balls. Of course I knit two less ruffles, but I think I could have finished them with the leftovers from the 3rd ball of yarn. Your mileage may vary, though.
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