If you have a small girl-child in your life and you have yet to discover Knitting for Olive patterns, you are in for a treat! One look at Pernille Larsen’s patterns on her Knitting for Olive Ravelry page and you’ll fall in love!
Olive’s grandmother Pernille began designing patterns for Olive when she was born a few years ago. Pernille started sharing the patterns and in 2015 she and her daughter (Olive’s mom) started selling them. The knitting world is so lucky that they have shared with us! Olive gets to wear these adorable garments and must be the best dressed little girl in Copenhagen, where they live. Imagine having a grandmother who is such a talented designer!
There is now a sample of the simple Ruffle Dress in the shop. Watch for Olive’s Christmas Stocking and her Mullet Skirt coming soon! Knitting for Olive patterns range from stockinette with texture that adds interesting and clever detail to garments with cables and lace.
We chose to make our sample out of Shibui Staccato, a fingering weight Merino/Silk blend. This does create a dress that needs to be hand washed but we think the result is worth it! Shibui’s yarns have such deep colors and this charming little dress is as soft as down. If the little girl you have in mind might look better in something other than blue you could use any of these:
If a superwash yarn would suit your needs better, My Sister Knits has plenty of those in fingering weight! We’ll be happy to show them to you you when you come into the shop. Or, look at what we call our ‘sock wall’ just as you get up the stairs to the second floor. This sweet knitted dress would be a great use for some of our speckled yarn! Or what about some with little sparkly bits?
Knitting with Olive designs offers well written patterns in a wide range of sizes, some with style options, and we hope to see more as Olive grows!