Wrap your baby in soft, elegant tradition on his or her special day. This Baptism or Christening gown has a full long skirt and cap sleeves with seed stitch edging, and a filigree seed stitch body for a perfect fit. Buttons close the back neckline. It is the perfect gown for your tiny prince or princess, and absolutely destined to become a family heirloom. It is perfectly paired with the Traditional Baby Bonnet. I created this pattern for the Baptism of my daughter.
The gown is soft and stretchy, and can be knit in two sizes, newborn to 3 months, or 6 to 18 months.
You will need to know how to cast on stitches, knit stitches, purl stitches, knit two stitches together, yarn over, cast off, seam the finished work and knit in ends of the finished work – skill level beginner/intermediate.
A gown, for an average skilled knitter, should take approximately 30 hours to complete.
The model was knit in Katia Merino 100%, color 1, and is worn by my twin daughter, Angélique, seen in the photos at age 10 ½ months.
Items knit from this pattern are for personal use only. The pattern may not be reproduced without permission.
Eight medium skeins or twelve small skeins solid aran weight, number 4 yarn, extra soft for baby’s skin, natural fibers recommended
Pair of size 5 mm (US 8) knitting needles
Darning needle and sewing needle
3 buttons, size 1.5 cm (1/2 inch) and matching thread
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Refunds or exchanges are not available for knitting patterns. I encourage you contact me if you have any comments or questions. I am here to help.
Madame Segneri welcomes your inquiries, questions and feedback. Please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your order!
I, unfortunately, am unable to design patterns or pattern changes for specific clients due to time constraints. However, I am always open to ideas to consider as I design. Please do not hesitate to contact me with your suggestions.
All product samples in the development process of new patterns are donated to the children of refugee families living in and around Lyon, France.
Unfortunately, the publisher from which I order copies of your books does not have gift wrapping available at this time. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Knit items should be hand washed in cool water in gentle soap, agitated very little, rinsed carefully, hand pressed between white towels to remove excess water, laid flat and carefully reshaped to dry.
I am so sorry, but I am unable to do so because I simply do not have the time. Your best option would be to contact your local yarn shop to see if they have a knitter for hire. If so, you can then purchase the pattern for him/her.
The yarns I use for my patterns are only suggestions. If you would like to use the same, it can be challenging to find them in various countries (I buy most of my yarns in French shops, picking up random skeins I love as I travel abroad.) You should always start by calling your local shop, then searching online. I frequently find what I need for pieces in specialty online yarn stores or on Ebay. (Also a great place to sell off extra skeins once you've finished a project.)
If you would like to try a different yarn, the best rule of thumb is to compare the weight suggestion and needle size in the pattern to the information provided on the yarn wrapper (or notes online).
Many of the patterns I sell were specifically designed to be simple, but this is not always the case. Please read the descriptions. I have carefully provided a skill level recommendation for each one.
Yes, wholesale items are available to store owners. Please contact Ravelry for digital downloads of specific patterns, or CreateSpace for book orders. I appreciate your support.
I am happy to consider it. However, because I knit for children, I only work with yarns appropriate for them (... not too scratchy, too fuzzy...). I also will no longer work with angora for moral reasons. Preference is given to all-natural, organic, or fair trade yarns. If you would like the opportunity to have a pattern created with your product, please contact me for more information.