Home
Info
Gallery
Books
Patterns
Yarns
Xtras
Fiber Links


 

Lace Christening Gowns
by
Ginger Meeker

TAKE 40% OFF ALL IN-STOCK LACE CHRISTENING GOWN PATTERNS!!!

 

Ginger has created a progressing series of Christening gowns and an interesting construction technique for creating a lace overskirt with an attached underskirt. The first, Shari, has a beautiful lace pattern with no underskirt. The second, Crystal, introduces us to her seamless underskirt. The third, Melissa, has a two tier lace overskirt with an underskirt and the fourth, Kaydence, has a three tier overskirt with an underskirt. All lace stitch patterns include both written instructions and charts; all are relatively simple patterns. For adventurous knitters though not difficult with very detailed instructions. Heirlooms to be cherished for generations!

  • Shari Christening Gown

This Christening gown is created in a series of steps: A.) Scalloped lace collar. B.) Gown bodice which is worked flat including the sleeves. C.) Once the bodice is created and cap sleeves completed, the piece is joined and a "Bell Lace" patterned skirt is knitted circular.

1,000yds Henry's Attic Cascade Petite 100% Silk, 1/3Lb skein (available here)
3.0 mm circular and double pointed needles
4.5 mm straight or circular needle for bind off
Stitch markers in at least 3 colors
Small tapestry needle and heavy sewing thread or fiber of choice for life-line
5 - 3/8" buttons
Crochet hook for creating the button loops

GM Shari Christening Gown...$10.00

  • Crystal Christening Gown

What sets this Christening gown apart from any I've seen is the lined knit skirt which is added while the top lace skirt of the gown is being knit. In other words, there are no seams to join these two skirts. The only little seams are under the cap sleeves. The underskirt is started first and the overskirt can be started at any time thereafter. The bodice of this gown is worked identical to the Shari gown above. This is a very clever technique you'll want to try!

Misti Baby Alpaca Lace weight, 437yds/50gm, 2 balls white and 1 ball contrasting color. Available here.

3.0 mm circular and double point needles
4.5 mm circular needle
6.0 mm circular or double point needles for bind off of overskirt.
2.0 circular needle for picking up stitches from the lifeline
Stitch markers in at least 3 colors or 3 different styles

GM Crystal Christening Gown...$10.00

  • Melissa Christening Gown

This christening gown takes Ginger's joined knit lace overskirt and underskirt one step further with two tiers of lace overskirts, the second acting as a lace hemline. Beautiful in a traditional Shetland Fern Lace pattern! Similar bodice construction to the two above with a coordinating lace stitch for the sleeves. One can use any fine yarn that knits to a gauge of 8sts/10rws per inch.

Finished size: Chest 20-22"; Length 27"

1,000yds Henry's Attic Cascade Petite 100% Silk, 1/3Lb skein (available here)
3.0 mm circular and double pointed needles
4.5 mm straight or circular needle for bind off
6.0 mm double point or circular needle
Stitch markers in at least 3 colors
Small tapestry needle and heavy sewing thread or fiber of choice for life-line
5 - 3/8" buttons
Crochet hook for creating the button loops

GM Melissa Christening Gown...$10.00

 

  • Kaydence Christening Gown

Fourth in the series with a similar bodice, this gown has 3 tiers of lace creating a very elegant effect in an easy Milanese Lace pattern! Knit underskirt joined to three tiers of lace overskirts seamlessly, fascinating and yet not difficult. An heirloom unlike any I've seen.

Finished size: Chest 20"; Length bottom edge of bodice to skirt hem 26".

DMC #10 Cebelia Cotton (5 balls) if you start new ball of cotton at the beginning of each lace overskirt so the entire skirt can be done withut having to splice the fiber.

3.0 mm circular and double pointed needles
1.0-2.0 circular needle for holding layered overskirt stitches.
3.5 mm circular needle fo lace overskirt
4.5 mm straight or circular needle for bind off
stitch markers in at least 3 colors
small tapestry needle and heavy sewing thread or fiber of choice for life-line
5 - 3/8" buttons
crochet hook for creating the button loops

GM Kadence Christening Gown...$10.00

Back to Top

  Back Home Up Next

I prefer one-to-one contact and don't have a shopping cart.
Contact Me with questions or comments about this web site.
Copyright 2000-2015 Caryll McConnell dba Caryll Designs, all rights reserved.