Well, I could have done this dress in a day on the Brother but I wanted to use my passap. It took me longer on the passap because of the pattern! I have no clue where I got the pattern since I have bought different machines and patterns have come with them. This is a pattern that walks you through step by step and I don’t really need that. I used it because it covers the passap and Brother machines. It is called Instant Knits Designer Heriloom Christening Collection. It has detailed instructions on single bed knitting. This gown is plain because there is a lace over jacket that goes with it but I don’t think I will knit it. I tried to make this a little dressier and added pearl beads around the hem, neck, and sleeves. Also, in the pattern it says to crochet the neckline with three rows of single crochet(I think) I did not like the idea because of the way the finished fronts and backs looked at the neck line. I wanted to hide that so I did the “sandwich” part of a cut and sew neckline. Each time that I went to sew a stitch down from the neck stitches, I threaded a bead . Those beads aren’t going anywhere. If you left double click on the picture you can see the beads . I also did the set in sleeves and attached on the machine rather than sewing in by hand as the pattern stated. I think the scalloped hem would have come out better if the tension was tighter or done on the Brother machine. Or it is the cast on method that the pattern tells you to do on the passap. Moot point since it is finished. lol
I am hoping someone can help me out. It states that these outfits(for girls and boys were featured on the cover of a Machine Knitters Source magazine. I have quite a few years of Machine Knitters Source but I don’t have that issue. If I do, it is open and in a file drawer with baby things or in a pile somewhere in my to do list .
Update: Two nice ladies were kind enough to search for the pattern and it is Machine Knitters source May/June 1994 Vol 10 No 60. Pictures were sent to me as well. Thank you ladies!!!!