Little Leyla Violet


It is so good to be a year old.  To be able to look this cute and not even realize it.

She loves her ball :-)

To be able to find happiness in a ball and squeel with delight and to be SO adoreable doing it!

I made this dress for a dear friend who helped me tremendously before my wedding.  I never got to photograph it with a model until today when we went out for a little photoshoot with her cutie daughter, Leyla.  She, dear friends, is a natural.  She was so calm and really knew how to work the camera.

Leyla Fav 8

Pattern: Little Liza Jane (Ravelry Link)
Yarn: Rowan Calmer, 3 balls
Needles: US 8 

As for the dress, I used a heavier weight for this pattern but I think we can all agree that Calmer is like the absolute go-to yarn! It's got such great give and it's so soft.  It's really the perfect toddler yarn.

Leyla Fav

Leyla enjoyed playing in the park and I enjoyed hanging out with her and her wonderful parents.

Leyla, you sure do know how to work it girl. ;-)

You lookin' at my ball?

12 thoughts on “Little Leyla Violet

  1. LisamarieDybus says:

    Little Leyla is just breathtaking! I bought Vintage Baby Knits yesterday! Must say a new favorite of mine! What a buy so many patterns and with each turn of the page it gets better! Love when a knitting book is just full of ideas and promise! Great job on the dress, love the color and it looks simply adorable!


  2. Theresa J says:

    That little dress is so adorable and so is the model! I wish my daughter would hurry up and have some children…Was that photographed in Wright Park in Tacoma?


  3. Kim says:

    I really like how the lines between the cables bunched up with the heavier yarn. It gives it a snuggly, cabley look. I almost didn’t recognize the pattern.


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