Celesta Dress for 18 inch Dolls

Knitting pattern for a moderns dress will fit  American Girl dolls and other 18 inch dolls with same body measurements.

Celestial Blue  gives the name  to this modern dress with the stitch pattern that produces almost a color block effect. A medium length dress with straight skirt, high ribbed waistline and long narrow sleeves.

Neckline trim includes both a simple crochet and knitted versions.

Skill level: for an intermediate knitter

Working gauge: 9 sts x 9 rs =1" (2.5cm) over trinity (berry) stitch with 2.00mm (US#0) needles or size to obtain gauge

7 sts x 14 rs (7 garter st ridges) =1" (2.,5cm) over garter stitch with 2.00mm (US#0) needles or size to obtain gauge

The sample was knitted from Baby Merino by Ice yarns, 40% merino wool/ 20% cashmere like polyamide/ 40%acrylic, 50gr/1.75oz, 200m/220yds, one ball of yarn.

Best substitute yarn: Cotton Fair by Premier Yarns, 52% cotton/48% acrylic, 100 gr/3.5oz, 290m/317yds.
Or any Fine 2, Baby weight yarn that will knit to gauge.