Blossoming Beauty

Just as flowers bloom in the Spring and Summer, so can your knitting!  No need to put your yarn and needles away with this design, made with 100% cotton in an airy daisy lace pattern, it makes the perfect layering garment for the warmer months!  It can be worn over a tank with a cardigan and jeans, or as a cover up for your bathing suit at the beach!  With 4 different length options from a cropped tank to a dress and everything in between, plus a choice of regular or racer back, you are sure to make this sweet summery design work for you!  Enjoy the sweet breeze as you blossom into the beauty you are, enjoy!

Instructions are included for 4 length options – a cropped tank, fitted tank, long fitted tank, and dress! The cropped tank and dress are pictured, though the fit of this top/dress is totally customizable. This garment is knit in the round as one piece from the bottom up for ease of finishing and ability to try on and ensure fit as you go!

bossoming beauty purple dress beach dayPrice: $6.00  This pattern is part of the Lovely in Lace Collection, a collection of 4 patterns for $15!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Yarn Weight: Sport (400-900 yards)

Recommended Yarn: Patons “Grace” (shown in Wildberry and Orchid)

Needles: US 4 (3.5mm) 24″ circular needle

Sizes: XS-XL to fit 32-40″ Bust

Notions: Stitch markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle

Gauge: 21 sts and 29 rows = 4″ in Stockinette Stitch

Tutorials: New to knitting lace?  I show you how to knit this daisy lace stitch pattern in my video tutorial here.

Buying Options: After checkout, you will receive a link to instantly download the .pdf pattern.  If you are a member of Ravelry, the pattern will automatically show up in your library!  You can also purchase this pattern through my Girly Knits pattern stores on Ravelry, Craftsy, and Etsy.

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Customer Projects and Reviews:

“The pattern is well-written with lots of good options, and the daisy lace is easy and fun. I haven’t knitted many actual clothing items, but the shaping and straps worked really well and look pretty elegant. Also proud of myself that I sized it right…it fits me perfectly!” -Elizabeth (missnavyblue on Ravelry)

“This was an amazing and fun pattern!  I will definitely make more Lauren Riker patterns!” -Mikayla (MikaylaMLS on Ravelry)

“I am quite proud of this, and even more proud that I got it done in a timely fashion. The flowers look so good after blocking. I think that I will get a lot of wear out of this over the summer.” -Megan (WhiteDahlias on Ravelry)

“Well written, great pattern. The lace is easy to memorize and fun to knit. I will get a ton of use out of this here. The pattern includes options for a crop tank, dress and regular straps. The versatility is awesome and this is something you could knit more than once.” -Carrie (carriejay on Ravelry)

“Fun and easy to make!” -Franny (FrannyCrafts on Ravelry)

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4 Comments on Blossoming Beauty

  1. Meagan
    July 29, 2016 at 11:35 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi Lauren (again)!

    After going through your daisy lace tutorial, I was curious how you made the dress version of blossoming beauty less see through? I definitely love the top option but love how you made the dress stand out with it not being completely see through! Thanks and have a great day 🙂

    • Lauren
      July 30, 2016 at 5:23 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Meagan! I had a matching tank top that my friend was wearing underneath 😉

      • Meagan
        July 31, 2016 at 10:59 am (2 years ago)

        Very clever! I guess for the dress if it was a modesty concern one could always leave the bust area daisy lace free. Either way it is such a fun dress 😊

        • Lauren
          November 2, 2016 at 10:48 am (1 year ago)

          Thanks! Yes you can do that or wear a tank top underneath which a lot of people have done 🙂


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