Bloom comes in three sizes; achieved by varying both needle sizes and yarn weight; small in 4ply/fingering, medium in 8ply/dk and large in 10ply/worsted. Each size fits a wide age range.
The pattern includes both charts and written instructions for the lace as well as a photo tutorial for neat underarm finishing. This garment is seamless and knit from the top down. A yarn with good memory and elasticity is recommended for best results as the bodice relies on both negative ease and firm ribbing.
Bloom is designed to bloom, or grow with your little girl. From birth it looks particularly cute as a beautiful dress. In white or cream it makes the perfect christening or naming dress.
Yarn recommendations are shown below, but it's a good idea to knit a swatch first to check your tension.