Soucy: "Fast to knit, this little dress is knit mostly in the round from the top down, to allow for adding length at the hem as she grows. Directions are given for making a shorter summer top. Knitted loose and drapey in light worsted or DK weight yarn at a gauge of 18 stitches to 4 inches. Toddler sizes 1, 2, 3, and 4." This is one of the most versatile shapes ever devised, and one of the most useful-- kids grow so fast. The colour and texture possibilities are immense, but perhaps the most important thing is that... it just looks so cute.