Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Barbie Clothes

Isisonearth got me interested in knitting Barbie clothes.  I went out and bought 2 barbies and a Ken doll.  I am on my second dress now and it is so much fun.  I even earned a badge for my Fawkes Babydoll Dress from Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop on Hogsmeade weekend.

I am playing around with my Fuschia Tea Dress now to figure out waist shaping because there is none in the pattern.  Here are my notes (note I am knitting using magic loop):

On the round beginning stst:  k4, ssk, k6, k2tog, k4 on each needle.
Next round:  k4, ssk, k4, k2tog, k4 on each needle.
Stst for 8 rounds.  (next time would do more rounds here (3) and fewer after increase round)
Next round:  k4, m1R, k6, m1L, k4
Stst for 12 more rounds.
Start sleeve round:  k16, co 6sts, take the cable and pull a loop through with 3 sts on each side (3 sts should be at the end of the k16 and 3 sts should be at the beginning of the yet unworked stitches of the 2nd needle), k16, co 6 sts and do the same as for the other co sts.  The beginnig of the round is now 3sts in on the first needle where the round always began.
Work 7 rows 1x1 rib.
Cast off and weave in ends.

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