Barbie might get invited to two parties, so I knit her a green sparkly outfit. I didn’t follow the pattern, this time, either. This is a K2P2 rib on the skirt and the yoke of the top.
This yarn is nubbier than the red and harder to work with. I’m happy with it, but my eyes hurt. I feel very fluish, anyway.
Barbies’s all set for a Christmas party in her new sweater and skirt!
It’s knit from the same Lions Brand Bon Bon Yarn in red. The pattern became my own. I started with the skirt and messed up on the second row. The whole skirt was supposed to be knit in K1P1 rib, but I knit in my purls and purled in my knits. That makes a seed stitch. Instead of ripping it out and starting over, I kept going, at least for about 6 rows. I’m not crazy about seed stitch, so I changed to stockinette. I knit the length of the skirt and finished it with a few toes of seed stitch. The top called for stockinette, but I finished it in matching seed stitch, too!
I haven’t sewn the back of the top yet. I’m afraid I won’t be able to get it back on the Doll. I may opt for hooks or snaps. I don’t like the Velcro used on most doll clothes, today.
The sweater set is based on number 39 from www.stickatillbarbie.se. Barbie has a new outfit and I’m afraid I may have a new obsession.
Barbie’s beanie is finished!
The Ottlight magnifier I ordered recently came in handy, too!
It’s getting chilly, so I made Barbie a scarf. It was the perfect starter pattern because it let me gauge my gauge! (? knitting humor) This is my favorite Barbie, but she has a high forehead and thinning hair. I think I’ll try to knit the matching cap.The yarn is from Lion Brand’s Bon Bons, the Celebrate collection. The pattern is a simple K1P1 rib knit across 10 stitches on size 0 needles. It’s 10 inches long, bound off in the rib pattern.
There aren’t thousands, but there are several nice free fashion doll crochet patterns at http://barbiebasics.tripod.com/barbiefreecrochet2011.pdf. Lynne Sears is the generous designer.
I have found the most amazing website! A dear Swedish lady has designed over 1000 knitted outfits for Mattel’s Barbie and Ken Dolls! This is number 1,134!
I am fond of this cape, number 1,023:
The collection even includes miniature versions of the costumes of the Swedish pop singers, ABBA, worn during the 70’s!
The instructions are available in 6-8 different languages, but always include English.
Outfits often include knitted accessories.
I don’t know if I have the patience or eyesight for these tiny knitted garments. I plan to start simple, with a scarf or a skirt.
I also plan to find the name of the creator of these patterns, share it, and thank her profusely!
The cost of all these instructions? They’re free! Visit this amazing collection at http://stickatillbarbie.se/