My mother taught me to knit at about age 10.At 16 crochet dresses were the high fashion (remember the 60's anyone) so I taught my self to crochet and sold my designs in my mother's yarn shop. ...
My mother taught me to knit at about age 10.At 16 crochet dresses were the high fashion (remember the 60's anyone) so I taught my self to crochet and sold my designs in my mother's yarn shop.
Four children came along so I knitted, crocheted and sewed almost all their clothes and ones for their dolls too, even my son's Action Man got a rather fetching army sweater!
My children grew up, I started a career and didnt' take up crafting again until I retired a few years ago. After knitting a cardigan for my granddaughter I made her barbie the same design and discovered that I like to make small things such as doll clothes. I also love amigurami, making dozens of penquins, santas and snowmen last Christmas.
I hope you like my trendy designs for Barbie and her friends.
I love traditional aran sweaters so designed this one for Barbie and her boyfriend.
The easy aran pattern of cables with moss stitch borders is over only 4 rows repeat - great for beginers. The shaping of the sweater is traditional with set in sleeves but also with a centre back seam and opening for ease of fit.
The matching cardigan also looks great on Barbie.
The pattern is a generous fit and also fits Ken or a Boy band doll such as Harry from One Direction in the photo
24 sts x 36 rows over 4in using no 3.25 needles and moss stitch