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Barbie Knitting Pattern New Look Dress

from KMD Barbie Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Barbie Knitting Pattern New Look Dress
Barbie Knitting Pattern New Look Dress
Barbie Knitting Pattern New Look Dress
Barbie Knitting Pattern New Look Dress

Pattern Description:

Inspired by movies of the late 40's and 50's, I can imagine this Dior 'New Look' type dress on anyone from Joan Crawford to Doris Day. Relatively simple, this dress works up in one piece except for the sleeve cuffs, so there is very little seam sewing. I think I might try the pleated skirt and wasp waist jacket of the 'bar suit' next. Barbie, at least, has the figure for it!
I've rated this pattern intermediate only because it gets a little fiddly around the collar. The following instructions are for Magic Loop Method but can be converted to double pointed needles if preferred.

Make it in one colour, or with contrasting collar and cuffs. Use fingering weight, or lace weight yarn.

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8 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch


  • US #2/2.75 mm circular needle, 24" lenght minimum or set double pointed needles
  • Stitch holder
  • Darning Needle

You Will Also Need:

  • Three small buttons (optional)

Suggested yarn:

80 yards of Fingering weight

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