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 was inspired to design this pattern after making my granddaughter a fair ilse cardigan and she asked me to knit one for her barbie. I find that I love designing and knitting for barbie dolls.
The pattern is a simple two colour fair isle design worked on a round yoke. If you're new to fair isle this little project is an ideal start. There are lots of fair isle tutorials online.
I hope you enjoy knitting this little jacket as much as I did.
I've made a few improvements to the pattern and added a hat!
26 sts and 32 rows over 4in
60 yards of DK weight