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.
When I knit for my grandaughter I often knit a similar sweater for her barbie or teddy bear. Little Rosie loves her Build a Bears but the clothes are so expensive so I decided to have a go at making a trendy aran style sweater for her teddies. I made the yellow sweater for the 16" rabbit then of course little ted needed one too!
I found some lovely yellow aran yarn in the bargain bin of my local woolshop for only 1.50.
This pattern is so easy with only a 4 row pattern repeat of central cables and double moss stitch - so ideal for beginers.
The neck band may seem large but this is to fit comfortably over teddy's head.
20sts and 32 rows to 4" in double moss stitch
200 yards of Worsted weight