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Project

Tea Time Colonial Dress

Project Description

What was your source for this knitting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Tea Time Colonial Dress for American Girl Link to website or photo www.craftsy.com/pattern/knitting/Toy/Tea-Time-Colonial-Dress-for-18-Dolls/1072 What are you most proud of? The dress turned out just the way I had envisioned it. I like look of the vertical stripes, which are achieved by knitting sideways with self-striping sock yarn. What advice would you give someone starting this project? This pattern requires the following techniques (if any of them are unfamiliar, I have provided reference links in the pattern to videos or written descriptions): Increasing and decreasing (M1R, M1L, k2 tog, ssk), provisional cast-on and grafting, short rows, picking up stitches along an edge, knitting in the round. The pattern may appear challenging, but it uses the same techniques as those used for sock knitting, so if you can knit socks, you can knit this dress.

What you will need

  • 2 skeins Serenity Sock Weight by Premier Yarns in Chili
  • 1 skein Ruffles by Lion Brand in Cream
  • 24-inch US 2 [2.75 mm] circular needle
  • US 2 [2.75 mm] double-pointed needles
  • 12 inches .25-inch [6 mm] flat elastic
  • 6 size 4/0 snaps

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