Monday, 9 October 2017

Barbie Witches dress and hat


A witches dress and hat for Barbie in two different colourways.  The skirt is made using the feather and fan pattern which gives a nice ruffled effect and the bodice is either plain or striped.  The dress is made in one piece with a centre back seam. 
I tried this pattern using a multi-colour yarn which makes a lovely little dress.

















To fit: 12 in Barbie (latest model)
Materials: approx 25g double knitting yarn in black, small amounts of 3 contrast colours
Needles size 9, and 10
Tension: 28sts and 32 rows over 4 in (stocking stitch) using no 10 needles
Abbreviations: beg: beginning, sts: stitches, yon: yarn on needle, rep: repeat, ss: stocking
stitch, m1 pick up loop between sts and knit into back, tog: together, k: knit, p: purl, dec: decrease

Orange and black dress

Main Body (work in one piece to armhole)
Using no 9 needles and black cast on 63sts,
Work 2 rows in garter stitch (every row knit)
Change to orange yarn
1st row: *(k2tog) 2 times, (yon, k1) 3 times, k2tog, **, rep from * to** to end of row
2nd row: knit
Change to black yarn
3rd row: knit
4th row: purl ***
Repeat these 4 pattern rows 4 times
Change to no 10 needles
Next row: (k2, k2tog) 15 times, k3 (48sts)
Work 3 row ss
Next row: (k2tog) across row (24sts)
Work 5 rows ss
****Next row: k6, m1, k12, m1, k6 (26sts)
Next row: purl
Next row: k7, m1, k12, m1, k7 (28sts)
Next row: purl
Armhole shaping:
Next row: k6, cast off 2, k12, cast off 2, k6
Next row: p6, cast on 7sts, p12, cast on 7sts,
p6
Next row: k4,k2tog,k7,k2tog,k8,k2tog,k7, k2tog,k4 *****
Change to orange yarn
Next row: knit   Cast off


Green and Black Dress

Using green yarn only work as orange and black dress to***
Work next 4 rows of pattern in black
Work next 4 rows of pattern in pale green
Work next 4 rows of pattern in black
continue in black
Next row: knit, decreasing 1st at end of row (62sts)
Next row: purl
Next row: k8, (k2tog, k13) 3 times, k2tog, k7 (58sts)
Next row: purl
Next row: k7, (k2tog, k12) 3 times, k2tog, k7 (54sts)
Next row: purl
Next row: k6, (k2tog, k11) 3 times, k2tog, k7 (50sts)
Next row: purl
Next row: k5, (k2tog, k10) 3 times, k2tog, k7 (46sts)
Next row: purl
Change to no 10 needles and green yarn
Next row: k1, (k2tog) to last st, k1 (24sts)
Next row: knit
Change to black yarn
Next row: knit
Next row: purl
Change to green yarn
Next row: knit
Next row: knit
Continue in colour stripes of two rows work as orange and black dress from **** to *****

Next row: purl
Using pale green yarn cast off

Hat

Using no 10 needles and black yarn cast on 56sts
Work 4 rows garter stitch
Work 2 rows stocking stitch
Change to orange yarn (green if matching green dress)
Next row: (k2tog) across row 28sts
Next row: knit
Change to black yarn
Beg with a knit row work 4 rows ss
Next row: (k3, k2tog) 5 times, k3 23sts
Next row: purl
Next row: (k2, k2tog) 5 times, k3 18sts
Next row: purl
Next row: (k2, k2tog) 4 times, k2 14sts
Next row: purl
Next row: (k2, k2tog) 3 times, k2 11sts
Next row: purl
Next row: (k1, k2tog) 3 times, k2 8sts
Next row: purl
Next row: k2tog, k4, k2tog 6sts
Next row: purl
Next row: k2tog, k2, k2tog 4sts
Next row: purl
Next row: (k2tog) 2 times
Next row: k2tog
Fasten off

To Finish
Sew centre back seam using mattress stitch
Sew in all ends

Add tassels to hat and centre front of dress.