Monday, 30 July 2018

Curvy Barbie trousers, shorts and top





More outfits for Curvy Fashionista doll made in 4ply yarn

The trousers have a few styles, cut offs, shorts of any length you want and the current trend of wide mid length trousers that both my granddaughters seem to love.  I've done a rolled hem but feel free to do garter stitch or rib if you prefer

The top can be striped or plain and any length.  I made the white top a bit shorter than the rest - very trendy just now. 
And for good measure I added a skirt.  The block colour sweater looks great with the wide trousers and can be found on this site here

The trousers are made in the round and as Curvy Barbie needs a back fastening for a good fit, the top is made on single pointed needles.  As I've probably mentioned before I'm not a great fan of knitting in the round, (except for socks - I love socks) but must admit its so easy to make these little items this way.  I used circular needles using the magic loop method which work great but use whatever you prefer.
Not everyone uses dpns so I've added a section for those of you who prefer to use single points.





As always please let me know if you find any mistakes or have any problems with this pattern





To fit: 12” Barbie curvy Fashionista dolls
You will need approx 25g 4ply yarn in main for trousers and 10g for top
double pointed needles size 3.25 (US 3) and 3mm , 2 small buttons for top
Tension:  28sts and 36 rows over stocking stitch using 3.25 needles

Abbreviations:
beg: beginning, sts: stitches, yf: yarn forward, rep: repeat, ss: stocking stitch, tog: together, k: knit, p: purl, dec: decrease, ssk: slip next 2sts onto right hand needle, insert left hand needle through front loops and knit both sts off tog.(you can also slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped st over)  kfb: knit into front then back of same st, pfb:  purl into front then back of same st





Trousers

Knit from the waist down
With 3.25 dpns, (or circular needles) cast on 34sts, join into round (rounds start at centre back)
Knit 3 rounds k1, p1 rib
Rnd 1        increase:  k1, (kfb, k2) 5 times, k3, (kfb, k2) 5 times      44sts
Rnd 2         knit
Rnd 3         kfb, k to last 2sts kfb, k1                                              46sts  
Rnds 4-9    rep rounds 2 and 3,  3 times                                         52sts
Rnd 10-11  rep round 3,  2 times                                                   56sts
Divide for legs
Rnd 12       K28, slip next 28sts on holder

Continue for right leg
Join into round by k into first st, rounds now begin at inner leg
*Rnd 13-20 Knit 8 rounds
Rnd 21       K2tog, k to last 2sts, ssk
Rnds 22-24 Knit 3 rounds
Repeat last 4 rounds to 18sts.
Knit 3 rounds 
Cast off loosely

Left leg
Rejoin yarn to remaining 28sts at front of trousers
Knit to end and join into a round
Continue as right leg from *

To Finish
Fasten off all ends.  Sew any gaps from the joining of legs

Shorts/straight trousers

As trousers to *
Knit 8 rounds for shorts
Knit 34 rounds for straight trousers
Or length you want allowing 3 rnds for turn up.
For no turn up light press hem to flatten
Finish as trousers

Top
With 3mm single point needles and main, cast on 34sts
Knit 3 rows garter stitch
Change to 3.25 spns
Row 1     change to contrast, buttonhole row, knit to last 2sts, yf, k2tog knit
Row 2     k2, purl to last 2sts, k2
Row 3     using main, knit
Row 4     k2, purl to last 2sts, k2
Row 5     using contrast knit
Row 6     using contrast k2, purl to last 2sts, k2
Row 7-12  following stripe pattern repeat rows 5 and 6,  3 times
Fasten off contrast
Row 13     using main, k8, cast off 3sts, k12 (includes st on right hand needle) cast off 3, k6, yf, k2tog
Row 14     k2, p6, cast on 9sts, p12, cast on 9sts, p6, k2
Row 15     k6, k2tog, k across 9 cast on sts, k2tog, k8, k2tog, k across 9 cast on sts, k2tog, k6
Cast off loosely purlwise.   
Sew on small buttons to match buttonholes


Skirt

Knit from the waist down
With 3.25 dpns, cast on 34sts, join into round (rounds start at centre back)
Knit 3 rounds k1, p1 rib
Inc rnd      (k1, kfb) to end                  51sts
Knit 10 rounds
Inc rnd      (k1, kfb) to last st, k1          76sts
Knit until work measures 3” (or length required)
Knit 4 rounds in garter stitch for hem
Cast off loosely

Fasten off ends
Press hem lightly to flatten


To make on Single pointed needles


Trousers
Knit from the waist down
With 3.25 needles, cast on 34sts, rows begin at centre back
Knit 3 rows k1, p1 rib
Row 1    k1, (kfb, k2) 5 times, k3, (kfb, k2) 5 times             44sts
Row 2    purl
Row 3    kfb, k to last 2sts kfb, k1                                      46sts  
Rows 4-9    rep rounds 2 and 3,  3 times                            52sts
Row 10  pfb, p to last 2sts pfb, p1                                      54sts
Row 11  as row 3                                                              56sts
Divide for legs
Row 12   p28, slip next 28sts on holder

Continue for right leg
*Row 13-20  beg with knit ss 8 rows
Row 21         k1, K2tog, k to last 2sts, ssk, k1
Rows 22-24  beg with purl row, ss 3 rows
Repeat last 4 rows to 18sts.
Knit 3 rows ss
Cast off loosely

Left leg
Rejoin yarn to remaining 28sts at front of trousers wrong side facing
purl to end
Continue as right leg from *

To Finish
Sew legs seams and back seam using mattress stitch
Fasten off all ends

Shorts/straight trousers
As trousers to *
Knit 8 rows for shorts
Knit 34 rows for straight trousers
Or length you want allowing 3 rows for turn up.
For no turn up light press hem to flatten
Finish as trousers

Skirt
Knit from the waist down
With 3.25 needles, cast on 34sts (rows start at centre back)
Knit 3 rows k1, p1 rib
Inc row      (k1, kfb) to end                  51sts
Beg with purl row, work 9 rows ss
Inc row      (k1, kfb) to last st, k1          76sts
Ss until work measures 3” (or length required)
Knit 4 rows in garter stitch for hem
Cast off loosely

sew seam using mattress stitch
Fasten off ends
Press hem lightly to flatten