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Barbie Doll Cast Off Knitting

People really love their Barbie dolls. Her tremendous appeal to children and adults alike has made her America's favorite doll over the past 45 years. When I was a little girl, I wanted to be like her and even dress like her. With Barbie' Doll and Me, I get that chance and so do you! I've created a closet full of designs for you to knit for Barbie* dolls and her fans.

The spark for this collection came from readers' positive responses to my Knits for Barbie Doll and Crochet for Barbie' Doll books. People wrote me letters about their wishes to create fashions for their children or grandchildren and even for themselves, and it made sense! Maybe we all can't look like Barbie doll (ooh...those long legs), but now we can dress like her.

Barbie Patterns

I've included designs for children and adults as well as matching ensembles for Barbie doll that will appeal to knitters of all skill levels. These patterns allow every knitter to make a really thoughtful and unique gift. You'll find casual outfits for everyday and formal designs for more festive occasions; there are even a couple of sweaters for Ken' doll and his admirers.

This book is for people who really love their Barbie* dolls and really love to knit I've had great fun designing these pieces and hope you will have as much fun knitting them for someone special, even if that someone special is you. Happy knitting!

These beach-bound basics work up in no time in cool cotton yarn, l-cord ties accent the shorts, while playful flowers jazz up the matching poncho and bag.

(patterns on pages 52-59)

For your favorite prima ballerina.

The dainty bodice is trimmed with sequins and opalescent faux-fur that will set her all aglow. Back zipper makes for a close fit.

(patterns on pages 60-61)

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classic hooded sweatshirt that features patch pockets, duplicate stitched stripes and raglan sleeves. An embroidered initial adds a personal touch

(patterns on pages 62-67)

Knitting lovers will get carried away by this clever crafting bag.

Oversized bobbles accent the edges of this sturdy, felted tote. The heart-shaped appliqué makes a perfect pocket for stowing needles.

(patterns on poges 68-71)

Easy matching hat-and-scarf set is worked in a colorful variegated yarn. Looped fringe and sewn on flowers provide plenty of pizzazz. Unraveled edge stitches form the fringe. Great for beginner knitters. (patterns on pages 72-73)

Swiss Darning Designs

(patterns on pages 74-79)

e sugary-sweet sweaters feature raglan sleeves, stripes, arid whimsical bobble trim. Duplicate stitch creates the cupcake motifs, and sewn on bugle beads accent the icing.

(patterns on pages 74-79)

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Embroidered topstitching, pocket flaps and sewn-on bottom band and cuffs provide authentic details for this charming denim jacket. Optional faux-fur trim adds to the coziness.

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(patterns on pages 86-89)

Ribbon embroidery, faux-pearl beads and an organza bow embellish these dreamy angora sweaters. Cable twist-picot edges add a feminine touch.

(patterns on pages 86-89)

Ken Barbie Irish Sweater Knit

Sporty stripes accent these rugged father-and-son pullovers.

Split placket forms the neckline and ribbing finishes the edges.

(patterns on pages 90-93)

Eyelet and bobbles along with embroidered lazy daisies punch up this basic poncho. Triangular quadrants are seamed together to create the diamond-shaped points.

[patterns on pages 94-97)

This charming blanket-and excuse for sleepovers, tea parties or snuggling. Seamed-together strips worked in four shades of pink make a cheery background for vibrant floral appliques.

(patterns on pages 102-105)

Relaxed fit pullovers are trimmed in a furry, multicolored yarn. Accent the look with a matching skinny scarf, Simple vertical rib pattern makes for quick stitching.

(patterns on pages 114-117)

Celebrate winter in all its glory with this snowmen motif poncho and-hat set. Embroidered stars, playful pompoms and knotted fringe add whimsy to the set.

(patterns on pages 118-125)

Ladylike cardigan features fluffy matching headband. Delicate pearl buttons add the finishing

(patterns on pages 126-129)

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This charming halter-top sundress and matching hat feature whimsical ruffles tipped in white. Narrow ribbon threads through a garter-stitch waistband

(patterns on pages 134-137)

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Yarn

Cashmere by Grignasco/JCA, ,88oz/25g balls, each approx 120yd/110m (cashmere) 1 ball in #581 grey (A)

Small amount of a light-weight pink yam (B) for "B" logo (optional) Needles

One pair each sizes 1 and 2 (2.25 and 2.5mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge Notions Stitch holders and markers

BARBIE DOLL'S LOGO SWEATER GAUGE

32 sts and 40 rows = 4" over St st using size 2 (2.5mm) needles. FOR PROPER FIT, TAKE TIME TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

BODY

With smaller needles, cast on 35 sts. Work in k1, pi rib for'/", end with a WS row. Change to larger needles and work in St st until piece measures 13A" from beg. Divide for Front and Back

Next row (RS) K8 (left back), bind off next 2 sts, k until 15 sts from bind-off (front), bind off next 2 sts, k to end (right back). Right back

P8, si rem sts to holder. Work even in St st for 2 rows.

Shape raglan armhole

Rep last 2 rows 3 times more-4 sts. Place sts on a holder.

FRONT

Purl next 15 sts from holder, leave rem 8 sts on holder. Work in St st for 2 rows.

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