Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Chicks with Sticks - Knit doll poncho and knitting playset
Lion Brand® Incredible®
Pattern Number: BK4K0512003-K
Barbie is ready for her knitting group! Make these tiny knitting needles and yarn skeins -- the set includes downloadable yarn labels that you can print on your own printer.
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
To fit 11 1/4 inch [29.5 cm] fashion doll
PUBLISHED IN: By Kids, For Kids
520-202 Incredible Yarn: Blue Shades
Blues from navy through white
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 4.95
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59
2 Toothpicks (Japanese style is best)
Tiny basket (Buy in floral department of craft store)
Scrap yarn for making miniature yarn balls
16 sts + 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.
Product quantity used is small; this is a great project for using up left-over yarn.
A single full skein of each yarn will make at least 6 copies of this outfit.
Cast on 9 sts.
Knit in St st until piece measures 4 1/2 inches [11.5 cm].
Bind off, leaving an 8 inch [20.5 cm] tail.
Assemble poncho as shown, using the tail of yarn to stitch it together.
Tie off securely, cut and wave in ends.
We used the kind of toothpicks available in Japanese restaurants because they are sharp only on one end.
If you don't have access to these, use a standard round toothpick; with poultry shears or wire cutters, cut off one of the sharp ends of the toothpick; then put a bead on the end and secure with hot melt glue.
Note: If you intend to really knit with these 'needles' (it is possible; we did it to make the 'scarf' in the photograph, but we were very patient!), it is a good idea to slightly blunt the sharp end of the toothpicks with an emery board or sandpaper and to rub the toothpicks with wax of some sort to make them smooth -- just like you'd do with real wooden knitting needles! KNITTING BASKET
Purchased at Michael's: The Arts and Craft Store in the floral section.
MINIATURE YARN BALLS
Use any kind of lightweight yarn to create yarn ball and skeins.
In our example, we used Lion Brand Magic Stripes yarn for the ball and knitting; for the skeins, we unraveled about 4 feet of Lion Wool into its four separate strands, got them damp, ironed them to make them straight and then wrapped them into skeins about 1 1/4 inch [4 cm] in length.
We made labels, cut them to size, wrapped them and secured them with tape.
Click here to download the miniature Lion Brand labels to print on your color printer.
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
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