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Chicks With Sticks - Criss-Cross Shrug & Speed Stix Playset
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: BK4K-20060106 Barbie enjoys the height of fashion in this simple shrug! Pattern includes the shrug plus instructions for making the miniature size 50 'Speed Stix' needles.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
Approximately 12 in x 2 in [30.5 cm x 5 cm] to fit 11 1/4 inch fashion doll.

PUBLISHED IN: By Kids, For Kids


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

620-115 Wool-Ease Yarn: Blue Mist

Blue with greens and grays


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
One pair pointed disposable chopsticks Red permanent marker Small quantity red polymer clay
GAUGE:
24 stitches x 36 rows = 4 in [10 cm]. 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 it 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



SHRUG
Cast on 8 stitches, leaving a tail of about 8 inches.
Rows 1-4 *K1 P1 rep from * to end of row
Row 5 Knit, inc 3 sts evenly spaced across row -- 11 sts
Row 6 Knit, inc 4 sts evenly spaced across row -- 15 sts
Knit in garter stitch (knit every row) until piece measures 12 inches.
Next Row: Knit, dec 4 sts evenly spaced across row - 11 sts
Next Row: Knit, dec 3 sts evenly spaced across row -- 8 sts
Next 4 rows: rep rows 1-4.

Bind off all stitches, leaving a tail of about 8 inches.



Finishing

Thread the tail of the yarn on one end of the shrug through the large-eyed blunt needle and, starting at the end, sew the two long edges of the shrug together for 2.5 inches [6.5 cm] to form a sleeve and tie off the yarn securely.

Starting at the other end, the tail of the yarn on through the large-eyed blunt needle and, starting at the end, sew the two long edges of the shrug together to form the second sleeve.

Wearing
Put one arm in the sleeve.

Wrap the shrug around the neck and then put the other arm in the other sleeve.

SPEED STIX PLAYSET
Using a hacksaw or garden clippers, cut the chopsticks to 2 inches [5 cm].

Using the red permanent market, color the chop sticks.

Roll the polymer clay into a ball and form a small bead on the end where the chopstick was clipped.

Cure per manufacturer's instructions.


To make the yarn, we trimmed fettuccini down to the center 'core' where it is stitched:
We then used a yard or so of this to knit our drop-stitch scarf!

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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