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sakura-panda
05-28-2010, 02:09 PM
I posted this in the Pattern forum on Ravelry, but I'm not confident that I'll get replies there. I should have posted it here first! :blush:

I have some sport weight acrylic yarn that I bought on clearance from Michaelís a year or so ago. (They are all Red Heart Designer Sport.) I bought six skeins for $1 each, thinking they would be good for teaching myself how to knit socks.

I donít want to knit socks anymore.

They are two skeins each of three colors -- red, grape and dutch blue -- and they do not play well together. (I was considering multicolor blanket or shawl until I put them all together.)

Then I thought of doll clothes. I did a little bit of searching in the database, but itís a bit overwhelming and difficult for me to figure out what exactly I am looking for.

While my daughter only has a 12Ē doll at the moment and isnít interested in putting clothes on it, eventually she will probably have one of the bigger American Girl sized ones that I could dress for her.

Iím an infrequent knitter, so while I knit at a reasonable pace, I can go days without picking up a project and so it takes a very long time for me to finish something. Eventually I would like to make sweaters for myself, but given my current knitting ďscheduleĒ, Iíd like to initially practice on something smaller anyway.

After all that, my basic question is: can you please recommend to me doll clothes patterns that use sport weight yarn?

Thanks!

suzeeq
05-28-2010, 02:49 PM
This site (http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/barbie.html) has a bunch of barbie clothes, some might be able to be done in sport weight even if they call for fingering weight, it's not a lot heavier. Did you find anything at www.knittingpatterncentral.com/? This ravelry search (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search?r=&e=&query=barbie&sort=best&view=thumblist&facets=#r=&e=&query=barbie&sort=best&view=thumblist&add_id=10&add=Sport&apply=1&history=1) for Barbie and sport weight brought up a few.

sakura-panda
05-28-2010, 04:03 PM
Oops. I meant 12" baby dolls (http://www.corolle.com/us/catalogue/fiche_pdt.php5?ref=N9621)as opposed to 14" (http://www.corolle.com/us/catalogue/fiche_pdt.php5?ref=T1894) or 18" (http://store.americangirl.com/agshop/html/ProductPage.jsf/itemId/1050/itemType/DISPLAYGROUP/webTemplateId/3/uniqueId/86/saleGroupId/127) ones. I didn't even think about Barbie dolls!

suzeeq
05-28-2010, 05:00 PM
Ohhh, google for "12" baby doll knit patterns" and you should come up with some.

sakura-panda
05-28-2010, 05:36 PM
Thanks for all your help, Sue. :) I can't believe I didn't think to try google!

suzeeq
05-28-2010, 08:01 PM
Sometimes you can get what you want from it without wading through dozens of pages.