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Josette59 05-20-2008 02:08 PM

Dora the Explorer Knit A Long
 
Several weeks ago I found a French pattern for Dora the Explorer. After paying to have it translated I realized it was more of a rough guide then what we would consider a pattern. Additionally, the French knitting terminology is a bit different than what we understand here in the states. Anyhow, I am working off the notes and creating the pattern in a format that can be understood by all.
With all that said I would like to invite everyone to join us at Jo Jo's Softies Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Jojosoftee/ for a knitalong for Dora. The knitalong will officially start on June 1st.
:knitting:
A picture of the finished work is posted on my blog http://jojossofties.blogspot.com/

Karina 05-20-2008 02:21 PM

that is very cute how big is the finished Dora

Josette59 05-20-2008 03:52 PM

I am currently doing mine on size 5 needles with Cascade 220 superwash and am going to guesstimate that she will be about 20-22 inches tall. You can adjust the size by using smaller needles and a different weight yarn.

Karina 05-20-2008 04:01 PM

I joined the yahoo group. I will probably knit in Rowan Handknit Cotton. I will have to watch Dora so I can get the right colours.

gargoylelib 05-21-2008 04:27 AM

Hi! I joined your yahoo group. My dd is a real Dorah fan so I know
she'd never forgive me for passing up the chance to make her a doll!
Now to start yarn shopping....like I needed an excuse!

Libbie :)

Josette59 05-21-2008 09:17 AM

Colors
 
I picked the Cascade 200 for the range of colors although I'm not crazy about the flesh color I am using. You need the following colors: Orange for the shorts, fuschia or dark pink for the T-shirt, yellow for the socks, purple for the backpack, white for the shoes and flesh color for the body.

Quiltlady 07-06-2008 06:24 AM

My gd would LOVE this dora doll. I just requested to join in the Yahoo group. I can't wait to read the pattern and begin.

Tropicflower24 07-22-2008 10:52 AM

Josette, is there any way you could PM me the pattern? I'm not supposed to join Yahoo groups, but I'd really like to make this doll for my cousins.

GGG1957 03-05-2009 11:49 PM

I would love to knit my Grand daughters a Dora doll but can not work out how to get your pattern!!! Any suggestions?
Thanks

gargoylelib 03-06-2009 03:04 AM

You have to join the yahoo group Jojosoftee:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Jojosoftee/

once you are a member of that group you can get the pattern from there :)

Libbie


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