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.
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.
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.
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