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Old 05-20-2008, 02:08 PM   #1
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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.

A picture of the finished work is posted on my blog http://jojossofties.blogspot.com/
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Old 05-20-2008, 02:21 PM   #2
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that is very cute how big is the finished Dora
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Old 05-20-2008, 03:52 PM   #3
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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.
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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.
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Old 05-21-2008, 04:27 AM   #5
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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!

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Old 05-21-2008, 09:17 AM   #6
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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.
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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.
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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.
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I would love to knit my Grand daughters a Dora doll but can not work out how to get your pattern!!! Any suggestions?
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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

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