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These are the text and three of the graphics instructions that SweaterMaker created for a Barbie Doll Dress.

SweaterMaker creates more than just clothes for humans. This set-in sleeve, crew-necked cardigan will fit an 11 1/2" fashion doll such as Barbie. Use fancy yarn or add beads or insert picots here and there and feed ribbons through them later to add pizzazz!

The drawings are small here, reflecting the size of the pieces. But they are quick to knit and they use little yarn.

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Text Instructions



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S I M P L E B A R B I E S W E A T E R

A Cardigan Sweater Featuring a
Set-in Body Style and a Crew neck.

Designed by Colleen Kobe
Barbie - Simple dress
9/26/2008
Yarn : 3-ply
Main Tension : 8
Hem Tension : 5
Units of Measurement : Inches
Stitch Gauge : 9.14 st/in
Row Gauge : 14.22 r/in
Full Needle Rib Row Gauge : 15.00r/in
Hem Style : 1x1 Rib
Neckline Trim Style : 1x1 Single-thickness Rib

You will need five buttons for the cardigan band.

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User Notes
You can use SweaterMaker to design clothes for dolls, too! This
will fit an 11
1/2" fashion doll such as Barbie.
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Abbreviation Description

1s-2r-3x 1 stitch every 2 rows 3 times
BO bind off
CO cast on
COL carriage on left
COR carriage on right
dec decrease
EON every other needle
EOS every other stitch
FK full knit
FNR full-needle rib
HP hold position
HT hem tension
inc increase
IWP in work position
K knit
MB main bed
MT main tension
n[-1] needle 1 left of 0
n[2] needle 2 right of 0
n[-30..31] the needles between 30 left of 0 and 31 right of

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0, including needles n[-30] and n[31]
OWP out of work position
PK partial knit
PU pick up
RC row counter
RCxxx Row counter number xxx. Example: RC020 means
row number 20.
RG row gauge
SG stitch gauge
sl slip
SO scrap off (using ravel cord and waste yarn)
SR short row
st(s) stitch(es)
T tension
Tx/y Set tension on main bed carriage to x, and
tension or ribber carriage to y. Example:
T6.0/5.3 would mean set the main bed carriage
tension to 6.0, and the ribber carriage tension
to 5.3.
WP work position

Note: unless otherwise specified, this pattern conforms to the
following rule: if the row counter number is EVEN, the carriage
will be on the RIGHT. So if the pattern says "RC104", you can
assume the carriage should be on the right.


READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE KNITTING.

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B A C K

RC000, T5. Cast on 46 sts (n[-23..23]) in 1x1 (or desired) rib.
K 6 rows.

Scrap off all sts on ravel and waste. Bring n[-25..25] to WP on
MB. Rehang hem on machine, BUT leave the following needles empty
but in work position:

n[-15] n[ -5] n[ 5] n[ 15]


Shaping Summary for the Sweater Back

RC000: n[-25..25], T8. K straight to RC040.


ARMHOLE SHAPING (on outside edges of work):
RC040: BO 1s-1r-2x
RC042: Dec 1s-1r-1x, then 1s-2r-1x

Refer to the table above to determine whether needles NOT knit
will be scrapped off, bound off, etc. See the table below of row
counters and the needles in WP on all rows.

Detailed List of Back Rows and the Needles in WP

RC040: n[-25..24] RC042: n[-23..23] RC074: n[ 10..23]
RC041: n[-24..24]

Break yarn, rethread carriage, and K 1 row over all sts. Scrap
off shoulder and waste. Reset RC to RC074, put carriage on LEFT,
thread carriage, and K the other side of the back, reversing all
shaping directions.

RC074. Break yarn, rethread carriage, and K 1 row over all sts.
Scrap off the shoulders and back neck as follows:

Left Shoulder : 12 sts (n[-22..-11])
Back Neck : 20 sts (n[-10..10])
Right Shoulder : 12 sts (n[11..22])


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R I G H T F R O N T

Knit the front hem the same way that you knitted the back hem,
EXCEPT only bring 23 sts (n[1..23]) to WP.
Then knit the front the same as the back all the way to RC040.

Shaping Summary for the Sweater Front


ARMHOLE SHAPING (on outside edges of work):
RC040: BO 2s-1r-2x

FRONT NECK SHAPING (on inside edge of work):
RC068: SO n[1..5].
Bring all needles LEFT of the scrapped-off sts to HP.
All remaining front neck shaping is on the left side
of the needles in WP.
RC068: Dec 1s-1r-2x, then 1s-2r-2x

Refer to the table above to determine whether needles NOT knit
will be scrapped off, bound off, etc. See the table below of row
counters and the needles in WP on all rows.

Detailed List of Front Rows and the Needles in WP

RC040: n[ 1..21] RC069: n[ 7..21] RC072: n[ 9..21]
RC068: n[ 6..21] RC070: n[ 8..21]

RC074. Break yarn and rethread carriage. K 1 row over all sts.
Scrap off 12 sts (n[10..21]) for the right shoulder.

Repeat these instructions for the left front, reversing all
left/right directions and using the left side of the knitting
machine bed.


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S L E E V E S
(make 2)

Knit the sleeve cuff (hem) the same way that you knitted the hem
on the back, EXCEPT only bring 16 sts (n[-8..8]) to WP, and K 4
rows.

RC000: n[ -8.. 8], T8. K to RC006.

RC006: n[ -8.. 8], T8. Inc 1s-6r-14x. Therefore, at the
designated row counts, you will have these needles in WP:

RC006: n[ -9.. 9] RC036: n[-14..14] RC066: n[-19..19]
RC012: n[-10..10] RC042: n[-15..15] RC072: n[-20..20]
RC018: n[-11..11] RC048: n[-16..16] RC078: n[-21..21]
RC024: n[-12..12] RC054: n[-17..17] RC084: n[-22..22]
RC030: n[-13..13] RC060: n[-18..18]

K straight to RC092.

RC092: n[-22..22]. Begin cap shaping, which starts the same as
the armhole decrease for the front and back. BO 1 sts at the
beginning of this and the next row.

RC094: n[-21..21], T8. Dec 1s-1r-1x, then 1s-2r-1x. Therefore,
at the designated row counts, you will have these needles in WP:

RC094: n[-20..20] RC095: n[-19..19]


RC097: n[-19..19], T8. Dec or bind off: Full-fashion decrease
using your two-prong tool if only one stitch is removed; decrease
with your latch tool if more than one stitch is removed. Watch
needles in WP carefully!

RC097: n[-18..18] RC106: n[-15..15] RC109: n[-12..12]
RC101: n[-17..17] RC107: n[-14..14] RC110: n[ -9.. 9]
RC104: n[-16..16] RC108: n[-13..13] RC111: n[ -7.. 7]

K straight to RC114.
RC114. BO all sts.

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F I N I S H I N G

JOIN ONE SHOULDER. With right side facing, hang the body's right
shoulder sts on the MB. Push the sts behind the latches. With
wrong side facing, hang the right front shoulder sts on those
same needles in FRONT of the latches. Pull the front st through
the back st, then BO.


CARDIGAN BAND

On a crew neck sweater, there will be two cardigan bands. They
extend from the bottom of the hem ribbing to the top of the neck.
The neck trim is added AFTER the cardigan band is knitted and
sewn to each front piece. Both are knitted in full needle rib,
so be sure to set your machine to half-pitch (or you may break
some needles). The pieces are knitted at a very tight tension
(the hem tension you specified will be ignored in these
directions), so that the pieces lay nice, flat, and evenly across
the wearer's body. However, this may mean that you must pull out
your needles on every row to be sure all sts are knitted.

The bands will be 0.30 Inches wide and 5.12 Inches long.

NOTE: On the LEFT band, bring 1 extra needle on the MB on the
LEFT side to WP; on the RIGHT band, bring 1 extra needle on the
RIGHT side of the MB to WP. These are the bands' sew-up sts. So
be sure to add one st to all the measurements shown!

BUTTON BAND. RC000, T0/0. Set machine for full-needle rib.
Bring 5 sts (MB: n[-2..1]; RB: n[-1..1]) to WP. K the zig-zag
row and hang comb. Set carriage to circular rib and K 3 rows,
ending with COR.

RC000, T3/3. Set carriage to K all sts and hang one or two light
weights. K 77 rows in FNR and AT THE SAME TIME mark rows 11, 24,
38, 52, and 66 for buttons. Transfer sts to MB (hang them on
the needles already in WP) and scrap off.

BUTTONHOLE BAND. Work the same as the button band, BUT insert a
4-stitch buttonhole on rows 11, 24, 38, 52, and 66.
Do this by transferring the sts on n[-1] and n[1] to n[-2] and
n[2], respectively, on the MB. Do the same on the ribber.
That will leave a nice little 4-stitch-wide hole. Leave the
needles in WP and continue knitting. When you're done,
transfer sts to MB (hang them on the needles already in WP)
and scrap off.

Sew the bands to the sweater fronts.
Sew buttons to the band on the marked rows.

COLLAR OR NECK TRIM


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NECK TRIM NOTE. Unlike most other areas of knitting, the number
of stitches to pick up along a knitted edge is difficult to
calculate without the garment. There are many unknown variables
involved, like the amount the garment shrinks after it is washed
or blocked the first time. Therefore, the number of sts given
are approximations, at best. FEEL FREE TO ADJUST THE NUMBER OF
NECK STITCHES AS NEEDED FOR YOUR SWEATER!

RC000, T5. Bring 40 sts (n[-20..20]) plus stitches to cover
cardigan bands to WP on MB. With the wrong side facing, pick up
the neck sts plus band sts and hang them on the MB. K 1 row.
Transfer EOS to ribber; K 8 rows in 1x1 rib. Bind off in ribbing
(see instructions below).

RIB BIND-OFF. Set T to loosest tension on both beds; K one row.
On side opposite carriage, insert latch tool into outside stitch
and take it off the needle. * Push st on latch tool behind tool's
latch. Pick up next st with tool and pull it through the st
already on the tool; this will leave you with one st on the latch
tool again. ** Repeat from * to ** to last stitch; then draw 18"
of yarn through loop on latch tool. Use the 18" tail to sew the
seam later.

Join both sleeves to the garment, sew side and sleeve seams, and
hide tails. You're done!




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program called SweaterMaker for Windows using
specifications provided by the knitter.
The program is brought to you by:

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56691 Hecla St
Calumet, MI  49913-2955   USA
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