Friday, February 24, 2012

Yarn Along Week 7


We're going to finish! We're going to finish! Are you excited!? You should be!

We're not knitting or crocheting today, we're joining pieces. If you don't know how that works, here's some help:

How to join knitting

How to join crochet

It's the same process for both. If you get stuck, just hand sew it with yarn like you'd hand sew with cloth. It's a similar idea.

Anyway. Grab that first big piece we made. The 7 by 5.5 one? Turn it long ways. Now, join one of the 5.5 by 4 inch tall pieces to one part of the top edge, and the other 5.5 by 4 inch tall pieces to the other. MAKE SURE THE BUTTON HOLES FACE INWARD. You're also going to want them on the right side of the doll's body, so keep that in mind.

A diagram, because I know all of that was confusing:


Now. Take both of the 3.5 by 5 inch pieces, and center them on each seam you just made. Sew them in.


You can probably recognize the basic shape that we've got now. We're making a sweater! But you knew that, right? Fold your sweater along the shoulder seams so that the bottom edges touch, right sides together. Start at one sleeve and sew down to the bottom edge (you know, like you were making a shirt), then do the other side. Turn it.

Ta da! Your own doll sweater! Aren't you proud? If you were wondering, and you weren't, all the measurements came from my old 1995 Kirsten sweater. So this pattern will TOTALLY fit a PM doll.

Of course, now that you know what you're doing, you can vary it with stripes, cables, different stitches, pockets, buttons, whatever you can think of. You can even alter my numbers to make it fit better. Or, you can make it really long and make a sweater dress like all the cool kids wear now adays.

Send me the finished project so I can put it in the gallery!

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