American Girl Dress Pattern

15 09 2009

I just wrote my first pattern. It’s for a dress for an American Girl doll (or any other 18 inch doll) and if I may say so myself, it’s pretty adorable! It was made for my cousin Natalie’s seventh birthday and she loved it. Here’s the pattern (the whole thing is knit in stockinette):

 

Cast on 44 st.

Work 6 rows in patt st (stockinette :D)

BO 24 st and knit to the last 2 st. BO those 2 st.

Knit 7 rows patt st and dec twice on every other row.

On next row, k3, bo until last 3 st, & k3 st.

Work last 3 st for 27 rows.

BO.

Reattatch yarn to the other 3 st and work in patt st for 27 rows.

BO.

 

Finishing:

Sew the straps to the back of the dress. Sew the other two edges together. Then, sew on a piece of fabric whatever size you like, gathering it so it is 11 inches around at the top. Then sew it together!

 

Yay!! I’ll post pictures later! Well… Tata for now!!





I love my phone!

11 06 2009

I just got an app to update my blog on my iPhone. 🙂 There are so many apps out there, and there are a few knitting apps. I have Stitchminder (a stitch counter) and the lite version of Knitminder. If anyone else has any cool knitting apps please comment and tell me about them.





Hello!!

2 04 2009

Welcome to my blog!
Well before you actually start reading, you’ll probably want to know a little bit about me. Soo.. Here goes! I’m Kayla and right now I am 13 years old (but I’ll be 14 next month!!) I have one little brother (Chris, 11) and 6 cousins that also live with me ( Peyton Piper & Bailey, 14, Brent & Brooke, 8, and Natalie, 6) I also have 4 pets, Ezra, Pete, and Chip (cats) and Stripe (doggie!)
You probably also would like to know what to expect from this blog.. I would too! I don’t know exactly how this blog will end up, but it will be knitting related for sure!!
Okay so that was probably really boring ( I’m Sorry!!! ) so now I’m gonna talk about KNITTING!!! Right now, my friend Katherine (mah knittin buddyy) and I are working on writing patterns and possibly making a book out of them!! =D (Can you tell I’m excited??) I get to design a pattern for a.. FELTED JACKET!!! You’re probably sitting at home reading this and wondering why this is such a big deal to me. “Oh, a felted coat! Isn’t that just…. COMPLETELY STUPID!?!?” Well, not for an insane 13 year old girl like me!!
Well, I guess that’s all.. Tata for now!!