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Machine Knitting
Machine knitting patterns for dolls clothes
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Oct 6, 2013 11:12:34   #
Does anyone know any sites that do machine knitting patterns for dolls clothes,or are there any patterns i can buy.I am in the uk.Thanks
Oct 7, 2013 01:20:05   #
deemail (a regular here)
jessica tromp..... search for her name AND the doll you want.... she has american girl dolls, raggedy ann and andy, cabbage patch, barbie, baby dolls..... they used to be all together but now are separate, but i did find each one that i could think of to search for....each doll has a complete wardrobe and they are so simple and 'block-based' that you should be able to do them on the KM with no problem... i can do my little short row formal length flared barbie skirt in about 30 far, all i have ever seen were free

I found the one i was looking for....
1. you knit a swatch, that gives you your gauge...
2. now go to the correct doll, just scroll down
3. pick your gauge from the list under your chosen doll
4. click on it and it will give you a wardrobe of basic shapes to choose get to choose yarn, color, trims, etc.
5. this gives you the ability to have a little coordinating set with bulky (worsted on a doll) knit skirt or cardi and still have a fine gauge jumper for under the cardi ...because you choose everything by the gauge of the swatch, mixing and matching is super easy....

I love her patterns as they are so malleable...and also...she has a complete wardrobe for adults laid out the same way...basic shapes with lots of room for us to play
Oct 7, 2013 03:08:08   #
Thank you very much deemail,i will give these patterns a try today.
Oct 7, 2013 10:12:45   #
Marge in MI (a regular here)
thanks deemail for sharing a wonderful site. definately pattern paradise
Oct 7, 2013 10:53:55   #
boots (a regular here)
Wow, Deemail. What a great site. TY
Oct 7, 2013 11:50:12   #
deemail wrote:

I found the one i was looking for....
1. you knit a swatch, that gives you your gauge...
2. now go to the correct doll, just scroll down
3. pick your gauge from the list under your chosen doll

To use this for non machine knitting, what size swatch (in inches) do you knit? I looked around the site but couldn't find the size of the swatch, just the number of stitches. Thank you
Sorry, I just figured it out
Oct 7, 2013 14:12:15   #
GinB (a regular here)
Thank you so much, Deemail. That is a great site you gave the link to.
Oct 7, 2013 14:24:18   #
It is really a great link,thank you deemail.
Oct 7, 2013 14:33:13   #
Thanks, Deemail, my GD will be so happy I found this. :thumbup: :thumbup:
Oct 7, 2013 14:36:57   #
deemail (a regular here)
Sewalaskan wrote:
To use this for non machine knitting, what size swatch (in inches) do you knit? I looked around the site but couldn't find the size of the swatch, just the number of stitches. Thank you
Sorry, I just figured it out
the size of your swatches should be large enough to measure well, you cannot count on the stitches near ANY of the edges so, knit a minimum of 30 sts x 30 rows...then ignore 5 stitches near each edge, concentrating on the 20 x 20 area in the middle.

You are best to average your sts so you're not getting caught out with an unusually tight or loose sts. Put ruler or st guage in the center of swatch, measure 2 inches, now divide by 2...this is your sts/ins. number. Do the same on the vertical, measuring down over 2 inches, then divide by 2 to get a true rows/ins. number.

NOW............wash or dampen and dry the swatch and repeat measurements, THIS is the true guage. The most accurate way is to wash the way you want to launder the upcoming garment.... many yarns shrink and many stretch when going thru the laundering cycles. Do Not delete this step. This is why gauges don't work so many times....they measure when swatch is untouched and then wash the sweater and have to give it to a 10 yr old or Uncle Joe....

Do Not count on the fact that you have used this yarn before, even differently colored dyes can affect your outcome......all the time? No, but how far do you want to knit before you find out that it did make a difference THIS time?

PS...this is why I swatch in the middle of my current projects...that way there's enough time to do all the steps without slowing down my progress...(I think this is the reason we all want to skip swatching, we want to get to work on the new thing!)... I like to knit them and then toss in the correct hamper so that it gets washed just the way the sweater/scarf would.....I dry by laying flat, but sometimes I do put them in the dryer for about 3-5 minutes just to take out wrinkles, then pat out into shape and let dry. Everything should be the same for the swatch if you want correct information.
Oct 7, 2013 14:42:25   #
deemail (a regular here)
Sorry, I forgot I was on the dollclothes question...good info re: swatching, but of course, for dolls, the percentage would be so small as to be a small swatch just to get your number for the pattern category.....duh...... and I agree, it's a wonderful site....I have used 3 different categories and it always works....BTW....if you need clothing for a preemie or can donate to your hospital preemie wards, the cabbage patch clothes fit really well, just no wools, (or any natural fibers, tiny babies equal really sensitive skin) get the softest synthetics you can find (Caron Simply Soft and Red Heart Soft....both are soft, as are several 'baby' yarns)
Oct 7, 2013 15:40:33   #
Rita in Raleigh (a regular here)
If you are looking for interesting patterns for the American Doll (18 inches) or a 15 inch baby doll check out these patterns:
Machine Knitting
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