Saturday, 28 June 2014

Barbie knitted capri pants and cropped top





This design is made in 4ply yarn - ideal for using up those scraps of 4ply in your stash.  The legs of the pants are knit separately and then joined to knit the body with a centre back seam.  The cropped top is worked in one piece to armhole shaping with a centre back seam and one button fastening.
I've also added a cute headband!

 If you try the pattern please let me know if you have any problems


Thanks for your interest.






Barbie knitted capri pants and cropped top pattern

The pants have side leg seams and centre back seam.  
The top has a centre back seam with a button fastening

To fit: 12 in Barbie (latest model) 

Materials:  approx 25g 4ply knitting yarn in main and contrast colour, 1 small button
Needles size 11, and 10   ( US 2 and 3)
Tension: 30sts and  36rows over 4 in (stocking stitch) using no 10 needles
Abbreviations:  k: knit, p: purl, beg: beginning, sts: stitches, yon: yarn on needle, rep: repeat, ss: stocking stitch, m1 pick up loop between sts and knit into back, tog: together, dec: decrease, inc: increase, psso: pass slipped stitch over

Capri Pants

Right leg
Using smaller needles and main cast on 14sts
Work 4 rows garter stitch (every row knit) Change to larger needles 
Work 4 rows ss
Inc 1st at each end of next and every following 6th row to 22sts ending wrong side Work 2 rows ss*
Next row:  Cast off 1st, k to end
Next row:  Cast off 3sts p to end
Fasten off yarn leave a long enough tail for sewing leg seam
Leave 18sts on holder
Left leg
Work as right leg to *
Next row:  Cast off 3sst, k to end
Next row:  Cast off 1st p to end
Do not fasten off yarn

Joining legs

Slip sts from right leg onto left hand needle with right side facing, Slip sts from left leg onto left hand needle with right side facing, (see photo) 



The 3 cast off sts should be on either side of the row.





Work as follows:
(K2tog, k14, k2tog) 2 times
Next row:  purl
Next row:  k2tog, k29, k2tog
Work 5 row ss ending with a purl row
Change to small needles
Work 4 rows of k1, p1, rib
Cast off loosely in rib.

Cropped Top

Using smaller needles and contrast cast on 30sts
Work 2 rows garter stitch
Change to main
Work 2 rows garter stitch
Change to larger needles and contrast
Work 4 rows ss
Next row:  Cast on 2sts, k to end
Next row: k2, p to last 2sts k2
Next row: knit
Repeat last 2 rows one time
Next row: k2, p to last 2sts k2

Shape armhole

Next row:  k8, cast off 3sts, k12, cast of 3sts, k to end
Next row:  (buttonhole row) k2tog, yon, p4, cast on 9sts, p12, cast on 9sts, p6, k2
Change to main 
Cast of loosely knit wise, when casting off work k2tog at either side of 9 cast on sts to shape neckline.
Fasten off yarn.

Headband

Using no 10 needles and main colour, cast on 30sts
Work 2 rows in garter stitch
Cast off,  sew into a round

To finish

Capri pants - sew side leg seams and rear seam.  Fasten off all ends
Top
Sew back seam to cast on sts of back edging, slst border flap in place.  Sew on small button to correspond with buttonhole.