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Poster: Trudy
March 23, 2018

Shows bottom closer, but doesn't have instructions for bottom holes
Poster: Mary
October 7, 2013

I too wish to know what sk2p means.
also, explain Row 2 Bluebell pattern on 10 sts repeat 9 times, just which 10 sts am I to use as I count more sts. on that row.
Poster: RileyPoo
January 8, 2014

Not sure if you figured this out yet or not.

It is stated in Row 2, in parentheses, of the Bluebells Lace pattern at the top of the page....

Row 2: yo, k3, sk2p (sl1, k2tog, pass sl st over), k3, yo, k1

So you would slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over.

It only explains it the one time then uses the abbreviation after that.

I hope this helps!
Poster: Sherry
December 15, 2013

Did anyone answer this question yet as i am also confused. I don't understand jumping back and forth between the row to the chart. Can't it be written by row with all instruction written within that row instead of jumping back and forth? Very confusing, am i missing something here?
Thanks for any help
Poster: Florence Brewer
April 2, 2014

Please tell me what sk2p means and also row 2 sl 1, Bluebells lace pattern on 10 sts repeat 9 times , k1, p1.
Poster: Bonnie Hutmacher
November 17, 2014

I am quite an accomplished knitter and I have tried the first 6 rows several times. I end up after row two beginning the Bluebell lace and at the end of the row I end up with half the stitches I began with. I have no idea what I am doing wrong.
Poster: Dian Freymiller
June 8, 2014

Linda Shephard did you have extra stitches after the pattern was done for each row?? I have had extra stitches on the 4th, 5th and 6th rows.
Poster: Nicole
September 15, 2014

Does it fit a 18" doll.
Poster: Lisa Savage
June 15, 2015

I am having the same problem, ended up with 4 extra stitches on the 4th row!!! Did you ever figure it out??? Please help!
Poster: Marie
September 21, 2014

Kerri, Re the American Girl Doll Empire Waist Lace dress, I just completed the skirt part and am at the point of dividing the stitches for the left and right backs, plus the front. I'm confused -- it says work each section individually and then finish up by joining the back seam. How about the side seams of the bodice? Are they left open? Hope you can help me. Thanks in advance. Marie
Poster: Elaine Phillips
July 1, 2014

Any DK weight yarn.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
December 1, 2012

Any DK weight yarn.
Poster: Kristi
January 18, 2014

Here is a good link on how to block
Basically, you are telling the stitches where to stay put. There will be a gap of time between when you knit the skirt and when you finish the top portion.
During that time, you will basically wash the skirt and then pin it to a foam board to dry in the rectangular position shown in the images below.
Once dry, you then start knitting again. what you see at the top of the image (black string) is the circular needle left in the work to hold the stitches until the work is dry.
Poster: Jeanie
September 15, 2013

I just finished the dress and have the same question! I'm new to knitting and don't really know how to plan a buttonhole. Can you let me know if you found a solution? I'm making three of them for my granddaughters.
Poster: Kristi
January 18, 2014

The easiest way to make a buttonhole is to do a yarn over.
On this pattern, I would work all stitches until you only have 3 left, at that point, I would to a yarn over and then continue knitting the remaining 3 stitches.
Once you turn the work, you will purl 3 and then purl 2 together (you will purl the yarn over and the original stitch together) this will get you back to the original number of stitches you had.
It is up to you to decide how many buttonholes you want.
Poster: Joanne
October 7, 2013

Dear Jeanie,
I made small crochet chains and sewed them on the dress as loops. It worked but I should have asked someone who crochets to do it for me. Hope you've found something that works.
Poster: Marion Flint
September 10, 2016

I live in the uk so I am not familiar with your dolls. Could you please put the size of the doll on your patterns. I am working on 12"to 14" baby dolls
Poster: Barbara
March 3, 2016

I tried the pattern out on some scrap wool I had and had no problem with it. Just work slowly and carefully for the first two pattern sequences and then it just falls into place. Having a lot of fun making this dress.
Poster: Jeanie Cimon
November 18, 2015

I was confused in the beginning but I placed markers every 10 stitches and it really helped keep the pattern in place.
Poster: donna
July 22, 2015

I don't understand the pattern. I am connected in the round on dpn but it shows to block flat? What am I doing wrong?
Poster: Elaine Phillips
July 29, 2015

The dress is to be knit flat, not in the round. There is no instructions for joining to work in the round.
Poster: Karen Proctor
January 15, 2015

Is there a way to convert this patter to asize5 Childress? I have a request for matching dresses and do not know how to do this. Thanks!
Poster: carole webb
September 14, 2014

What did you use to secure the back of the bodice?It appears that the buttons are only decorative.
Poster: Charlie
June 15, 2014

What type of yarn could I use if I don't have the yarn that is stated?
Poster: Charlie
June 15, 2014

Just want to confirm the needle size. I thought the needle size seemed a little large. Thank you.
Poster: Kerri
June 9, 2014

This is adorable and the pattern is very easy to follow. Thank you for posting this!!!
Poster: Diane Crowther
November 16, 2015

The side seams are for the arms. There are no sleeves.
Poster: Dian
June 8, 2014

ok disregard my first question...figured that one out...I am wondering in the bluebells lace pattern the last sentence says to repeat rows 2-9 but the bluebell pattern only has 8. should i purl a row 9 (odd rows purl)if I do than the row 1 will also be a purl row....I was hoping for some clarification. thanks
Poster: Dian
June 8, 2014

What is the difference between sk2p and sl1, k2tog, pass sl st over??? when i look it up on you tube it doesn't look like there is a difference in the why is it written different in this pattern
Poster: Linda Shepherd
March 20, 2014

Just finished this dress and it fits the doll perfectly - am going to make another one in a different color
Poster: francesca
August 30, 2015

slip one, knit one and then start the lace pattern, you will epji2mnd up with two stitches then knit one and purl one and you be right on the pattern, do this with every knit row. good luck
Poster: sandie
May 15, 2016

Thank you Francesca. This is the explanation I desperately needed! I wish the pattern itself would be revised to clarify the extra stitches beginning with row 4.
Poster: Diane Crowther
November 16, 2015

On page 3 of 8 the Bluebells lace pattern pattern is worked on 10 sts repeating 9 times (90 sts) and the instructions include k1, p1. Which would mean casting on 92 sts (not 94 sts) when making the dress.
Poster: Elaine
November 20, 2017

When setting the pattern on row 2 you work two stitches before repeating the 10 stitch pattern 9 times and 2 stitches at the end. Making 94 stitches in total. These 4 stitches, 2 at the beginning and 2 at the end, have to be worked on every pattern row, 4, 6, 8 etc
Poster: Lois
September 27, 2013

what is the stitch sk2p mean
Poster: Joanne
August 4, 2013

This dress turned out very well, but I just realized there are no directions for buttonholes on the upper back. I'll have to find another way to close the opening or rip out. Thanks.
Poster: Diane Crowther
November 16, 2015

When making the Right Back using the stocking st do the following: On a knit row: Knit up to the last 6 sts. sl1, k1, yo, k2tog, knit 2 sts.
Repeat this twice more with approximately 3 rows in between creating 3 button holes.
Poster: Lyndaleen
January 2, 2013

This is soooooo adorable! I want one in MY size! I love it!
Poster: isabel
December 26, 2012

What is block the skirt and how do I do it. Now I am knitting the skirt for this dress.
Poster: connie boschert
November 24, 2012

what other type of yarn can be used as
Tencel Wool is not available where I live.
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