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Comments About "American Girl Doll Southern Belle Dress"

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Poster: Louise
May 8, 2019

I had never heard of flounce yarn, but I think this dress is fabulous. Will give it a try! Thanks especialy for the demo of how to apply the flounce!
Poster: Elaine Phillips
October 26, 2013

I bought it at my local Joann store. I think Walmart also sells this yarn.
Poster: ashley
February 17, 2014

is there an on line store where I can get the mesh/net yarn? ashley
Poster: Elaine Phillips
March 7, 2014
Poster: crr1127
March 31, 2014

Yes there is a you tube video for dividing the stitches thankfully. It was my first attempt at dividing stitches it was not to hard. follow the steps (knit 9, bind off 2, k 15, bind off 2, k 9)the first k9 is a shoulder the 15 is the neck the last k9 is the other shoulder - each of these sections are worked separate so take your first set of 9 stitches and work 7 rows by turning your yarn at the end of the 9 stitches as if you were at the end of a whole row after the 7 rows (I didn't have 3 balls of yarn so I just cut it (leaving a fairly long tail) and moved to the next section (which is the neck) work the next 15 stitches for 7 rows, again I cut the yarn and moved on to the next section of the last 9 stitches working for 7 rows.
when all the rows are worked proceed to the next step
Poster: crr1127
August 12, 2014

I think the reason for circular needles is the needle gets a little heavy with the rows of yarn on it. I have knitted 3 of these so far with straight needles with no problem.
Poster: Countryk
October 27, 2014

I'm a fairly experienced knitter but it took me a few minutes to understand about the 3 balls of yarn. I was going to knit each piece separately but decided to create 2 more little balls of yarn. I do like the method. Next dress I'll roll up 2 little balls of yarn before I start. The pattern is not too clear about using the single yarn again when doing the increase row. Used recommended yarn and needles, the size was perfect and the dress is really cute. Thanks!
Poster: Michele Dekkers
March 6, 2018

Confused with dividing the 35 stitches - instructions is for 37 stitches.
Poster: colette grimard
February 15, 2015

its so beautiful what you do where you take your idia for your model
Poster: Bonnie
February 5, 2015

When dividing you have 35 stitches on needle, k9 bind off 2 k15 bind off 2 knit 9. I end up 2 stitches short at the end, what am I doing wrong? I am stuck until I get an answer, so please help.
Poster: LT Silverman
July 18, 2016

me, Too!
Poster: joyce
December 19, 2014

I made two of these one in the green and one in red. Beautiful and easy to make. The only trouble I has was weaving in the lace in the back seam.....Love..Love!
Poster: Karen Krajeck
August 17, 2015

I had a time with that too! With subsequent dresses I knit the skirt in the round. When adding the ruffle I turned the edge of the ruffle yarn under when adding and thought I would somehow tack down those ends but it looked just fine so I didn't bother.
Poster: Olson
September 30, 2014

I have a question about turning the yarn after dividing the stitches. I am working with circular needles and after I divided the yarn and knitted the first of the seven rows, the working end of the yarn was on the inside of the circular needles and I couldn't knit anymore rows. How do you turn the work around on circular needles?
Poster: Fran
July 30, 2014

Why does the pattern call for 24" circular needles when the dress is not knitted in the round. Thank you.
Poster: serenity
April 25, 2014

wow this beautiful
love the southern belle dresses. now can knit one.
Poster: Diana
March 10, 2014

I am having a great time knitting this; however, I think I bit off more than I can chew. I've not had to divide stitches before--is there a youtube video that anyone knows of to help explain this technique? Thanks!
Poster: crr1127
March 9, 2014

I have made two of these the first one was way to big around the waist so I had to adjust the pattern on the second one it was still a bit big. did anyone else have that problem? I used the exact yarn, needle size and I knit really tight but the kids loved the dresses and they do look beautiful!! I added a satin ribbon around the waist and a tulle skirt to fluff the skirt out
Poster: crystal
December 18, 2013

just finished the project took me a month but wow it looks awsome. my daughter saw me doing it and she knows that its for christmas and she loved what she saw now she is going to be in aw cant wait to see her face christmas morning
Poster: Hazel Mc
November 3, 2013

Aboslutely beautiful, I am a lover of 18' doll.

thank you for sharing your pattern.
Poster: Danielle (Paris-France)
October 14, 2013

Thank you very much, it is a beautiful model.
Poster: Lori
October 12, 2013

This is beautiful, can't wait to knit it. Thank you so much
Poster: Annette
October 11, 2013

Would like to know where you got the
ruffle yarn for this dress!
Poster: Marie
October 11, 2013

No need for many words, one will be all : WOW !
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