This poncho was knit with a fingering weight sock yarn, Opal 2002, using #2 double points.
The pattern would work well in any striped yarn. Since it is knit in one piece (no sewing), there is no problem getting the stripes to match.
I bindoff tight and had to re-bindoff the neck three times before I could get it over Barbie's head. The last, successful time, I used a 10.5 needle for the bindoff. The poncho neck is still a tight fit.
If I knit this pattern again, I will either leave more stitches for the collar or leave the collar open in the front to make it easier to get on and off over Barbie's hairdo.
Barbie needed a dress to go with her poncho. Since I still had some Opal 2002 left over, what could be more fun than to knit one up?
This dress was knit with the Basic Tube Dress pattern from Judy Gibson's Barbie Wardrobe.
I used #0 needles and 40 stitches around.
The dress is a little tight. Barbie has the figure for it, so she's not complaining, but if I were to make the dress again I would use #1 needles.
Judy's pattern gives instructions for making the dress with any yarn and any gauge that is suitable for Barbie. It provides three different lengths: ankle length, knee length, and short.
Other patterns in Judy Gibson's Barbie Wardrobe include
- Rainbow Ball Gown
- Lacy Pink Party Dress
- Ragg Hiking Socks, knit on 00 needles with four ply fingering yarn split into two plys.