13 December 2010

Barbie Loves Tokyo

The Target Exclusive Destination Fashion Packs are so inspiring to design knitwear for. I picked up Tokyo a few weeks ago and it was crying out for some kawaii accessories. I love the fun colors particularly the yellow, very fresh and exciting!

I've seen pictures of New York and Hollywood but haven't found them in person yet. I have a great idea in mind for New York when I find it.

Kitty Hat

CO 30 - 10 stitches on each needle
Join in the round and work in stockinette until piece measures 1.5”
Arrange stitches so that there are 15 on each needle and kitchener edges together.

Using contrast color stitch a small triangle on both front side corners.
Then using matching sewing thread stitch across corners to form ears.

You can either use the hat as a roll brim or add ear flaps.

Pick up 7 st centered on one side.
Row 1: purl
Row 2: k2tog, k5
Row 3: p2tog, p4

Row 4: k2tog, k3
Row 5: p2tog, k2

Row 6: sl1, k2tog, psso

Slip remaining stitch onto a small crochet hook and chain 2”.
Repeat other side.

Legwarmers (make 2)

With main color CO 14
Work 3 rows in k1, p1 rib
K 1 row then join CC and working in stockinette alternate rows to make stripes until 3” long.
Work 3 more rows in k1,p1 rib.
BO in pattern.