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Knitting note #2
And it did work! (But plz to be overlooking the flash and stray hairs, plz.)

"Mona's Jacket" by Mags Kandis. Interweave Knits Spring 2010: 93, 99-100. It isn't blocked yet and I need to move one of the snaps, but even at this stage I think we can call the experiment pretty much a success. Next time out, I'll shorten the sleeves by a few rounds--this length looks awkward, I think.

Here's the original: http://www.interweaveknits.com/galleries/bonus/spring-2010/Monas-Jacket.asp

Now, there's one other likely-looking pattern in this issue . . . hmmmm, I'm thinking it might work with laceweight yarn and size 0 needles . . .
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There honestly wasn't any adaptation involved in this one! Eyeballing the stitch counts (cast on 58 stitches for a top-down raglan yoke . . . 42 stitches across the back . . . eventually the sleeves are 32 stitches), I thought, hmmm, those are really close to the stitch counts for my favorite sock-yarn BJD sweaters. So I just followed the pattern for the smallest size, but went down to needles and yarn 1/3 the size of those called for in the pattern (US size 2 and lightweight sock yarn). When I ran into length measurements--such as "knit 3 inches in pattern before next increase row"--I divided those by three, too, and kept checking the piece against a doll.

Really, most bulky-weight "Twinkle-style" or even Lopi sweater patterns will translate directly to doll scale without any fiddling except the change in needle and yarn thickness. *happydance*

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