Will adapt this pattern to remove seaming. Otherwise, great pattern! Very fun!!!
Now that I’ve finished Elsa, here are my future plans for adapting this pattern to suit my knitting style a little better next time (I did do some of this on this Elsa):
Everything I can possibly knit in the round will be knit in the round.
I will knit the first head, perhaps using the method for Stitch Surfer socks…without the surfing, of course.
Once bound off, I’ll pick up neck stitches to knit the first body, in the round, and go right into the skirts as written. At the end of the second skirt, I’ll pick up body stitches from the wrong side (between the skirts, where it won’t show), knitting skirt and body stitches together on the first round, and knit the second body, stuffing as I get to the neck.
Instead of breaking the yarn here, I’ll start knitting the second head, as written. I skipped any train for frozen Elsa.
Arms will be knit as I-cords, starting with 3 and increasing to 5 sts, placing the less even sts on the underside of the arm when attaching to the dolls.
I couldn’t like the cloak as written, and I think this is basically what I did - Cast on 5, knit 2 rows 1x1 rib, follow pattern, always knitting the first 2 and last 2 stitches, and increasing to the number of stitches specified. Rather than binding off 10 at each side, make the last two rows (I think I actually added a row here) in 1x1 rib, decreasing a couple of sts at the corners to round it off a bit.
Then I picked up 8 sts from the back, one row above the bind-off, and worked the pattern with a 2 st garter edge on both sides. Starting on row 9 and increasing at the edges on all even rows sometimes, and every other even row sometimes (seriously, that’s all I can remember…I should have written it down as I went) I continued to flare the train a little wider than the pattern suggests, and in the last 4 rows, I rounded the corners on right side rows, while working a 1x1 rib for the last 2 rows.
Whew! That made me tired! I hope it was understandable. You guys, go get this pattern…so cute! Knit it as is, or adapt it to your knitting style…it is adorable, and I can’t wait to give it to my granddaughter. :)