Monday, November 19, 2012

Free 18" doll sweater pattern!

Remember I showed you this sweater I knit as a tester the other day?

Well I have written my notes into what I hope to be more easily read. I am only sharing the first part, which is the sweater itself right now. I will hopefully have a picture tutorial of the rest tomorrow including the velcro closure.

18" Doll Cowl Neck Sweater

The sweater is knit from the top down in a raglan style. Once the body of the sweater is knit , the sleeves are picked up and also knit in the round. The back has a velcro closure you will need to sew on.

Worsted Weight yarn *or yarn needed to obtain gauge
Size 7 circular needle 16" or longer
Size 7 DPN
4 stitch markers
Darning needle for weaving in ends
sewing machine or method of attaching velcro for a back closure

4 st's and 5 rows per inch

*Notes: The first stitch of every row, will be slipped .

Co 60
row 1:  Knit
row 2: knit
row 3: knit
*we are now going to start knitting in stockinette stitch by alternating 1 row of knit and 1 of purl
row 4: purl
row 5: knit
row 6: purl
Continue rows 5 and 6 being sure to slip the first stitch of the row in the manner you are working the row (slip knit wise on a knit row, purl wise on a purl row) until the cowl measures 3 3/4 inches from the cast on edge.
We will now begin decreasing for the neckline. Remember to slip the first stitches.
row 1: *k11, k2tog* - repeat from * 4x totatl, K last 7 stitches   *56 stitches
row 2: purl
row 3: *k7, k2tog * -repeat from * 6x, k2      *50 stitches
row 4: purl
row 5: *k4, k2tog* -repeat from * 8x, k2  *42 stitches
row 6: purl
row 7: k20, k2tog, k to end   *41 stitch
row 8: purl
row 9: knit
row 10: knit

You will now be adding in markers to begin the raglan increases.
p11, pm, p4, pm, p11, pm, p4, pm, p11
row 1: sl 1st st, *knit to 1 st before marker, kfb, slm, kfb* till end. You will be increasing 8 stitches on every knit row be knitting in the front and back of the stitch before and after the markers.
row 2: purl
*continue row 1 and 2 until you have 18, m, 18, m, 29, m, 18, 18, being sure to end on a purl row
You will now be placing the sleeve stitches *stitches between markers 1-2 and 3-4.
Knit to the first marker, place the 18 sleeve stitches on scrap yarn, knit acorss the back till the 3rd marker, slip the 18 sleeve stitches onto scrap yarn. Knit the second front side.

row 1: sl 1 st purl wise, purl across
row 2: sl 1 st knit wise, knit across
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until the sweater is 2 inches from the underarm.

Hem band:
work 5 rows of 1x1 ribbing

Using your DPN transfer the stitches you placed on scrap yarn onto your DPN evenly.
Knit 10 rows in the round.
Knit 5 rows of 1x1 ribbing

Repeat for both sleeves

This is part on of the pattern. Stay tuned for a tutorial on part 2. :)

part 2

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