Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Stripey Doll Dress
A fun, simple, summery dress for baby dolls. This stretchy knit dress is easy for little ones to put on their babies and a quick knit. It was designed to fit a chubby 15" doll, but you can continue in pattern to make the length longer for larger dolls or reduce the length for shorter dolls. Finished garment is 6" long from center of neckline to edge of hem.
Materials: 1 skein Patons Kory Stripe Sock Yarn, set of US3 double-pointed needles, US3 16" circular needle (optional), US6 DPN, stitch marker, tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
kfab: increase by knitting into the front and back of the stitch
m1: increase by taking the left-hand needle and pick up the bar between the stitches from front to back. Use the right needle to knit this bar through the back loop.
bo: bind off
Gauge: 6 stitches/inch and 8 rows/inch.
Cast on 72 sts onto 3 of your DPNs, place marker and join in the round, careful not to twist sts.
Rows 1-6: Knit in 2 x 2 ribbing
Row 7: Knit all sts
Row 8: *k1 m1* all the way around
Rows 9-15: knit all (you can switch over to the circular needle for this part if you want.)
Row 16: BO 36 sts, k 36 sts, bo 36 sts, k 36. I used my US6 dpn to bind off so it is a nice loose arm opening.
Row 17: place maker, rejoin, k 36, rejoin, k 36.
Rows 18-23 k all (will need DPNs as it is too snug for the circ now.)
Row 24: *k4, kfab* all the way around
Rows 25-31: k all
Row 32: *k5, kfab* all the way around. You can fit this on circ's again.
Rows 33-39: k all
Row 40: *k6, kfab* all the way around
Rows 41-46: k all
Row 47: *k7, kfab* all the way around
Rows 48-54: k all
Row 55-61: work in garter stitch by alternating between first row purled, next row knit.
Row 62: bo all sts, weave in end.
Finished! This yarn can be machine-washed in cold, lay flat to dry. It is a self-striping yarn, so it's fun to see how the colors work out as you knit it. Any self-striping, fingering weight yarn can be used to produce similar results.
ETA: This pattern is in the library on ravelry: Stripey Doll Dress. Add it to your queue!
Note: This is a free pattern, please give credit to Deborah Minner for the design by linking to this page if posted online. Thank you!