Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Outfits for 16 inch baby doll - part 2



Cardigan, trousers and hat

Materials:

4-ply yarn in white and kingfisher
Pair size 3.25 mm (UK 10) needles
Pair size 3 mm (UK 11) needles
4 buttons
Shirring elastic (to match trousers)

Tension:

7 sts to 1 inch over st st

Measurements:

To fit a 15 to 16 in baby doll: chest 11.5 in, waist 12 in, sleeve seam 3 in, leg seam 4 in, head circumference 12 in.

Trousers

(make 2 pieces)
Using kingfisher and 3.25 mm needles, cast on 40 sts. K 3 rows.
Change to st st, inc 1 st at each end of next and foll 6th rows until there are 50 sts. Work straight until piece measures 4 in (another 7 rows) or inside leg length required.
Cast off 2 sts at start of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each end of next 3 rows (40 sts).
Work straight until piece measures 6½ in (another 19 rows) or length from ankle to waist.
Change to 3 mm needles and work 6 rows k1, P1 rib. Cast of loosely in rib.
Join front and back body seams. Join inside leg seams. Thread 3 double lengths of shirring elastic through the back of the ribbing and tie off to secure.

Cardigan

Back

Using white and 3.25 mm needles, cast on 43 sts. Work 5 rows in K1, P1 rib.
Join in Kingfisher and work 2 rows st st (do not cut white yarn, but carry yarn not in use up the side of the work, taking care not to pull it too tight.)
Work 2 rows st st in white. Continuing the stripe pattern,. Work until piece measures 3 in (22 rows st st).
Cast off 2 sts at start of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each end of next and following alt rows until 17 sts remain. Leave these sts on a stitch holder.
Left front
Using white and 3.25 mm needles, cast on 19 sts. Work 5 rows in K1, P1 rib.
Work 22 rows in st st stripe patt as for back.
Cast off 2 sts at start of next row. P 1 row.
Dec 1 st at start of next and following alt rows until 10 sts remain.
Continuing to dec on alt rows at armhole edge, cast off 2 sts at neck edge at start of next row, then dec 1 st at neck edge on next and every alt row until 2 sts remain. K2 tog and fasten off.

Right front

Work as for left front, reversing all shapings.

Sleeves (make 2)

Using white and 3.25 mm needles, cast on 33 sts. Work 5 rows in K1, P1 rib.
Continue in stripe patt as for back, work 22 rows straight.
Cast off 2 sts at start of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each end of next and following alt rows until 7 sts remain. Leave these sts on a stitch holder.

Neckband

With RS facing, using 3.25 mm needles and white yarn, pick up and knit 7 sts up right side of neck, K across 7 sts at top of first sleeve, then 17 sts from back and 7 sts from top of second sleeve, and finally pick up and K 7 sts down left side of neck (45 sts). 
Work 3 rows K1, P1 rib. Cast off loosely in rib.

Button band

With RS facing, using 3.25 mm needles and white yarn, pick up and knit 33 sts along left front edge.
Work 5 rows K1, P1 rib. Cast off loosely in rib.

Buttonhole band

With RS facing, using 3.25 mm needles and white yarn, pick up and knit 33 sts along right front edge.
Work 2 rows K1, P1 rib.
Buttonhole row: Rib 2, (yfwd, K2tog, rib 7) 3 times, yfwd, K2tog, rib 2.
Work 2 rows K1, P1 rib. Cast off loosely in rib.

To make up

Join raglan seams. Join side and sleeve seams. Darn all ends into seams. Neaten buttonholes and attach 4 buttons to correspond.

Hat

Using white and 3 mm needles, cast on 80 sts. Work 5 rows in K1, P1 rib.
Change to 3.25 mm needles and work 12 rows in stripe patt as for cardigan.
Next row: (K8, K2tog) to end
Next row: P
Next row: (K7, K2tog) to end
Next row: P
Continue to dec in this manner until there are 16 sts.
Next row: (K2tog) to end.
Cut yarn leaving a long tail, thread through remaining 8 sts and pull up. Sew to secure gathering, then join seam.

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