Needles: 3.5 mm
Size: To fit 18” BabyBorn Doll
Using 3.5 mm needles cast on 63 sts.
Rows 1-4: Garter stitch beginning with a knit row
Row 5 and following odd rows until waist shaping: k2, *yo, sl2tog knitwise, k1, psso, yo, k4. Repeat from * until last 2 sts, k2
Row 6 and all even rows: Purl
Work until 30 rows completed from beginning.
Row 31: Work as row 5 and omit all yarn overs
Row 33: K2, *k2tog, k3. Repeat from * until last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
Rows 34-54: Work in straight stockinette
Row 55: Bind off first 5 stitches. Knit to end
Row 56: Bind off first 5 stitches. Purl to end
Row 57: K2, k2tog, knit to last 4 sts, sl1k1psso, k2
Work 2 more rows of this decrease on Rows 59 and 61
Row 63: K2, k2tog, k3, bind of center 6 sts, k3, sl1k1psso, k2
Row 64: Purl till last stitch, turn work
Row 65: With the stitch on the right needle from the previous row, K1, psso, knit to end.
Repeat these two rows until there are 3 sts on the needle and bind off completely leaving a long tail to make crochet tie
Join yarn to other side of neck and repeat decreases.
Work exactly as for back.
Seam sides of dress and weave in all ends.
Using a crochet hook, work a chain on the four long yarn ends that were left over from the shoulder bind off.
Use the crochet chains to tie front of dress to back as pictured.
There’s tons more knitting stuff I want to get done before she arrives, but I guess that I will just have to ease up and take things slow.
In the meantime, how about a doll’s dress…
I used 1.5 hanks of Phildar Canasta yarn to make this cute sundress for an 18” doll. The yarn is super splity but has a lovely sheen to it. I think that it turned out cute. I used my own pattern to work this dress and called this pattern “Bo Peep” The pattern will be posted on my blog for anyone interested!
We’ve been waiting to see your sweet little face
To hold you in our arms in a tight embrace
A cute little nose
And ten tiny toes
Two twinkly, fluttering eyes
As you dream and sigh
Your baby fingers that grasp and hold
So small your frame we want to enfold
The curls that frame your sweet baby brow
We’re excited to watch you learn to talk and grow
You’re our sweet little angel sent to us from above
We will care for you, be there for you and nurture you with our love
God keep you safe and warm our sweet little pearl
Come soon and meet us our precious baby girl
Hubby and I are leaving for Switzerland for two weeks. No cooking, no cleaning, no laundry…just mountains and waterfalls and lakes and green, green grass. Can’t wait to relax and soak it all in. Vacation knitting will include “Blossom” from MagKnits using some bright orange Phildar Licorne yarn for a fun knit:)
I have been working pretty steadily on my Clapotis scarf and I am almost done with one skein of Koigu and ready to begin with the second skein. I don’t think that I will use the whole second skein because I don’t really want a long scarf that I can wind round and around my neck but more so an accessory piece. I love how it is turning out!
I have also been working up a Crossed Cardigan for my lil Bean and since we don’t know yet if it’s a boy or a girl, I am working this up in Peter Pan yarn in white and will add some pink or blue trim later. I’ve been taking this sweater to work at my knitting group and it’s been going really fast. I’m done with the back and ready to begin the right front.
On my knitting wishlist are A Cardigan for Arwen, Shedir and a kid sized Cardigan for Arwen for my 8 year old son and of course many, many more knits. One at a time….
Yipee, we are expecting baby #2 and I am 15 weeks pregnant. I was pretty nauseous and exhausted during the first trimester, but things have been looking up (sort of) the past couple weeks and so I am hoping that this will continue. I have not done any baby knitting yet because we don’t know yet if this baby is a boy or a girl…needless to say, we can’t wait to find out.
I’ve also been working on a clapotis scarf using some wonderful Koiguuuuuuu that I bought from Three Bags Full in Vancouver. This yarn is so lovely to work with and I love the colors.
I am using the skinnier scarf version of the pattern and I hope that two skeins will give a decent sized scarf. I guess I just have to keep knitting until I run out of yarn:)