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American Girl Doll Sleeveless Wrap Top with Applied I-Cord

Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Doll Top Knitting Pattern

Materials: Patons Grace 100% cotton sport weight yarn, 136 yards (124 meters)/50 g, color 60104 - 1 ball (A)
Patons Grace 100% cotton sport weight yarn, 136 yards (124 meters)/50 g, color 60903 - 1 ball (B)

Needles: #4 (3.50 mm) and double pointed #2 (2.27mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge for stockinette stitch: 22 sts x  28 rows = 4" x 4" (10 cm)

Stockinette Stitch
1st row and all odd rows - knit sts
2nd row and all even rows - purl sts

Directions:

Top is worked as one piece from bottom to top, with shoulder seams

With yarn A cast on 75 sts
Row 1: sl 1, k 74
Row 2: sl 1, p 74
Row 3: sl1, ssk, k17, yo, k2tog, k 50, k2rog, k 1
Row 4: sl1, purl to the end of the row
Row 5: sl1, ssk, knit to the last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1;
Row 6: sl1, purl to the end of the row
Row 7: sl1, ssk, knit to the last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1;
Row 8: sl1, purl to the end of the row
Row 9: sl1, ssk, knit to the last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1;
Row 10: sl1, purl to the end of the row
Row 11: sl1, ssk, k15, bind off 4 sts, k 22, bind off 4 sts, k 14, k2tog, k1.
You divided the work into 3 portions: 17 sts - 23 sts - 17 sts
You can continue the work from 3 balls of yarn, or work one portion at a time.

Left front:
Row 12: sl1, purl 16 (until bound-off section);
Row 13: Sl1, k 13, k2tog, k 1;
Row 14: sl1, p15;
Row 15: sl1, k 12, k2tog, k 1;
Row 16: sl1, p 14;
Row 17: sl1, k 11, k2rog, k 1;
Row 18: sl1, p 13;
Row 19: sl1, k 10, k2tog, k 1;
Row 20: sl1, p 12;
Row 21: sl1, k 9, k2tog, k 1;
Row 22: sl1, p 11;
Row 23: sl1, k 8, k2tog, k 1;
Row 24: sl1, p 10;
Row 25: sl1, k 7, k2tog, k 1;
Row 26: sl1, p 9;
Row 27: sl1, k 6, k2tog, k 1;
Row 28: sl1, p 8;
Row 29: sl1, k 5, k2tog, k 1;
Row 30, sl1, p 7;
Row 31, sl1, k 7;
Row 32; sl1, p 7;
Bind off.

Back:
Row 12 and all even rows: sl 1, purl 22 (until the second bind off).
Row 13 and all odd rows: sl 1, k 22.
Work 28 rows, bind off.

Right Front:
Row 12: sl1, p 16;
Row 13: sl1, ssk, k 14;
Row 14: sl1, p 15;
Row 15: sl1, ssk, k 13;
Row 16: sl1, p 14;
Row 17: sl1, ssk, k 12;
Row 18: sl1, p 13
Row 19: sl1, ssk, k 11;
Row 20: sl1, p 12;
Row 21: sl1, ssk, k 10;
Row 22: sl1, p 11;
Row 23: sl1, ssk, k 9;
Row 24: sl1, p 10;
Row 25: sl1, ssk, k 8;
Row 26: sl1, p 9;
Row 27: sl1, ssk, k 7;
Row 28: sl1, p 8
Row 29: sl1, ssk, k 6:
Row 30: sl1, p 7;
Row 31, sl1, k 7;
Row 32: sl1, p 7;
Bind off

Finishing
Block.
Fold the top, right side inwards, align the shoulder edges and sew them together.
With yarn B knit 4-st applied I-cord along the armholes.
Knit 6" (15 cm) of I-cord, then continue to work an applied I-cord along the front of the top and the neckline; finish with 10" (25 cm) of I-cord. Bind off.

The neckline and the armholes of the top are finished with applied I-cord. Please see video instructions below.

 

Enjoy!



Comments

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Poster: Belinda Warren
October 13, 2016

Do you need to add the I-chord? I would like to make this and add sleeves, to make a sweater wrap. Do I need to add the extra stitches the I-chord needs to the pattern, or just add sleeves? Thank You...
Poster: Elaine Phillips
March 5, 2013

ssk (slip, slip, knit) - this is a left-slanted decrease
Poster: Marcelle
January 22, 2014

très joli modèle j'aime beaucoup votre création, merci beaucoup pour les explications
Poster: Patricia dery
August 7, 2013

What do you do with the last 4 stitches??
Poster: Heidi Castillo
February 22, 2013

I love these patterns. Please tell me what ssk means.
Poster: angela cooper
April 4, 2016

love the pattern but what does ssk mean??
Poster: Melody
July 16, 2016

SSK is slip, slip, knit
Poster: Jane
May 17, 2017

Look at this picture:
http://cag.kp.images.s3.amazonaws.com/NING/PDFimages/84_SSK_Decrease.jpg
Poster: Janet
October 6, 2012

This video was excellent! I have done I-cords - but never attached them to a garment - mostly I used the I-cord as a purse handle or as ties. I love the finish this gives.
Thank you for teaching this old knitter a new trick!
Poster: Nancy Campanella
July 17, 2012

Thank you so much for showing this I-cord technique. I always have so much trouble with them. You make it look so easy. Looking forward to trying this soon! Thanks again!
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