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Santa's Elf Outfit for 14 inch Dolls: Striped Sweater

Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Doll Sweater Knitting Pattern


This cute knitted outfit consists of a sweater, vest, skirt, tights, hat and shoes to change a doll into one of Santa's elves. It's a great decoration for around the house or on your Christmas tree and, of course, a perfect toy.
This outfit will fit a 14" doll from the Hearts for Hearts Girls series

Materials: Knit Picks Palette fingering weight yarn, 231 yards (211 meters) / 50gr, colors: 1982 Grass, 4932 Serrano and 9437 white one ball each for the whole outfit.

5 small sew-on snap closures

Needles: 5 dpn US #2 (2.75mm) 5" long and circular US #2 (2.75mm)

Gauge  20 sts x 30 rows = 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm)


Ribbing 1x1 in rounds
All rounds: *k1, p1 repeat from * all the way around.

Stockinette in rounds
All rounds knit

Stockinette in rows:
Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl
Repeat rows 1-2.

Garter stitch in rounds:
Round 1 - knit
Round 2 - purl
Repeat rounds 1-2


The sweater is worked in rows from top to bottom without seams. There is a closure on the back.

With white yarn cast on 24 sts.
Row 1: knit and place 4 markers in the following places:
k 4 sts (back) - k 1 st (marker, raglan line) - k 3 sts (sleeve) - k 1 st (marker, raglan line) - k 6 sts (front) - k 1 st (marker, raglan line) - k 3 sts (sleeve) - k 1 st (marker, raglan line) - k 4 sts (back)
Row 2: purl.
Row 3 and all odd rows thru row 15: knit, make 1 extra st before and after each marker.
Thus you will increase the number of stitches by 8 in each odd row.
Row 4 and all even rows: purl.
Rows 5-6, 9-10, 13-14, work in red;
Rows 7-8, 11-12, 15-16 work in white.

Divide for sleeves
Row 17 (in red) knit 12 sts, transfer the next 18 sts of the sleeve to a length of yarn,
go on knitting the next 20 sts of the front, transfer the next 18 sts of the second sleeve to a length of yarn,
knit the remaining 12 sts.
Row 18: purl 42 sts.
Rows 19- knit, 20 - purl in white,
Rows 21- knit, 22 - purl in red,
Rows 23- knit, 22 - purl in white
Rows 25-30 work in white 1x1 ribbing. Bind off.


Sleeves are worked in rounds on 4 dpn needles.
Transfer 18 sts from a piece of yarn to 3 needles: 6 sts on each needle. Knit rounds 1-2, 5-6, 9-10, 13-14, 17-18, 21-22 in red
Knit rounds 3-4, 7-8, 11-12, 15-16, 19-20 in white
Work the next 6 rounds in 1x1 ribbing. Bind off.

Sew 5 sew-on snaps on the back.


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Poster: Jean
December 2, 2013

I have a question regarding the sweater. I'm a bit confused. It calls for a circular needle, but it is says the pattern is rows(not rounds, so I am assuming you use the circular as if it was like 2 straight needles, therefore not joining the yarn to form a circle... Yet it says there are no seams. How can this be, or do you mean there are just no side seams and the back is left open? Also, if row 16 ends with 80 stitches--and row 17 is k12, transfer 18, k20, transfer 18, then k12....why is row 18 purl 42? Shouldn't it be purl 44?

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