Free Doll Skirt Knitting Pattern
Skills Required/Techniques Used:
-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off
-Increasing: make 1 (m1), knit front and back (kfr&b)
-Working in the round on double pointed or circular needles
-Picking up stitches
Materials: Brown Sheep Nature Spun sport weight yarn, 1 3/4 oz (40 gr) 184 yards (168 m), color 112S Elf Green - 1 ball
Notions: yarn needle, stitch marker, a piece of 1/4" wide elastic for belt, sewing needle and sewing thread to sew the elastic ends together
Needles: US 2 (2.75) circular or double pointed needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Gauge for stockinette stitch: 26 st = 4" (10 cm)
dpn – double pointed needles
K – knit
P – purl
St – stitch
Sts - stitches
pu&k - pick up and knit
as est. - as established, work as the pattern demands, here knit the RS rows and purl the WS rows.
co – cast on
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
kfr&b - knit front and back
m1 - Make 1 increase - I used the increase described by Elizabeth Zimmerman Make a backward loop over the right-hand needle and in the next row/round purl/knit as a regular stitch.
Stockinette Stitch in rows:
Row 1 (RS): knit
Row 2 (WS): purl
Repeat two rows.
Stockinette Stitch in rounds: knit all rounds
The skirt is worked from top down. The belt is worked back and forth.
The skirt is worked in rounds without seams on circular needles or dpn.
Cast on 57 sts, lrave a 6" long yarn tail.
Work in stockinette 3 rows: row 1 (RS) knit, row 2 purl, row 3 knit.
Row 4 (WS) knit.
Rows 5 and 7 (RS): knit.
Rows 6 and 8 (WS): purl.
Fold the belt lengthwise along the ridged of the forth row, WS inside, * insert left needle into the first st on the cast-on edge, knit it together with the next st on needle. Repeat from * for every st to the end of the row. This will form a "tube" for the belt.
Join and continue to work in rounds.
Round 1 (increase round): kfr&b in each st of the round = 114 sts
Round 2: *k4, p2 - rep from * across the round (19 times)
Rounds 2-19: like round 2.
Round 20 (increase round): *k2, m1, k2, p1, m1, p1 - rep from * across the round = 152 sts
Round 21: *k2, p1, k2, p3 - rep from * across the round.
Rounds 22-39 work as round 21.
Round 40 (increase round): *k2, m1, p1, m1, k2, p3 - rep from * across the round = 190 sts
Round 41: * k2, p3, k2, p3 - rep from * across the round
Rounds 42 - 49 work as round 41. Bind off.
Insert elastic tape into the belt tube. Sew the opening closed with the "tail". Weave in all yarn ends.