Free Doll Cardigan Knitting Pattern
Skills Required/Techniques Used:
-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off
-Increasing:yarn over (YO), knit front and back (kfr&b)
-Decreasing: knit 2 together (k2tog), slip-slip-knit (ssk)
-Working in the round on double pointed needles
-Working lace patterns
-Picking up stitches
Materials: Brown Sheep (affiliate link) Nature Spun Sport weight yarn, (100% wool), 1 3/4 oz (40 gr) /184 yards (168 m), color 46S Red Fox - 1/2 ball
Notions: yarn needle, 2 pieces of waste yarn, 2 small buttons 5-6 mm, sewing needle and thread to attach buttons.
Needles: US#6 (4 mm) circular needles and double pointed needles (dpn) for sleeves OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Gauge for stockinette stitch: 26 st = 4" (10 cm)
dpn – double pointed needles
K – knit
P – purl
St , sts – stitch, stitches
yo - yarn over
k2tog - knit 2 together
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
bb – button band
Stockinette Stitch in rows:
Row 1 (RS and all RS rows) - knit
Row 2 (WSand all WSrows)- purl
Repeat rows 1-2.
Garter Stitch in rows: knit all rows
Lace pattern A (multiple of 13, worked in rows)
Row 1 (RS): (k2tog) 2 times, (k1, yo) 4 times, k1, (k2tog) 2 times.
Row 2 (WS): knit
Row 3 (RS): knit
Row 4 (WS): purl
Repeat rows 1-4.
Lace patten B (multiple of 11, worked in rounds)
Round 1: (k2tog) 2 times, (yo, k1) 3 times, yo, (k2tog) 2 times
Round 2: purl
Rounds 3 - 4: knit
Repeat rounds 1-4.
Selvedge/edge stitches: the first st slip knitwise, the last st purl.
Button bands (bb) are worked together with the body of the cardigan in garter stitch (all rows knit) on 3 sts in the begining and 3 sts in the end of each row.
The cardigan is worked from the bottom up, back and forth without side seams. The sleeves are worked in rounds on dpn. Then the sleeves and bodice are connected and the round yoke is worked.
Cast on 73 sts, these sts include: 1 selvedge st, 3 sts button band, 65 sts (13 sts x 5) for the lace pattern A, 3 sts button band 1 selvedge st.
Purl the foundation row.
Row 1 (RS): sl 1, k3, *(k2tog) 2 times, (k1, yo) 4 times, k1, (k2tog) 2 times - repeat from * 5 times, k3, p1.
Rows 2 (WS) and 3 (RS): sl 1, k71, p1.
Row 4 (WS): sl 1, k3, p 65, k3, p1.
Repeat rows 1-4 three more times. Repeat rows 1-3 one more time.
Row 20 (WS): sl 1, k3, p15, bind off 5 sts, p25, bind off 5 sts, p15, k3, p1. Leave the work on circular needles.
Note: If you want a longer jacket, repeat rows 1-4 more times. Then repeat rows 1-3 one more time and make underarm binding off in the forth row of lace repeat.
Sleeves are worked on dpn in rounds
Co 33 sts, distribute the sts evenly, join and continue to work in rounds, take care not to twist the sts. Mark the beginning of the round. Knit a foundation round.
Round 1: *(k2tog) 2 times, (yo, k1) 3 times, yo, (k2tog) 2 times - repeat 3 times.
Round 2: purl
Rounds 3 - 4: knit
Repeat rounds 1-4 one more time, repeat round 1-3 one more time.
Round 12: bind off 3 sts, k 27, bind off 3 sts. Cut the yarn.
Transfer the sts to a piece of waste yarn.
Note: If you want longer sleeves, repeat rounds 1-4 more times. Then repeat rounds 1-3 one more time and make underarm binding off in the forth round of lace repeat.
Make 2 sleeves.
Transfer the sleeve sts from piece of waste yarn to 2 dpn.
The first row of the yoke (RS), connect bodice and sleeves: sl 1, k3, p15 sts of the front, p27 sts of the first sleeve, p25 sts of the back, p27 sts of the second sleeve, p15 sts of the front, k3, p1. = 117 sts
Rows 2, 4, 6 (WS): sl1, k3, p109, k3, p1
Rows 3 and 5 (RS): sl1, k115, p1
Row 7 (RS, decrease row): sl1, k2tog, yo, k2, (k2tog, k1) x 35, k2tog, k4, p1. = 81 sts
Row 8 (WS): sl 1, k79, p1.
Row 9 (RS): sl1, k79, p1.
Row 10 (WS): sl1, k3, p73, k3, p1.
Repeat rows 9-10 two more times.
Row 15 (RS, decrease row): sl , k4, *k2 tog, k1 -repeat from * 23 times, k2tog, k4, p1. = 57 sts
Rows 16 (WS): sl1, k55, p1
Row 17 (RS): sl 1, k2tog, yo, k53, p1.
Row 18 (WS): sl1, k3, p49, k3, p1.
Row 19 (RS): sl1, k55, p1.
Row 20 (WS): like row 18.
Row 21: sl1, k4, * k2tog, k1 - repeat from * 15 times, k2tog, k4, p1. = 41 sts
Row 22: sl1, k39, p1.
Sew underarms. Weave in all yarn ends Sew on 2 buttons.