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Wellie Wishers Doll Dress and Cardigan (14 inch doll)

Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Doll Dress and Cardigan Knitting Pattern

I've recently gotten into the Wellie Wishers line of dolls and have been working up some outfits for them. For those who don't know, Wellie Wishers are a brand new line from the American Girl Doll company. They are sized a little smaller than the regular American Girl Dolls. This outfit will fit HeartsForHearts Dolls as well.

This dress-and-cardigan ensemble is perfect for the fall weather, when it's still warm enough to wear a skirt, but the evenings are getting chillier. Of course, the items can be knitted and worn separately.

The Knit Picks yarn I picked beautifully matches Wellie Wishers Camille's blue eyes.

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Materials: Knit Picks Palette fingering weight 100% wool yarn 231 yds (210 m)/ 50 g color Cream Blue - 0.5 balls,
Sock yarn of fingering weight - 1/3 ball (150 m)

Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm) circular needles and double pointed needles (dpn) for sleeves OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
4 markers, 3 sew-on snaps

Gauge: 30 sts x 40 rows = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)

Abbreviations:
k - knit
p - purl
k2tog - knit 2 together
ssk – slip, slip, knit (left slanting decrease)
kfr&b - knit into front and back
pu&k- pick up and knit
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.
RS - right side
WS - wrong side

Pattern Notes

Stockinette in rows:
Row 1 (RS): knit
Row 2: purl
Repeat 2 rows.

Stockinette in rounds:
All rounds knit.

Garter Stitch in rows:
All rows knit

Garter Stitch in rounds:
Round 1: purl
Round 2: knit
Repeat 2 rounds.

The selvedge stitches are worked as follows:
slip the first st and purl the last st.

Raglan increases:
Increase for raglan by making 1 st (m1) on each side of marked stitch.

Dress

The dress is worked top-down back-and-forth, then in-the-round with raglan sleeves and button band on the back. The button band is worked in garter stitch.

The sleeves are worked on dpn in the round.

With solid colored yarn, cast on 38 sts, knit 2 foundation rows.

Distribute the stitches: 1 selvedge - 3 button band - 3 back - 1 raglan - 6 sleeve - 1 raglan - 8 front - 1 raglan - 6 sleeve - 1 raglan - 3 back - 3 button band - 1 selvedge.

Work in stockinette 16 rows: odd rows (RS) knit, even rows (WS) purl, in every  odd row make 1 st before and after marked raglan sts.

Thus you add 8 sts in every odd row. Don't forget that the first and the last are selvedge stitches, 3 sts after and 3 sts before the selvedge stitches are button band stitches, they should be knitted in all rows.

Divide for sleeves and bodice

Row 17 (RS): sl 1, knit 15, transfer the next 22 to a piece of waste yarn, cast on 3, knit 26, transfer the next 22 sts to a piece of waste yarn, cast on 3, knit 15, purl 1.

Row 18 (WS): sl 1, k3, purl to the last 4, k3, p1. Cut solid color yarn.

Row 19 in sock yarn: sl 1, k3, *kfr&b, p1 - repeat to last 4 sts, k3, p1

Row 20: sl 1, k3, *k1, p2 - repeat to last 4 sts, k3, p1

Row 21: sl 1, k3, *k2, p1 - repeat to last 4 sts, k3, p1

Row 22: as row 20

Row 23: sl 1, k3, * k2, m1, p1 - repeat to last 4, k3, p1

Row 24: sl 1, k3, * k1, p3 - repeat to last 4, k3, p1

Row 25: sl 1, k3, *k3, p1 - repeat ro last 4, k3, p1

Repeat rows 24 and 25 through row 34.

Row 35: sl 1, k3, *k3, p1 - repeat to last 4, transfer the last 4 sts to a spare needle, overlap these last 4 sts with the beg. 4 sts, work them together - 3 needle knit: k3, p1. In this way we joined the work into a round.

Rounds 1-7: *k3, p1 - repeat from * across the round.

Round 8: *m1, k3, p1 - repeat from * across the round

Round 9: *k4, p1 - repeat from * across the round.

Repeat round 9 seventeen more times or to desired length.

Work the last 4 rounds in garter stitch. Bind off.

 

Sleeves

Transfer 22 sts from waste yarn to dpn, distributing them evenly, pu&k 3 sts underarm = 25 sts

The round will start at underarm sts. Knit 7 rounds. Work 4 more rounds in garter stitch. Bind off.

 

Finishing

Weave in yarn ends, sew on snaps on the button band.

 

Cardigan

Materials: Knit Picks Palette fingering weight 100% wool yarn 231 yds (210 m)/ 50 g color Cream Blue - 0.5 balls
4 markers, 3 small buttons.

Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm) circular needles and double pointed needles for sleeves OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge: 30 sts x 40 rows = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)

The cardigan is worked top-down, seamless, back and forth in stockinette stitch with raglan sleeves.

Raglan increases are worked with m1 before and after the marked raglan stitches in each right side (RS) row, thus the number of stitches in each RS row is increased by 8.

The button band is worked in garter stitch - all rows knit. The button holes are made on right front (RS, the end of the row) by k2tog, yo in the following rows: 3, 13, and 23.

Cast on 43 sts. Distribute the stitches in the following way:
1 selvedge - 3 button band - 4 front - 1 raglan (place a marker) - 7 sleeve - 1 raglan (place a marker) - 9 back - 1 raglan (place a marker) - 7 sleeve - 1 raglan (place a marker) - 4 front - 3 bb - 1 selvedge.

Knit 2 rows.

From row 3 continue in stockinette: odd rows (RS) knit, even rows (WS) purl. In every odd row m 1 before and after raglan sts.

Don't forget about the selvedge stitches and button band - knit 3 stitches after and before the selvedge stitches in every row.

Work 18 rows.

 

Divide for sleeves and bodice

Row 21: sl 1, k17, transfer 25 sts to a piece of waste yarn, cast on 5, k 29, cast on 5, transfer 25 sts to a piece of waste yarn, k17, p1.

Row 22-30: work as established

Rows 31-34: work in garter stitch. Bind off. Cut yarn.

 

Sleeves

Transfer 25 sts to dpn, distributing them evenly, pu&k 5 sts underarm = 30 sts. A round begins with the first underarm stitch.

Knit 4 rounds.

Round 5: work underarm sts in the following way: k2tog, k1, ssk, work the remaining sts as established = 28 sts.

Rounds 6-14 work as established.

Round 15: knit together the last st of the previous round and the first st of the 15th round, k1, ssk, knit the rest stitches = 26 sts

Rounds 16-24 work as established

Round 25 work as round 15 = 24 sts

Work rounds 26 - 30 as established, work 4 more rounds in garter stitch, bind off. Cut yarn.

 

Finishing

Weave in the yarn ends. Sew 3 small buttons onto the left front.



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Poster: Louise
October 15, 2016

What a treat to receive this unexpected charming free pattern. Thanks!

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