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Diamond Way Lace Stole for 18-inch Dolls

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Doll Shawl Knitting Pattern

This lacy stole features a diamond motif. It’s a quick and easy knit. It’ll fit 18-inch dolls such as the American Girl Doll, Our Generation, My Life As… and similar.

Skills Required/Techniques Used:
-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off
-Increasing:yarn over (YO)
-Decreasing: knit 2 together (k2tog), slip-slip-knit (ssk)
-Working lace patterns

Size: One size for 18-inch dolls like American Girl, Our Generation and other dolls of this size, type of body doesn't matter.

FInished measurements: 4 1/2" x 30" (11 cm x 75 cm) after blocking.

Materials: Knit Picks (affiliate link) Palette light fingering weight 100% wool yarn 210 m (231 yds)/ 50 g – 1 ball.

Needles: straight needles US # 1 (2.25mm)

Gauge: is not very important for the project
26 sts = 4.5" (12.5 cm) in lace pattern.

Notions:yarn needle

k - knit
p - purl
sl1-k2tog-psso - slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over (double decrease).
yo - yarn over
RS - right side
WS - wrong side

Pattern Notes:

Garter stitch in rows: all rows knit.

Lace pattern: multiple of 6 +2
Rows 1 and 3 (WS): purl
Row 2: k1, *k3, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo - repeat from *, end k1.
Row 4: k1, *yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k3 - repeat from *, end k1.

The selvedge/edge stitches are worked as follows: slip the first stitch knitwise and purl the last one.

Short Overview of the Pattern:

The rectangular shawl is worked from short side to short side, it's started and finished with 3 rows of garter stitch, the narrow side borders consist of 1 edge and 2 border stitches which are always worked in garter stitch pattern. The main body of the shawl is worked in lace pattern. You can easily make the shawl wider, if need be by either increasing the number of stitches for the borders, or increasing the lace pattern repeats.


Cast on 26: 1 edge -2 border - 20 lace pattern - 2 border - 1 edge

Rows 1-3 : sl1, k24, p1

Row 4 (WS): sl 1, k2, purl 20, k2, p1

Row 5 (RS): sl1, k3, *k3, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo - repeat from * 3 times, k3, p1.

Row 6: like row 4.

Row 7: sl1, k3, *yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k3 - repeat from * 3 times, k3, p1

Repeat rows 4-7 until the working piece is about 30" long, or to desired length.

Finish with 3 rows of garter st as follows: sl1, k24, p1

Bind off, cut yarn.


Weave in all yarn ends. Block.

Have fun!

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