Saturday, August 30, 2008
Doll Skirt Pattern
I worked this in the round, and used size 6 double pointed needles with DK weight yarn. A small circular needle could be substituted.
I am a rather tight knitter. I don't have a gauge for you, and I can't promise if worked exactly as written it will fit your 16 to 18 inch doll, you will have to use your own judgment and test sizing on your own doll. This is just how I made this skirt and I am sharing this pattern with you to experiment with and change if needed to fit your doll.
Cable Cast on 132 Stitches, join in the round being careful not to twist, place marker.
Row 1: Purl one, Knit one around
Row 2 Knit
Row 3: Knit one, Purl one around
Row 4: Knit
Repeat these 4 rows once more
Next Row Knit 2 together around to decrease and create ruffle.
Purl one row
Knit one row
Purl one row, this will create garter stitch while working in the round.
Knit 2 together, Yarn Over, around.
Knit 1 Round,
Purl 1 Round, twice for 4 rows of garter stitch.
Repeat the stitch pattern described in rounds 1 through 4 until desired length
Decrease row: Knit 2 together, knit 9 around, 60 stitches remaining
Begin knit one purl one ribbing for 5 rounds, bind off in knit one purl one ribbing.
Matching sleeveless sweater pattern HERE
Here I made the exact same pattern as written above using worsted weight yarn [Caron's simply soft] and a size 5 [US size] circular needle. I will be making the sweater to match and I will update the pictures when I get it made. This is "Stacy" a doll from the Springfield collection, she is an 18 inch doll, similar in size and shape of the popular American Girl dolls.