Knit 4 – 203 Design by Maggie Pace

Knit 4 – 203
Design by Maggie Pace
ICE-SKATING OUTFIT for 18” Doll
Materials: 1 skein each worsted weight yarn (220 yrds/201m per 3
½ oz/100g) blue and cream
Tools: Size 6, 16” Boye circular needle; a set of size 6 Boye
double pointed needles; a yarn needle, stitch marker
Tension: On size 6 circulars in stockinette stitch,
5 stitches x 7 rows = 1 square inch
Instructions
Shape Skirt
Using the cream yarn, cast on 200 stitches on circular needle. Place marker to mark the beginning of
rnd. Join yarn to work in rounds.
Rnd 1: Purl
Rnd 2: P2tog to end – 100 sts on needle
Change to blue yarn. Switch to double-pointed needles when the sts get too tight.
Rnds 3-23: Knit
Rnd 24: *K2 tog, K 8. Rep from * to end of rnd – 90 sts on needle
Rnd 25: Knit
Rnd 26: *K2 tog, K 7. Rep from * to end of rnd – 80 sts on needle
Rnd 27: Knit
Rnd 28: *K2 tog, K 6. Rep from * to end of rnd – 70 sts on needle
Rnd 29: Knit
Rnd 30: *K2 tog, K 5. Rep from * to end of rnd – 60 sts on needle
Rnd 31: Knit
Rnd 32: *K2 tog, K 4. Rep from * to end of rnd – 50 sts on needle
Rnd 33: Knit
Rnd 34: *K2 tog, K 3. Rep from * to end of rnd – 40 sts on needle
Rnd 35: Knit
Shape Waist and Chest
Rnd 36: Bind off 1, K 4. Rep from * to end of rnd, end K 3 – 32 sts on needle
Rnd 37: Cast on 1, K4. Rep from * to end of rnd – 40 sts on needle
Rnd 38: Knit to end; as you knit, work newly cast on stitches through the back loop to tighten.
Rnd 39: *M1, K4. Rep from * to end of rnd – 50 sts on needle
Rnd 40: *M1, K5. Rep from * to end of rnd – 60 sts on needle
Rnd 41: Knit
Work Back Slit and Armholes
To create the slit at the back, the remainder of the dress will be worked back and forth in rows, as if
you are working on straight needles.
Row 1: Turn work, K3, purl until 3 sts before the marker, K2.
Remove marker and turn work.
Row 2: Knit to back slit
Row 3: K3, purl to 2 sts before the back slit, K3
Rows 4-11: Rep Rows 2&3 four times more.
Shape Armholes
Row 12: K12, bind off 6, K23, bind off 6, K11 – 48 sts on needle
Work First Back Panel
Continue by working the first 12 sts only to complete first back panel:
Row 1: K3, purl to 2 sts before armhole opening, P2tog – sts on needle
Row 2: Turn work, knit to end
Row 3: Turn work, K3, purl to arm hole
Rows 4-11: Repeat Rows 2 & 3
Bind off these 11 sts to complete first back panel. Break yarn and fasten off last stitch.
Work Chest Front
With new yarn and working just the 24 sts between the armholes,
Row 1: Purl
Row 2: Knit
Rows 3-8: Repeat Rows 1-2
*P6, turn work and K6; turn work and rep from * twice more.
Bind off 6 sts in purl. Break yarn to fasten off last stitch.
With new yarn, bind off 12 sts in purl. Purl next 5 sts. Turn work and K6
*P6, turn work and K6; turn work and rep from * once more.
Bind off 6 sts in purl. Break yarn to fasten off last stitch.
Work Second Back Panel
Row 1: P2 tog, purl to 3 sts before the end, K3 – 11 sts on needle
Row 2: Knit to end
Row 3: Turn work, purl to 3 sts before the end, K3
Rows 4-11: Repeat Rows 2 & 3
Bind all sts to complete second back panel. Break yarn and fasten off last stitch.
Knit I-Cord Belt
Using the double-pointed needles, cast on 2 sts. *Knit one row. Without turning work, slide sts across
needle. Pull live yarn tautly across back of work and repeat from * . Continue until the i-cord reaches
desired length, around 15”
Finishing
Weave in all ends. Fold the two back panels onto the center chest so all sections’ wrongsides are
touching. Seam the outer 6 sts of the first back panel to the front strap. The seam will run across the
entire length of the front strap, put not the back panel – 6 bound off sts will remain unseamed. In the
same manner, seam the second panel and strap. Weave in ends.
Pick Up Stitches for Garter Stitch Collar
Using the size 6 needle and cream yarn, pick up and knit 6 sts at the back panel -- along the flap that is
made up of the bound off sts not included in the seam. Pick up and knit five sts from the rows that
make up the front strap. Pick up and knit the 12 sts across the chest front. Pick up and knit five sts from
the rows that make up the next front strap. Finally, pick up and knit the remaining 6 stitches from the
next back panel. Work in garter stitch two rows. Bind off all sts and weave in end.
Thread the belt through the buttonholes along the waist. Add ties on both sides of the garter stitch
edging along the back so the child can tie bows to secure the doll’s dress.
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