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Crystal Palace Yarns - free knit doll sweater pattern

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Cuddles Doll Sweater

Designed by Laura Andersson for Crystal Palace Yarns

Inspiration: Great soft yarn in wonderful colors for that special sweater. Use two colors or one - whatever strikes your fancy! Lots of colors of
Cuddles are available to create your own color design.

Note: This 18" doll set will fit dolls such as Madame Alexander, American Girl, etc.

Materials
2 - 50 gr balls Crystal Palace Cuddles 1 each: #6112 "navy blue” (CC1) & #7009 "teal seas” (CC2)
Crystal Palace 16" Circular Bamboo Needles: Size 9
4 stitch markers; 1 stitch holder; tapestry needle; straight pins

The sweater is knitted from the neck down, requiring sewing only at the sleeve & side seams.

Gauge: 4.0 sts/in St st (although gauge is not crucial)

Abbreviations:
beg-beginning; BO- bind off; CO-cast on; cont-continue; inc-increase; Kfb- knit in front and back of stitch to increase; PM- place marker; rep-repeat; rs-right side; sl- slip; St st- stockinette stitch; st(s)-stitch(es); ws-wrong side; yo- yarn over

Sweater
Using size 9 needles, cast on 48 sts; do not join. K 1 row; P 1 row; K 2 rows (ending by working a ws row).
K2P2 across front.
On back, P9, PM, P15, PM, P9, PM, P15
A: On front: Kfb (Inc 1 st), K across to marker & Kfb before & after the marker (2 inc made); repeat across; Kfb in last st (total of 8 sts inc in row)
B: On back: K2P2.
Repeat rows A & B 5 more times for a final st count of 96- divided as 21, 27, 21, 27 sts, ending on back.
K1 row; On back, cut CC1 & join CC2. K across.

Front: K across; Back, K2P2 across
Divide and work in sections.

Section 1 (Back):
1. On front, K across 27, turn. Set aside the rem sts and work only these 27 sts.
2. On back, K1P1 across.
3. K across front.
4. P1K1 across back.
Repeat rows 1-4 three (3) times. Now work hem: K3 rows & bind off in Purl. Cut yarn and rejoin to main sts.

Section 2 (first sleeve):
1. On front, K across 21, turn. Set aside the rem sts and work only these 21 sts.
2. On back, K1P1 across.
3. K across front.
4. P1K1 across back.
Repeat rows 1-4 three (3) times. Now work hem: K3 rows & bind off in Purl. Cut yarn and rejoin to main sts.

Section 3 (front):
1. On front, K across 27, turn. Set aside the rem sts and work only these 27 sts.
2. On back, K1P1 across.
3. K across front.
4. P1K1 across back.
Repeat rows 1-4 three (3) times. Now work hem: K3 rows & bind off in Purl. Cut yarn and rejoin to main sts.

Section 4 (2nd sleeve)
1. On front, K across 21, turn. Set aside the rem sts and work only these 21 sts.
2. On back, K1P1 across.
3. K across front.
4. P1K1 across back.

Repeat rows 1-4 three (3) times. Now work hem: K3 rows & bind off in Purl. Cut yarn.

Finishing: assemble sweater. Carefully pin & sew the seams, joining sleeves and side seams.

Designed and Knit by Laura Andersson for Crystal Palace Yarns

Laura is the editor (and author-designer) of "50 Socks – 50 States", a book on CD released in Dec ’09.
Information to order can be found at www.siriusknitting.com
. Laura can be reached at drlauraASirius -at- gmail.com (change the -at- to @ to send email; we do this to help drlaura avoid spam).

Pattern Copyright 2012 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns Cuddles are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

Retail shops in the USA should contact CPY Wholesale for information
on purchasing Crystal Palace Yarns and email cpyinfo -at- straw.com (replace the -at- with @)
or write to:
Crystal Palace Yarns, 160 23rd St., Richmond, CA 94804
phone: 510-237-9988, fax: 510-237-9809

July 2012