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Home : Patterns : Olivia Doll Outfit: Dress, Jacket, & Hat
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Olivia Doll Outfit: Dress, Jacket, & Hat

Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend
Pattern #: L10640
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
To fit an 18 in. (45.5 cm) doll, such as Olivia by Springfield Collection

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Perfect for an 18-inch doll, such as an American Girl or Springfield Collection Doll, this springy outfit is perfect for a party and more!
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*Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend (Article #5400). 65% Acrylic, 35% Wool; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (165yds/150m) pull skeins

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•  5400-557 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Lemon Chiffon
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•  5400-507 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Winter Sky
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 7   $ 5.95  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Pom pom Maker   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
1 small button
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Olivia Doll Outfit: Dress, Jacket, & Hat

Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend

GAUGE:

18 sts + 25 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with A and straight needles. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

kfb (knit into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:
1. Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.
2. Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st. You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.
3. Drop the st from your left hand needle - you have increased 1 st.

SWEATER
With straight needles and A, cast on 62 sts.
Rows 1-7: Knit.
Row 8 (WS): K4, p to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 9: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows until piece measures about 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row. Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.
Divide for Fronts and Back
Next Row (RS):
K14 and sl these sts to holder for right front, bind off 4 sts (for armhole), k25 and sl these last 26 sts to holder for back, bind off 4 sts (for armhole), k to end of row - 14 sts rem for left front.
Left Front
Next Row (WS):
K4, p to end of row.
Next Row: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows 5 times.
Shape Neck
Next Row (WS):
P4 and sl these 4 sts to holder for collar, p to end of row - 10 sts rem for left front.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, p to end of row - 8 sts.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 6 rows.
Bind off.
Right Front
Sl 14 sts for right front from holder to needle.
Next Row (WS): P to last 4 sts, k4.
Next Row: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows 5 times.
Shape Neck
Next Row (WS):
P to last 4 sts, sl these 4 sts to holder for collar - 10 sts rem for right front.
Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, k to end of row - 8 sts.
Work in St st until right front measures same as left front.
Bind off.

Back
Sl 26 sts for back from holder to needle.
Beg with a WS (purl) row, work in St st until Back measures same as Fronts.
Bind off 8 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 10 sts rem.
Sl rem sts to holder for collar.

Sleeves (make 2)
With A, cast on 28 sts.
Rows 1-7: Knit.
Beg with a WS row, work in St st until piece measures 3 in. (7.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS Row.
Bind off 2 sts at the beg of next 2 rows - 24 sts rem.
Bind off rem sts.

Finishing Sweater
Sew shoulder seams.
Collar
From RS with A, k4 sts for right front collar from holder, pick up and k8 sts across right front neck edge, k10 sts for back neck from holder, pick up and k8 sts across left front neck edge, k4 sts for left front collar from holder - 34 sts at the end of this row.
Knit 5 rows.
Next (Increase) Row: K1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 36 sts.
Knit 1 row.
Rep last 2 rows until there are 42 sts.
Bind off.
Sew Sleeve seams. Sew in Sleeves. Weave in ends.

DRESS
NOTES

1. When knitting in the rnd on double pointed needles (dpns), your sts need to be divided fairly evenly onto the needles. If you are working with a set of 4 dpn, your sts should be divided among 3 needles. If you are working with a set of 5 dpn, your sts should be divided among 4 needles. The total number of sts will not always be evenly divisible by the number of dpns that you are using - this is not a problem! Simply divide your sts as evenly as possible, you will still create a symmetrical 'tube' of knitting
2. Carry color not in use along WS of work.

Skirt
With B, cast on 72 sts. Divide sts onto 4 double pointed needles (18 sts on each needle). Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Rnds 1-3: Knit.
Rnd 4 (turning ridge): Purl.
Rnds 5-7: Knit.
Change to C.
Rnd 8: With C, knit.
Change to B.
Rnds 9-44: Rep Rnds 5-8.
Rnd 45: With B, knit.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 48 sts rem.
Bind off.

Front Bodice
From RS, with B pick up and k18 sts across front of top of skirt. Note: There is no definite front of skirt. Select whichever section of the skirt you would prefer to be seen at the front.
Beg with a WS row, work in St st for 7 rows.
Shape Neck
Next Row (RS):
K4 for left shoulder and sl these sts to holder, bind off 10 sts, k to end of row - 4 sts rem for right shoulder.
Work in St st for 7 rows.
Bind off.
Left Shoulder
From WS, p4 sts for left shoulder from holder.
Work in St st for 6 rows.
Bind off.

Right Back Bodice
From RS, sk 6 sts of top of skirt following front bodice, pick up and k next 9 sts.
Next Row (WS): K1, p to end of row.
Next Row: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows 6 times.
Next Row (WS): Bind off 5 sts for back neck, p to end of row - 4 sts rem for right shoulder.
Knit 1 row.
Bind off.

Left Back Bodice
From RS, pick up and k next 9 sts of top of skirt, following right back bodice.
Next Row (WS): P to last st, k1.
Next Row: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows 5 times.
Next Row: P to last st, k1.
Next Row: Bind off 5 sts for back neck, k to end of row - 4 sts rem for left shoulder.
Purl 1 row.
Bind off.

Finishing Dress
Sew shoulder seams.
Armhole Edging
From RS, with double pointed needles and B, pick up and k31 sts evenly around armhole edge. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.
Knit 1 rnd.
Bind off.
Rep for other side.
Sew button to back bodice. Use space between sts for buttonhole. Weave in ends.

HAT
With C, cast on 48 sts. Divide sts onto 4 double pointed needles (12 sts on each needle). Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Rnds 1-4: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Work in St st worked in rnds (k every rnd) until piece measures about 2 in. (5 cm) from beg.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *K6, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 42 sts at the end of this rnd.
Knit 1 rnd.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *K5, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 36 sts.
Knit 1 rnd.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *K4, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 30 sts.
Knit 1 rnd.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *K3, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 24 sts.
Knit 1 rnd.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *K2, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 18 sts.
Knit 1 rnd.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 12 sts.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 6 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.

Finishing Hat
Weave in ends. With one strand each of A and C held together, and following package directions, make small pom-pom. Tie pom-pom to top of hat.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sl = slip St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side


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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Olivia Doll Outfit: Dress, Jacket, & Hat Reviewed by Donna on 2013-12-11 *****
Very cute and fairly easy to make. I used Vanna's Choice scrap yarn that I had lying around . Bottom of the skirt kept curling, if I were to make it again, I would work a garter stitch for 7 rows like the sweater edging.


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