Monday, November 16, 2009

Knitting Pattern: Pullip Bolero

 I can't take credit for designing this.  It's based on
The nice thing about knitting for a doll is that you can make garments you wouldn't otherwise - I would never wear a bolero, or green, but my doll looks great in both.  You will also notice that she is wearing a white version of the strapless top with ribbons sewn on for straps.

Note: it may be easier to put the sweater on if you remove her hands first (if possible).  Another option is to wrap them in a little bit of plastic wrap.

Pullip Ribbed Lace Bolero
You will need:
  • Size 000 needles
  • Size 0 needles
  • Size 20 cotton crochet thread
  • Sewing needle
  • Scissors & ruler
You will need to know:
  • 1x1 ribbing
  • Cast on & bind off
  • Lace pattern stitch (below)
  • K2tog
Lace Pattern - Lace Mesh st (multiple of 2 sts + 4 rows)
Row 1: K1, *yo, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: P all sts.
Row 3: K2, *yo, k2tog, rep from * to end.
Row 4: P all sts.

CO 42 sts with size 000 needles.  Work 6 rows in 2x2 rib (k2, p2 rib).
Using 000 needles, work 1 row of Lace Mesh st.

Change to size 0 needles.  Work rows 2-4 of Lace Mesh st, then rep pattern for about 1.25".  End after an odd row (I ended after a row 1).

Change to size 000 needles.  P 1 row.
Work 6 rows in 2x2 rib.  BO all sts.

Sew the ribbing together at the sides, then reinforce by sewing down again and even knotting.  A shoddy job will take its toll the first time you put the bolero on the doll!  (I found out the hard way.)  Do not sew the lace together.  The holes left by the seams are the armholes.

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