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.
You will need:
Pullip Ribbed Lace Bolero
- Size 000 needles
- Size 0 needles
- Size 20 cotton crochet thread
- Sewing needle
- Scissors & ruler
- 1x1 ribbing
- Cast on & bind off
- Lace pattern stitch (below)
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.