I have been happily stitching away doll clothing, because I need tiny, imaginative things in my life.
Disney Animator’s Collection has completely stolen my heart. I decided on Merida because of her rascally expression. She is so much more amazing in real life! Pictures just don’t do her justice.
A few days later, I managed to score Tiana.
Now for the pattern:
Basic Cardi Pattern
to fit Disney Animator dolls
This is a basic raglan style cardigan. It fits the Animator body like a glove. If you want a looser fit, simply do a couple of more increase rows before removing the sleeve stitches from the body on row 21.
Small amount of sport weight yarn—I used Cascade 220, DK wool
Size 5 knitting needles
5 buttons to fit buttonholes
stitch markers (4)
CO: cast on; st, sts: stitch, stitches; R: row; k: knit: p: purl; pm: place marker; sm: slip marker; kfb: knit front and back of stitch (increase); yo: yarn over; k2tog: knit two stitches together; BO: bind off
All of these methods can be found on YouTube if you have trouble figuring out how to do them.
CO 28 sts.
R2: place markers as follows: k6, pm, k4, pm, k8, pm, k4, pm, k6.
R3 *buttonhole row*: (Knit to first stitch before marker, kfb, sm, kfb) 4x, k to last 3 sts, yo, k2tog, k1.
R4: K4, purl across to last 4 sts, k4.
R5: (Knit to first stitch before marker, kfb, sm, kfb) 4x, k to end.
R6: K4, p across to last 4 sts, k4.
Repeat rows 5 & 6 to row 21, adding buttonholes on rows 11 & 19.
Row 21: k to 1st marker, remove marker, transfer sleeve sts between markers to scrap yarn with tapestry needle. k to next marker, remove marker, transfer sleeve sts to scrap yarn, remove marker, k to end.
R22: K4, p across to last 4 sts, k4.
R23: k across
Repeat rows 22 and 23 to row 37, adding buttonholes on rows 27 and 35.
R38, 39, 40: knit across
Row 41: BO.
Pick up sleeve stitches onto needle on right side.
R1: k across.
R2: p across
R3-6: k across
R7: BO, leaving a long-ish tail to sew inner sleeve seams.
Repeat on other side. Sew up sleeve seams, weave in ends. Add buttons and voila! Your wonderful Animator girl has a new cozy sweater!