Basic Cardi Pattern for Disney Animators

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.

The dress I made for Merida.  It's all hand stitched, because sewing machines make me use all the bad words!

The dress I made for Merida. It’s all hand stitched, because sewing machines make me use all the bad words!

A few days later, I managed to score Tiana.

Tiana getting fitted.

Tiana getting fitted.

Merida and Tiana in their new woolly sweaters.

Merida and Tiana in their new woolly sweaters.

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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.

Materials: 

Small amount of sport weight yarn—I used Cascade 220, DK wool

Size 5 knitting needles

5 buttons to fit buttonholes

tapestry needle

scrap yarn

stitch markers (4)

row counter

Abbreviations:

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.

 

Body:

CO 28 sts.

R1: knit

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.

 

Sleeves:

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!

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Elbow dimples!

Elbow dimples!

Skygazing.  Oh, those little tummies!

Skygazing. Oh, those little tummies!

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