Designed by Dianthe Bells
Published by Dianthe Bells (Australia)
Dianthe Bells Author
Nemesia: Knitted Doll Knickers
With Rosebud Lace For 10 Inch Doll
50g ball Nundle Retro 4ply pure wool in Sage
Silky crochet cotton for temporary crochet cast on
2.50mm US 1/UK 13 needles (short double points are convenient)
2.50mm US C/UK 12 crochet hook
Small length pure silk ribbon 7mm/¼” wide in Georgian blue for waist tie
Knickers are worked upwards (main section) from top of legs, then picked up and continued downwards. Centre back and inner leg seams. No side or centre front seams. An edge stitch of k1 is included at each end of needle in every row. Finished measurements 5”/12.5cm waist x 4½”/11.5cm long x 8”/20cm hips (below knee style). Features: Butterfly Eyelet pattern and Rosebud Lace Edging.
Leaving a length of yarn at beginning for seaming later, crochet cast on 60 stitches plus 2 edge stitches for seaming (62 sts total). Cut yarn, tying a knot in the end to mark it for unzipping chains later.
Using crochet hook, chain 62. Turn over chain so you can see the bump underneath. Insert needle under each bump and knit a stitch, taking care not to split wool. Check that chains do not twist. Repeat to end (62 stitches). You will have cast on and knitted one row; wrong side is facing.
Row 1: K1 *purl all stitches* k1.
Row 2: K1 *knit all stitches* k1.
Row 3: K1 *purl all stitches* k1.
Complete one pattern of Butterfly Eyelet for each leg.
Row 1: K1 *k2 tog, O, k1, O, ssk, k5* k1.
Row 2: K1 *p7, sl1 purlwise, p2 * k1.
Row 3: K1 *k2 tog, O, k1, O, ssk, k5* k1.
Row 4: K1 *p7, sl1 purlwise, p2 * k1.
Row 5: K1 *knit all stitches* k1.
Row 6: K1 *purl all stitches* k1.
Row 7: K1 *k5, k2 tog, O, k1, O, ssk* k1.
Row 8: K1 *p2, sl1 purlwise, p7* k1.
Row 9: K1 *k5, k2 tog, O, k1, O, ssk* k1.
Row 10: K1 *p2, sl1 purlwise, p7* k1.
Row 11: k1 *knit all stitches* k1.
Row 12: K1 *purl all stitches* k1.
Decrease across next row as follows:
Row 1: k1 * k1, k2 tog* k1 (42 sts)
Row 2: K1, purl across row ending k1.
Row 3: k1 *k3, p1* k1.
Row 4: K1 *p3, p1* k1.
Row 5: k1 *k3, p1* k1.
Row 6: K1 *k1, p2 tog, yrn, p1* k1.
Row 7: k1 *k3, p1* k1.
Row 8: K1 *p3, p1* k1.
Cast off in rib pattern with a light tension.
Picking up crochet cast on: Insert needle into each main yarn stitch, unzipping crochet cast on chain by chain from the end marked with a knot. (62 sts).
Shape back crotch: Join in yarn, right side facing and cast on 4 sts knitwise working only into front loop of stitch. Knit these 4 sts then k28, increase (knit into front and back of st) 1 st intoeach of next 6 sts (centre front fullness), k28.
Cast on 4 sts knitwise. Knit 1 edge stitch, purl across to last stitch, k1 (76 sts).
**K38, turn. K1, purl to last stitch, k1 (38 sts). Continue in stocking stitch on these 38 sts for 8 rows, keeping edge stitches.
Cast off. Cut yarn. Pull wool through last stitch.**
Join wool at centre front for other leg (right side facing). Work as from ** to **
Rosebud Lace Edging
With crochet cotton chain 13 and draw end through. Cut. Pick up 13 stitches from bump of chain with wool. Repeat 8 row pattern 9 times (note: full rosebud will show after second repeat).
Row 1: (ws) K2, yo, k2 tog, purl to end.
Row 2: Sl1, k2 tog, psso, yo, k2 tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1, k1, psso, yo, k2, yo, k2 tog, k1.
Row 3: K2, yo, k2 tog, purl to end.
Row 4: (Sl1, k1, psso, yo) twice, k1, (yo, k2 tog) twice, k1, yo, k2 tog, k1.
Row 5: K2, yo, k2 tog, purl to end.
Row 6: Sl1, k1, psso, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k1, k2 tog, yo, k1, yo, k2, yo, k2 tog, k1.
Row 7: K2, yo, k2 tog, purl to end.
Row 8: Sl1, k1, psso, yo, sl1, k2 tog, psso, yo, k3, yo, k2, yo, k2 tog, k1.
End by repeating row 1 for joining seam. Do not cut yarn. Remove crochet cast on carefully (one stitch at a time), placing the 13 stitches onto needle. Right sides facing, join first row and last row with a three needle bind off. Make another edging for other leg.
Place knickers on ironing board, right side up. Mist with filtered water and pin out to shape (use pins in an upright position to secure shape, and do not pin or stretch ribbing sections). Allow to dry then seam centre back with a back stitch seam. Smooth out knickers so centre back is in correct position and inner leg is matched. Sew inner leg seam with a back stitch seam, carefully lining up rows. Weave in ends.
Handwash with pure soap or liquid organic wash. Thread pre-washed and ironed silk ribbon through eyelets at waist; form into bow.
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