Almondine Vest

Almondine Vest and Pilch 9 Piece Set Parts 5/6 of 9

Free Knitting Pattern For Large 20″ to 22″ Dolls Vintage

Part 1 The Dress

Part 2 Bed Jacket

Part 3 Coat

Part 4 Petticoat

MATERIALS

Vest: 1 oz. 2 ply Nursery Knitting Yarn in Snow

Pilch: 1 oz. 2 ply Nursery Knitting Yarn in Snow

1 medium sized crochet hook

Knitting Needles 3.25mm /US 3 /UK 10 and 2.75 mm/UK 12/ US 2

UK Terms used

SUGGESTED YARN

Patons Fairytale Dreamtime 4 Ply Baby Smiles 100% Wool, 25g 4-Ply. Shown in Pale Blue.

VEST

Cast on 58 sts. and work K. 1, P. 1 rib for 6 inches.

Shape Armholes: Cast off 3 sts. At beginning of next 2 rows.

Take 2 tog. at each end of every alternate row until 48 sts. remain.

Continue in rib on 48 sts. until armholes measure 1 ¾ inches, measured straight up.

Shape neck: Rib 9, cast off 30 sts. rib 9.

Work in rib on last 9 sts. for 2½ inches, ending at armhole edge.

Break off yarn and leave these sts. on a spare needle.

Join in yarn at centre to remaining sts. And work 2½ inches in rib, ending at neck edge. Cast on 30 sts. at end of last row, then on the same pin work in rib across the 9 sts. that were left on spare pin (48 sts.)

Continue in rib until work measures 1¼ inches from the 30 cast on sts.

Increase 1 st. at each end of every alternate row until 52 sts. are on needle.

Cast on 3 sts. at end of next 2 rows. Continue on 58 sts. in rib for 6 inches.

Cast off loosely in rib.

TO MAKE UP

Press work carefully on wrong side with a warm iron.

Sew up side seams.

Work 1 row of d.c. round the neck and armholes, working 1 d.c. into each st. of knitting, working a 2nd row round the neck opening, making holes for the cord thus:

* 2 ch., 1 tr. in 2nd st. from hook. * Repeat * to * all round. Work 1 round of d.c.

Using the wool double, crochet a chain cord and thread through the holes at neck. Attach a small tassel to each end.

Press all seams.

PILCH (Panties)

Cast on 68 sts. on No. 12 needles.

Work in K. 1. P. 1. rib for 4 rows.

Next row: Make holes for cord thus: *Rib 2, M. 1, P. 2 tog. * repeat * to * to end.

Work 6 more rows in rib.

Change to no. 10 needles and continue in st.st. until work measures 6 inches from cast on.

Shape legs: Cast off 29 sts. at beginning of next 2 rows.

Continue in st.st. on remaining 10 sts. For 10 rows for gusset.

Cast on 29 sts. at end of next 2 rows.

Continue in st.st. without shaping for 5 inches.

Change to No. 12 needles and work 6 rows in K. 1. P. 1. rib.

Next row: Make holes for cord * K. 2, M.1, K. 2 tog. * repeat * to* to end.

Work 4 rows in rib. Cast off loosely in rib.

LEG BANDS

With right side of work facing, pick up and K. 29 sts. along the one side of leg

opening, 10 sts. along the side of gusset and 29 sts. cast on along the other side (68sts)

Work K. 1, P. 1 rib for 4 rows. Cast off in rib.

Work round the other leg opening in same way.

TO MAKE UP

Press work carefully on wrong side with warm iron. Sew up side seams. Using

yarn double, crochet a cord of chains and thread through holes at waist. Attach a small tassel to each end of cord.