Marve Free Knitting Pattern Vintage Doll Set
Dress and knickers for sister Marve with brother Elsworth’s outfit in next post.
2 ounces 3ply wool in Jubilee Blue
Pair UK 11/3.00 mm/US 2.5 Knitting Needles
Pair UK 9/3.75 mm/US 5 Knitting Needles
UK 11/3.00 mm Crochet Hook
4 doll buttons
1 yard narrow matte ribbon
A length of very narrow elastic for the Knickers
The Frock: Length from top of shoulder to lower edge, 8½ inches. Width all round at underarm, 11½ inches.
The Knickers: Length of side fold, 4½ inches.
Using No. 9 needles and Jubilee Blue wool, cast on 63 stitches.
Proceed in garter stitch (every row knitted) for 4 rows.
Now proceed in smooth fabric, with a fancy border as follows:
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Repeat these 2 rows once more.
Row 5: K. 10, (P.2, K.2) 4 times, P.2, K.7, (P.2, K.2) 4 times, P.2, K.10.
Row 6: P.10, (K.2, P.2) 4 times, K.2, P.7, (K.2, P.2) 4 times, K.2, P.10.
Row 7: K. 12, (P.2, K.2) 3 times, P.2, K. 11, (P.2, K.2) 3 times, P.2, K.12.
Row 8: P. 12, (K.2, P.2) 3 times, K.2, P. 11, (K.2, P.2) 3 times, K.2, P12.
9th Row.—K.14, (P.2, K.2) twice, P.2, K.15. (P.2, K.2,) twice, P.2, K.14.
Row 10: P.14, (K.2, P.2) twice, K.2, P.15, (K.2, P.2) twice, K.2, P.14.
Row 11: K.16, P.2, K.2, P.2, K.19, P.2, K.2, P.2, K.16.
Row 12: P.16, K.2, P.2, K.2, P.19, K.2, P.2, K.2, P.16.
Row 13: K.18, P.2, K.23, P.2, K.18.
Row 14: P.18, K.2, P.23, K.2, P. 18.
Row 15: Knit to the end.
Row 16: Purl to the end.
Repeat the 15th and 16th rows 10 times more.
Change to No. 11 needles and proceed as follows:
Next Row: *K.1, P.2 tog. Repeat from * to the end (42 stitches remain).
Next Row: *K.1, P. 1. Repeat from * to the end.
Repeat the last row 6 times more.
Change to No. 9 needles and work 8 rows in smooth fabric, thus finishing at the end of a purl row.
Shape the Armholes and Divide for the Front Opening as follows:
Row 1: Cast off 3 stitches, knit to the end.
Row 2: Cast off 3 stitches, purl the following 17 stitches, there now being 18 stitches on the right-hand needle, turn and work 8 rows in smooth fabric on these stitches for the Right side of the Front.
Shape the Neck by casting off 4 stitches at the beginning of the next row.
Now work 10 rows of smooth fabric on the remaining 14 stitches.
Rejoin the wool to the remaining 18 stitches and work the Left side of the Front to match the side just completed.
Work exactly as the instructions for the Front up to the commencement of the armhole shaping, thus finishing at the end of a purl row.
Shape the Armholes by casting off 3 stitches at the beginning of the next 2 rows.
Now work 20 rows in smooth fabric.
Using No. 9 needles and Jubilee Blue wool, cast on 44 stitches.
Proceed as follows:
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K.2tog, knit to the last 2 stitches, K.2 tog.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: P.2tog, purl to the last 2 stitches, P.2 tog.
Repeat the last 6 rows twice more, then repeat rows 1-3 inclusive (30 stitches remain).
Change to No. 11 needles and work 6 rows in K.1, P.1 rib.
Work another sleeve in the same manner.
Using No. 9 needles and Jubilee Blue wool, cast on 60 stitches.
Row 1: *K.1, P.1. Repeat from * to the end.
Continue in rib, decreasing 1 stitch at both ends of every following row, until 48 stitches remain.
Stitch the shoulders of the Back and Front together.
Stitch the sleeves into the armholes.
Omitting all ribbing, press the work on the wrong side, using a warm iron and a damp cloth.
Stitch the cast-off edge of the collar round the neck, commencing and finishing at the Front edge.
Stitch the side and sleeve seams.
Attach 2 small buttons on to one side of the front opening and work 2 loops on the opposite side to correspond.
Using No. 11 needles and Jubilee Blue wool, cast on 40 stitches.
Proceed in K.1, P.1 rib for 8 rows.
Change to No. 9 needles and proceed as follows:
Row 1: Purl.
Row 2: K.24, turn.
Row 3: P.8, turn.
Row 4: K.16, turn.
Row 5: P.24, turn.
Row 6: K.32, turn.
Row 7: Purl to the end.
Now increase as follows:
Row 1: Increase by working into the front and back of the first Stitch, knit to the last 2 stitches, increase in the next Stitch, K.1.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Purl.
Repeat the last 4 rows 3 times more, then repeat the 1st and 2nd rows (50 stitches now on the needle.)
Working in smooth fabric, decrease 1 stitch at both ends of every following row, until 24 stitches remain.
Now increase 1 stitch as before at both ends every following row until there are 50 stitches again on the needle.
Work 3 rows after the last increase.
Now decrease 1 stitch at both ends of the next row and every following 4th row until 40 stitches remain.
Change to No. 11 needles and work in K.1, P.1 rib for 8 rows.
Using No. 9 needles, knit up 24 stitches along one shaped edge of the leg, and work in K. 1, P. 1 rib for 8 rows.
Cast off loosely.
Complete the second leg in the same manner.
Omitting the ribbing, press the work on the wrong side.
Stitch the side seams together.
Thread a length of narrow ribbon through the small holes made by the decreasing and increasing at the top of the leg ribbing and tie into a bow.
Thread very narrow elastic through the top of the ribbing at the waist, enlarging the stitches through which to pass the elastic.
Shown in Conch. Dishie Twist features alternating strands of off-white and a light pinkish orange color, similar to the beautiful coral colors found on the inside spiral of a conch shell.
Fiber Content: 100% Cotton
Knitting Gauge: 4.5 sts = 1″ on #7 – 8 needles (4.5mm-5.0mm)
Crochet Gauge: 11–14 sc = 4” on I – K hooks (5.5 mm-6.5 mm)
Care: Machine Wash Cold /Tumble Dry Low
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