Lace Vest Knitting Pattern For 18" Dolls

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“Lace Vest”, by Karen Lorraine Design, is a simple knitting pattern offering a stylish vest for keeping your doll warm on the cooler days. It has an easy quatrefoil lace pattern, which consists of a few yarn overs and slip-slip-knit. As the pattern is very regular, it is easy to remember where you are on the pattern stitches and yet still end up with a sophisticated look.

The vest is made up of three pieces: a front, and two backs. The back has a knit center edging with buttonholes. You can wear the vest reversed, and thus have a gentle sleeveless cardigan vest. The vest is worked flat from the bottom up on straight needles.

Seams can be finished in any method you prefer (and extra instructions are given for finishing the seams with a mattress stitch).

This vest will fit 18-inch dolls like American Girl® or Our Generation™. It can also be used for most yarns (and is pictured on the front cover in 100% merino wool).

Note: The skirt featured in these photos is from the “Utility Skirt” pattern, while the blouse is from the “Tyrol” pattern. (The sleeveless blouse uses the same pattern without the sleeves.)

- Knit and purl, cast on and bind off.
- Decreasing.
- Very basic lace stitches of yo and ssk.
- Picking up stitches. (Extra instructions for picking up stitches are included.)
- Seaming. (Extra instructions for seaming are included.)
- Blocking. (Extra instructions for blocking are included.)

Supplies Needed:

  • 2.75mm needles for working flat (or required needles to meet the gauge)
  • Yarn 194yds/178m
  • 1 Stitch Holder
  • Yarn (tapestry) needle for finishing seams
  • Five buttons
  • Rust-proof pins for Blocking


Skill Level:  Intermediate to Advanced

What You Get: One 55 page knitting pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF knitting pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.

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Cheryle T.
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Lace Vest Knitting Pattern

This pattern is beautiful! Easy to follow, well written instructions. I'm on my second one now, and can see myself making many more! Thank you for the pattern ❤️❤️

marjorie b.
Lace vest knitting pattern

I am in the process of knitting the vest at the moment. The fronts are are finished and blocked I am on the back now. (I'm reversing the sweater, it's too pretty to not. Marj Beattie

Michele G.
Lace Vest

Very easy knit and very elegant results. I mixed it up a bit by using variegated yarn

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