Cables and Lace Knitting Pattern for 16" dolls such as A Girl for All Time

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The Cables and Lace dress pattern, by Genniewren Designs, includes a dress, and a shorter version of the dress that makes a great sweater or cardigan. A matching hat is included as a bonus.

The dress or sweater is knitted from the neck down and fastens down the center back with buttons and buttonholes. The dress and sweater can also be worn with the buttons at the front if you prefer. There is a choice of cap sleeves, puffed sleeves or elbow length straight sleeves. The button bands are knitted in with the dress, so there’s very little to sew together with this pattern, just the sleeve seams (if you are making one of the options with sleeves). After that, all you need to do is darn in the yarn tail and sew on the buttons.

The stitch pattern for this dress is inspired by Japanese knitting patterns. Japanese knitting is known for its delicate and intricate-looking patterns usually combining lace stitches and cables or textured stitches. Although this may sound complex, it isn't really. The stitch patterns contain repeated rows and are built up of blocks of elements to create a pattern that, while looking complex, is actually fairly easy to understand.

This versatile pattern is sure to please your doll. The dress is a fun, modern style dress that’s perfect for most occasions. The sweater can be worn with other clothing in your doll’s wardrobe and the hat is perfect as a fashion accessory for all sorts of outfits.


Finished garment measurements
Dress
Chest (all around under arms) – 8” / 20 cm
Waist – 8” / 20 cm
Circumference at hem edge – 15.5" / 40 cm
Front length (neck to hem) – 8” / 20 cm
Under arm seam – 1.5" / 4cm

Sweater
Chest (all around under arms) – 8” / 20 cm
Waist – 8” / 20 cm
Circumference at hem edge – 12.25" / 31 cm
Front length (neck to hem) – 5.25” / 13 cm
Under arm seam – 1.5" / 4cm

Hat
Length – 3" / 7.5 cm
Circumference at bottom edge – 10.5" / 26.5 cm

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT USING THIS PATTERN This pattern has been designed to fit the slim 16" A Girl for All Time® dolls. It will also fit the 17" PetitCollin® Sylvia Natterer Starlette™ dolls, and one tester has also provided a photo of the dress on a vintage Sasha doll by Götz Puppenmanufaktur. If you plan to knit this pattern for a different size doll, please check your doll's measurements against the doll measurements provided before starting to knit this pattern.

The Cables and Lace Pattern is also available for 18 inch dolls.

Recommended yarns: Suggested US Yarn Types: Fingering Yarn, Sock Yarn. Suggested UK / Australian / South African Yarn Types: 4 ply yarn, Sock Yarn For US knitters, most Super Fine yarns marked as yarn weight 1 (Super Fine) will work with this pattern depending on your gauge (tension). A full list of the yarns used to create the examples, and yarn choices from the testers is included to help you to choose the correct yarn for this pattern.

Supplies Needed:

Dress: Approximately 140 yards (30g) for the cap sleeve dress, and approximately 162 yards (35g) for the short or puffed sleeve dresses
Sweater: Approximately 102 yards (22g) for the sweaters (all options)
Hat: Approximately 46 yards (10g) for the hat.

Suggested US Yarn Types: Fingering Yarn, Sock Yarn Suggested UK / Australian / South African Yarn Types: 4 ply yarn, Sock Yarn For US knitters, most Super Fine yarns marked as yarn weight 1 (Super Fine) will work with this pattern depending on your gauge (tension).

A full list of the yarns used to create the examples, and yarn choices from the testers is included to help you to choose the correct yarn for this pattern.

REQUIREMENTS
- One pair of US Size 2 (metric 2.75 mm) knitting needles, or a circular needle if you prefer (or whatever size needle you need to use to make the gauge (tension) required).
- A cable needle the same size as, or finer than, your main knitting needles.
- One pair of US size 1 (metric 2.25 mm) knitting needles, or a circular needle if you prefer, for knitting the hat band.
- Optional – one US Size 4 (metric 3.5 mm) knitting needle – needed only if you bind off tightly.
- Blunt ended yarn needle for darning in yarn ends and sewing on buttons or snaps.
- Small (3/8" or 7-9 mm) buttons for the back closure of the dress or sweater. You will need 8 buttons for the dress and 5 for the sweater.
- One 50g (1.75 oz) ball of fingering yarn should be sufficient to knit the dress. You will need less yarn for the sweater and hat. Approximate yarn quantities required for individual garments, using US fingering weight yarns:

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 46 page knitting pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing 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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Pixie Faire and the designers featured are not affiliated with A Girl For All Time® or Sylvia Natterer Starlette™.


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LM
07/17/2020
Linda M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
knitting

I havent started the pattern yet but it is next on my list and if its anything like any of your other patterns it will be great. I love all your patterns

C
07/03/2020
Chris
United States United States
Love Lace!

This pattern was so much fun! The cables and lace pattern is absolutely lovely! And I really like that there is a matching hat!

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