Monday, April 21, 2008
A Spring Green Cardi for Dru
Emily loves to change the clothes of the dolls. But it is painfully obvious that there is nothing to put onto Dru. She arrived in her underwear and has stayed that way ever since.
Material: Phildar Phil Luxe in a spring green
Needles: 2 1/4 mm and 2 1/2 mm (I used double pointed needles)
Tension: 8 stitches per inch in stocking stitch, 10 sts/inch in pattern
about 11 rows per inch.
Back: Cast on 44 stitches on the 2 1/4 mm needles and work as follows:
(k2, p1), repeat to the last 2 stitches, then k2
Work as set for 8 rows in all.
Change to the 2 1/2 mm needles and work as follows:
row 1: (k2, p1, tw2, p1), repeat to the last 2 stitches and k2
row 2, 3, and 4: work as set, knit the knits and purl the purls
repeat these 4 rows for the pattern, work 14 rows in all to the armhole.
armhole: still maintaining the pattern, cast off 4 stitches at the beginning of the next 2 rows.
Then, decrease one stitch at each end of the next 12 rows.
Place the remaining 12 stitches on a spare needle
Right Front: Cast on 21 stitches on the 2 1/4 mm needles and work as follows:
K1, P1, (K2, P1), repeat to the last stitch and K1
Work as set for 6 rows in all, then change to the 2.5 mm needles.
Work as follows:
row 1: k1, p1, (tw2, p1, k2, p1) repeat to last stitch, k1
rows 2, 3, 4: work stitches as set
Repeat these four rows for the pattern, working 15 rows in all to the armhole.
armhole: Still working in the pattern, with wrong side facing, cast off four stitches.
Then for the decreasing of the armhole, cast off one stitch at the armhole edge for the next twelve rows.