Sunday, 27 May 2018

Les Cheries cable coat pattern



Les cheries pattern

A cabled coat pattern for Les Cheries dolls.

Free pattern



Notions:
50g DK weight yarn. 13 wpi





Needles: US 3 mm. (or those you need to obtain gauge)
Gauge: 6sts/8rows = 1".
Darning needle.
Stitch markers or waste yarn.
3 small buttons .

Abbreviations:
Co: cast on.
Bo: bind off.
K: knit
P: purl
St-stitch: Sts- stitches
K2 tog: Knit two stitches together as one stitch.
Ssk: Slip, slip, knit, slip 2 stitches and knit them together.
Yo: yarn over
C4f: slip 2sts on cable needle and hold at front, k2sts and then 2sts from cable needle.

M1l: Insert the left-hand needle from front to back under the strand of yarn which runs between the stitch just worked and the next stitch on the left-hand needle. Knit this stitch through the back loop.

M1r: Insert the left-hand needle from the back to front under the strand of yarn which runs between the stitch just worked and the next stitch on the left-hand needle. Knit this stitch through the front loop.

M1p: make a stitch as before but purlwise.
Bh: button hole.


Free knitting pattern.



Cast on 10 sts.

1: K1, p2, k4, p2, k1.
2: K3, p4, k3.
3: K1, p2, c4f, p2, k1.
4: K3, p4, k3.
5: K1, p2, k4, p2, k1.
6: K3, p4, k3.
7: K1, p2, k4, p2, k1.
8: K3, p4, k3.
9: K1, p2, k4, p2, k1.
10: K3, p4, k3.
Repeat rows 3-10. to 6 cable crossovers.
3: K1, p2, c4f, p2, k1.
4: K3, p4, k3.
5: K1, p2, k4, p2, k1.
6: K3, p4, k3.

Pick up and knit 48 sts along the edge.
Purl one row.

1: K1, m1r, p2, k4, p2, m1r, k1, m1l, k3, m1r, k1, m1l, (p2, k4,) x3, p2, m1r, k1, m1l, k3, m1r, k1, m1l, p2, k4, p2, m1l, k1.

2: K1, p1, k2, p4, k2, p9, (k2, p4,) x3, k2, p9, k2, p4, k2, p1, k1.

3: K1, m1r, k1, p2, c4f, p2, k1, m1r, k1, m1l, k5, m1r, k1, m1l, k1, (p2, c4f,) x3, p2, k1, m1r, k1, m1l, k5, m1r, k1, m1l, k1, p2, c4f, p2, k1, m1l, k1.

4: K1, p2, k2, p4, k2, p13, (k2, p4,)x3, k2, p13, k2, p4, k2, p2, k1.

5: K1, m1, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, m1r, k1, m1l, k7, m1r, k1, m1l, k2, p2, (k4, p2,) x3, k2, m1, k1, m1l, k7, m1r, k1, m1l, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, m1l, k1.

6: K1, p3, k2, p4, k2, p17, (k2, p4,)x3, k2, p17, k2, p4, k2, p3, k1.

7: K1, m1, k3, p2, k4, p2, k3, m1r, k1, m1l, k9, m1r, k1, m1l, k3, (p2, k4,)x3, p2, k3, m1r, k1, m1l, k9, m1r, k1, m1l, k3, p2, k4, p2, k3, m1l, k1.

8: K1, (p4, k2,)x2, p21, (k2, p4,)x3, k2, p21, (k2, p4,)x2, k1.

9: K1, m1r, (k4, p2,)x2, k4, m1r, k1, m1l, k11, m1r, k1, m1l, (k4, p2,)x 4, k4, m1, k1, m1l, k11, m1r, k1, m1l, (k4, p2,)x2, k4, m1l, k1.

10: K1, p5, k2, p4, k2, p25, (k2, p4,)x3, k2, p25, k2, p4, k2, p5, k1.

11: K1, m1r, k5, p2, c4f, p2, k5, m1r, k1, m1l, k13, m1r, k1, m1l, k5, (p2, c4f,)x3, p2, k5, m1r, k1, m1l, k13, m1r, k1, m1l, k5, p2, c4f, p2, k5, m1l, k1.

12: K1, p6, k2, p4, k2, p29, (k2, p4)x3, k2, p29, k2, p4, k2, p6, k1.

13: K7, p2, k4, p2, k6, place 17 sts on holder for sleeve, cast on 2sts, k6, (p2, k4,)x3, p2, k6, place 17 sts on holder for sleeve, co 2sts, k6, p2, k4, p2, k7.

14: K1, p6, k2, p4, k2, p14, (k2, p4,) x3, k2, p14, k2, p4, k2, p6, k1.

15: K7, (p2, k4,)x2, m1p, p1, k4, p1, m1p,(k4, p2,) x4, k4, m1p, p1, k4, p1, m1p, (k4, p2,)x2, k7.

16: K1, p6, (k2, p4,)x 11, k2, p6, k1.

17: K7, (p2, k4,)x 11, p2, k7.

18: K1, p6, (k2, p4,)x 11, k2, p6, k1.

19: K1, (p2, c4f, )x 13, p2, k1.

20: K3, (p4, k2,)x 12, p4, k3.

21: K1, (m1p, p2, m1p, k4,)x 13, m1p, p2, m1p, k1. (110sts)

22: K5, p4, (k4, p4,)x12, k5.

23: K1, p4, (k4, p4,)x13, k1.

24: K5, p4, (k4, p4,)x12, k5.

25: As 23.

26: As 24.

27: K1, (p4, c4f, )x 13, p4, k1.

28: As 24.

29-34: as rows 23-24.

Work until there are 5 cable crosses from

underarm, or desired length.

Sleeve.

Put 17sts from holder on dps. Cast on two

sts at both beginning and end at underarm

before joining to work in the round. (21sts)

Knit 18 rounds.

19: Purl.
20: Knit.
21: Purl.
22: Knit.
23: Purl.
Bind off.

Pick up and knit 41sts along left front
border.
Knit 4 rows. Bind off.

1: Pick up and knit 41 sts along right front
border.
2: Knit.
3: K20, k2tog, yo, k6, k2tog, yo, k6, k2tog,
yo, k3. (3 button holes made)
4: Knit.
5: Knit.
Bind off.
Sew underarms and weave in yarn ends.
Sew on buttons.

I tried it on a H4H doll:



and my Paola Reina Abigail. As you can see Abigail looks as if she needs to grow into it! 


Paola Reina doll


Hope you enjoy the pattern!

Patricia Renwick © Copyright May 2018.

All rights reserved. You may sell items made from this pattern but not the pattern. Please respect my design rights. 

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Sorellina baby blanket.

This blanket has a story. The  original baby blanket in the first photo was the one I made for my youngest daughter: the Sorellina (little sister) for my two older children who were 18 and 14 when she was born! 
It was the one I used for her baptism. The height of my knitting skill at the time. Seemed to be the never-ending project but I did eventually finish it in time! 
Unfortunately years later I lent it to another baby and it was carelessly lost. Sad about that. 




Now I have finally made another one. Also in cotton exactly the same pattern. The stitch pattern is the Snowdrop design. A symbol of new life and hope.

This is the design!


free knitting pattern



Notions:
200 g Mondial cablè 5 cotton



Needles: US 2.5/ 3mm. 
Darning needle.

Difficulty:



Gauge: 3 pattern repeats by 5 pattern repeats = 4  inches.

Abbreviations:

Co: cast on.

Bo: bind off.

K: knit

P: purl

St-stitch: Sts- stitches

K2 tog: Knit two stitches together as one stitch.

Ssk: Slip, slip, knit, slip 2 stitches and knit them together.

Yo: yarn over

S1, k2tog, psso: Slip 1, knit 2sts together and pass slipped stitch over.

(Double decrease)

Cast on 195 sts.

Work 14 rows garter stitch. Slip first stitch on all rows.

1: (S1 k10) K1, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k5. Repeat from * to last 4sts, yo,

s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1. (k11)

2: (S1 k10) Purl. (k11)

3: As row 1.

4: (S1 k10) Purl. (k11)

5: (S1 k10) K1, *k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo. Repeat from * to last 4sts, k4. 
(k11)

6: (S1 k10) Purl. (k11)

7: (S1 k10) K1, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1. Repeat from * to last 4sts, yo, 

s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1.(k11)

8: (S1 k10) Purl. (k11)

Repeat these 8 rows for 30 times or to the length you prefer.

Work 14 rows garter stitch. Bind off loosely.

Weave in yarn ends.





 Hope you like it!


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Clara Les Cheries



Free knitting pattern

On Ravelry a group of us had fun making our own versions of a doll dress for a Gotz doll which is on a Pinterest board. (There is no pattern available.).
I decided to make something similar for my Les Cheries 2001 dolls Clara and Camille. This is the pattern I came up with. Hope you like it. 

Notions:
50 g Light fingering weight yarn.



Needles: US 1.5/2.5mm. (or those you need to obtain gauge)
Darning needle.
Stitch markers or waste yarn.
3 small buttons.
Difficulty:


Gauge: 9  sts x 11 rows = 1 inch. In stockinette.

Abbreviations:
Co: cast on.

Bo: bind off.
K: knit
P: purl
St-stitch: Sts- stitches
K2 tog: Knit two stitches together as one stitch.
Ssk: Slip, slip, knit, slip 2 stitches and knit them together.
Yo: yarn over
dd: Slip 1, knit 2sts together and pass slipped stitch over. (Double decrease)

m1l: Insert the left-hand needle from front to back under the strand of yarn which runs between the stitch just worked and the next stitch on the left-hand needle. Knit this stitch through the back loop.
m1r: Insert the left-hand needle from the back to front under the strand of yarn which runs between the stitch just worked and the next stitch on the left-hand needle. Knit this stitch through the front loop.
Bh: button hole.

Les Cheries

Co 37 sts.
1-2: Knit.
3: S1, k1, yo, k2tog, k2, m1r, k1, m1l, k5, m1r, k1, m1l, k11, m1r, k1, m1l, k5, m1r,k1,m1l, k6.
4: S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4. (45sts)
5: S1, k6, m1r, k1, m1l, k7, m1r, k1, m1l, k13, m1r, k1, m1l, k7, m1r,k1,m1l, k7.
6: S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4. (53sts)
7: S1, k7, m1r, k1, m1l, k9, m1r, k1, m1l, k15, m1r, k1, m1l, k9, m1r, k1, m1l, k8.
8: S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4. (61sts)
9: S1, k8, m1r, k1, m1l, k11, m1r, k1, m1l, k4, yo, k3, dd, k3, yo, k4, m1r, k1, m1l, k11, m1r, k1, m1l, k9.
10: S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4. (69sts)
11: S1, k9, m1r, k1, m1l, k13, m1r, k1, m1l, k6, yo, k2, dd, k2, yo, k6, m1r, k1, m1l, k13, m1r, k1, m1l, k10.
12: S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4. (77sts)
13: S1, k10, m1r, k1, m1l, k15, m1r, k1, m1l, k8, yo, k1, dd, k1, yo, k8, m1r, k1, m1l, k15, m1r, k1, m1l, k11.
14: S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4. (85sts)
15: S1, k11, m1r, k1, m1l, k17, m1r, k1, m1l, k10, yo, dd, yo, k10, m1r, k1, m1l, k17, m1r, k1, m1l, k12.
16: S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4. (93sts)
17: S1, k1, yo, k2tog, k9, m1r, k1, m1l, k19, m1r, k1, m1l, k3, yo, k3, dd, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, dd, k3, yo, k3, m1r, k1, m1l, k19, m1r, k1, m1l, k13.
18: S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4. (101sts)

19: S1, k13, k23sts for sleeve, turn work, k23, turn work, bo 23sts.  Knit central sts; k5, yo, k2, dd, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2, dd, k2, yo, k5, k23sts for sleeve, turn work, k23, turn work, bo 23sts. 


20: S1, k3, p47, k4. (55sts)
21: S1, k19, yo, k1, dd, k1, yo, k5, yo, k1, dd, k1, yo, k20.
22: S1, k3, p47, k4. (55sts)
23: S1, k20, yo, dd, yo, k7, yo, dd, yo, k21.
24: S1, k3, p47, k4. (55sts)
25: S1, k11, ssk, k2tog, k7, yo, k3, dd, k3, yo, k7, ssk, k2tog, k12.
26: S1, k3, p43, k4. (51sts)
27: S1, k10, ssk, k2tog, k7, yo, k2, dd, k2, yo, k7, ssk, k2tog, k11.
28: S1, k3, p39, k4. (47sts)
29: S1, k20, yo, k1, dd, k1, yo, k21.
30: S1, k3, p39, k4. (47sts)
31: S1, k21, yo, dd, yo, k22.
32: S1, k3, p39, k4. (47sts)
33: S1, k46.
34: S1, k3, p39, k4. (47sts).

Start knitting skirt in the round.

Knit together the first 5 and last 5 sts overlapping the buttonhole border. Continue working as for round 1. (It would be helpful to place a marker at beginning of round)
1: *K1, yo, k1, p1, repeat from * to end of round
2: *K3, p1. Repeat from * to end of round.
3: *K2, yo, k1, p1, repeat from * to end of round
4: *K4, p1. Repeat from * to end of round.
5: *K3, yo, k1, p1, repeat from * to end of round
6: *K5, p1. Repeat from * to end of round.

Continue working as before to the desired length. I did 34 rounds.

On the pink version I added a knit round and a purl round before binding off. That does help with the drape of the dress.

This does need blocking to drape well.




Les Cheries 2001

I also made this version for my Gotz Hannah doll.




And one failed attempt turned into a cute top for my Disney animator! (One good thing about having different sorts of dolls is that I am sure to find one it does fit even when it doesn't fit who it was supposed to! Lol!) 


Pocahontas.


It isn't always easy to get the correct size and often I have to go back to the drawing board and try again! That is a part of doll kntting designing.

I hope you enjoyed this.

ETA: I have corrected a couple of typos on the skirt instructions.