Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Baby Annabell Jacket



This is my first attempt at a jacket for a 14" Baby Annabell Doll.  Its made in one piece to the armhole and has raglan shaping.  I picked a simple eyelet pattern because I didn't want anything too fussy while I was working out the sizing and stitches.  I used a budget yarn which knits up a bit bigger than the more expensive yarns so check your tension and add a few more stitches and rows if necessary. 

If you make this jacket and find any typos or errors, please let me know.  


Measurements:   14” 36cm, Baby Annabell doll

Actual measurements: 
Chest 13”, Length centre back 6”, Sleeve seam 3”

Materials: 50g double knitting yarn (I used Woolcraft Baby Care in pink), 
Needles size 3.25mm (US3) and 4mm (US6),  3 small buttons

Tension: 22sts - 30 rows to 10cm (4in) in stocking stitch using 4mm needles

Abbreviations:  Ss: stocking stitch (one row knit, one row purl), gs: garter stitch – every row knit, k: knit, p: purl, inc: increase, dc: decrease, beg: beginning, sts: stitches, tog: together, re: repeat. Yf: yarn forward, ssk: slip next 2sts onto right hand needle then slip left hand needle into front loops and knit them both off together. (or use sl1k1psso)

Fronts and Back  

Worked in one piece to armholes
Using smaller needles cast on 77sts
Work 6 rows gs
Change to larger needles
row 1:      knit
row 2       K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
row 3:      (k4, k2tog, yf) 12 times, k5
row 4:      K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
row 5:      knit
row 6:      K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
row 7:      k3, (k4, k2tog, yf) 11 times, k8
row 8:      K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

These 8 rows form the pattern.  Repeat pattern once then rows 1 to 4

Divide for armholes
(buttonhole) K1, k2tog, yf, patt 15, cast off 4sts, patt 33 (this includes st on right hand needle)  cast off 4sts, patt to end

Turn and continue on 18sts for left front:
K4, purl to last st, k1
K1, ssk, patt to end
Repeat last 2 rows to 13sts, ending on neck edge
K4, sl these 4sts onto thread, purl to last sts, k1
K1, ssk, patt to last 2sts, k2tog
purl to last st, k1
Rep last 2 rows to 3sts
P2tog, k1
K2tog
Fasten off yarn

Re-join yarn to 33st for back, wrong side facing
K1, purl to last st, k1
k1, ssk, patt to last 3sts, k2tog, k1
Rep last 2 rows to 17sts ending on wrong side row
Fasten off yarn, place sts on a holder

Re-join yarn to right front, wrong side facing   
K1, purl to end
Patt to last 3sts, k2tog, k1
Rep last 2 rows to 16sts, ending on neck edge
(buttonhole) K1, k2tog, yf, k1, patt to last 3sts, k2tog, k1
Continue dec raglan to 13sts, ending on neck edge
K4, sl these 4sts onto thread, k2tog, k to last 3sts, k2tog, k1
K1, purl to end
k2tog, k to last 3sts, k2tog, k1
K1, purl to end
Rep last 2 rows to 3sts
k1, p2tog
K2tog
Fasten off yarn

Sleeves


Using no smaller cast on 25sts
Work 6 rows gs
Change to larger needles
row 1:      knit
row 2       purl
row 3:      k2, (k2tog, yf, k4) 3 times, k2tog, k3
row 4:      purl
row 5:      knit inc 1st each end of row
row 6:      purl
row 7:      k6, (k2tog, yf, k4) 3 times, k7
row 8:      purl
These 8 rows form the pattern.  Repeat pattern once. Noting the inc on 5th row. Work inc sts into pattern   29sts

Shape armholes
Cast off 2sts at beg of next 2 rows
K1, ssk, patt to last 3sts, k2tog, k1
K1, purl to last st, k1
Rep the last 2 rows to 9sts, fast off yarn. Place sts on holder

Neckband


With right side facing and beg a right front edge, using smaller needles, miss 4sts, pick up and knit 7sts up front edge, 9sts across sleeves, k17sts across back, 9sts across sleeve, 7sts down left front edge and 4sts left on thread.  (57sts including first 4sts)
Knit across all sts
Buttonhole k1, k2tog, yf, k to end
Knit one row
Cast off and fasten off yarn

To Finish

Sew up raglan seams and sleeve seams.
Sew on 3 buttons to match buttonholes.
Fasten off all ends

No time to knit?  I have this finished item for sale in my Etsy shop
Baby Annabell jacket