Blythe Raglan X-Long Sleeve Sweater
Feb 3, 2014: There is a new updated file for the pattern to fix an error. I revised the pattern because I realized I forgot to add the purl rows in between the increase rows in the body of the sweater, immediately following the collar. I have added the extra two purl rows into the pattern (in red) and renumbered the remaining rows. I hope this did not cause folks too much grief. A basic error that should have been caught sooner. My sincere apologies.
This is my own pattern for this popular style of sweater for Blythe dolls. It was inspired by the Monster Sweater for Blythe by Jane Pierrepont.
My version is knit with fingering weight yarn and constructed as a top down raglan sweater. This sweater is knit flat in one piece, seamed in the back, with a rolled up collar and bottom edge. The sleeves are knit in the round.
The pattern includes different options for the ribbing pattern for the bottom edge of the sweater, as well as different sleeve lengths.
Because you knit this sweater with US Size 2 needles, no blocking is needed. The stretchy collar and bottom edge allows you to slip on the sweater on your Blythe doll without any need for snaps or velcro. You will put the top of the sweater through your doll’s legs and slip it up to the neck, placing the arms through the sleeves.
Feel free to embellish the sweater with different designs using buttons, felt or iron on appliqués. Looks great in solid colors, variegated and self striping yarns.