Trendy Tunic-CH for Helen Kish's 14" Chrysalis Dolls by Becky Colvin

Trendy Tunic-CH for Helen Kish's 14" Chrysalis Dolls

by Becky Colvin
Knitting
March 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 29 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette with size 0 needles
US 000 - 1.5 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
125 - 150 yards (114 - 137 m)
fits 14" Chrysalis dolls by Helen Kish
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This tunic sweater is a miniaturization of a full-sized human project I saw on Ravelry.com. If you’re interested in making a cute sweater like this for yourself, you can find the pattern by searching for “Roam Tunic” by Amy Christoffers.

This design looks great paired with some leggings or slim-fitting jeans. I’ve chosen to partially close the back seam and finish the sweater with a doll-sized zipper closure. You could also leave it completely open in the back and knit ribbing to close with snaps if you prefer.

The sweater may fit a variety of 14 inch dolls, but is specifically fitted to Helen Kish’s 14” Chrysalis Dolls. The body is knit in one piece and separated for the armholes. I picked up and knitted the turtleneck and ribbed sleeves. The kangaroo pocket is optional, but is fun for posing articulated dolls.

Supplies

  • Ultra Lightweight fingering yarn--I used “Serena” from Manos del Uruguay
  • Knitting Needles sized 000 and 0 (1.5 & 2 mm) Sweater is worked with size 0 needles.
  • tiny zipper in a 4 inch length (available from www.zipperthatdoll.com)

Gauge
* With size 0 needles in stockinette stitch, 23 stitches & 30-31 rows in a 2 x 2 inch (5.1 cm) square.