Vroni's Lavender Fields
Fair Isle stranded colorwork design for 18”-type slim doll, such as Götz Hannah, Happy Kidz or Classic Kidz, or other slim dolls of similar size. Requires about 18g of main color, 9g of second color and scraps of other colors, 5 size 7/18” buttons or 8mm beads.
This project is designed to be a first experience making a steeked sweater or cardigan, involving skills that can transfer to a full-size (child or adult) stranded colorwork project. It can be made with scraps of yarn, but wool is recommended. Motifs may be switched out for others of a similar scale. It may be worked with as few as two colors with good contrast between the colors, or with a self-striping yarn and a solid-color yarn, again with good contrast.
The resulting sweater may be used as a pullover (with the buttons in the back) or as a cardigan.
The project is worked in the round, including the sleeves, so use of dpns, two circular needles or Magic Loop is required.
It is recommended that the sleeves be lined with nylon net or another thin material if the sweater is for a child’s doll to avoid frustration involved with doll fingers catching in the floats of the sleeves. If the sweater is for display only, the hands will go through the sleeves fairly easily if placed in a plastic sandwich bag before inserting into sleeve.
Colorwork is charted in black and white to enable using colors other than those used in the design. The colors used, however, are provided in a line-by-line listing.
This pattern is provided for free, but if you feel you should have paid for it, please make a donation to a charity that helps people or animals in the amount you think you should have paid. Thanks.
The body chart is available online should you wish to print a larger copy or view the details better: https://www.stitchfiddle.com/c/sj3h14-851eeo/quickview