My Aunt Doris - DK by Kelly van Niekerk

My Aunt Doris - DK

February 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch and lace pattern, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
131 - 766 yards (120 - 700 m)
16 sizes: 35cm to 72.5cm chest circumference (approximately newborn to 10 years)
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A glance back in time can provide all the inspiration we need to clothe our wee girls.
This pattern has a pretty garter yoke, combined with delicate lace fronts, to create a vintage feel cardigan

My Aunt Doris - DK comes written in 16 sizes (from small newborn to approximately 10 years of age), and is written for 8ply/DK weight yarn.

My Aunt Doris has you cast on at the neckline, and work flat forming a rounded garter neck line, before working the lacework fronts, until you reach the required chest size.
From here the arm stitches are put on to waste yarn (or a stitch holder), and the body finished. Once the body is completed, the sleeve stitches are returned to the needles and short sleeves worked in the round, with wee gathers on the upper arm.

backwards loop cast on
knitting small circumferences in the round
long tail cast on
short rows in garter stitch
simple lace
working top down raglan construction
If you are not familiar with these techniques you may need to reference a knitting guide book, or view videos on the internet.

Ways to purchase ‘My Aunt Doris - DK’:
Individually for $5
My Aunt Doris eBook’ (a collection of the My Aunt Doris patterns in Fingering, Sport, and DK weights), for $8.
My Dainty Aunt eBook’ (a collection of the My Aunt Doris patterns in Fingering and DK weights, plus the matching Dainty Doris hat patterns also in Fingering and DK weights)