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I was actually inspired by two things in creating this pattern. First I was inspired by the look of a Spencer jacket, the cropped puffed-sleeve jacket paired with empire-waisted dresses during Regency times. I always loved the outfits worn by Elizabeth Bennett—the "Lizzy" in the pattern title—on the BBC production of Pride & Prejudice. I was also inspired by the great variety of sweet sundresses made by eBay and Etsy sellers, in particular Erin Green of "Darling Lil Bee" designs. What if I could create a pattern that would compliment a sundress and take it from summer into fall?
Once the simple shrug jacket was designed, I could picture it with longer sleeves or even lengthened into an a-line coat, extending the use of a sundress all the way into winter!
I hope you will find the pattern fun to work up, with less finishing work because of the top-down design!
This knitting pattern can help you create a puffed sleeve shrug, long-sleeved sweater or swing coat like the ones pictured here. The sweater may fit a variety of 13 inch dolls, but is specifically fitted to Dianna Effner's 13" Little Darling Studio dolls. The sweater is knitted from the top down, with raglan sleeves. You may finish the sweater or shrug with an optional button closure.
* Lightweight fingering yarn--I used "Palette"
or "Stroll" , available from www.knitpicks.com.
* Knitting Needles sized 000 and 0 (1.5 & 2 mm)
* 4 place markers
* optional button closure (1 miniature buttons)
* crochet hook for button loops
* With size 0 needles in stockinette stitch, 20 stitches & 26-27 rows in a 2 x 2 inch (5.1 cm) square.
This purchase is for a KNITTING PATTERN, not the doll or clothing pictured.
Errata: For patterns sold prior to October 23, this replaces rows 28-31. The "Total Stitches" in the chart should also be decreased by 1.
Row 28—right side row, increase, set up inverted pleats—k3, increase in the next stitch (or make 1, knit 1). (k2, increase) nine times, purl 1, (k2, increase) twice, k2, p1. (increase, k2) nine times, increase, k3. (94 stitches)
Row 29—wrong side row—k3, purl 38 across to knit stitches, k1, p10, k1, p38, k3.
Row 30—right side row, side increase row 1—knit to first underarm section, increase (or make 1), place marker. Knit to center section, p1, k10, p1. Knit to second underarm section, place marker. Increase (or make 1), knit to end. (96 stitches)
Row 31—wrong side row, increase at inverted pleats—k3, purl across to center back section, slipping marker at side seam. Increase in the knit stitch, or make 1, k1, purl 10, increase in the knit stitch, or k1, make 1, purl across to last three stitches, slipping marker, k3. (98 stitches).