Gabby's Sweater by Emily Ringelman

Gabby's Sweater

December 2023
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
220 - 660 yards (201 - 604 m)
2T (3T, 4, 5)(6, 8, 10, 12) years
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My kids absolutely love the Netflix show Gabby’s Dollhouse. It has cats, crafts, and a dollhouse, all of which are very popular around here. My oldest asked to be Gabby this past Halloween, and being who I am, I decided to make her costume instead of buy some cheapy garbage from Amazon that would fall apart in two days. I searched high and low for a shrug pattern similar to the one Gabby wears, and I just couldn’t find anything. So, I designed one.

The shrug is knitted in super bulky yarn so it’s a very quick project. If you want to be true to Gabby, use a hot pink chenille yarn. Optional heart-shaped elbow patches and faux drawstrings complete the Gabby look, but you can always leave those off and just knit a cute little hooded shrug.

Note that this pattern uses an unusual increase. It is explained in the pattern, but see this blog post if you want to learn about it before purchasing:

Sizes: 2T (3T, 4, 5)(6, 8, 10, 12) years

Cross-Back Measurement: (11, 12, 13)(14, 15, 16, 17)”, meant to be worn with 2-3” of positive ease

Yarn: Bernat Blanket (100% Polyester; 220 yd (201 m)/10.5 oz (300 g)): Deep Fucshia, 1 (1, 1, 1)(2, 2, 2, 3) balls.

Needles: US Size 11 (8 mm): 24” circular (cir) and set of 5 dpns.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers, stitch holder or waste yarn, tapestry needle, piece of felt or faux leather for elbow patches, needle and thread to match felt, two short lengths of cording for faux drawstrings, two large beads that fit onto cording.

Gauge: 8 sts and 12 Rows = 4” in St st.