Madysen by Kirsten Hall


April 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
130 - 180 yards (119 - 165 m)
18 inch doll
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Here’s a sweet doll sweater for all our special little gals. It’s worked in washable sock yarn. Light sport weight works too.

Two pdfs are available for this pattern: A double-column version for printing (7 pages), and a single-column version for easier use with KnitCompanion (11 pages).

What’s fun about this pattern

This mostly seamless cardigan is quick and pretty, with a simple lace trim. It’s a wonderful introduction to knitting a sweater. Great for intermediate knitters.

How it’s constructed

A schematic is included. Circumference is 12” at waist.

Sleeves (short or long) are worked from the cuff up, in the round. The cardigan body is worked flat from the bottom up and the sleeves are joined raglan style.

Sweater fronts, back and sleeve caps are worked together as one piece, shaping armholes and sleeve caps with decreases. Shoulders worked with a three-needle bindoff after joining with sleeve cap stitches. The neckline is shaped with short rows.

The underarms are grafted with Kitchener Stitch. Buttons may be knit directly into the button band, or sewn on after sweater is complete.

What you should know before you begin

Basic knitting skills, both flat and in the round. Familiarity with short rows and lace helpful.

Written instructions are given for the lace and entire pattern. Charts for the lace included as well.

Written instructions and links to online tutorials are given for short rows and three-needle bind off; a link is also given to a tutorial for Kitchener Stitch.