Category Archives: Knitting Patterns

My Newest Pattern!

Yes, I did it!  I put my most requested sweater for the Little Darlings in pattern form.  And it’s ready for you to knit away on.  Now, your Little Darling can have a closetful of her very own “light as a feather” cardigans.

When I was taking commissions this was the sweater everyone wanted.  It is knit with mohair/silk lace weight yarn, and is as “light as a feather”.  It is oh, so pretty, and is still one of my favorites as well.

My pattern gives you a total of nine different variations.  You can choose three sweater lengths:  cropped, mid, longer (for a slightly dropped waist bodice).  There are three different sleeve lengths:  short, elbow, long.  The pattern includes some shaping in the body so that the sweater covers the beginning bit of a gathered skirt.  It looks equally nice unbuttoned or buttoned.

The neckline edging and hemlines are all in garter stitch.  Like my previous patterns, the entire sweater is knit in one piece with very minimal finishing.

Here are just a few past photos of sweaters I’ve made using this pattern.  Please note that some of them have ribbed edgings.

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Long sleeve-cropped length

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Long sleeve-mid length

pink 'n plum sweetie 410

Short sleeve-longest length

a vision in pink 290

Elbow sleeve-longest length

snowmen and candy canes 439

Elbow sleeve-longest length

If you’d like to see more examples (I’ve made LOTS!) of sweaters made with this pattern head on over to my Little Darlings Flickr album.

The sweater pattern is available for sale on my website, cindyricedesigns.com.  If you’d like more information on this doll’s measurements and supplies needed for this pattern, that is also on the pattern sales page.

LD light cardigan pattern p1

I wish you all a very lovely day!  The sun is rising!  It looks like we’re in for the fourth straight day with some sunshine.  Yay!!!  It’s glorious!  (I won’t mention the temperature, it’s COLD today.)

Thank you for visiting!  Bye for now!

New Knitting Pattern

Happy Friday to everyone!  I finished my sweater dress pattern (earlier than expected, yay!) for the Little Darlings.  If you read yesterday’s blog post, “A Little Wish for Spring”, you saw the sample I made for this pattern.  (The beret Alice is wearing is from my beret pattern.)

This sweater dress pattern has two sleeve lengths, short (shown) and elbow length.  I’ve also included two dress lengths.  I made the shorter length for “A Little Wish for Spring”.  The longer length is the same width, but with 8 additional rows.  The pattern guides you through the raglan bodice and then the increases to form the a-line skirt shape.  BTW, as most of my knitting patterns are, this dress is knit all in one piece!  The dress is made with fingering weight wool; I used Palette from Knit Picks in Blossom Heather.

My sweater patterns are made with ease to be worn over a dress.  This sweater dress pattern, however, is made so that the dress fits on the doll without ease.  It is a cute, fitted bodice, no bagginess.  Dianna Effner created the most adorably sculpted Little Darling dolls, so I like to highlight their cuteness when I design for them.

LD sweater dress pattern p1

The sweater dress is the perfect canvas for embroidery or other embellishment.  I’ve included photos from some of my other Little Darling sweater dress embroidery to spark you creativity.

To purchase, cindyricedesigns.com

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