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Free Knitting Pattern: Fluid Baby Doll Shell


Finished Measurements
Size: 34 (36, 38)
Length: 20 " (21", 22 ")


3 (5, 6) balls Fluid; Color: SP6 - Italian Soda [A] (or color of your choice)
2 (3, 4) balls Fluid; Color: 007 - Italian Plum [B] (or color of your choice)
US Size 10 knitting needles


This pattern used yarn that has been discontinued. Yarn may be substituted with Mezzo or yarn of similar gauge.


Approx. 18 st st = 4"


K = knit
P = purl
BO = bind off
WSR = wrong side row
RS = right side
EOR = every other row
st = stitch
YO = yarn over
K2tog = knit 2 st together
beg = beginning
dec = decrease
rep = repeat


To knit shell (Make 2):


With A, CO 96 (104, 112) st
R1: Knit
R2: K1, *(YO, K2tog), rep * till last st, K1
R3-6: Rep R2


Change to Stockinette St
R7: K
R8: K1, P till last st, K1


Rep R7 & R8 till piece measures 10" (11", 12") from beg.


Decrease Row: (Change to B) - Do not cut A:
R1: *(K2, K2tog), rep * till end - 72 (78, 84) st remaining
R2: K
R3-4: Carrying A up along side, with A: K
R5-6: Carrying B up along side, with B: K
R7-8: Rep R3-4
R9: Carrying B up along side, with B: K
R10: With B, K1, P till last st, K1


Continue R9 & R10 with B till piece measures 13" (14", 15:) from beg, ending with WSR.


Shape armhole: (With B)
R1: BO 5 (6, 7) st at beg of row, K till end.
R2: BO 5 (6, 7) st at beg of row, P till end - 62 (66, 70) st remaining


Dec 1 st each side EOR 5x, still continuing in stockinette st - 52 (56, 60) st remaining
Continue even till piece measures 17.5" from beg, ending with WSR.


Shape neck:
Work to center 12 st, attach another ball of yarn, BO center 12 st, K till end.
Working both sides at the same time, at each neck edge, dec 1 st EOR 8 times.


Continue till piece measures 20"(21", 22") from beg.


BO loosely.


Making Up
Join shoulder and side seams.
For side seams, leave 2" of bottom edge unsewn.



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