Ben & Buddy

Ben & Buddy

by Susan B. Anderson, Quince & Company

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Overview

Ben&Buddy is an adorable knitted boy doll and dog duo, complete with accessories, designed by Susan B. Anderson (Itty-Bitty Nursery, Spud&Chloe at the Farm). One pattern each for doll, sweater, pants, hat, dog, and leash are included. Nearly everything is knitted from seamlessly from the top down. Sweet details, clear instructions, and clean design make this pair irresistible to knit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780986103957
Publisher: Quince & Co.
Publication date: 05/01/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Susan B. Anderson has been knitting for over 30 years. She has authored five popular knitting books, Itty-Bitty Hats, Itty-Bitty Nursery, Itty-Bitty Toys, Spud&Chloe at the Farm, and Topsy-Turvy Inside-Out Knit Toys. Her next book will be released fall of 2015. Along the way Susan has designed for many magazines and both commercial and independent yarn companies, as well as self-publishing her own pattern line. She has been writing her popular and award-winning knitting blog, www.susanbanderson.blogspot.com, for the last eight years. She has two online workshops on craftsy.com. Susan’s true passion besides designing is teaching knitting workshops, which she is honored to do both nationally and beyond. Quince&Company makes beautiful yarns in natural fibers. We spin our yarns primarily in New England from wool sourced from American sheep. We began with four classic wool yarns in weights from sport to chunky. Today we make eight different yarns in the US and import two organic linen yarns from Italy. We ship our yarns all over the world—from Tanzania to Korea to Argentina. Find out more about us at www.quinceandco.com.

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Ben & Buddy

Knitted doll, clothes, & pup


By Susan Anderson

Quince & Co.

Copyright © 2015 Susan B. Anderson
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-9861039-5-7



CHAPTER 1

Ben

Susan B. Anderson

Finished measurements

9 ½" [24 cm] tall when standing, 6 ½" [16.5 cm] body circumference, 3" [7.5 cm] arm length, and 4 ½" [11.5 cm] leg length

Yarn

Chickadee by Quince & Co

(100% American wool; 181yd [166m]/50g)

1 skein each

• Carrie's Yellow 125

• Egret 101 (use also for sweater)

• Pea Coat 110

• Iceland 153 (use also for sweater)

• Twig 119 (use also for puppy)

Needles

• One set of 5 double-pointed needles (dpns) in size US 3 [3.25 mm]

Or size to obtain gauge


Notions

• Removable stitch markers

• Waste yarn

• Natural wool or fiberfill for stuffing

• Tapestry needle

• Black or red embroidery floss (separated into 1 or 2 strands) or Perle Cotton

Gauge

6 ½ sts = 1" [2.5 cm] in stockinette stitch.


Special abbreviations

k1-f/b (knit 1, front and back): Knit into the front loop, then the back loop of next st (1 st increased).

k2tog: Knit 2 sts together (1 st decreased, leans to the right).

yo (yarn over): Bring yarn between needles to the front, then over RH needle ready to knit the next st (1 st increased).

ssk (slip, slip, knit): Slip 2 sts one at a time knitwise to the RH needle; return sts to LH needle in turned position and knit them together through the back loops (1 st decreased, leans to the left).

p2tog: Purl 2 sts together (1 st decreased).

sl 1: Slip next stitch purlwise with yarn to the WS of work.


Stockinette stitch (St st)

Knit every rnd.


Helpful links

For instructions on the long-tail cast on, we like: www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/FEATsum05TT.html For instructions on the backward loop cast on, we like:

www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/FEATfall05TT.html

For instructions on embroidering French knots, see: www.sublimestitching.com/pages/how-to-french-knot

For duplicate stitch, we like: www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/FEATfall04TT.html


Notes

The doll is worked from the top down, starting from the crown of the head. The head is shaped first by increases, then decreases to form the neck. The shoulders and raglan-shaped yoke are worked similarly to a top-down sweater by increasing to the underarm. The arms are held on waste yarn to work body, then legs are divided and worked down to the shoes. The arm stitches are then picked up and worked down to the hands.


Doll

Head

Begin at crown

With selected hair color (shown in Carrie's Yellow 125), and using the long-tail cast on, CO 9 sts. Arrange 3 sts over each of 3 double-pointed needles (dpns). Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts. Place a removable stitch marker on the first stitch. Move the marker up as you work, every few rnds.

Rnd 1: Knit.

Rnd 2inc rnd: *K1-f/b; rep from * to end of rnd (9 sts inc'd) — 6 sts per needle, 18 sts total.

Rnds 3 and 4: Knit.

Rnd 5inc rnd: *K1-f/b; rep from * (18 sts inc'd) — 12 sts per needle, 36 sts total.

Place a removable stitch marker on Rnd 5 and leave it there.

Rnds 6-8: Knit.

With selected skin color (shown in Egret 101), cont in St st until head meas 1 ¼" [3 cm] from marker on Rnd 5.


Decrease for neck

Rnd 1dec rnd: *K4, k2tog; rep from * (6 sts dec'd) — 10 sts per needle, 30 sts total.

Rnd 2dec rnd: *K3, k2tog; rep from * (6 sts dec'd) — 8 sts per needle, 24 sts total.

Rnd 3: Knit.

Rnd 4dec rnd: *K2, k2tog; rep from * (6 sts dec'd) — 6 sts per needle, 18 sts total.

Rnd 5: Knit.

Rnd 6dec rnd: *K1, k2tog; rep from * (6 sts dec'd) — 4 sts per needle, 12 sts total.

Rnd 7: Knit.

Thread tail at CO edge onto tapestry needle and thread through sts to close hole at top of head. Pull tail to the inside and trim. Stuff head and neck with natural wool roving or fiberfill. As doll progresses, cont stuffing as needed.


Torso

Rnd 1: With selected shirt color (shown in Pea Coat 110), knit.

Rnd 2inc rnd: *K1-f/b, k2, k1-f/b; rep from * (6 sts inc'd) — 6 sts per needle, 18 sts total.

Rnd 3: Add 4 dpn and divide for raglan increases as follows:

Needle 1 (N1): K6 (back);

Needle 2 (N2): K3 (sleeve);

Needle 3 (N3): K6 (front);

Needle 4 (N4): K3 (sleeve).

Rnd 4inc rnd: *K1-f/b, knit to last st on needle, k1-f/b; rep from * (8 sts inc'd) — 26 sts: 8 sts each front/back, 5 sts each sleeve.

Rnd 5: Knit.

Rep the last 2 rnds four more times — 58 sts: 16 sts each front/back, 13 sts each sleeve.

Next rndinc rnd: N1 and N3: (K1, yo, k1) into first st, knit to last st on needle, (k1, yo, k1) into last st; N2 and N4: Knit — 66 sts: 20 sts each front/back, 13 sts each sleeve.


Separate arms and body

Next rnd: N1 and N3: Knit; N2 and N4: Place sleeve sts onto waste yarn, then using the backward loop cast on, CO 2 sts.

Arrange sts as follows over 3 dpns: With N4, knit the first 10 sts from N1 — 12 sts. This is now N3. Knit the next 12 sts onto an empty dpn. This is now N1. Knit the next 20 sts onto an empty dpn. This is now N2 and the front of the doll — 44 sts total.

Work even in St st until body meas 1" [2.5 cm] from separation of body and arms.


Begin waist shaping and shorts

First rnddec rnd: N1: Knit to last 2 sts, ssk — 11 sts; N2: K2tog, knit to last 2 sts, ssk — 18 sts; N3: K2tog, knit to end of rnd (4 sts dec'd) — 11 sts, 40 sts total.

Next rnd: Knit.

With selected shorts color (shown in Iceland 153), work 8 rnds even in St st.

Next rnddec rnd: *K3, k2tog; rep from * (8 sts dec'd) — 32 sts. Stuff body and waist with natural wool roving or fiberfill until firm. Do not overstuff.


Divide for legs

Place the first 16 sts onto waste yarn for the right leg.

Note: Hold the doll with the back facing you, as if the doll is looking out in the same direction you are looking. The right and left for the doll are being referred to with the back of the doll facing you, as opposed to the actual right and left when the doll is standing upright.


Left leg

Place the next 16 sts for the left leg onto 3 dpns as follows: N1 and N2: 4 sts on each; N3: 8 sts.

Join to work in the rnd. Place a removable stitch marker on the first stitch (at the center).

Work 10 rnds even in St st.

With selected skin color, work 20 rnds even in St st.


Left shoe

Heel flap

Work back and forth on the 8 sts on N3 only.

Row 1: (WS) With selected shoe color (shown in Twig 119), sl 1, p7. Turn work.

Row 2: Sl 1, k7.

Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1 and 2.

Next rowdec row: (WS) Sl 1, p4, p2tog, p1, turn (1 st dec'd) — 7 sts rem.

Next rowdec row: Sl 1, k3, k2tog, k1 (1 st dec'd) — 6 sts rem. This is now N1.


Gusset

With an empty dpn, pick up and knit 4 sts on the left side of the heel flap. Combine the sts on the next two dpns onto 1 dpn. This is now N2. Knit across the 8 sts on N2. With an empty dpn, pick up and knit 4 sts on the right side of the heel flap. This is now N3. Knit 3 sts from N1 onto N3. Place rem 3 sts onto next needle — this is now N1 — 22 sts total: N1 and N3: 7 sts each; N2: 8 sts. Place a stitch marker on the first st on N1. Beg working in the rnd.


Foot

First rnd: Knit.

Next rnddec rnd: N1: Knit to last 2 sts, k2tog; N2: Knit; N3: Ssk, knit to end (2 sts dec'd) — 20 sts rem.

Rep the last 2 rnds one more time — 18 sts total: N1 and N3: 5 sts; N2: 8 sts.

Work even in St st until foot meas 1 ½" [4 cm] from the back of the heel. Stuff the leg and foot.


Toe

Rearrange sts so that 6 sts are on each needle.

First rnddec rnd: *K1, k2tog; rep from * (6 sts dec'd) — 12 sts.

Next rnd: Knit.

Next rnddec rnd: *K2tog; rep from * (6 sts dec'd) — 6 sts.

Finish any rem stuffing. Cut yarn and thread tail onto tapestry needle. Pull tail through rem sts and tighten to close hole. Pull tail to the inside and trim.


Right leg

Arrange held sts over 3 dpns as follows: N1: 8 sts; N2 and N3: 4 sts each. Reattach selected shorts color to begin working on N1, leaving a 6" [15 cm] tail to close the gap between the legs. Place a removable stitch marker on the first st of N1.

Work 10 rnds even in St st.

With selected skin color, work 20 rnds even in St st.


Right shoe

With selected shoe color, knit across N1, turn.


Heel flap

Work back and forth on the 8 sts on N1 only.

Row 1: (WS) Sl 1, p7. Turn work.

Row 2: Sl 1, k7.

Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1 and 2.

Next rowdec row: (WS) Sl 1, p4, p2tog, p1, turn (1 st dec'd) — 7 sts rem.

Next rowdec row: Sl 1, k3, k2tog, k1 (1 st dec'd) — 6 sts rem.


Gusset

With an empty dpn, pick up and knit 4 sts on left side of heel flap. Combine the sts on N2 and N3 onto 1 dpn. This is now N2. Knit across the 8 sts on N2. With an empty dpn, pick up and knit 4 sts on the left side of the heel flap. This is now N3. Knit 3 sts from N1 onto N3. Place rem 3 sts onto N1 — 22 sts total: N1 and N3: 7 sts each; N2: 8 sts. Place a removable stitch marker on the first st on N1. Beg working in the rnd.


Foot

First rnd: Knit.

Next rnddec rnd: N1: Knit to last 2 sts, k2tog; N2: Knit; N3: Ssk, knit to end (2 sts dec'd) — 20 sts rem.

Rep the last 2 rnds one more time — 18 sts rem: N1 and N3: 5 sts each; N2: 8 sts.

Work even in St st until foot meas 1 ½" [4 cm] from the back of the heel. Stuff the leg and foot.


Toe

Rearrange sts so that 6 sts are on each needle.

First rnddec rnd: *K1, k2tog; rep from * (6 sts dec'd) — 12 sts.

Next rnd: Knit.

Next rnddec rnd: *K2tog; rep from * (6 sts dec'd) — 6 sts.

Finish any rem stuffing. Cut yarn and thread tail onto tapestry needle. Pull tail through rem sts and tighten to close hole. Pull tail to the inside and trim.


Arms

Rejoin selected shirt color. Place held sts over 3 dpns as follows: N1 and N2: 5 sts; N3: 3 sts.

Next rnd: Knit to the end of N3, then pick up and knit 4 sts at underarm — 17 sts.

Next rnddec rnd: N1 and N2: Knit; N3: (K3, k2tog) twice (2 sts dec'd) — 5 sts per needle, 15 sts total.

Work 3 rnds even in St st.

Next rnddec rnd: *K3, k2tog; rep from * (3 sts dec'd) — 4 sts per needle, 12 sts total.

With selected skin color, work even in St st until arm meas 2 ½" [6.5 cm] from underarm. Stuff the arm until firm. Do not overstuff.


Hand

Rnd 1dec rnd: *K2, k2tog; rep from * (3 sts dec'd) — 3 sts per needle, 9 sts total.

Rnd 2dec rnd: *K1, k2tog; rep from * (3 sts dec'd) — 2 sts per needle, 6 sts total.

Rnd 3inc rnd: *K1-f/b; rep from * (6 sts inc'd) — 4 sts per needle, 12 sts total.

Rnds 4-8: Knit.

Rnd 9dec rnd: Rep Rnd 1 — 3 sts per needle, 9 sts total. Finish stuffing the arm and hand.

Cut yarn and thread onto tapestry needle. Pull tail through rem sts and tighten to close hole. Pull tail to the inside and trim. Rep for other arm.


Finishing

Use the tail between the legs to close the hole. Weave in ends.

Ears

With dpn and selected skin color, pick up 3 sts ¾" [2 cm] above the start of the shirt and to the side of the head. Pick up by inserting the needle under the right leg of 3 consecutive sts in the same column. With 2 dpn, knit 1 row.

Next row: Bind off.

Cut yarn and thread tail onto tapestry needle. Pull tail to the inside and trim.

Rep for second ear on other side of head.


Face detail

Eyes: Thread a 12" [30.5 cm] length of black embroidery floss or Perle Cotton onto tapestry needle. Make 2 French knots, spacing them ¾" [2 cm] apart and slightly above the midline of the face.

Nose: Thread a 12" [30.5 cm] strand of the skin color yarn onto tapestry needle. Make two tiny parallel straight sts horizontally in center of face.

Mouth: Thread a 12" [30.5 cm] length of red embroidery floss or Perle Cotton onto tapestry needle. Make 3 tiny straight sts to form a slight smile.


Hair

Thread a 12" [30.5 cm] length of selected hair color yarn onto tapestry needle and duplicate stitch the hairline on the back of the head, sideburns in front of each ear, and to round out the hairline surrounding the face. To make a part, use skin color to duplicate stitch a couple of stitches on one side of front hairline.


Shoelaces

Thread a 12" [30.5 cm] length of skin color onto tapestry needle. Criss-cross to look like laces and tie in a bow. Trim ends.


Cozy Hat

Finished measurements

Approx 5" [13 cm] brim circumference and 2" [5 cm] from brim to crown

Yarn

Chickadee by Quince & Co

(100% American wool; 181yd [166m]/50g)

• 1 skein Winesap 133 (use also for sweater and leash)

Needles

• One set of 5 double-pointed needles (dpns) in size US 3 [3.25 mm]

Or size to obtain gauge

Notions

• Removable stitch marker

• Tapestry needle

Gauge

6 ½ sts = 1" [2.5 cm] in stockinette stitch.

Special abbreviation

k2tog: Knit 2 sts together (1 st decreased, leans to the right).


Stockinette stitch (St st)

Knit every rnd.



Helpful link

For instructions on the long-tail cast on, we like: www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/FEATsum05TT.html


Hat

Begin at brim

Using the long-tail cast on, CO 36 sts, arranging 12 sts over each of 3 dpns. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts. Place removable stitch marker on the first st.

Rnds 1-4: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Work even in St st until hat meas 1 ½" [4 cm] from CO edge.


Shape crown

Rnd 1: *K1, k2tog; rep from * (12 sts dec'd) — 8 sts per needle, 24 sts total.

Rnd 2: Knit.

Rnd 3: *K2tog; rep from * (12 sts dec'd) — 4 sts per needle, 12 sts total.

Rnd 4: *K1, k2tog, k1; rep from * (3 sts dec'd) — 3 sts per needle, 9 sts total.


Finishing

Break yarn, leaving a 6" [15 cm] tail. Thread tail onto tapestry needle, pull through rem sts and tighten to close hole. Weave in ends. Steam- or wet-block hat if desired.


Fair Isle Pullover

Finished measurements

Approx 7" [18 cm] chest circumference and 3 ½" [9 cm] long

Yarn

Chickadee by Quince & Co

(100% American wool; 181yd [166m]/50g)

• Iceland 153 (A)

• Winesap 133 (B)

• Egret 101 (C)

Needles

• One set of 5 double-pointed needles (dpns) in size US 5 [3.75 mm]

Or size to obtain gauge

Notions

• Removable stitch marker

• Waste yarn

• Tapestry needle

Gauge

5 ½ sts = 1" [2.5 cm] in stockinette stitch.


Special abbreviations

k1-f/b (knit 1, front and back): Knit into the front loop, then the back loop of next st (1 st increased).

k2tog: Knit 2 sts together (1 st decreased, leans to the right).

ssk (slip, slip, knit): Slip 2 sts one at a time knitwise to the RH needle; return sts to LH needle in turned position and knit them together through the back loops (1 st decreased, leans to the left).


Stockinette stitch (St st)

Knit every rnd.


Helpful links

For instructions on the long-tail cast on, we like: www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/FEATsum05TT.html

For instructions on the backward loop cast on, we like: www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/FEATfall05TT.html


Notes

Sweater is worked seamlessly in the round from neck to hem. Sleeves sts are held on waste yarn while the body is worked, then picked up and worked down to the cuffs. Body features a colorwork motif near the hem.


Pullover

Begin at neck

With A, and using the long-tail cast on, CO 22 sts. Arrange sts over 4 dpns as follows:

Needle 1 (N1): 8 sts (back);

Needle 2 (N2): 3 sts (sleeve);

Needle 3 (N3): 8 sts (front);

Needle 4 (N4): 3 sts (sleeve).

Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts. Place a removable stitch marker on the first st.

Rnds 1 and 2: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 3inc rnd: *K1-f/b, knit to last st on needle, k1-f/b; rep from * (8 sts inc'd) — 30 sts.

Rnd 4: Knit.

Rep the last 2 rnds five more times — 70 sts: 20 sts each on front/back, 15 sts each sleeve.


Divide body and sleeves

Next rnd: N1 and N3: Knit; N2 and N4: Place 15 sleeve sts onto waste yarn, then using the backward loop cast on, CO 1 st.

Rearrange sts over 3 dpns as follows: N1 and N2: 12 sts each; N3: 18 sts — 42 sts total.


Body

Work even in St st until body meas 1 ¼" [3 cm] from underarm.

Next rnd: Work Rnd 1 of colorwork chart.

Cont as est, working even in St st and completing Rnds 2-5 of colorwork chart.

Next rnd: With A, knit.


Hem

Next rnd: *K1, p1; rep from * to end. Rep this rnd one more time.

Next rnd: Bind off loosely in patt.


Sleeves

Place 5 held sleeve sts onto each of 3 dpns. Place a removable stitch marker on the first st.


(Continues...)

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Table of Contents

Contents

intro by susan b. anderson,
doll, outfit, and dog,
patterns,
doll,
cozy hat,
fair isle pullover,
play pants,
dog,
leash,
standard abbreviations,
bios,

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