Mary, Millie, & Morgan

Mary, Millie, & Morgan

by Susan B. Anderson, Quince & Company

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Overview

Mary, Millie,&Morgan is a delightful collection of knitted girl dolls and clothing, designed by Susan B. Anderson (Itty-Bitty Nursery, Spud&Chloe at the Farm). One doll, sweater, shawl, skirt and dress pattern worked up in three different colorways. Everything is knitted from seamlessly from the top down. Sweet details, clear instructions, pretty palettes, and clean design make these dolls irresistible to knit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780986103926
Publisher: Quince & Co.
Publication date: 05/01/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 922,483
File size: 3 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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Mary, Millie, & Morgan

Knitted Dolls & Clothes


By Susan Anderson

Quince & Co.

Copyright © 2015 Susan B. Anderson
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-9861039-2-6



CHAPTER 1

Mary, Millie, and Morgan

Susan B. Anderson


Finished measurements

9* [23 cm] tall when standing, 6* [15 cm] body circumference, approx 3 ½* [9 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 in the following colorways:

Doll #1 (Millie):

Egret 101, Bird's Egg 106, Frank's Plum 114, Storm 104, Winesap 133, Glacier 105, and Carrie's Yellow 125

Doll #2 (Mary):

Petal 111, Carrie's Yellow 125, Kumlien's Gull 152, Gingerbread 120, Crow 102, and Lupine 116

Doll #3 (Morgan):

Twig 119, Iceland 153, Peacock 109, Crow 102, and Winesap 133

Note: Leftover yarn can be used for outfits.

Needles

• One set of 4 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 and red embroidery floss (separated into 1 or 2 strands) or Perle Cotton

Gauge

6 ½ sts = 1* [2.5 cm] inch 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).

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).

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

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

sl 1: Slip next st purlwise with yarn to wrong side of work.


Stockinette Stitch (St st)

Knit every round.

Backward loop cast on

*Wrap yarn around left thumb from front to back and secure in palm with other fingers. Insert needle upwards through strand on thumb. Slip loop from thumb onto RH needle, pulling yarn to tighten. Rep from * for desired number of sts.


Helpful links

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


Note

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


Doll

Head

Starting at the top of the head with the selected skin color, smaller dpn, and using the long-tail cast on, CO 9 sts, placing 3 stitches on each of 3 dpns. Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist stitches. Place a stitch marker on the first stitch.

Rnd 1: Knit.

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

Rnds 3 and 4: Knit.

Rnd 5inc rnd: *K1-f/b; rep from * to end of rnd — 12 sts per needle, 36 sts total.

Place a stitch marker on stitch from Rnd 5 and leave it there. Knit every round until the head measures 1 ¼* [3 cm] below the stitch marker on Rnd 5.


Decrease for neck

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

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

Rnd 3: Knit.

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

Rnd 5: Knit.

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

Rnd 7: Knit.

At this point, thread the cast-on tail onto a tapestry needle and make small gathering stitches along the cast-on edge to close the hole at the top of the head. Pull the end to the inside and trim. Stuff the head and neck with natural wool roving or fiberfill. Continue stuffing as needed as the doll progresses.


Torso

Switch to the selected shirt color.

Rnd 1inc rnd: *K1-f/b, k2, k1-f/b; rep from * — 6 sts per needle, 18 sts total.

Rnd 2: Knit.

Rnd 3inc rnd: *K2, k1-f/b; rep from * — 8 sts per needle, 24 sts total.

Rnd 4: Knit.

Rnd 5inc rnd: *K1, k1-f/b; rep from * — 12 sts per needle, 36 sts total.

Rnds 6-8: Knit.

Rnd 9inc rnd: *K2, k1-f/b; rep from * — 16 sts per needle, 48 sts total.

Rnd 10: Knit.

Rnd 11inc rnd: *K3, k1-f/b; rep from * — 20 sts per needle, 60 sts total.


Separate body and arms

Next rnd:

Needle 1 (N1): K10, place the next 10 sts on waste yarn, then with the backward loop cast on, CO 2 sts — 12 sts; Needle 2 (N2): Knit 20 sts;

Needle 3 (N3): Place the first 10 sts on waste yarn, then with the backward loop cast on, CO 2 sts, k10 — 12 sts (44 sts total).

Note: Needle 2 is the front of the body.

Knit every round until the body measures ¾* [2 cm] below the armhole.


Begin waist shaping

Next rnddec rnd:

(N1) Knit to the last 2 stitches, ssk — 11 sts;

(N2) K2tog, knit to the last 2 stitches, ssk — 18 sts;

(N3) K2tog, knit to the end of the round — 11 sts (40 sts total).

Knit 2 rounds even.

Switch to the first color for the striped tights.

Knit 6 rounds even.

Next rnddec rnd: *K3, k2tog; rep from * — 32 sts. Stuff the body and waist until firm. Do not overstuff.


Divide for legs

Place the first 16 stitches on waste yarn for the right leg. Note: Hold the doll with the back facing you, so she's looking in the same direction you are. The right and left for the doll are referred to with the back of the doll facing you.


Left leg

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

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

Knit one round.


Begin striped tights

Switch to second color for striped tights.

Rnds 1-5: Knit.

Switch colors.

Rnds 6-10: Knit.

Switch colors.

Repeat Rnds 1-10 until there are 3 stripes of each color or 6 stripes total.

Stuff the leg.


Left shoe

Switch to the selected shoe color.


Heel flap

Working back and forth on the 8 sts on N3 only, turn to purl.

Row 1: (WS) Sl 1, purl.

Row 2: Sl 1, knit.

Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1 and 2.

Next rowdec row: (WS) Sl 1, p4, p2tog, p1, turn.

Next rowdec row: Sl 1, k3, k2tog, k1.

This is now N1.

6 sts remain.


Gusset

With a free dpn, pick up and knit 4 sts on the left side of the heel flap.

Combine the stitches on the next two dpns onto one 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 the remaining 3 sts onto N1.

Place a stitch marker on the first stitch on N1.

(N1 and N3) 7 sts each; (N2) 8 sts — 22 sts total.

Begin working in the round.


Foot

First rnd: Knit.

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

Repeat last 2 rnds one more time — (N1 and N3) 5 sts; (N2) 8 sts — 18 sts total.

Knit every round until the foot measures 1 ½* [4 cm] from the back of the heel.

Stuff the foot.


Toe

Rearrange the stitches so 6 sts are on each needle.

First rnddec rnd: *K1, k2tog; rep from * — 12 sts.

Next rnd: Knit.

Next rnddec rnd: *K2tog; rep from * — 6 sts.

Finish any remaining stuffing.

Cut the yarn and thread the tail on a tapestry needle. Pull the tail through the remaining stitches and pull up tight to close the hole. Pull tail to the inside and trim.


Right leg

Place held stitches on three dpns as follows:

(N1) 8 sts; (N2 and N3) 4 sts each.

Reattach the same color yarn to begin working on N1, leaving a 6* [15 cm] tail to use later to close the gap between the legs. Place a stitch marker on the first stitch of N1.

Knit one round.

Begin the striped tights and work the same as the left leg to the shoe.


Right shoe

Switch to the 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, purl.

Row 2: Sl 1, knit.

Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1 and 2.

Next rowdec row: (WS) Sl 1, p4, p2tog, p1, turn.

Next rowdec row: Sl 1, k3, k2tog, k1. 6 sts remain.


Gusset

With a free dpn, pick up and knit 4 sts on the left side of the heel flap.

Combine the stitches on N2 and N3 onto one dpn. This is now N2.

Knit across the 8 sts on N2.

With a free 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 the remaining 3 sts onto N1.

Place a stitch marker on the first stitch on N1.

Begin working in the round.

(N1 and N3) 7 sts each; (N2) 8 sts — 22 sts total.

Begin working in the round.


Foot

First rnd: Knit.

Next rnddec rnd: (N1) Knit to the last 2 sts, k2tog;

(N2) Knit; (N3) Ssk, knit to the end — 20 sts.

Repeat last 2 rnds one more time — (N1 and N3) 5 sts;

(N2) 8 sts — 18 sts total.

Knit every round until the foot measures 1 ½* [4 cm] from the back of the heel.

Stuff the foot.


Toe

Rearrange the stitches so 6 sts are on each needle.

First rnddec rnd: *K1, k2tog; rep from * — 12 sts.

Next rnd: Knit.

Next rnddec rnd: *K2tog; rep from * — 6 sts.

Finish any remaining stuffing.

Cut the yarn and thread the tail on a tapestry needle. Pull the tail through the remaining stitches and pull up tight to close the hole. Pull tail to the inside and trim.


Arm

Place all held stitches for one arm on dpns as follows:

(N1 and N2) 4 sts each; (N3) 2 sts.

Reattach skin color and begin to knit on N1.

First rnd: Knit to the end of N3, then with same needle, pick up and knit 4 more stitches — 14 sts.

Next rnddec rnd: Knit to N3, then on N3, k2, (k2tog) two times — 4 sts per needle, 12 sts total.

Knit every round until the arm measures 2 ½2* [5 cm] from underarm.

Stuff the arm.


Hand

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

Rnd 2dec rnd: *K1, k2tog; rep from * — 2 sts per needle, 6 sts total.

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

Rnds 4-8: Knit.

Rnd 9dec rnd: *K2, k2tog; rep from * — 3 sts per needle, 9 sts total.

Rep for other arm.

Finish stuffing the arms and hands. Cut the yarn and thread tail on tapestry needle. Pull tail through the remaining stitches and tighten to close the hole. Pull tail to the inside and trim.


Finishing

Ears

With dpn and selected skin color, pick up 3 stitches 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 stitches in the same column.

With 2nd dpn, knit 1 row.

Next row: Bind off.

Cut the yarn and thread tail on tapestry needle. Pull tail to the inside and trim. Repeat with the first tail.


Face detail

Eyes: Thread a 12* [30.5 cm] length of black embroidery floss or Perle Cotton on a tapestry needle.

Make 2 French knots, spacing them ¾* [2 cm] apart and slightly above mid-line of face.

Nose: Thread a 12* [30.5 cm] strand of skin color yarn on tapestry needle. Take two tiny straight stitches right next to each other for the nose.

Mouth: With red embroidery floss or Perle Cotton, make 3 tiny straight stitches to form a slight smile.

Eyebrows: With a strand of the selected hair color yarn, make a tiny straight stitch above each eye.


Hair

Cut 15* [38 cm] strands of the selected hair color as you apply the hair (this way you can add more as you go and won't cut too many lengths).

Place 2 strands held together on a tapestry needle. Find the center of the forehead about 5 rows above the eyebrows. Pull the two strands held together under a stitch, halfway through, leaving the ends on either side of the center part. Continue pulling the strands under consecutive stitches from the front of the hairline down to the hairline at the back of the neck.

Wrap a strand of the hair color yarn several times around the hair at the base of the head on each side to form two ponytails and secure by going under a few stitches on the head. Then braid each side and tie ends with matching hair color yarn.

With another strand of yarn in the hair color, and starting at the front of the part, make little straight stitches to cover the exposed knit stitch all along the part of the hair. Pull the end to the inside and trim.


Shoe detail (to create maryjanes)

With a strand of skin-color yarn, work duplicate stitch over three rows of three stitches and one stitch in the center of the three stitches on the fourth row close to the toe.


Cozy Shawl

Finished measurements

10* [25.5 cm] wingspan and 3 ½* [9 cm] long at center spine

Yarn

Chickadee by Quince & Co

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

Shown in Iceland 153; Lupine 116; and Frank's Plum 114

Needles

• Two double-pointed needles (dpns) in size US 5 [3.75 mm] Or size to obtain gauge

Notions

• Stitch markers (m)

• Stitch holders or waste yarn

• Tapestry needle

Gauge

6 sts = 1* [2.5 cm] in stockinette stitch, after blocking.


Special abbreviations

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

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

Stockinette stitch (St st)

Knit on the RS, purl on the WS.

I-cord

With RS facing, knit sts on dpn. Do not turn work. Slide sts to right end of dpn, ready to knit the next row.

Shawl

Begin at center back neck

With selected shawl color and using the long-tail cast on, CO 9 sts.

Row 1: (RS) K2, place marker (pm), k2, pm, k1, pm, k2, pm, k2.

Row 2: K2, purl to last marker (m), k2.

Row 3inc row: K2, slip marker (sl m), yo, knit to m, yo, sl m, k1, sl m, yo, knit to m, yo, sl m, k2 (4 sts inc'd) — 13 sts.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until there are 61 sts total, ending after Row 2.

Knit 4 rows.

Next row: Bind off as follows:

K2, place these 2 sts on waste yarn or a stitch holder, bind off loosely to the last 2 sts.


Ties

Place these last 2 sts on a dpn. Using 2 dpns, work in i-cord for 6* [15 cm].

Next row: K2tog — 1 st rem.

Cut yarn and pull tail through the remaining stitch.

Weave in the end.

Place the first two held sts on a dpn. Work the second tie same as the first.

Finishing

Weave in ends and trim. Steam- or wet-block to measurements.


Comfy Cardi

Finished measurements

7* [18 cm] body width

Yarn

Chickadee by Quince & Co

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

Shown in Peacock 109; Winesap 133; and Kumlien's Gull 152

Needles

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

Or size to obtain gauge

*The sample was knit entirely on 6* dpns, working back and forth on 2 dpns and then working the sleeves in the round on 3 dpns.

Notions

• Stitch markers

• Waste yarn

• Two 3/8* buttons

• Sewing needle and thread

• Tapestry needle

Gauge

6 ½ sts = 1* [2.5 cm] in garter stitch, after blocking.


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).

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

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

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


Garter stitch

Knit every row.


Backward loop cast on

*Wrap yarn around left thumb from front to back and secure in palm with other fingers. Insert needle upwards through strand on thumb. Slip loop from thumb onto RH needle, pulling yarn to tighten. Rep from * for desired number of sts.


Cardigan

Begin at neck

With selected cardigan color and using the long-tail cast on, CO 24 stitches as follows: CO 4, place marker (pm), CO 2, pm, CO 12, pm, CO 2, pm, CO 4.

Row 1inc row: (RS) *Knit to 1 st before the marker (m), k1-f/b, sl m, k1-f/b; repeat from * 3 more times, knit to end (8 sts inc'd) — 32 sts.

Row 2: Knit.

Row 3buttonhole row: *Knit to 1 st before the marker, k1-f/b, sl m, k1-f/b; repeat from * 3 more times, knit to the last 3 sts, k2tog, yo, k1 — 40 sts.

Row 4: Knit.

Rows 5-10: Repeat Rows 1 and 2 — 64 sts.

Row 11buttonhole row and separate sleeves and body: Knit to m, remove m, slip next 12 sts for sleeve onto waste yarn, remove m, CO 3 sts using the backward loop cast on, knit to the last 3 sts, k2tog, yo, kl — 46 body sts.


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Contents

intro by susan b. anderson,
dolls and outfits,
patterns,
doll,
cozy shawl,
comfy cardi,
pretty dress,
fancy skirt,
standard abbreviations,
bios,

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