Waldorf Knitted Socks & Stockings

Please note: This pattern has a page on Ravelry.

Ninny was complaining this winter that Rosie’s “feet are soooooo cold!” So I decided to make Rosie (and her brother Heddy) something to warm up those cold tootsies (and help Ninny feel a bit better about taking Rosie out for a walk).

The following are basic stockinette stockings and socks made to fit 16″ Waldorf dolls. Handmade dolls may differ slightly in size, so it’s worth periodically checking the fit on your doll’s legs to make sure it’s fitting.

Glossary of terms:

  • bo: bind/cast off
  • CO: cast on
  • inc: knit into front and back of stitch to increase
  • k: knit
  • k2tog: knit 2 stitches together
  • p: purl
  • p2tog: purl 2 stitches together
  • rib: k1, p1 (single rib)
  • skpo: slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over
  • sl: slip
  • stst: k right side, p wrong side (stockinette stitch)
You will need:

Stockings

(in round)
1. co 34st and place marker.
2. Rib 4 rows
3. k1, inc 1, k17, inc 1, k16 (36st)
4. knit rows to top of instep (about 40 rows)
5. k1, k2tog, k16, k2tog, k15 (34st)
6. k18, turn, st-st (starting with p) 7 rows on these stitches (end with purl row)
7. k13, turn
8. sl1, p6, p2tog
9. sl1, k6, skpo
10. repeat rows 8 and 9 until 8 stitches are left on needle.
11. break yarn off, place marker and starting at end of instep pick up 7 down edge, 8 across instep, 7 up edge and 16 across top of instep (38 stitches spaced evenly on dpns).

Continuing in the round
12. skpo, k15, K2tog, skpo, k15, k2tog (34st)
13. skpo, k13, k2tog, skpo, k13, k2tog (30st)
14. knit 6 rows
15. skpo, k11, k2tog, skpo, k11, k2tog (26st)
16. skpo, k9, k2tog, skpo, k9, k2tog (22st)
17. skpo, k7, k2tog, skpo, k7, k2tog (18st)
18. arrange remaining stitches equally on 2 dpns, push the stocking between to turn inside out, then transfer the stitches onto 1 needle but taking stitches off each needle in turn (1 off needle a, then 1 off needle b, etc.)
19. p2tog, p2tog, bo, continue in this way until all stitches are bound off. Weave end in, turn stocking right side, make it a matching stocking.

Ankle Socks

(in round)

As stockings, but don’t increase after ribbed to 36 stitches, just keep on 34 and knit any number of rows you need for ankle socks (probably need atleast 12) before you follow the stocking pattern from line 6.

Knee Highs

(in round)

I haven’t tried these yet, but I suggest you just make the Stocking pattern shorter by knitting less rows. You need the additional stitches cast on as the legs are likely a little thicker still at the knee.

Conditions of Use and Copyright

Copyright: Nikki Wall 2017 https://doncasterwellbeing.wordpress.com

This pattern is provided free for non-commercial use. Please do not sell toys made from this pattern. If you would like to use socks or stockings made from this pattern to raise money for charitable purposes, please contact me.

Please do not distribute the pattern on other sites – however, you’re more than welcome to link to it here!

If you make stockings or socks from this pattern, please let me know, I’d love to see photos and include them on here. Thank you.

Knitted Waldorf Doll’s Balaclava Pattern

Please note: This pattern also has a page on Ravelry.

Knitting a balaclava is relatively easy, once you’ve got the basic idea you can knit one for any size head using pretty much any weight of yarn and you can use the principles given in the main balaclava pattern on this site to make a balaclava of any weight of yarn for your doll.

Please note: This is written up from my notes as I tend to knit alot of things as I go along and I’m not that good at making notes! I will do another test knit of this at some point, but in the meantime it might need a little tweaking :0)

Glossary of terms:
  • bo: bind/cast off
  • CO: cast on
  • k: knit
  • k2tog: knit 2 together
  • p: purl
  • p2tog: purl 2 together
  • rib: k1, p1, repeat
  • sl1: slip 1 stitch
  • stst: stockinette stitch
  • skpo: skip one (as if to knit), knit 1, pass slipped stitch over knitted stitch
Needed:
  • Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran
  • 4mm and 4.5mm needles
  • 4mm dpns or circular
  • stitch holders
To make:

1. Using 4mm needles co on 64st
2. Rib 6 rows, bo 1 at beginning of final 2 rows.
3. Put 10 stitches at each end of piece on holders.
4. Rejoin yarn to central stitches and using 4.5mm needles stst 27 rows.

Shape top of head
5. P27, p2tog, turn
6. Sl1, k13, skpo, turn
7. Sl1, p13, p2tog, turn
8. Sl1, k13, skpo, turn
9. Continue in this matter until all the sides are picked up along the central panel. Leave stitches on a holder.


Face ribbing
10. Join front at bo stitches. Place the bottom held stitches on a 4mm circular or dpns. Pick up 20 stitches up the side, add top stitches onto circular, then pick up 21 stitches down the other side.
11. Rib atleast 6 rows and then bo loosely.

Conditions of Use and Copyright:

Copyright: Nikki Wall 2017 @ https://doncasterwellbeing.wordpress.com

This pattern is provided free for non-commercial use. Please do not sell balaclavas made from this pattern. If you would like to use balaclavas made from this pattern to raise money for charitable purposes, please contact me.

Please do not distribute the pattern on other sites – however, you’re more than welcome to link to it here! If you make a balaclava from the pattern, please let me know, I’d love to see photos and include them on here. Thank you.

Knitted Balaclava Pattern

Please note: This pattern also also has a page on Ravelry.

Knitting a balaclava is relatively easy, once you’ve got the basic idea you can knit one for any size head using pretty much any weight of yarn.

The pattern given is for Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, however to use a different weight of yarn is reasonably easy if you knit a test square (yes I know most people hate them, but really, they don’t take long and it’ll be worth it to get the balaclava you want – because they don’t take long either!)

Knit a test square and measure the gauge – you don’t need to be too concerned about rows, concentrate more on stitches across. For the example below the gauge was 11st to 5cm on 4.5mm needles.

Measure the child (or adults) head from temple to temple at the widest point of the head (or where you want the balaclava to go to around the face – remember you will also be adding ribbing, so leave space for that). For Ted this was 28cm, soooo, 25cm is 55 st (if 11st=5cm), then better to add a little more than a little less so I rounded up and added a further 5st to make up the extra 3cm. So that gives 60st across the back of the head.

Then I add 22st for the front neck (the 2 are sewing up allowance). If you measure round the head at the widest point and subtract the stitches for the back of the head this should give you an idea of the stitches needed, but remember ribbing is stretchy, so you’ll need less stitches than if you were stst. For some reason, so far, around 20 stitches is what I’ve needed apart from when I knitted the pink one in sockweight, then I needed about 40, so double what is needed for aran.

When ribbing, use needles a size or two down from the needles you will be using for the main body of the balaclava.

Erm, you’re pretty much good to go then following the pattern below, but altering it to your gauge.
With a bit of practice you can branch out and add cabling, etc.

Please note: This is written up from my notes as I tend to knit alot of things as I go along and I’m not that good at making notes! I will do another test knit of this at some point, but in the meantime it might need a little tweaking 🙂

Glossary of terms:
  • bo: bind/cast off
  • CO: cast on
  • k: knit
  • k2tog: knit 2 together
  • p: purl
  • p2tog: purl 2 together
  • rib: k1, p1, repeat
  • sl1: slip 1 stitch
  • stst: stockinette stitch
  • skpo: skip one (as if to knit), knit 1, pass slipped stitch over knitted stitch
Needed:
  • Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran
  • 4 and 4.5mm needles
  • 4mm circular or dpns
  • stitch holders>
To make:

1. Using 4mm needles co on 82st
2. Rib atleast 15 rows, bo 1 at beginning of final 2 rows.
3. Put 10 stitches at each end of piece on holders.
4. Rejoin yarn to central stitches and using 4.5mm needles stst to top of child’s head ending with knit row

Shape top of head
5. P39, p2 tog, turn
6. Sl1, k19, skpo, turn
7. Sl1, p18, p2tog, turn
8. Sl1, k18, skpo, turn
9. Continue in this matter until all the sides are picked up along the central panel. Leave stitches on a holder.

Face ribbing
10. Join front at bo stitches. Place the bottom held stitches on a 4mm circular or dpns. Pick up 21 stitches up the side, add top stitches onto circular, then pick up 21 stitches down the other side.
11. Rib atleast 6 rows and then bo loosely.

Conditions of Use and Copyright:

Copyright: Nikki Wall 2017 @ https://doncasterwellbeing.wordpress.com
This pattern is provided free for non-commercial use. Please do not sell balaclavas made from this pattern. If you would like to use balaclavas made from this pattern to raise money for charitable purposes, please contact me.

Please do not distribute the pattern on other sites – however, you’re more than welcome to link to it here!

If you make a balaclava from the pattern, please let me know, I’d love to see photos and include them on here. Thank you.