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.

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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 Dollshouse Bendy Doll

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

 

Glossary of terms:

  • bo: bind/cast off
  • CO: cast on
  • dec: decrease
  • k: knit
  • k2tog: knit 2 together
  • kfb knit into front and back of the stitch to increase
  • m1: ‘make one’: pick up a stitch between stitches – however, if this is too fiddly, kfb instead.
  • p: purl
  • stst: stockinette stitch

You will need:

Body (make 2):

1. co 42st
2. stst 4 rows
3. dec 1, 1 stitch in from each end of row.
4. p.
5. dec 1, 1 stitch in from each end of row.
6. bo13, m1, p1, m1, p2, m1, p3, m1, p1, m1, bo13 (should have 16 stitches on needle).
7. stst 19 rows.

Seperate for legs:
26. p8, bo2, p6
27. working on current 7 stitches, stst 26rows.
52. dec 1 at each end of row.
53. p.
54. dec 1 at each end of row.
55. bo

Rejoin yarn to remaining 7 stitches and repeat from row 26 to make second leg.

Head:

1. co 6 st and K 1 row as an i-cord.
2. kfb all sts (12st).
3. k.
4. *k1, kfb* rep from * to * (18st).
5. k.
6. *k2, kfb* rep from * to * (24st).
7. k.
8. *k3, kfb* rep from * to * (30st).
9. k 7 rows.
15. *k3, k2tog* rep from * to * (24st)
16. k.
17. *k2, k2tog* rep from * to * (18st)
18. k.

Stuff the head before continuing.

19. *k1, k2tog* rep from * to * (12st)
20. k.
21. K2tog – rep for all stitches (6st)
22. run a needle through the remaining 6 stitches and draw to a close.

Making the pipecleaner body frame:

It helps to measure the body against a knitted ‘skin’ to ensure the fit is ok, so the following measurements are a guideline only.

bendy_1

1. Take your first pipecleaner and bend into a ‘W’ (the inner part needs to be around 5.5cm)

bendy_2

2. Fold the 2nd pipecleaner over the ‘W’ as shown

bendy_3

3. Bring up the ends of the W and twist with the 2nd pipecleaner to form a body (which should be around 9.5cm long). Remember to fold over sharp ends and tuck them away.

bendy_4

4. Open out the 2nd pipecleaner at the top to for arms. Fold arms back over. The arms should be around 5cm long.

bendy_5

5. Twist the ends in remembering to tuck any sharp ends away. Cover the body with an oddment of chunky yarn, to help secure and keep ends away. 8. Your body is ready. You may need to wrap a little extra stuffing around the middle to fill it out once you sew it into the skin.

Finishing:

1. Pin the skin around the bendy body and sew starting from an arm pit, down, round the legs and up and over the arms (yes it’s a bit fiddly!).

2. Sew the head onto the body.

3. Knit or crochet a small cap for the head, sew on and then either leave as is for a short crop or latch hook yarn in for longer hair.

4. Your basic doll body is finished, enjoy making some clothing!

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 dolls 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 doll from the pattern, please let me know, I’d love to see photos and include them on here. Thank you.