Leena is a beautiful cardigan with seamless round yoke and long sleeves that seem to effortlessly "flow" into the yoke. Made in easy garter stitch with minimal shaping and no difficult knitting techniques.
The cardigan has a classic shape that can be paired with any dress, pants or skirts and tops your doll already has in her closet. Besides, you can transform this cardigan into a completely different looking item by simply changing yarn color, introducing stripes or adding any embellishment you might see fit. On your needles it can become a light summery top or a warm winter jacket. You will want to knit it over and over again, so easy and clear are its instructions.
The cardigan is knitted flat, from bottom up. . Finishing includes sewing sleeve seams and closing small underarm sections.
The sample was made from Kauni Effect Garn (100% fingering weight wool) and US#1 (2.5mm) needles.
As a substitute you can use , and very successfully, Baby Bee Delight (Hobby Lobby brand) yarn, 60% acrylic/40% polyamide, 115 gr/4oz, 340m/377yds.
The working gauge is 6.4sts x 13rs =1" (2.5cm) over garter stitch. As always you are free to use any yarn and any size needles to get the required gauge. Though yarn with at least some wool content will work the best because wool keeps the garter ridges plump and doesn't allow fabric to sag.
For instructions on how to make the flower felt pin see the Tutorials section of the Blog.