Mixing motifs and techniques from Shetland and Scandinavia, Paper Dolls is a sweet and simple-to-wear to design. The sweater pattern covers ten kids and women’s sizes from 24 to 42 ins while the accompanying Dollheid tam is a great way of testing out your colourwork skills.

Paper Dolls is available for £4.50.

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Yarn Titus 4 Ply (50% Wensleydale; 20% BFL; 30% Alpaca; 350 yards to 100g). Sample used: White Rose (MC); Parkin (CC1); Eccup (CC2); Chevin (CC3). If preferred, the pattern can be made with two contrast shades only – ie, working CC3 in the same shade as CC1.

Yardage 450, 460, 500, 530, 560, 600, 630, 670, 710, 740 yards of MC; 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 30 yards of CC1; 55, 60, 63, 68, 73, 78, 83, 88, 93, 98 yards of CC2; 85, 95, 100, 110, 115, 120, 130, 138, 145, 150 yards of CC3. If you add length or adjust the shaping of the garment, remember you may need more yarn.
Notions 1 x 60 cm / 2.75 mm circular needles; 1 x 60cm / 3mm circular needle for working body. 1 x100cm / 3mm circular needle for working yoke. 1 x 20cm / 2.75mm circular needle or dpns for working sleeve caps. 3.25mm dpn for icord bind off. Waste yarn for holding stitches. Stitch markers.

Several hundred Paper Dolls have been posted on Ravelry, many of which feature inspiring customisations of my original design. You can see them here!

If you are considering your own customisation, you may wish to read this post.





7 thoughts on “paper dolls

  1. Hello,

    I am about to start the increases after joining sleeves. Should I work one on either side of the join or all within the body area?

    Thanks, Cas


  2. Dear Kate – this is rather an unorthodox way of getting in contact with you…. but I signed up to retailers newsletter a while ago & did not hear anything further. I’d love to stock some of your patterns in my yarn shop in Wallingford, Oxfordshire; Can you let me know how I go about placing an order please? Many thanks, Julia Settle, Wool and Willow


  3. I love this pattern and everything else you design! I’ve just discovered you, so I’m very excited to find such an incredibly talented knitting designer. What a Christmas present!


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