Monday, October 25, 2010

Week Thirty-Five: Bernadine

Original intended release date: August 28, 2010. See explanatory post.

This is another entry into the ongoing "Someday I Will Master Colorwork" project. You only have to carry both colors on every third row, which is a plus in my book.

I named it Bernadine because all the other old-timey, feminine but spunky names for cardigans were already taken. ;)

Zigzag Doll Cardi

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Bernadine is a simple two-color cardigan for 18” dolls. The back and fronts are worked flat separately and seamed together, and the sleeves are worked in the round and then set in.

Price: FREE.

Yarn: You will need approximately 75 yards each of two contrasting worsted-weight wools for best results. (Pictured: Patons Classic Wool Merino in Chocolate – worsted, 1 skein / 100g / 223 yards, 100% wool; and Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Fern – worsted, 1 skein / 50g / 110 yards, 100% wool)

  • Two US size 8 straight needles
  • Four US size 8 double-pointed needles
  • Five 5/8-inch buttons
  • Sewing needle and thread
  • Tapestry needle
Gauge: 4 inches = 20 sts / 24 rows in stockinette

Sizing: Finished cardigan is intended to fit 18” dolls such as the American Girl doll.


  1. oh my goodness...that is my name!! do you know i rarely hear or see it is adorable too ..that is the sweater

  2. What a coincidence! You have an awesome name!