Classic Work Sock Pullover for Ken

Knitted grey doll sweater with cream and rose trim.
Fashionista Ken – Broad

Pattern Details

This is a knitting pattern for a fitted pullover designed to fit the broad body type fashionista Ken dolls and other dolls with similar proportions. The broad body type fashionista Ken doll has a 6.75” chest, 6” waist, and 2.5” bicep, and the pullover is designed to stretch across the chest and shoulders with a bit of negative ease to show off his shape.

The sweater also fits smaller Ken bodies, but it will be a little bit too big in the arms, and a lot too big in the belly. I will release a pattern update with extended sizes eventually, but for now the larger bodies are my primary focus.

This is a straightforward classic raglan pullover, styled after vintage wool work sock sweaters. Any light fingering yarn will work for this pattern. The sweaters in the pattern photos were knit using Loops & Threads brand “Woolike” yarn in Beige, Cool Gray, and Rose.

The pullover opens at the back of the neck for easy dressing. The overlapping back seam will keep the back of the sweater looking neat for photographs. The pattern calls for 1 or 2 snap fasteners, velcro, or your choice of closure.

The pattern is available for purchase and download through Ravelry. Please visit the following link for more information:   https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/work-sock-pullover-for-ken

Classic Wool Work Socks for Ken

a pair of knit socks next to a pair of Ken's feet

Pattern Details

This is a pattern for classic wool work socks designed to fit Ken and similar 11.5” fashion dolls. There is no heel shaping involved, so you can easily share the socks between dolls with slightly different feet.

These socks are worked in the round from the toe up, using the “magic cast-on” method (see below) to create a seamless toe with a nicely rounded shape.

This pattern is also available as a free download from my Ravelry store: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/classic-work-socks-for-ken

Gauge: 12 stitches and 14 rows per inch in stockinette stitch.

Tools & Supplies

Needles: Size 00 (1.75mm) DPNs

Yarn: Any light fingering weight yarn in 3 colours for the classic work sock look. The socks in the pattern photos were knit using Loops & Threads brand “Woolike” yarn in Beige, Cool Gray, and Red.

The colours are referred to throughout the pattern as follows: cuff and toe colour (A), main sock body colour (B), and stripe colour (C).

Techniques & Abbreviations

k: Knit

p: Purl

M1R: Make one right

M1L: Make one left

Working in the round: These socks are knit in the round on DPNs

Magic cast-on: Seamless cast-on technique for socks. If you are not already familiar with the magic cast-on technique, you can find a tutorial from knitty magazine at the following link: http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/FEATmagiccaston.html

Disney Store Li Shang's feet in knit socks

 

Pattern Instructions

Toe:

Round 1: Starting with colour A (cuff and toe colour), cast on 8 stitches on 2 needles using the magic cast-on technique and knit the first round. You should have 4 stitches on each needle.

Round 2: Needle 1, *K1, M1L, K to last stitch on needle, M1R, K1. Repeat from * on Needle 2.

Round 3: K all stitches.

Round 4: Needle 1, *K1, M1L, K to last stitch on needle, M1R, K1. Repeat from * on Needle 2.

Round 5: K all stitches.

Round 6: K all stitches.

 

Body:

Switch yarns to colour B (main sock body colour), and knit 28 rounds.

 

Cuff:

Switch yarns to colour A (cuff and toe colour) and work in k1, p1 rib for 4 rounds.

Switch yarns to colour C (stripe colour) and continue k1, p1 rib for 2 rounds.

Switch yarns to colour A (cuff and toe colour) and continue in k1, p1 rib for 2 rounds.

Bind off loosely, following the rib pattern. Weave in ends and block.