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Knit your own Royal wedding.
Handsome polo-playing Prince William is a flight lieutenant in the Royal Air Force and part of its search and rescue helicopter team. Shown here in a knitted version of his full uniform and the blue sash from the Order of the Garter, an elite group of British knights, he’s well and truly prepared for his ‘big day’.

From Knit Your Own Royal Wedding/Andrews McMeel Publishing

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© 2019 Fiona Goble / Andrews McMeel Publishing · Reproduced with permission.
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  • Step 1

    DOLL
    Head
    The head is knitted from the forehead down to the chin.
    Make 2 pieces
    • Cast on 12 sts in beige.
    • Work 12 rows in st st beg with a K row.
    • Next row: K1, m1, K10, m1, K1. [14 sts]
    • Work 7 rows in st st beg with a P row.
    • Cast (bind) off.

  • Step 2

    Ears
    Make 2
    • Cast on 4 sts in beige.
    • 1st row: (k2tog) twice. [2 sts]
    • Next row: p2tog.
    • Break yarn and pull it through rem st.

  • Step 3

    Body
    The body is knitted from the lower edge to the neck edge.
    Make 2 pieces
    • Cast on 14 sts in beige.
    • Work 20 rows in st st beg with a K row.
    • Next row: Cast (bind) off 1 st, K to end. [13 sts]
    • Next row: Cast (bind) off 1 st pwise, P to end. [12 sts]
    • Cast (bind) off.

  • Step 4

    Legs & shoes
    The legs and shoes are knitted as one piece, from the sole of the shoe to the top of the thigh.
    Make 2
    • Cast on 28 sts in black.
    • Work 4 rows in st st beg with a K row.
    • Next row: K6, cast (bind) off 16 sts, K to end. [12 sts]
    • Next row: P.
    • Break yarn and join beige yarn.
    • Work 24 rows in st st beg with a K row.
    • Cast (bind) off loosely.

  • Step 5

    Arms
    The arms are knitted from the top of the shoulder to the tip of the hand.
    Make 2
    • Cast on 9 sts in beige.
    • Work 24 rows in st st beg with a K row.
    • Next row: K2, k2tog, K1, ssk, K2. [7 sts]
    • Next row: p2tog, P3, p2tog. [5 sts]
    • Cast (bind) off loosely.

  • Step 6

    Making up
    Stitch the doll together.

    Features
    Embroider the nose in chain stitch using beige yarn. Using black yarn, embroider two French knots for the eyes. Using cream yarn, work a ring of chain stitch round each French knot. For the teeth, separate a short length of cream yarn lengthwise so you have two thinner lengths of yarn. Work a row of small chain stitches. For the lips, separate a short length of dark pink yarn lengthwise. Use one length to work two straight stitches, one next to the other, just above the teeth. Work two stitches in the same way just below the teeth. Use a red colouring pencil to colour the cheeks.

    Hair
    For the hair, make two 8-cm (31/4-inch) crochet chains using mid-brown yarn. Arrange one round the front of the hair line (use the photograph on page 17 as a guide). Fold the other in half and stitch to the very top of the head.

  • Step 7

    Trousers
    The trousers are knitted as one piece.
    Make 1
    • Cast on 14 sts for first leg in blue/grey.
    • 1st row: K.
    • Next row: P.
    • K 2 rows.
    • Work 24 rows in st st beg with a K row.
    • Break yarn and leave sts on a spare needle or stitch holder.
    • Work a second trouser leg exactly as the first but don’t break yarn.
    • Next row: K 14 sts from second trouser leg then knit across 14 sts from first trouser leg. [28 sts]
    • Work 9 rows in st st beg with a P row.
    • Next row: (K1, P1) to end.
    • Rep last row once more.
    • Cast (bind) off quite loosely, keeping to the K1, P1 pattern.

    Making up
    Seam the trousers together as described on page 17.

  • Step 8

    Jacket
    The two front sides and the back of the jacket are knitted as one piece, from the lower edge to the neck edge.
    Make 1
    • Cast on 36 sts in blue/grey.
    • K 2 rows.
    • Next and every ws row: K2, P to last 2 sts, K2.
    • Work 10 rows in st st beg with a K row, remembering to K 2 sts at beg and end of every ws row.
    • Next rs row: K9, k2tog, K14, k2tog, K9. [34 sts]
    • Work 3 rows as set.
    • Next rs row: K9, m1, K16, m1, K9. [36 sts]
    • Work 5 rows as set.
    • Next row: K11, turn and work on these sts only, leaving rem sts on needle.
    • Next row: P to last 2 sts, K2.
    • Next row: K.
    • Rep these 2 rows once more.
    • Next row: P to last 2 sts, K2.
    • Next row: Cast (bind) off 2 sts, K to end. [9 sts]
    • Break yarn and leave sts on needle.
    • With rs facing, join yarn to rem 25 sts on needle.
    • Next row: K14, turn and work on these sts only, leaving rem sts on needle.
    • Work 6 rows in st st beg with a P row.
    • Break yarn and leave sts on needle.
    • With rs facing, join yarn to rem 11 sts.
    • Next row: K.
    • Next row: K2, P to end.
    • Rep these 2 rows once more.
    • Next row: K.
    • Next row: Cast (bind) off 2 sts kwise, P to end. [9 sts]
    • Break yarn and put all sts onto the needle holding the sts you have just knitted.
    • Next row: K across 9 sts from first side piece, on back piece, (k2tog) 3 times, K2, (ssk) 3 times, K 9 sts from second side of jacket. [26 sts]
    • K 2 rows.
    • Cast (bind) off.

  • Step 9

    Sleeves
    Make 2
    • Cast on 12 sts in blue/grey.
    • K 2 rows.
    • Next row: P.
    • Break yarn and join black yarn, leaving long yarn ‘tail’.
    • Next row: K.
    • Break yarn and join ochre yarn.
    • Next row: P.
    • Next row: Using black yarn ‘tail’, K.
    • Rejoin blue/grey yarn.
    • Work 19 rows in st st beg with a P row.
    • Cast (bind) off loosely.

  • Step 10

    Pockets
    Make 4
    • Cast on 6 sts in blue/grey.
    • Work 5 rows in st st beg with a K row.
    • Next row: K.
    • Cast (bind) off.

  • Step 11

    Belt
    Make 1
    • Cast on 32 sts in navy blue.
    • Cast (bind) off.

    Making Up
    Join the jacket pieces together as described on page 17.

  • Step 12

    Decoration
    Sew four small gold beads in place along the sideband of the left-hand front of William’s jacket. Sew three small gold beads to the tops of the pockets (the left breast pocket does not have an added bead).
    Sew the star-shaped silver sequin on the left-hand side of the jacket, securing it with a small gold bead. Place the ribbon over William’s left shoulder and secure with a knot at his right hip. Sew a 5-mm (3/16-inch) gold sequin on a small piece of striped ribbon and sequin in place. Using gold crochet yarn, work two chain stitches at the top of the striped ribbon to represent the RAF emblem.
    Using gold crochet yarn, run a line of running stitches round the length of the belt. Join the two short ends together and sew a 5-mm (3/16-inch) gold sequin in the centre front of the belt for the buckle.

  • Step 13

    Cap
    Prince William's cap is knitted in two main parts – the side band and the tip. The peak is knitted onto the side band once the two main parts of the cap have been stitched together.

    Side band
    • Cast on 22 sts in black.
    • K 2 rows.
    • Break yarn and join blue/grey yarn.
    • Next row: P.
    • Next row: K1, (m1, K1) to end. [43 sts]
    • Work 2 rows in st st beg with a P row.
    • Cast (bind) off kwise.

    Tip
    • Cast on 12 sts in blue/grey.
    • 1st row: K1, inc1, K to last 2 sts, inc1, K1. [14 sts]
    • Next row: P.
    • Next row: K1, m1, K to last st, m1, K1. [16 sts]
    • Next row: P.
    • Rep last 2 rows twice more. [20 sts]
    • Work 4 rows in st st beg with a K row.
    • Next row: K1, k2tog, K to last 3 sts, ssk, K1. [18 sts]
    • Next row: P.
    • Rep last 2 rows twice more. [14 sts]
    • Next row: K1, k2tog, K to last 3 sts, ssk, K1. [12 sts]
    • Cast (bind) off kwise.

    Join the short sides of the side band to form a circle and oversew the tip in place from the inside, so the rows of knitting lie across the width of the cap.

    Peak
    • Using blue/grey yarn and with the rs of the cap facing you, pick up and knit 13 sts across the lower edge of the front of the rim, from one side to the other.
    • Next row: P.
    • Next row: K1, k2tog, K to last 3 sts, ssk, K1. [11 sts]
    • Next row: P.
    • Rep last 2 rows once more. [9 sts]
    • Next row: K1, m1, K to last st, m1, K1. [11 sts]
    • Next row: P.
    • Next row: K1, m1, K to last st, m1, K1. [13 sts]
    • Cast (bind) off kwise.

    Fold the cast-off edge of the peak under. Oversew the sides of the peak together and the cast-off edge of the peak to the inside of the side band.
    Sew the 8-mm (5/16-inch) gold sequin on the front of the cap, securing it with a small gold bead.

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EVEnl
EVEnl · Schipluiden, South Holland, NL · 316 projects
XD Hahaha AWESOME!
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