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Knit your own Royal wedding.
With her natural beauty, elegance and flair, Kate is destined to become one of the best-known style icons of our time. Dressed here in an elegant – albeit knitted – cream wedding robe and bejeweled silk shoes, not forgetting the beautiful tiara and sapphire engagement ring, she’s just about ready to face the world’s photographers.

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  • Step 1

    DOLL

    Head
    The head is knitted from the base of the chin to the top of the forehead.
    Make 2 pieces
    • Cast on 6 sts in beige.
    • 1st row: K1, inc1, K to last st, inc1, K1. [8 sts]
    • Next row: P.
    • Next row: K1, m1, K to last st, m1, K1. [10 sts]
    • Next row: P.
    • Rep last 2 rows twice more. [14 sts]
    • Work 10 rows in st st beg with a K row.
    • Next row: K2, k2tog, K6, ssk, K2. [12 sts]
    • Next row: p2tog, P8, p2tog. [10 sts]
    • Cast (bind) off.

  • Step 2

    Body
    The body is knitted from the lower edge to the neck edge.
    Make 2 pieces
    • Cast on 14 sts in beige.
    • Work 8 rows in st st beg with a K row.
    • Next row: K2, (k2tog) twice, K2, (ssk) twice, K2. [10 sts]
    • Next row: P.
    • Next row: K2, k2tog, K2, ssk, K2. [8 sts]
    • Next row: P.
    • Next row: K2, m1, K to last 2 sts, m1, K2. [10 sts]
    • Next row: P.
    • Rep last 2 rows twice more. [14 sts]
    • Work 2 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 3

    Legs
    The legs are knitted as one piece, from the sole of the foot to the top of the thigh.
    Make 2
    • Cast on 20 sts in beige.
    • Work 4 rows in st st beg with a K row.
    • Next row: K5, cast (bind) off 10 sts, K to end. [10 sts]
    • Work 19 rows in st st beg with a P row.
    • Cast (bind) off loosely.

  • Step 4

    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 5

    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. Separate a short length of black yarn lengthwise so you have two thinner lengths of yarn. Use the lengths to work a few straight stitches round each eye for the eyelashes. Use a separated length of red yarn to work two straight stitches for the mouth. Use a red colouring pencil to colour the cheeks.

    Hair
    The hair is a formed from a series of crochet chain loops, apart from the wave at the front.
    Using dark brown yarn, make nine 20-cm (8-inch) crochet chains and one 15-cm (6-inch) crochet chain. Fold the nine longer chains in half and fasten them to the head using the tails at both ends. Weave the ends of the shorter chain into the chain. Join the chain to the front of the head at the centre.

  • Step 6

    Dress
    The front and back of the dress are identical.
    Make 2 pieces
    • Cast on 17 sts in cream mohair.
    • K 2 rows.
    • Next row: K1, (yfwd, k2tog) 8 times. [17 sts]
    • Work 2 rows in st st beg with a P row.
    • Next row: K.
    • Break yarn and join cream DK yarn.
    • Work 12 rows in st st beg with a K row.
    • Next row: K2, k2tog, K9, ssk, K2. [15 sts]
    • Work 7 rows in st st beg with a P row.
    • Next row: K2, k2tog, K7, ssk, K2. [13 sts]
    • Next row: P.
    • Next row: K2, k2tog, K5, ssk, K2. [11 sts]
    • Next row: P.
    • K 2 rows.
    • Work 2 rows in st st beg with a K row.
    • Next row: K2, m1, K7, m1, K2. [13 sts]
    • Next row: P.
    • Next row: K2, m1, K9, m1, K2. [15 sts]
    • Next row: P.
    • Next row: K2, m1, K11, m1, K2. [17 sts]
    • Mark beg and end of row just worked with a thread or safety pin
    • Next row: P.
    • Next row: K5, cast (bind) off 7 sts, K to end.
    • Work on last 5 sts only, leaving other sts on needle.
    • Next row: P4, K1.
    • Next row: k2tog, K1, ssk. [3 sts]
    • Next row: P2, K1
    • Cast (bind) off.
    • With ws facing, join yarn to neck edge of 5 sts rem on needle.
    • Next row: K1, P4.
    • Next row: k2tog, K1, ssk. [3 sts]
    • Next row: K1, P2.
    • Cast (bind) off.

    Join the shoulder seams of the dress before knitting the sleeves.
    • Using cream 4-ply (fingering) yarn and with rs facing you, pick up and knit 7 sts from marker to shoulder seam, then another 7 sts from shoulder seam to marker.
    • Work 2 rows in st st beg with a P row.
    • Next row: K.
    • Cast (bind) off.
    • Work the second sleeve in the same way.

    Making up
    Seam the dress together as described on page 17. Secure the heart-shaped button to the front neck edge of the dress.

  • Step 7

    Tiara & Veil
    Create a circle from the pearl spray for the tiara. Seal the edges of the organza fabric with fray-stop glue and leave to dry. Using three strands of silver metallic embroidery thread, work a line of running stitch round the two short and one of the long edges. Using a single strand of the same embroidery thread, run a line of small running stitches along the other long edge, gather and fasten to the back of the tiara.
    To finish, sew the tiara and veil on the head, sew two pearls from the spray for earrings and sew the blue jewel onto the doll’s left hand.

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    Step 8

    Shoes
    The shoes are knitted from the top edge to the bottom edge.
    Make 2
    • Using size 2.25 mm (US 1) needles, cast on 24 sts in pale blue silk rayon embroidery thread.
    • Work 5 rows in st st beg with a K row.
    • Next row: K.
    • Cast (bind) off.

    Making up
    Fold the strip widthways so that the right sides are together. Oversew the short edge and bottom seam (cast-off) edge. Oversew just under 1 cm (3/8 inch) of the top seam (cast-on) edge to form the toe section. Turn the shoe the right way out and secure the sew-on jewels in place.

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