This timeless sweater and matching beret is designed to fit popular 18” dolls. It utilizes an easy technique that creates the two-tone design using two colors of yarn. The sweater opens down the front and has three buttonholes for closure. It has a collar knitted in a seed stitch, and a contrasting sleeve cuff and band on the bottom. The front band has a stripe pattern, offset by a contrasting slip-stitch border. The body of the sweater is all knit as one piece (no side seams!), and the sleeves are set into the armhole. The beret is knitted flat and does NOT require double pointed needles.
Both written instructions and easy to-follow charts are included in the PDF pattern.
Pattern Guidebook Details: This is a beautifully illustrated doll clothes pattern that you digitally download as a pdf file so you can start knitting your new doll outfit immediately. The Adobe pdf viewer is required. You simply print out the pdf and you’re ready to start. The PDF sewing pattern provides the full size pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions. *Before printing, ensure the ‘page scaling’ is set to ‘none’ in the print dialogue box. If it is set to ‘shrink to fit’ the pattern will not be properly sized.
Sweater can be knit in Caron “Simply Soft” or other similar yarn. This is a medium weight #4 acrylic yarn, available at almost all stores that carry yarn. It is easy to work with, and easy to obtain. You may also use any other yarn that gives the same gauge.
-1 Master Color and 1 Contrasting Color Yarn – about 1/4 skein each
-Size 7 Knitting needles or size to give gauge of 8 stitches = 1-1/2” (or 5.5
stitches/inch) NOTE: It is HIGHLY recommended that you knit a sample swatch.
-Large Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
-3 1/2” buttons
-2 stitch holders
-2 stitch markers
-1 Row counter
Step-by-Step Instructions -These full color easy to follow instructions walk you through each step in completing your American Girl® doll’s new sweater and beret.
Please Note: This is a knitting pattern to make doll clothes, not a finished piece of doll clothing. If you do not knit, but would like to custom order an outfit to be made in your fabric or mine, contact me for a price quote and a custom listing. This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18″ dolls such as American Girl®. I am not affiliated with American Girl® or Mattel®.
Complete the ensemble; this sweater looks great with the Crabapples pattern “School Daze” available here.