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American Girl Doll Basic Sweater

Difficulty level: Easy

Free Doll Sweater Knitting Pattern

Materials: Red Heart Super Saver 100% acrylic yarn worsted weight, color - Watercolor, 223 m (244 yds)/141 g - 1 skein.

Needles:
4 (3.50 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

Gauge:14 st x 17 rows = 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm)

Patterns:

Rib:
1 k, 1 p

Stocking Stitch
1 row and all odd rows - knit sts
2 row and all even rows - purl sts

Front
Cast on 30 sts (including edge stitches).
Knit rib for 4 rows.
Knit stocking stitch for 26 rows.
Row 31: cast off 8 sts in the middle of the front and continiue knitting the left and right parts of the front separately.
Row 33: decrease 1 st to shape the neckline.
Rows 34-36: stocking stitch. Cast off.

Back
Cast on 30 sts (including edge stitches).
Knit rib for 4 rows.
Knit stocking stitch for 4 rows.
From row 9 divide the stitches into 2 parts and continue each part separately.
Knit 26 rows of stocking stitch.
Row 32: cast off 4 sts to shape a neckline.
Row 33: decrease 1 st to shape the neckline.
Rows 34-36: stocking stitch. Cast off.

Sleeve
Cast on 20 sts (including edge stitches).
Knit rib for 4 rows. In the last row add evenly 10 sts
Knit stocking stitch for 18 rows.
Cast off.

Finishing:
Join shoulder seams.
Pick up 36 sts along the neckline and knit 10 rows of rib for the collar. Cast off.
Join side seams and sleeve seams. Set in sleeves.
Sew 4 sew-on snaps to the back opening.

Enjoy!



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# 1. Poster: lynn
September 9, 2013

Great Pattern works up fast! Do you have one where it starts at front goes over shoulders and down back one piece. Or on circs splitting back and front for underarms and snaps but has less joining maybe sleeves from shoulders down as well or too much to do for doll clothes? Thank you.
# 2. Poster: Evelyn
October 3, 2013

I've just started on the back of this sweater and it skips from row 26 to 31. what happened to the rows 27 to 30. Please advise..thanks
# 3. Poster: Angie
November 23, 2013

Hi Evelyn, In the pattern you knit 4 rows of rib stitch and then 26 rows in stockinette. That will put you on row 31. :) I hope that helps!
# 4. Poster: Margaret K.
December 6, 2013

you have 4 rows and then 26 rows before row 31, which equals 30 rows. rows 27 to 30 are not missing
# 5. Poster: Evelyn
January 5, 2014

Thanks. I did figure it out finally...
# 6. Poster: MMM
November 6, 2013

Would really prefer patterns that do not require snaps at back...am making for a 3/4-year old and snaps a problem...not the snaps but the pressure on the knitting while she learns to unsnap.
# 7. Poster: Linda Turk
December 22, 2013

I actually put a zipper in one of mine. Another one I turned around and put buttons on it.
# 8. Poster: mmm
January 4, 2014

Will give buttons a try -- never done a zipper on knitting. Good for you!
# 9. Poster: Linda Turk
December 22, 2013

I wish I could post pictures of the sweaters I made for my granddaughter for Christmas! This pattern is easy to follow and fun to knit!
# 10. Poster: Linda
December 28, 2013

I have made several variations of this sweater and they were really cute. I wish I could upload pictures for you all, so that you could see how versatile this pattern is! I even put zippers in two of them rather than the snaps. Made matching hats....my grandaughter was thrilled!
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